Karen E Downing

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734 764 0259

209 Hatcher North
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1205
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Head, Social Sciences Team


I have two roles at the Library:

Head of the Social Sciences - I support the work of the social science librarians.

Education Liaison Librarian - I coordinate the Library's collections, outreach and instruction in the area of education. This includes working with the School of Education, CRLT, and other researchers and students working on education topics.



Ph.D., 2009 University of Michigan, School of Education, Center for the Study of Higher and Postsecondary Education

M.L.I.S., 1989 University of Michigan, School of Information

B.A., 1982 University of Michigan, History of Art


  • Insure access to an array of research data, articles, books, and other resources on education.
  • Provide research support to those studying education.
  • Encourage collaborations between the University Library and the School of Education, CRLT, and other units researching education.
  • Assist with educational research throughout the research life-cycle.