Charles O'Bryan

Director of Libraries, State University of New York, College at Oneonta

Charles O'Bryan

Charles O'Bryan is currently the Director of Libraries, State University of New York, College at Oneonta. Prior to SUNY Oneonta, he was the School Library System Director, Delaware Chenango Madison Otsego, Board of Cooperative Services providing library and information resources to 16 school districts in New York. He has extensive experience in grant writing, building renovation and space assessment, organizational management, non-profit, and boards of education.

Prior to entering both K-12 and Higher Education, he worked internationally for 14 years in the field as a trip leader, guide and educator in Chile, Turkey, Georgia, Russia, Uzbekistan, India, and Niugini.

He is a Japan Fulbright Memorial Fund Scholar, an ALA Emerging Leader and has completed the following programs and institutes through the Harvard Graduate School of Education and Harvard Law School: Change Leadership Group (2009), Leadership Institute for Academic Librarians (2012), and Library Leadership in a Digital Age (2013).

O'Bryan received his Masters in Library Science and School District Administration Certificate from SUNY Albany, Masters of Science in Environmental Education from Connecticut State University, and holds the Bachelors of Science in Recreation Management and Youth Leadership from Brigham Young University.

He currently serves as the President of the Board, South Central Library Council; Board Member, DCMO BOCES School Library System and is on the advisory board of Rosen Publishing and ebrary's Academic Complete Editorial Committee.

Research Interests: Collaborative space, institutional alignment, faculty collaboration, student engagement, and change leadership