Karen Sheldon

Delaware Valley University faculty member Karen Sheldon from the library
Electronic & Instructional Services, Assistant Professor


  • Library


  • M.S., Library Information Science, Rutgers University
  • B.A., Italian Studies and European Studies, University of Delaware


  • Sheldon, K. (2018). Using a Workflow to Reduce Database Costs without Affecting Collection Needs. Pennsylvania Libraries: Research and Practice, 6(1), 49-56. https://doi.org/10.5195/palrap.2018.173
  • Thomas, K. (2014) E. M. Jellinek: The Worcester Hospital years (1930-1939). Substance Abuse Library and Information Studies: Proceedings of the 36th Annual SALIS Conference, 1(1), 67-72. http://salis.org/salisjournal/vol1/vol1_2014.pdf
  • Thomas, K. (January 2014). Engaging Part-Timers: Ways to Increase Job Retention and Satisfaction in Librarianship, Library Worklife. http://ala-apa.org/newsletter/2014/01/13/engaging-part-timers-ways-to-increase-job-retention-and-satisfaction-in-librarianship/


  • Small Streams Make Big Rivers: Chronicling the Birth of Alcohol Studies – VALE Conference 2013
  • Preparing Part-Timers: Understanding How to Effectively Integrate Generation Y Employees into Library Systems – New Jersey Library Association Conference 2013
  • Reducing Budget Waste at Small Universities: Three Metrics to Guide Your Databases Renewals – NASIG Conference 2018
  • Library Website Design – TCLC Summer Camp 2018


  • STARS-Atlas Systems Mentoring Award from the Reference and User Services Association - 2015
  • Early-Career Librarian Award from the Association of College and Research Libraries - 2017
  • ACRL DVC Professional Development Travel Grant from the Association of College and Research Libraries – Delaware Valley Chapter – 2018