I've worked at Ohio State University, Alfred University, and came to Stanford in 1988 to work in Meyer Library when it was an undergraduate library. I also worked in Green Library for a number of years first in General Reference and then later in the Information Center (six years as its head) before coming to Cubberley in 2006.

Current Role at Stanford

I am the Head of the Cubberley Education Library, which means selecting and managing the collections, helping students and faculty with research or finding information, and providing leadership for Cubberley.

Education & Certifications

  • MLS, SUNY Buffalo, Information Science (1971)
  • MA, SUNY Buffalo, History (1979)
  • PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Education (1993)

All Publications

  • Antebellum Higher Education for Women in Western New York Kerns, K. M. 1993
  • Farmers' Daughters: The Education of Women at Alfred Academy and University before the Civil War The History of Higher Education Annual Kerns, K. M. 1986; 6