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Libraries Director for Public Services: Ms. Kerbel

Sandra 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.

At 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.

Vice 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."

Prior 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

Dr. Lerman appointed associate director for Cancer Control and Population Science and director of the Tobacco Research program at the Leonard & Madlyn Abramson Family Cancer Research Institute
$2.1 million grant to introduce advanced security features into standard office PCs.
Dennis DeTurck, Srilata Gangulee and Alton Strange will serve the Colleges Houses this year.
The new director for public serves at the Library is Sandra Kerbel.
Wharton as appointed Steven Oliveira as associate dean for External Affairs.
UCD has announced it's new executive director.
Deadlines are announced for Pilot and Feasibility Grants, Trustees' Council Grants, Robert Bosch Fellowships and Luce Scholars Program
Year-end Council reports: Community Relations; Facilities; Personnel Benefits; Pluralism; Quality of Student Life; and Safety and Security.
A new Temporary Staffing Services has a new vendor; EHRS has Training for October and Annual Tuberculosis Screening is now available.
Steinhardt Hall, the new Hillel Center breaks ground.