Cass Kvenild

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Cass Kvenild, Interim Dean of Libraries


Cass Kvenild is the interim dean of Libraries at UW.  Her research interests include library services to distance learners as well as the intersection of technology and student learning in libraries. Her recent publications examine the role of library collections, partnerships, and catalog records in promoting STEM curricula in K-12 classrooms.

Cass is an elected delegate on OCLC's Americas Regional Council. She also serves on the WEST Operations and Collections Council, the University Press of Colorado Board of Trustees, and the Journal of Technology Integrated Lessons and Teaching editorial board. 


  • MLIS, University of Washington
  • BA in English, University of Wyoming 

Awards & Recognition: 

Selected Publications & Grants: 

Smith, S.M., Hutchens, C., Kvenild, C. (2021). WY Open: A grassroots open educational resources initiative. In Bulgung, B. & Bonjiovanni, E. (Eds.). The Scholarly Communications Cookbook. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries.  

Kvenild, C., Eastman, T., Davis, E., Conerton, C. (2018). Multi-institutional assessment of distance instructors: High satisfaction, low knowledge. portal: Libraries and the Academy, 18(4). 

Goldenstein, C., Kvenild, C., Clement, K., Cook, S., Green, M. (2018). Group interviews for a cohort hire: Lessons learned at the University of Wyoming. College & Research Libraries News, 80(3), 150-152.  

Kvenild, C., Smith, S.M., Shepherd, C.E., Thielk, E. (2017). Making friends and buying robots: How to leverage collaborations and collections to support STEM learning. Knowledge Quest, 45(3).  

Bowles-Terry, M. & Kvenild, C. (2015). Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries. 

Calkins, K. & Kvenild, C. (Eds.). (2014). The Embedded Librarian’s Cookbook. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries. 

Kvenild, C. & Calkins, K. (Eds.). (2011). Embedded Librarians: Moving beyond one-shot instruction. Chicago, IL: Association of College & Research Libraries. 

Kvenild, C. & Bowles-Terry, M. (2011). Learning from distance faculty: A faculty needs assessment at the University of Wyoming. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning, 5(1/2), 10-24. 

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