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About Karen Ramsden

Karen Ramsden coordinates, researches and collaborates on special projects as related to Sprague Library, including but not limited to, evaluation and assessment projects, proposals, and the implementation of plans for specific initiatives such as the implementation and maintenance of an Institutional Repository. She helps to direct and shape the character and overall nature of all library-related projects from project conception through development, production, and introduction to the intended audience. Additionally, Karen possesses a comprehensive knowledge of fund-raising fundamentals, prospect cultivation and the ability to establish accurate capacity ratings based on findings, formula and judgment and in the recognition of wealth indicators, knowledge of business terms and what constitutes relevant, credible and strategic information.

Karen has served, and serves on various University initiatives and committees, including but not limited to, Co-Chair of Standard VI working group for the University's Middle States Reaccreditation self study, lead administrator for Research with Montclair and its parallel state initiative, ResearchwithNJ, served as a committee co-leader for Project SOAR, and serves as a member of the Committe on University Effectiveness (CUE).

Karen received a Master of Public Administration Degree from Kean University, and recently was among the first cohort of graduates to have earned an M.A. in Social Research Methods and Analysis at Montclair State University.


Present Research and Projects Specialist, Digital Commons Coordinator, Lead Administrator for Research with Montclair, Montclair State University

Curriculum Vitae

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Professional Service and Affiliations

2020 - Present Member, Alpha Kappa Delta Honor Society
2020 - Present Member, Alpha Epsilon Lambda Honor Society
2020 - Present Member, Sigma Alpha Pi Leadership Honor Society
2004 - Present Member, Pi Alpha Alpha Honor Society
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Honors and Awards

  • Karen Hunter Award for Instutional Repository 2020


2021 MA, Montclair State University ‐ Social Research and Analysis
2018 Graduate Certificate in Data Collection and Management, Montclair State University
2015 Graduate Certificate in Program Evaluation, Montclair State University
2004 MPA, Kean University ‐ Public Administration
1989 BS, Kean University ‐ Management Science

Conference Proceedings (8)

Journal Articles (1)

Posters (2)

Presentations and Workshops (5)

Press Releases and Media (4)