Head shot of Dean Chadwell with the Collaboration Commons in the backgroundFaye A. Chadwell

Dean, University Libraries and Scholarly Communications


Faye A. Chadwell was appointed the Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications on March 1, 2021. Prior to this appointment she had served as the Donald and Delpha Campbell University Librarian at Oregon State University and held positions at the University of Oregon Libraries as well as the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

With more than 500 full-time faculty and staff, Dean Chadwell leads the University Libraries, the Penn State University Press, Media Technology Support Services, and the University Records Management Program. She provides direction and leadership in advancing the University Libraries’ strategic plan and the Libraries’ global reputation as a top research library.

Dean Chadwell’s professional associations have spanned several divisions within the American Library Association (ALA): the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services (1995–2020), the Library Leadership and Management Association (2010–20), and Association of College and Research Libraries (since 2011). She also has held leadership positions within the ALA Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table; the Oregon Library Association; and two academic library consortia—the Orbis Cascade Alliance and the Greater Western Library Alliance. She has served on executive steering committees for SPARC (Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition) and for the Western Regional Storage Trust. Presently she is on the ACRL Board of Directors, having been elected to this role in 2018.

Dean Chadwell holds an B.A. and M. A. in English from Appalachian State University in Boone, NC, and an MLS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

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Nathan Hall

Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections and Digital Strategies

​​​The Associate Dean for Distinctive Collections and Digital Strategies provides leadership and advocacy for information technology, digital initiatives, repository services, and resource discovery and access services. Areas include:


Head shot of Jennie Knies with green sunlit trees in the backgroundJennie Knies

Associate Dean for Commonwealth Campus Libraries

Jennie provides leadership, strategic direction, and support for the Commonwealth Campus Libraries (CCLs). Penn State University Libraries consists of one unified system dispersed across 23 campuses and online programs in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Seventeen head librarians directly administer the Commonwealth Campus Libraries, providing library resources to a geographically dispersed user population that includes more than 50 percent of Penn State’s undergraduate students.

The Associate Dean directly supervises the following campus libraries: Abington, Altoona, Behrend, Berks, DuBois, and Harrisburg. In addition, the Associate Dean supervises the Interim Director for Commonwealth Campus Libraries, Jennifer Gilley, and has responsibility for oversight of the campuses within that portfolio, which consist of Beaver, Brandywine, Fayette, Great Valley, Greater Allegheny, Hazleton, Lehigh Valley, Mont Alto, New Kensington, Schuylkill, Scranton, Shenango, Wilkes-Barre, and York.


Mihoko HosoiMihoko Hosoi

Associate Dean for Collections, Research, and Scholarly Communications

Mihoko provides leadership, strategic direction, and support for Collections, Acquisitions, Scholarly Communications, Special Collections, and subject areas that include Business, Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, as well as the Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences.

Areas Include:


Rebecca Miller WaltzRebecca Miller Waltz

Associate Dean for Learning and Engagement

Rebecca's position is focused on the University Libraries role in the undergraduate education and experience at all Penn State campuses, including the World Campus. She also provides oversight for the Knowledge Commons of the Pattee/Paterno Library at University Park.

Additionally, Rebecca holds administrative responsibility for:


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Senior Director of Administrative and Financial Services

Reporting to the Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications, Pamela and her team coordinate all aspects of strategic planning, assessment, grants and contracts, administrative services (including security, facilities, fiscal planning, and Business Office operations) at 37 libraries on 24 campuses comprising the Penn State Libraries.

Units within Administrative and Financial Services include: