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January 23, 2020

Kasia Gonnerman MALIS ’​​​​​​03 has been selected as the next dean of Libraries at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, following a national search. Kasia, who is the director of Vanderbilt University’s Central Library, will begin her work at UAB on April 1.

Kasia's experience includes managing Vanderbilt’s flagship library for the arts and sciences, humanities, social sciences, and interdisciplinary fields. Prior to Vanderbilt University, Kasia was head of Research and Instruction at St. Olaf College Libraries in Northfield, Minnesota, where she planned and oversaw the libraries’ research and instruction program for all three of its branches.

Kasia earned her Master of Arts degree in English linguistics with a specialization in American literature from Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland, where she also taught as a senior lecturer. She later received a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Dominican University. She also attended the Harvard Institute for Academic Libraries and is fluent in Polish and Russian.

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