Stanley Cottrell II


Stanley Cottrell II
McKee Library
Technical Services Librarian
Phone: 423.236.2798

Stanley Cottrell II (Stan) is the technical services librarian in the McKee Library at Southern Adventist University, a position he has held since 2004. Previously, he served as the cataloging librarian for the Weis Library at Columbia Union College (now Washington Adventist University) from 1994 through 2004. He was hired at CUC as a cataloging technician in 1991, and completed his master’s of library science at the University of Maryland in 1994. He became interested in becoming a librarian while working as a student worker in the James White Library at Andrews University. He graduated from Andrews University with a BA in history in 1988, and MA in history in 1990.
Stan was born in La Crosse, Wisconsin and is the oldest of four children, including two brothers and a sister. Due to the fact that his father is a pastor, the family moved to several other towns in Wisconsin during his early years. The family eventually found themselves in Chicago, Illinois, where Stan spent his formative years attending the North Shore Junior Academy and Broadview Academy. He graduated from Broadview in 1984.
Stan is married to Genevieve, a South African, and fellow librarian. They met at the 2001 Annual Association of Seventh-day Adventist Librarians Conference held at Pacific Union College. They married in 2004, and have a son, Spencer, born in September 2008, and a daughter, Mackenzie, born in August 2011.
Stan enjoys playing with his children and occasionally reading when he has the time.