Dean, Mason Library Keene State College
Research Interests: Mentoring as leadership development, transaction log analysis for archival image database usage, and colleges and fundraising
Irene M. H. Herold is the dean of Mason Library at Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. Prior to Keene State College, Irene served as director of the Anne Bridge Baddour Library at Daniel Webster College in Nashua, New Hampshire, and as the Public Services Librarian for the Hewes Library at Monmouth College in Monmouth, Illinois. Originally a native of Washington State, she received her Master of Librarianship from the University of Washington and holds a Master of Arts in history from Western Illinois University. Previous to becoming a librarian, Irene was an educator at the middle school, high school, and college levels in the United States and Germany and holds an undergraduate degree in English, a teaching certification for 7-12 education, and completion of the Puget Sound Writing Program. In February 2006, she assumed a leadership role in academic technology for academic affairs at Keene State College. An alumnus of the ACRL/CLS New Directors Program and ACRL/Harvard's Leadership Institute, Irene has recently published and presented on mentoring, management, copyright, technology, access services, and information literacy. She is serving as an ACRL Board Director-at-Large (2011-2014), is a past chair of ACRL/CLS, and has served on ACRL/LPSS and ACRL/CLS committees and implemented a state-wide mentoring and job shadowing program for the New Hampshire College and University Council Libraries.