Director of Sciences and Social Sciences
Barbara Kern serves as Director of the Science Libraries Division, and works together with a dedicated team of science librarians to provide a suite of services to faculty, students and staff as well as to develop strong collections that support research and teaching at the University. In addition, Barbara is liaison to Department of Astronomy and Astrophysics and the Institute for Molecular Engineering. Barbara currently serves on the Special Libraries Association Board of Directors, and is a member of several science publisher advisory boards.
Prior to joining the University of Chicago Library, Barbara was a librarian at the Noranda Earth Science Library at the University of Toronto.
Barbara holds a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science and a Bachelor’s of Arts from the University of Toronto.