Kara Malenfant

Kara Malenfant is a senior staff member at the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL, a division of the American Library Association), where she coordinates government relations advocacy and scholarly communication activities and is the lead staff member on the Value of Academic Libraries initiative and Assessment in Action program. She provides consulting services on organization development and use of ACRL’s standards for libraries in higher education. Kara began her position at ACRL in fall of 2005 after working for six years at DePaul University Libraries in Chicago. A former Peace Corps volunteer, she holds a PhD in leadership and change from Antioch University and a master’s degree in library science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.