Paul Glassman Named Dean of the David And Lorraine Cheng Library at William Paterson University

Paul Glassman

Paul Glassman has been appointed dean of the David and Lorraine Cheng Library at William Paterson University in Wayne following a national search.

“We are very excited to have Dean Glassman join us at William Paterson,” says Warren Sandmann, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs.  “He brings a great deal of experience in leading academic libraries, and his education and research in design will help him lead the Cheng Library forward in these next few years.”

Glassman comes to William Paterson from Felician College, where he served as director of library services and associate professor since 2008 and directed a comprehensive renovation of the library building. Previously, he was the assistant dean for reference services and collection development at Hofstra University, where he served on the project team for the renovation of the Axinn Library, and served as the director of the library at the New York School of Interior Design. He began his career in academic librarianship at the Pratt Institute, where he served as art and architecture librarian and assistant professor.

Earlier, Glassman served in several administrative positions at museums, including director of the Morris-Jumel Mansion in New York City, assistant director of the Frank Lloyd Wright Preservation Trust in Oak Park, Illinois, and director of education for the Chicago Architecture Foundation.

The author of numerous articles and presentations, Glassman is the co-editor, with Amanda Gluibizzi, of the Handbook of Art and Design Librarianship.  He has taught courses in librarianship at Rutgers University and St. John’s University, and in the history of architecture at Yeshiva University and the School of the Art institute of Chicago. Glassman has served as a member of the executive committee of VALE (Virtual Academic Library Environment), a consortium of New Jersey college and university libraries and the New Jersey State Library that is dedicated to furthering excellence in learning and research through innovative and collaborative approaches to information resources and services.

An alumnus of Bowdoin College, Glassman earned a master’s degree in library science from Simmons College, a master of architecture degree from the University of Colorado at Denver, and a master of business administration degree from Felician College.