Director of Middle States Accreditation Review, Baruch College, City University of New York


With a full career in academic and research libraries, Dr. Stanton Biddle’s contributions to the professional literature include titles on university planning, African American history and culture and numerous presentations promoting resources for exploring the history and culture of underrepresented populations. He also served as editor of the proceedings of the first two National Conferences of African American Librarians.

Biddle served as chief librarian at Baruch College where he also served as administrative services librarian. He is currently serving a two-year assignment in the Provost’s Office, responsible for coordinating the College’s Middle States accreditation review process. Prior to his service at Baruch College, Biddle worked at the State University of New York at Buffalo as associate director of University Libraries. He also served as associate director for research and planning at the Howard University Library and held several positions at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.

Biddle is a Lifetime Member of the American Library Association and a Lifetime member of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association, having served as president of the BCALA from 1994-1996. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the 2001 BCALA/DEMCO Award for Excellence in Librarianship and the 2002 BCALA Distinguished Service Award. Biddle received his masters in library science from Atlanta University and doctorate in library science from the University of California, Berkeley. He has also a received a masters in public administration from New York University and a bachelors degree in government from Howard University.

Biddle received the honor and made opening remarks during the “Charting Courses: Diversity Research Grants” program at the Annual Conference in Washington, DC.

Awards Won

Title Year
ODLOS logo Achievement in Library Diversity Research

Each year the Diversity Research Grant Advisory Committee seeks to recognize an individual for advancing research that informs diversity, equity and outreach efforts in Library and Information Science by honoring them with an Achievement in Library Diversity Research designation. Achievement is defined as a body of published work or a groundbreaking piece whose dissemination advances our understanding of or sparks new research in the areas of diversity, equity and outreach. Entries are not limited to peer reviewed, scholarly publication. We welcome open access and other forms of published dissemination. Nominations are accepted year-round and an honoree will be selected from the pool of nominees received by April 30.

2010 - Winner(s)