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Cara Gilgenbach

Head, Special Collections and Archives, Associate Professor

Subject Librarian for: 

  • Special Collections and Archives  

Job Responsibilities:

Oversees and administers all departmental functions including collection development, donor relations, research and reference services, instructional services, collection processing, and programming.


Scholarly, Creative & Professional Activities
  • Gilgenbach, Cara. Publishers' Canvassing Books in Special Collections and Archives. Kent, OH: Kent State University Libraries, 2012.
  • Paschen, Stephen H. and Cara Gilgenbach. “Historical Convergence: The Kent State University Centennial and May 4 40th Anniversary.” The Ohio Archivist. (Fall 2010): 7-11.
  • Gilgenbach, Cara, Amy McCrory, and David Gaj. “The OhioLINK EAD FACTORy: Consortial Creation and Delivery of EAD.” Archival Issues. 31:2 (2007, ie. 2010): 151-170.  
  • Gilgenbach, Cara and Theresa Walton. Kent State University Athletics. Images of Sports series. Chicago: Arcadia Publishing, 2008. 128pp.  
  • Gilgenbach, Cara. “The Borowitz True Crime Collection” and “Kent State University Special Collections Profile” in Celebrating Research: Rare and Special Collections from the Membership of the Association of Research Libraries. Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries, 2007. 
  • Keller, Dean H. and Cara Gilgenbach. A Catalogue of the B. George Ulizio Collection in the Kent State University Libraries. New Castle, DE and Kent, OH: Oak Knoll Press and Kent State University Libraries and Media Services, 2006. 246pp.
Research Areas
  • Encoded Archival Description (EAD)
  • Special Collections and Archives Librarianship
  • History of KSU Athletics
  • Women's Studies
  • OhioLINK EAD Task Force
  • Society of Ohio Archivists
  • Society of American Archivists
  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section
Cara Gilgenbach
University Libraries
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