Irene M.H. Herold
Ph.D. Candidate in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions, Simmons College, Boston, Massachussetts.
Master of Art in History, Western Illinois University, Macomb, Illinois. Thesis title: "Hope on, hope ever: Josephine Garis Cochran and the Dish-Washing Machine."
ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute, Harvard Graduate School of Education, Harvard Institutes for Higher Education, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Master of Librarianship, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Fifth Year in Secondary Education resulting in Continuing Certificate Elementary and Secondary Teacher for the State of Washington.
Bachelor of Arts, Major - English, Concentration – Behavioral Science, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington.
Library and Higher Education Employment:
Dean of the Library, Mason Library, Keene State College, Keene, New Hampshire. Expanded responsibilities with Academic Technology since February 2007 reflected in title change.
January 2002-September 2007
Director, Mason Library, Keene State College. Led the library through a renovation, revisioning information literacy and the library instruction program, re-designing the library's web site, and formalizing the library's archives and special collections. Responsible for all library operations, budgets, and staffing. Represent the library on campus, in the community, the state, region, and nationally.
Instructor, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, New Hampshire: Course DW 101, a freshmen seminar/orientation course.
July 1998-December 2001
Director of the Anne Bridge Baddour Library, Daniel Webster College, Nashua, New Hampshire. Duties include: Grant writing, budgeting, personnel, administering and overseeing daily operations, long range planning, fundraising, and training. Represent library at Academic Assembly, Faculty Senate and Academic Affairs meetings. Also participate in library instruction program and some reference duty. Migrated to Innovative Interfaces, in the planning phase of a capital campaign for renovation, and instrumental in bringing personnel on board to assist with emerging instructional technologies campus-wide, including the creation of a multimedia lab and staff which report to the library director.
Creator and co-instructor with English Department Faculty, Monmouth College, Monmouth Illinois: Course English 233 one credit Research Methods for English Majors enrolled in a required survey course.
July 1992-June 1998
Public Services Librarian, Monmouth College, Monmouth, Illinois.
Areas of responsibility:
||Bibliographic Instruction, Government Documents, Reference including collection development and budget, and Library Systems Administrator. Supervised up to two para-professionals, multiple student workers, and oversaw reference and bibliographic instruction work of the other professional librarians. Trained new staff members in circulation, serials, cataloging and interlibrary loan.|
||Bibliographic Instruction, Government Documents, Reference, Serials check in and claims.|
||Bibliographic Instruction, Circulation, Government Documents.|
Adjunct Faculty, City University, Seattle, Washington: Course ED502 "Accessing Educational Information."
Student Reference Assistant, University of Washington Engineering Library.
Public and Private Secondary Education Employment:
Eighth Grade Block Teacher, Everett School District, Everett, Washington: language arts, reading and American history.
Teacher, German-American Institute, Tübingen, Federal Republic of Germany: taught English to German speaking adults and youth.
Secondary School Teacher, Everett School District: high school English and drama, 1988; eighth grade block and challenge program, 1983-1988; seventh grade block, 1982-1983.
National Offices and Committees
ACRL Board Director-At-Large
Member, ALA/ACRL Greenwood Publishing Award Jury
2009 & 2011
Member, ALA/ACRL Academic and Research Librarian of the Year Award committee
Vice Chair/Chair/Past Chair (2 terms as Past Chair), College Libraries Section of ACRL/ALA
Member, grant review panel, National Science Foundation's National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (NSDL)
2005-2007 & 2010-2011
Member, ALA/ACRL/LPSS Marta Lange award committee
Chair, ALA/ACRL/CLS Program Planning Committee 2006
Co-convener, ALA/ACRL/CLS College Library Director's Discussion Group
Member, Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges (COPLAC) Conference Planning Committee and chair of Library Planning Subcommittee; ongoing chair of library committee.
Chair, COPLAC Library Committee
Member, ALA/ACRL/LPSS 2005 Conference Program Planning Committee
2004, 2005, 2007 & 2011
Member, site visit accreditation teams for New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), multiple campuses
Statewide Offices and Committees:
Member, ACRL/New England Chapter Spring 2004 Conference Program Planning Committee and conference breakout session moderator
Elected representative, University System of New Hampshire (USNH), Information Technology Coordinating Council (ITCC) Long Range Technology Plan, from the USNH library directors' group
Chair and founder, NHCUC (New Hampshire College and University Council) Leadership Mentoring Program. Includes a half day workshop and a full year Mentoring and job shadowing program.
