Kirsten J. Clark, she/her/hers Director, Library Enterprise Systems

Email
clark881@umn.edu
Phone
612-626-7520
Experts
Experts@UMN
Position title
Director, Library Enterprise Systems
Libraries department
Library Enterprise Systems

About

As Director of Library Enterprise Systems (LES), Kirsten leads staff providing enterprise-level information technology systems and services in support of core library operations and, in collaboration with other Libraries units and functions, end user discovery and access services. LES holds principal responsibility for the enterprise library systems that undergird numerous library data management, information retrieval, and transactional services for all University system campus libraries, including the Law Library. It also provides the Libraries organization with data analysis and reporting services related to enterprise systems that, for both strategic and operational purposes, support planning and execution, decision-making, and assessment and evaluation.

Previous to this role Kirsten was the Director for Access & Information Services, overseeing staff in Access Services; Stacks Management; Reserves; Information Services and User Experience; Undergraduate Services; Security; Government Publications; and the Map Library.  She also served twice 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.  Kirsten began her career at the University of Minnesota as 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. 

Education

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