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Meet the Dean

Charlene Baldwin is Dean of the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University. She received her M.A. from the Graduate Library school of the University of Chicago and her B.A. with honors from California State University, Sacramento. Ms. Baldwin has been a librarian for more than 45 years, and has served at Chapman University since February 2000. Her professional interests include the future of libraries in the information age, funding and planning library buildings, information technology, computers, and automation in libraries, facilitation and team building, and international librarianship. Ms. Baldwin was a Peace Corps volunteer in Nigeria from 1966-1968, where she turned a village jail into the town reading room. Ms. Baldwin is a Fellow of the Special Libraries Association, and a member of several library associations. She is a founding member of the Trans-border Library Forum, the Friends of the CalTech Libraries, and the International Librarianship Round Table of the Arizona Library Association.


She has authored more than 100 publications and presentations, including monographs, peer-reviewed journal articles, research reports, newsletter articles, book reviews, instructional manuals, and in-house bibliographies. Presentations to chapter, regional, national, and international organizations have been published in print and digital formats.

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Charlene Baldwin

Dean, Leatherby Libraries
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