Karen Estlund

Karen Estlund

Dean of Libraries

Colorado State University | She/her/hers


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Karen Estlund joined Colorado State University as the Dean of Libraries in 2019. Prior to joining Colorado State University, Karen served as the Associate Dean for Technology and Digital Strategies for the Pennsylvania State Libraries and as the head of the Digital Scholarship Center at the University of Oregon. Karen has been actively involved in diversity, inclusion and equity efforts in academic libraries. Karen was also one of the original members of the Fembot Collective and founders of Ada: a Journal of Gender, New Media, and Technology.