Curtis Kendrick

University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources

Curtis Kendrick is the University Dean for Libraries and Information Resources at The City University of New York. As a senior member of the administrative staff of the University’s Office of Academic Affairs, he works in concert with the Council of Chief Librarians and other University administrators to further enhance library system funding, resources, programs and services. Mr. Kendrick provides leadership in integrating the CUNY library system with the teaching, learning and research activities throughout the University, and in forging collaborations to improve access to information resources with other NYC educational and cultural institution.

Prior to assuming his present position, Mr. Kendrick was Director of the Access Services Division at Columbia University Libraries. He has also served as Assistant Director in the Harvard University Libraries and held library management positions at SUNY Stony Brook and Oberlin College. Mr. Kendrick is active within the American Library Association and other professional organizations, and has published several articles and co-edited the book Library Off-Site Shelving: Guide for High-Density Facilities.

Mr. Kendrick presently serves as a member of the boards of the New York State Higher Education Initiative and the Yonkers Public Library. He is a member of the Archons of Colophon as well as the Queens College Graduate School of Library and Information Studies Advisory Council, and serves on the steering committees of the New York Online Virtual Electronic Library (NOVELny) and New York Online Access to Health.

Curtis Kendrick received a BA from Brown University, an MS from Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science (member, Beta Phi Mu, national honor society for librarianship) and an MBA from Emory University (member, Beta Gamma Sigma, national honor society for management.)