Director for Public Services: Ms. Kerbel
Kerbel has been appointed Director for Public Services at the University
Library. Ms. Kerbel comes to Penn from the University of Virginia,
where she was the Director of Engineering and Science Libraries.
Her responsibilities at Penn include system-wide coordination of
information, instruction, and reader services and oversight of services
in the Van Pelt-Dietrich Library, Fine Arts, and Music Libraries,
and the Engineering and Physical Sciences Libraries.
the University of Virginia Library Ms. Kerbel was involved in strategic
planning for digital services and collections, major library renovation
and construction projects, and received the Mac Wade Award for Outstanding
Service to the School of Engineering and Applied Science.
Provost and Director of Libraries, Paul Mosher said, "Sandra has
the right experience and the values necessary to make the Library
a vital part of the academic experience of students and faculty.
Her record at UVa. underscores my confidence that Library service
quality--already high at Penn--will rise further under her leadership."
to being at UVa., Ms. Kerbel held a number of positions in business,
engineering, and science at the University of Pittsburgh Libraries.
She has published articles on collection development in the digital
age, use of Japanese scientific and technical information, library
instruction, use of financial ratios, and gender in historical criminal
arrest trends. She holds a masters in library science from the University
of Pittsburgh and a masters and bachelors in sociology from Bowling
Green State University.
Almanac, Vol. 48, No. 6, October 2, 2001
October 2, 2001
Volume 48 Number 6