Betina Gardner Named Dean of EKU Libraries
Betina Gardner has been named Dean of Libraries at Eastern Kentucky University.
Gardner, who joined EKU Libraries in 1995, has served in a variety of capacities including interim dean since July 2011.
“(Gardner) has been a constant advocate for improving library services and has demonstrated impressive leadership ability, an eagerness to embrace change, and a clear vision for the future of EKU Libraries,” said Dr. Janna Vice, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs. “Her goal has been to make the library a destination for students. She was part of the creative team that developed the vision for the nationally renowned Noel Studio for Academic Creativity. From 2008 to 2011, she served as public services coordinator, supporting and guiding many initiatives that improved services to faculty, students and staff.”
She also has served on numerous university committees, including the Strategic Planning Committee in 2002 and again in 2009 through 2011. A native of West Liberty, Gardner earned a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Berea College and a master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of Kentucky.