Pfeiffer University News
Pfeiffer names director of information support services, head librarian of the Charlotte campus
- Published on Tuesday, August 31, 2010 ( 12:06 pm )
Kevin Karrs was appointed director of information support services and head librarian of the Charlotte campus at Pfeiffer University. Prior to Pfeiffer, Karrs served 24 years as the librarian at Lenoir-Rhyne University in Hickory, N.C. He assumed his new duties last month.
As director of information support services and head librarian, Karrs will assist student and faculty in acquiring and using information in the Charlotte campus library and via distance education. He will maintain a collection of books and periodicals in the Charlotte campus library, and will select, order and process new materials, and answer reference questions for students and faculty. Karrs is also responsible for teaching and promoting the use of all library resources by conducting classes on campus and at various distance education sites. He will work to increase the use of technology by delivering library instruction to distance education students.
Karrs brings extensive experience to the post. In addition to his role at Lenoir-Rhyne University, he worked as the head librarian and media coordinator at Clearfield Area High School in Clearfield, Penn. for nearly a decade and also served as the head librarian at Southern Columbia High School in Catawissa, Penn.
A two-time graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, Karrs earned a Bachelor of Science in Education and a Master of Science in Library Science from the Graduate School of Library and Information Science at Clarion University.
Pfeiffer also recently named two new evening librarians, Jeri Brentlinger and Linda Fidelle, who will both join Karrs on the Charlotte campus.
Pfeiffer University is a comprehensive United Methodist-related university, with multiple campuses, including Charlotte and the Triangle, committed to educational excellence, service, and scholarship.