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About Anna K. Gold

Anna Gold served as University Librarian and Dean of Library Services at Cal Poly State University’s Robert E. Kennedy Library from 2011-2016. She was responsible for leading the library's faculty and staff in developing and assessing library services, resources, facilities, and technology serving Cal Poly’s faculty, students, and academic and community partners.
From 2008 to 2011 as Associate Dean for Public Services at Kennedy Library, Gold was responsible for leading programs that support the curriculum and research activities of the colleges and the campus. She also led programs in reference, circulation, course reserves, and interlibrary services.
Before joining Cal Poly, Gold was Head Librarian of the Engineering and Science Libraries at MIT in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she led a staff of thirty, including sixteen librarians, in developing resources and services to serve MIT’s undergraduate, graduate, and faculty communities.
Prior to joining MIT, she led the Science and Engineering Library at the University of California, San Diego; led public website development for the National Science Foundation, and as a librarian at the Library of Congress, contributed to public services, science and technology information initiatives, and to developing Internet-based services and collections.
Gold has a B.A. in literature from the University of California, Santa Cruz; an M.L.S. from Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., and an M.S. in Science and Technology Studies from Virginia Polytechnic and State University.

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Research Interests

eScience & data curation, Scholarly communication practices, and Digital information and the future of academic libraries

Honors and Awards

  • ACRL Award for Excellence in Academic Libraries: led staff of Kennedy Library at Cal Poly to receive award in 2014


19961999 MS, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
19791981 MLS, The Catholic University of America
19711976 BA, University of California Santa Cruz

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