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Karen Cary

  • Head, Collections Analysis and Investment

  • Assistant Professor
  • Collections and Discovery, Collection Analysis and Investment

Karen Cary has more than 20 years of experience building and managing academic research library collections. She has directly curated collections in anthropology; business; criminal justice; education; engineering and sciences; gender, sexuality, and women’s studies; health sciences; law; library science; philosophy; political science; psychology; public administration; recreation; religious studies; social work; sociology; and urban studies.

The Collection Analysis and Investment Department builds and manages collections at VCU Libraries. Adhering to the mission and values of Virginia Commonwealth University and VCU Libraries, the purpose of collection management is to develop exemplary collections that support the University’s academic programs, research agenda, health care and outreach efforts, and the overall direction of the future of VCU in its local and global presence.

VCU Collections

M.P.A., Virginia Commonwealth University
M.L.S., the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill 
B.A., College of William and Mary