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Karen Cary

Head, Collection Analysis and Investment

Assistant Professor
Information Management and Processing, Collection Analysis and Investment

(804) 828-8773

James Branch Cabell Library
, Room 205


  • M.P.A. Public Administration, VCU, 2006
  • M.L.S. Library Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, 1990
  • B.A. Government, College of William and Mary, 1979

Previous Professional Experience

  • Computer Resources Cataloging Librarian, VCU, 1999
  • Catalog Librarian, VCU, 1992-1998
  • Collection Management Librarian, VCU, 1992-1994, 1996-1997
  • Reference Librarian, VCU, 1990-1992

Teaching Experience

  • Control and Retrieval of Information, HONR 399, VCU 
  • Organization of Information, Catholic University of America

Selected Presentations

  • Cary, K. & Dyer, M.D. (2011). Presentation on lending e-readers and iPads at the VASLA Summer Program.
  • Cary, K. (2007). Presenter and panel member at Third Annual Society for Scholarly Publishing Focus Group: Role of Librarians in the 21st Century. 

Selected Publications

  • Cary, K. & Ogburn, J. (2000). Developing a consortial approach to cataloging and intellectual access. Library Collections, Acquisitions and Technical Services, 24(1): 45-51.
  • Cary, K. & Guidarelli, N. (1999). Untapped resource: Art students cataloging art exhibition catalogs at Virginia Commonwealth University. Cataloging & Classification Quarterly, 26(4): 63-75.

Selected University Service 

  • Graduate Programs and Courses, Ad Hoc

Selected VCU Libraries Service

  • E-reader Task Force, Chair, 2011

Professional Organizations

  • American Library Association
  • ALA Association for Library Collections and Technical Services
    • Collection Management and Development Section
    • Acquisitions Section
  • Virginia Library Association, College and University Section
  • Potomac Technical Processing Librarians 

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
All Libraries
Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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