Dean of Libraries, West Virginia University
Karen Diaz is Dean of Libraries at West Virginia University. She served as Associate Dean of Libraries at WVU from January 2016 –July 2017. Prior to her appointment at WVU, Karen served as the Head of Teaching and Learning at the Ohio State University Libraries. Her 25 year career at OSU also included positions as Reference Librarian, Web Librarian, and eLearning Librarian. She has presented and published on information literacy, digital storytelling and their intersection. Recent work has shifted toward the practice of the “learning organization” and unbundling journal packages. Karen received her BA from the University of New Orleans and MLIS from Louisiana State University.