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Kathryn Carpenter Bio

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Kathryn Carpenter has served as Assistant University Librarian for Health Sciences and RML Director for GMR at the University of Illinois at Chicago since 2007. She held previous appointments at UIC, serving as Acting Head of Regional Sites of the Library of the Health Sciences during 1991-1993, Bibliographer for the Health Sciences during 1988-1993, and several other positions at the Library of the Health Sciences during 1979 -1987. In her 33 years of professional experience, Carpenter has also served as library director for two universities, Valparaiso University and Purdue University Calumet, both in Indiana.
Carpenter was educated at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign (M.S., Library Science, 1977, and A.B., Sociology, 1976). She has published widely, including Sourcebook on Parenting and Child Care (Phoenix: Oryx Press, 1994) and “Collection Development: Childcare Selections to Grow On,” (Library Journal 117 [13]: 67-71, 1992). Carpenter co-authored the “U. S. Periodical Price Index for 1996,” (American Libraries 27 [5]: 97-105, 1996, as well as previous editions of the index in American Libraries in 1993-95 and Library Journal in 1989-92.  She served as editor for Library Administration and Management in 2001-02 (and as associate editor in 1999-00). Carpenter holds the rank of Professor on the UIC Library Faculty.