Andrea Falcone appointed as new dean of the Libraries

professional photo of appointed Dean of Libraries Andrea Falcone on a green textured background

The following statement was shared with the campus community on April 19, 2023 via Dateline on behalf of Provost Donald Hall.

Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Donald Hall is pleased to announce the appointment of Andrea Falcone as dean of the Libraries.

Falcone, who comes to Binghamton after four years as Dean of the W. Frank Steely Library at Northern Kentucky University, will begin her new duties July 1, 2023.

“The dean of the Libraries oversees services that are critical to the success of our students, our faculty and our institution,” said Hall. “As the head of a library at a public institution, Andrea has experience managing large projects, motivating staff and realizing a strategic plan that will serve her well at Binghamton as we complete a major renovation to the library and move forward with an eye toward innovation.”

“The services provided by our Libraries is essential to helping us maintain our reputation as a premier public university known for both teaching and research,” said President Harvey Stenger. “I’m pleased that we have found in Andrea someone who can continue the leadership and creativity we have come to expect from our Libraries.”

Falcone holds a bachelor’s degree in English from Mansfield University, a master’s in English from the University of Toledo and a Master of Library Sciences from Indiana University. While at Northern Kentucky, she was responsible for managing a $6.2 million budget, and oversight of the physical library space, research collections and services. She has focused on developing strategic initiatives to support student success, research services, collections and educational technology. She also took successful strategic action to lift a regional accreditation warning for deficiencies in library collections, services and spaces.

In addition, Falcone oversaw the launch of a new website, instituted new workflow and budgeting processes, and founded new programs such as the Undergraduate Library Fellowships for Students of Color and the Textbook Affordability Program.

Prior to her role at the Steely Library, she was associate director of education and public services at the University of Colorado, Denver; instruction librarian at the University of Northern Colorado; and virtual services librarian for Western Illinois University.

“I am truly delighted to join Binghamton University as the next dean of the Libraries,” Falcone said. “During my campus visit, I was impressed by the talented personnel within the Libraries, the efforts to evolve the library both physically and virtually, and the opportunities to partner with other campus units. The Libraries are well positioned to think bigger and bolder in how they serve the teaching and research mission of the institution, and I’m excited to chart that path together.”