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Karen Rege - Director, Library Services / Delaware County Community College

Posted By Charity Leonette, Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Speaker:  Karen Rege, Director, Library Services,  Delaware County Community College

Area/s of Expertise: 

  • Academic libraries
  • Learning Commons
  • Cataloging ILS
  • Patron Driven Acquisitions

Target Audience/s:

  • Academic Libraries
  • Special Libraries
  • Reference Services
  • Technical Services
  • Support Staff
  • Library Administrators & Management
  • Computer/Electronic Resources
  • Library Instructors

About this Speaker:

Master of Science, Library and Information Science, Drexel University, September 1995. (I also have another master’s degree and a bachelor’s degree in music history.)   Director of Library Services, Delaware County Community College, July 2002- present. I manage all aspects of library services for all campuses.  This includes supervising  9 faculty reference librarians, 2 administrators, as well as support staff.  I am responsible for the budget, including the acquisitions for all collections—print and electronic. 

I was hired to implement an information literacy program and to ensure adequate reference services at all campuses, both in-person and virtually.  I recently led the development of a Learning Commons.Prior to DCCC (1999-2002), I built a library-- conceptually and physically—from scratch for Delaware College of Art and Design (a new college at the time).  

I also worked as a cataloger in the manuscripts collection at Winterthur Museum from 1995-1999.I serve as adjunct faculty in Drexel University’s iSchool where I teach a graduate course in Academic Library Services.  Additionally, I’m on the Fulbright Specialists roster in library science.

Previous Speaking Experience: 

Invited panel speaker "Fitting the Pieces: Solving the Puzzle of Technology in the Library” Tri- State College Library Consortium, November 2006, American College, Bryn Mawr, PA Invited presenter, Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology, "GETTing Tuned Into Music Technology,” Chester County Intermediate Unit. March 2006 at Immaculata University. "Breaking the Barriers: Delivering Library Services to Students at a Distance.” Lecture delivered at the Pennsylvania Association of Two-Year Schools conference, March 2004, Harrisburg, PA. I also am part of the Delaware County Community College Speaker's Bureau where I often give talks on various aspects of music.

Presenter at PaLA Annual Conference: 2013

Availability:  Not available during first 2 weeks of the fall and spring semesters

Geography:  Lehigh Valley, Northeast, South Central, Southeast

Fee: NA

Contact Information:

Karen Rege
Director, Library Services 
Delaware County Community College
901 S. Media Line Rd., Media, PA 19063
krege [at]

Tags:  Academic Libraries  Computer/Electronic Resources  Lehigh Valley  Library Administrators & Management  Library Instructors  Northeast  Reference Services  South Central  Southeast  Special Libraries  Support Staff  Technical Services 

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