Faculty Profiles

Kenneth R. Herold

Associate Dean of Libraries/Deputy University Librarian
University Libraries

Swirbul Library Room 109

General Information

Personal Statement

Personal Statement

I have woven together three career strands in librarianship, systems management, and information science research; this is my fifth year in campus leadership as a dean.

I worked privately and in government as a professional law librarian in California and in New York. I was also a court-certified paralegal for complex criminal case litigation in State and Federal courts. 

I served in healthcare as an information services manager and then as a library information systems director in academia. I have been a senior academic library manager since 2002.

Most recently I am a select and peer-review editor, author, and doctoral advisor on the history and foundations of information science and newer philosophies of information and librarianship.

My latest research examines intuition, particularly in its collective form, and our emerging understanding from cognitive sciences on abilities to share memory and logic, together as a kind of cultural system, a form of community, and potential theoretical basis for citizen science and its correlates.  This connects the idea of extended cognition with holistic epistemology in examining how groups and individuals learn together.  My concentration exemplar is in the emerging field of astroinformatics.




MLIS, UC Berkeley (1984)

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