In 1971, Karen Anderson began working as a librarian in the Library's Serials Department at CSUN. In 1976, she was transferred to the Library's Catalog Department, and the following year, was elected Chair of that Department. During her seven years as Chair, she oversaw the transfer to online, shared cataloging, and served on a number of Chancellor's Office and other committees involved in automation. During this time, she received her MBA degree and was promoted to full Librarian. In 1984, Karen became the Library's Business Librarian and taught library sessions for courses in the College of Business and Economics, assisted students and faculty with their research, and wrote and updated bibliographies and web-sites of library materials for Business. She selected the books and databases supporting the Business curriculum. Karen became active among Business librarians, sharing information regarding library instruction and organizing professional organization meetings. She then enrolled in the UCLA doctoral program in Information Studies, and did research on the history of library instruction for college students. She finished three of the six chapters of her dissertation and is still interested in publishing on the subject.
- M.B.A. 1977, Pepperdine University
- M.L.S 1971, University of California Los Angeles
- B.A. 1970, University of California Los Angeles
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