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Irene Herold , Dean of the Library at Keene State College in New Hampshire, is a doctoral candidate in Simmons College’s Ph.D. program in Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions (in Boston, Massachusetts). She is now deep into her dissertation work, on top of her full-time job.
She shared a link to her work as one of New Hampshire's two delegates to the Vision 2020 national project on Women & Leadership. In addition, she recently had an article in the Keene State Today magazine. Plus, her article, "Digital Archival Image Collections: Who Are the Users?," has been accepted for publication in the peer-reviewed academic journal, Behavioral & Social Sciences Librarian (vol. 29, no. 4, 2010, pp. 267-282).
Her son is almost sixteen, a sophomore in high school, in honors classes and doing extremely well. Her husband continues to teach high school World Studies. After the dissertation, Irene may develop a course on women inventors for Keene State's general education program’s topic-based first-year thinking and writing curriculum.