ABINGTON, Pa. — Kevin Seeber has joined Penn State University Libraries as head of the Abington Campus Library at Penn State Abington, effective March 1.
“Kevin comes to us with extensive experience in working with undergraduates, most notably first-year and transfer students,” University Libraries Associate Dean for Commonwealth Campus Libraries Jennie Knies said. “He is an empathetic leader who is committed to serving students, partnering with faculty and supporting library employees.”
As head librarian, Seeber oversees operations and supervision of faculty librarians and staff; manages the library’s budget, facilities, collections and public services; and collaborates with colleagues across the University Libraries and Penn State Abington in planning, developing, and evaluating library services, policies and procedures. He also partners with campus administrators to meet strategic goals and works alongside Development and Alumni Relations officers to coordinate gifts.
“I’m thrilled to be at Penn State Abington,” Seeber said. “This campus is clearly focused on student success while still having the incredible resources of a research university. It’s a great place to be.”
Prior to arriving to Penn State, Seeber served for nearly eight years at University of Colorado Denver’s Auraria Library, which serves the University of Colorado Denver, Metropolitan State University of Denver and the Community College of Denver. While there he served as a senior instructor, head of its Education and Outreach Services Department and initially as a first-year teaching and learning librarian.
Seeber earned a master’s degree in library and information studies and an undergraduate degree in history, both from Florida State University. He began his academic library career at Florida State University’s Strozier Library, where he served as a library operations supervisor and collection development specialist, among other roles. From there he served at Colorado State University-Pueblo’s University Library as assistant professor, library instruction coordinator and government documents librarian.