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Anne Osterman

Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
Administration; Office of the Dean of Libraries


Master of Science degree in Statistics, American University

Master of Science degree in Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Bachelor Degree in English, Classical Civilization, and Religion, Florida State University


Anne C. Osterman has over 20 years of experience in academic libraries, with particular expertise in cooperative acquisitions and collection development, collection assessment, and e-resource management. She began as Interim Dean of Libraries in December 2022 and started in the permanent role in December 2023.  Prior to this position, she served as Director of VIVA, Virginia's academic library consortium, where her primary responsibilities were managing VIVA operations, content negotiations, and contracts.  Anne has also held a variety of roles at American University, including Director of Information Delivery Services, and was the Research and Data Services Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

What I do at Mason Libraries

Anne is the Dean of Libraries and University Librarian.

Selected Publications

“The Impact of Big Deal Breaks on Library Consortia: An Exploratory Case Study.” The Serials Librarian, April 2020, DOI: 10.1080/0361526X.2020.1740855. With Sophie Rondeau, Jessica Bowdoin, Genya O’Gara, and James Pape.

“Negotiating on Our Terms: Harnessing the Collective Power of the Consortium to Transform the Journal Subscription Model.” Collection Management, January 2019, 44:2‐4, pgs. 176‐194, DOI: 10.1080/01462679.2018.1564716. With Genya O'Gara.

“The Evolution of Collaborative Collection Development within a Library Consortium: Data Analysis Applied in a Cultural Context.” In Space and Organizational Considerations in Academic Library Partnerships and Collaborations, Brian Doherty, Ed., Hershey, PA: IGI Global, 2016, pgs 157-181. With Genya O'Gara and Alison Armstrong. 

“A Focus on Buy-in: Facilitating the Shift to Electronic Resources through Collaborative Strategic Planning.” In Letting Go of Legacy Services: Library Case Studies, Mary Evangeliste and Katherine Furlong, Eds., Chicago, IL: ALA Editions, 2014, pgs. 88-103.

Electronic Resource Management: Practical Perspectives in a New Technical Services Model. Cambridge, UK: Chandos Publishing, 2012.  With Kari Schmidt.

“Telling Your Library's Story:  How to Make the Most of Your Data in a Presentation.” In Library Data: Empowering Practice and Persuasion, Darby Orcutt, Ed., Santa Barbara, CA: Libraries Unlimited, 2009, pgs. 25-33. With Bill Mayer.



Anne Osterman
Contact Information: 
Campus: Fairfax
Building: Fenwick Library