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Karen Hertel
Karen Hertel
Importance of research quote from Gabrielson report

​​​​​​​Research Librarian​​

Current or Recent Research Projects

Maximizing access to CPW reports and other publications through cataloging, digitization, and collection management

Expanding access for CPW personnel to scholarly research resources 

Areas of Interest and Expertise​

In all the different libraries I've worked in, from elementary through academic, and now at CPW, a focus has been to help patrons access and use the best resources for their information need. Another area of interest is to continue to build and archive as complete a collection as possible of CPW publications, from the earliest days of the agency to the present. ​


  • M.S., Library and Information Science — University of Washington, 1994
  • B.A., Spanish — University of Utah, 1984 

Current or Recent Positions

  • Research Librarian — Colorado Parks and Wildlife, 2022-Present
  • Ranch Manager - Ishawooa Mesa Ranch, 2010-2022
  • Reference and Instruction Librarian - University of Idaho, 1998-2006