Director, Access and Information Services

Research and Learning - Access & Information Services, 199 Wilson Library


As Director for Access & Information Services, Kirsten oversees staff in Access Services; Stacks Management; Reserves; Information Services and User Experience; Undergraduate Services; Security; Government Publications; and the Map Library.  She works with other Research & Learning Division staff to enhance the Libraries’ roles in support and engagement of the University community and the public through stewardship of and access to content, and services in support of teaching, learning, and research.

Previous to this role Kirsten was the Government Information and Regional Depository Librarian serving the states of Minnesota, South Dakota and Michigan, and working with over 70 selective depositories in public, academic, special and law libraries to support free access to government information.  She also served as the Interim Director for Social Sciences & Professional Programs supervising library liaisons for the College of Liberal Arts, College of Education and Human Development, Carlson School of Management, and the Humphrey School of Public Affairs.


M.A., History, St. Cloud State University, St. Cloud, MN

M.A., Library and Information Science, University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA

B.S., Chemistry, Illinois State University, Normal, IL

A.S., Chemistry, Sauk Valley Community College, Dixon, IL