Alternate representative, NHCUC (New Hampshire College and University Council) Libraries’ Committee to New Hampshire Automated Information Services (NHAIS)
Chair, NHCUC Libraries’ Committee, with duties including negotiating consortia-wide database licensing
Representative, NHCUC Libraries’ Committee to NECCO (New England Consortium of Consortia Organization) and NHCUC Distance Education Committee, a sub-committee of the NHCUC Information Technology Committee
Vice Chair, NHCUC Libraries’ Committee
Member, Illinet Government Depository Coordinating Council
Manager, Illinois Library Association GODORT Forum
Manager-elect, Illinois Library Association GODORT Forum
Member, Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries Bibliographic Instruction Discussion Group
Secretary, Illinois Library Association GODORT Forum
Coordinator and founder of the 17th Congressional District Federal Depository Librarians
Member, campus American Democracy Project, Keene State College
Member, NEASC Committee Standard 10 Public Disclosure, Keene State College
Chair, search committee for the Associate Director of Alumni and Parent Relations, Keene State College
Facilitator and member, Academic Technology Leadership Team, Keene State College
Chair, search committee for the Director of Sponsored Projects and Research, Keene State College
Member, Enterprise Information Systems Steering Committee, Keene State College
Member, Dean of Professional and Graduate Studies Search Committee, Keene State College
Co-chair, Centennial Steering Committee, Keene State College
Member, E-portfolio planning committee, Keene State College and USNH e-portfolio committee
Member, E-portfolio study committee, Keene State College
Elected member, Provost's Search Committee, Keene State College
Provost's liaison, Academic Technology Steering Committee, formerly Academic Technology Committee, Keene State College
Member, Facilities Planning Advisory Committee, Keene State College
Member, College Information Technology Committee, Keene State College
Member, Institutional Identity Committee, Keene State College
Ex-officio member, Integrative Studies Program Board, formerly committee (replacing General Education Committee), Keene State College
Member, Academic Affairs Council, formerly Dean's Council, Keene State College
Member, President's Council (disbanded in 2005), Keene State College
Member, Assessment Committee, Keene State College
Member, President's Commission on Diversity and Multiculturalism Committee, one of two administrative staff representing Academic Affairs
Member, President's Commission on Diversity and Multiculturalism Subcommittee, Keene State College
Member, ISII Ad Hoc Committee, Keene State College
Co-chair, Search Committee for Director of Sponsored Projects and Research, Keene State College
Member, Judicial Board, Daniel Webster College
Secretary, Academic Assembly, Daniel Webster College
Member, Distance Education Committee, Daniel Webster College
Member, General Education Committee, Daniel Webster College
Member, Technology Task Force, Monmouth College
Representative, Associated Colleges of the Midwest Women’s Concerns Committee Member and Monmouth College
Grants & Gifts:
Receipt of Doris "Granny D" Haddock collection, from her heirs, Keene State College
Receipt of Patricia Fargnoli collection, former New Hampshire Poet Laureate, Keene State College
Receipt of Edith Chase collection, award winning author, from her heirs, Keene State College
Anonymous gift toward special collections renovation project ($50,000), Keene State College
Receipt of Edward Gorey collection, consisting of books and artworks from Robert P. Hubbard, Keene State College
Receipt of artwork from collector Robert P. Hubbard's donation to the college. Pieces in Mason Library include an N.C. Wyeth, three Albert Hirschfeld original drawings, etchings, a bronze scuplture, and an Edward Gorey print
Co-author of Davis Educational Foundation Grant for faculty development institutes as further implementation of new general education program (funded at $180,000 for three years), Keene State College
Co-author of New Hampshire Higher Education Assistance Foundation (NHHEAF) grant for joint records management and archives project for Keene State College and Franklin Pierce University (funded at $40,000), Keene State College
Co-author, Davis Educational Foundation Grant for faculty development institutes as part of general education reform (funded at $233,834 for two years), Keene State College
President's Council for a Sustainable Future Grant toward purchase prices of a server implementing print management ($500), Keene State College
Monadnock Community Foundation Grant for software to create MARC format records from the local historical society, house museum, and art gallery in preparation for a joint web based catalog ($5013) - Keene State College
Library Services and Technology Act Grant for collection development and computer equipment ($1500 each) – Daniel Webster College
Cogswell Benevolent Foundation Grant for replacement books due to mold outbreak ($15,000) – Daniel Webster College
1999 & 2000
Davis Educational Foundation Grants included library components first for general education materials and second for materials in support of the new social science major ($10,000 and $16,000) – Daniel Webster College
Raymond F. and Anne B. Baddour Foundation gift for computer furniture ($3000) – Daniel Webster College
Library Services and Construction Act Illinois Federal Depository Libraries for computer CD-Rom tower and workstation - Monmouth College
Phi Alpha Theta International Honor Society in History
Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Science Honor Society
READEX/GODORT/ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Award
Herold, Irene. "Digital Archival Image Collections: Who Are the Users?" Behavioral & Social Science Librarian, Winter 2010, 29:4.
