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  • I joined the University of New Hampshire as Associate Dean in August, 2016. As a member of the Library leadership team, I coordinate library services, collections, and technology initiatives and translate library vision and goals into daily processes and operations. My research interests focus on developing library managers to improve their effectiveness, a passion that led me to become credentialed as an executive coach.
  • Selected Publications

    Academic Article

    Year Title
    2016 Workplace Expectations for Today's Library: What Do You Need to Be Able to Do in Order to Succeed in Today's WorkplaceYoung Adult Library Services.  14:40-43. 2016
    2010 Updating Circulation Policy for the 21st CenturyJournal of Access Services.  7:159-175. 2010
    2000 Checking Up on the Joneses: Using Fill Time Data to Improve Interlibrary BorrowingResource Sharing and Information Networks.  10:19-30. 2000


    Year Title
    2007 Managing Student Assistants A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians 2007
    2005 Access Services 2005

    Conference Paper

    Year Title
    Begin at the Beginning: The Importance of a Written Assessment Philosophy in Shaping an Assessment Programhttps://www.libraryassessment.org/program/.
    Listening to Users: The Role of Assessment in Changing Library Space to Meet User NeedsProceedings of the Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. 276-284.
    Mindset Matters: Developing a Growth Mindset to Reframe Failure in Libraries

    Education And Training

  • B.A. Individual Concentration in Film Studies, University of Massachusetts - Amherst
  • M.A. Film Studies, Emory University
  • M.L.S. Library Science, Catholic University of America
  • Full Name

  • Kimberly Sweetman
  • Mailing Address

  • University of New Hampshire

    University Library

    18 Library Way

    Durham, NH  03824

    United States