May 23, 2022

Michigan: Oakland University Appoints Stephen P. Weiter Dean of University Libraries

From Oakland University:

Oakland University has appointed Stephen P. Weiter as dean of University Libraries and associate professor, effective Monday, Sept. 21, 2015.

Mr. Weiter, currently director of college libraries at the SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry (ESF), has also served as principal law librarian for automation and technical Services at the New York State Appellate Division Law Library in Rochester, New York. Prior to that, he was a network information services librarian for Finger Lakes Library System in Ithaca, New York. He has also taught as an adjunct instructor in the Syracuse University School of Information Studies since 1997


With dozens of publications, presentations and creative accomplishments to his credit, Mr. Weiter has worked with the NY 3Rs Working Group on Library as Publisher, won the Katie M. Devoe Spirit of ALLUNY Award and been inducted to the Beta Phi Mu library honor society.


Mr. Weiter holds a master of library science degree from the Syracuse University School of Information Studies, a master of arts in international relations from the Syracuse University Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs, and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Louisville. He also completed studies at Harvard University’s Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians.

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