Herold, Irene. "Mason Library: Gone Global." Keene State Today, Fall 2010, 27:1, p. 12-15.
Herold, Irene. "Mason Library at Keene State College Engages with Faculty." LSPP News, Fall 2010, 26:1, 1-2.
Herold, Irene. "Planning and Executing an Annual Library Lecture," Library Administration & Management, Summer 2006, 20:2 issue, p. 131-134.
Herold, Irene. "Article Indexes: Targeted and Locally Created," College and Research Libraries News, 65:4 (April 2004) p. 202-203.
Herold, Irene, et al. "Irene Herold" in "Additional Entries," What the OCLC Interlibrary Loan Service Means to Me: A Collection of Essays. Dublin, Ohio: OCLC Online Computer Center, Inc., 1999, p. 97.
Herold, Irene, et al. “Effective Connections with Elected Officials: How to Contact Them, What to Expect, and How to Benefit -- Three Perspectives,” Illinois Libraries, 80:1, pp. 22-26.
Herold, Irene, et al. “A Congressional District Level Documents Group: Empowerment at the Grassroots,” Documents to the People, 24:1, pp. 67-9.
Herold, Irene. “You too can win a National Award!” Illinois Libraries, 77:1, pp. 35-9.
Herold, Irene. “Government Documents and Bibliographic Instruction,” Illinois Libraries, 75:3, pp. 167-9.
Herold, Irene. Book Review. Janice Williams Rutherford, Selling Mrs. Consumer: Christine Frederick and the Rise of Household Efficiency, H-Women, h-Net Reviews, September 2003. URL: http://www.h- net.msu.edu/reviews/showrev.cgi?path=99481069473050
Herold, Irene. "Book Reviews: Social Sciences. Glorious Accidents: How Everyday Americans Create Thriving Companies." Library Journal, 123:18 (November 1, 1998) p. 106.
Herold, Irene. "Book Reviews: Reference. Music, Dance, and Theatre Scholarships: A Complete Guide." Library Journal, 120:4 (March 1, 1995) p. 64.
Herold, Irene. "Book Reviews: Arts & Humanities. Royal Academy of Dancing. Step-by-Step Ballet Class: The Official Illustrated Guide." Library Journal, 119:19 (November 15, 1994) p. 70.
Co-presenter, "Triple Bottom Line Accounting," Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA) program, "Return on Investment in a Tough Economy -- Defining the Value of the Academic Library," ALA Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA
Invited presenter and workshop facilitator, Campus Commission for the Status of Women's retreat, Keene State College, on Vision 2020's Campaign for Equality
Co-presenter, "Developing Relationships: Friend Raising to Fund Raising," New England Library Association Annual Conference, Boxborough, MA
Panelist for two panels (one on mentoring, "When you need more than ruby slippers" and on one diversity, "We're not in Kansas anymore"), Dartmouth Biomedical Libraries Annual Conference, theme "Professional Development on a Shoestring," Dartmought College, Hannover, NH
Invited presenter at New Faculty Orientation on "Copyright and Plagiarism," Keene State College, Keene, NH
Invited presenter, two hour workshop with resident assistants on what is mentoring and facilitating a discussion of developing an RA mentoring program, Keene State College, Keene, NH
Invited presenter, half day workshop, "How to Decrease Plagiarism in the Classroom: Techniques and Procedures," New England College, Henniker, NH
Invited consultant & presenter for all day workshop, Ontario Council of University Librarians (OCUL), AUL meeting, "Models of Mentoring for Leadership Development," Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Presenter, "Mentoring: A Leadership Development Method," at the New Hampshire Library Association spring conference, "Innovate in '08: Library Basics and Beyond," Concord, NH
Co-Panelist with Kathleen Halverson, "Motivating Staff to Engage in and Embrace Change," College Libraries Section ALA Annual Conference Program, "Embracing Change: How to Energize and Engage Library Staff," Washington, D.C.
