Welcome from the Dean

Karen Schneider

Caption: Photo by Cindi Blyberg

I believe there is no better time to be a librarian than now, and no better place to be a dean than at our library at Sonoma State University. My central job is to inspire, lead, and grow with the rest of the Library, to articulate a vision for the Library, to develop relationships outside the Library, and be an advocate on and off campus for Library services. I am dedicated to continuing the University Library’s student-centered approach and advancing the Library’s role as the heart of the campus.

Like most of our student body, I am a native Californian. I have also lived worldwide. I have over two decades of experience in academic, public, and government libraries, and I have held leadership positions in the American Library Association and other regional and national groups. I know the challenges and opportunities for libraries, and through strategic planning, leadership, and collaborative partnerships, and working closely with our terrific librarians and library workers, I am prepared to guide our great Library toward great opportunities.

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