Panelist, "Expanding Traditions: New Technologies Enhance Traditional Service" at the Technology and Library Services Symposium, sponsored by the Princeton University Library and the NJLA College and University Section/ACRL New Jersey Chapter, on March 15th Princeton, NJ
Presenter, "Copyright in a Digital Environment," on January 11th at University of New Hampshire at Manchester for the NHCUC Library Committee's membership, Manchester, NH
Presenter, "Make Information Come to You! The Power of RSS Feeds" on November 9th and "Copyright in the Digital Age" on November 16th as part of the Instructional Technology Group's Brown Bag Lunch Series at Keene State College, Keene, NH
Co-Presenter with Dr. Cristi Carson of Keene State College, "Does Library Usage Contribute to Student Achievement?" MCC/NEFDC Colloquium on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Lowell, MA
Moderator of "Considering the Library Degree?" and organizer of the NHCUC Library Leadership and Professional Development Seminar "Team Building! A Workshop on Activities to Build a Team and Keep it Effective," Concord, NH
Panel presenter, "User Surveys@ Keene State College, Mason Library" panel on User Surveys at the Vermont Library Association College and Special Libraries Section one day conference "The Many Faces of Assessment: User Surveys, Collections, and Information Literacy," Barre, VT
Presenter, "Teaching that Touches the Heart of the Student: A Framework of Learning Theory and Application in Practice," ACRL/NEC/NELIG Annual Program, "Making Learning Meaningful: Getting to the Heart of the Student," Portland, ME
Keynote Presenter, "Caterpillar to Butterfly: 40 Years of Access Services Transformations," ACRL/NEC/ASIG Annual Program, "Renovating Access Services," Rindge, NH
Presenter, "Creating a Learning Environment for Library Employees," NHCUC workshop, "Working Out! A Workshop on Continuous Learning & Effective Communication in the Library," Concord, NH.
Roundtable Facilitator for two sessions: "Creating a State-Wide Model for a Mentoring and Job Shadowing Program," and for "Creating a Learning Community," at the Association of College and Research Libraries biannual conference held in Minneapolis, MN.
"Women Inventors," President's Commission on Multiculturalism and Diversity and President's Commision on the Status of Women co-sponsored luncheon lecture.
Presenter, "3 Leadership Styles and a Model for Leading Change," NHCUC Workshop, "Moving Up! A Workshop on Career Advancement and Professional Empowerment," Concord, NH.
Responder, "Confidentiality of Records and Copyright Laws," NHCUC Higher Education Legal Conference, Concord, NH.
Roundtable Facilitator for "So You Want to Be a Library Director" at the Association of College and Research Libraries biannual conference held in Charlotte, NC.
Panel Presenter for “Those Quirky NH Special Collections” on Baddour Library’s aviation collection for the spring meeting of the READs (Reference, Education and Adult Services Division) of the New Hampshire Library Association.
Presented paper “Class at the Bazaar: Elite Women’s Participation in Woman’s Suffrage at the Start of the Twentieth Century” for panel on “Public Space and the Meaning of Class in the Progressive Era America” during the Spring Conference of The New England Historical Association.
Panel Presenter for “The Value of Connections: A Design for Future Partnerships Between Libraries and Local Congressional and Legislative Offices,” at the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference
National Delegate, from one hundred five delegates, serves as one of two representing New Hampshire, "Vision 2020: An American Conversation about Women and Leadership," Philadelphia, PA
Attendee, "Agents and Architects of Democracy," American Democracy Project National Meeting, American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU), Providence, RI
Attendee, Women's Leadership Institute, sponsored by ACRL among others, Amelia Island, FL
Attendee, The Chronicle of Higher Education Technology Forum, Tampa, FL
Attendee, "Students, Technology, and Learning: Strategies for Success," AASCU/EDUCAUSE/University of Central Florida, Orland, FL
March 10, 2011
Announcement of receipt of the Doris "Granny D" Haddock collection as part of an event in Concord, NH, with a governor's proclamation of Granny D Remembrance Day. Event received national press coverage, including Associated Press, USA Today, The Republic, and The Boston Globe.
October 2, 2010,
Grand Opening Archives and Special Collections Room, Mason Library. Readings from New Hampshire's former poet laureate Patricia Fargnoli's work and by the heirs of Edith Chase. Patricia Fargnoli was in attendance.
November 7, 2009
A Centennial Celebration in Mason Library. Reading by alumnus author Ernest Hebert.
February 9, 2007
In Perfect Harmony: A College Comes to Keene, 1907. A dramatic reading of the town meeting deciding a Normal School should be established in Keene. Script co-authored by Irene Herold and Mike Caulfield. Co-chair of the event.
Annual Mason Library Lecture. Variety of speakers who are New England scholars or recognized authorities in their field. Past lecturers include Stephen Greenfield, Robert Putnam, Frederick Wiseman, and Laurel Thatcher Ulrich.