Kimberly Sweetman

Kimberly Sweetman

Interim Dean, UNH Library
Phone: (603) 862-1974
Office: Library Administration, Dimond Library, Durham, NH 03824

I joined the University of New Hampshire as Associate Dean in August, 2016. As a member of the Library leadership team, I coordinate library services, collections, and technology initiatives and translate library vision and goals into daily processes and operations. My research interests focus on developing library managers to improve their effectiveness, a passion that led me to become credentialed as an executive coach.


  • M.A., Film Studies, Emory University
  • M.L.S., Library Science, Catholic University of America
  • B.A., Individual Concentration in Film Studies, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

Research Interests

  • Library Science
  • Research Libraries
  • Student centered approach
  • Student Enrichment

Selected Publications

  • Sweetman, K. (2016). Workplace Expectations for Today's Library: What Do You Need to Be Able to Do in Order to Succeed in Today's Workplace. Young Adult Library Services, 14(4), 40-43. Retrieved from

  • Rupp, E., Sweetman, K., & Perry, D. (2010). Updating Circulation Policy for the 21st Century. Journal of Access Services, 7(3), 159-175. doi:10.1080/15367967.2010.484787

  • Sweetman, K. B. (2007). Managing Student Assistants A How-to-do-it Manual for Librarians. Neal Schuman Pub.

  • Dawes, T. A., Sweetman, K. B., & Elm, C. V. (2005). Access Services.

  • Burke, K. A. (2000). Checking Up on the Joneses: Using Fill Time Data to Improve Interlibrary Borrowing. Journal of Interlibrary Loan Document Delivery & Electronic Reserve, 10(2), 19-30. doi:10.1300/j110v10n02_03

  • Sweetman, K. (2020, October 29). Begin at the Beginning: The Importance of a Written Assessment Philosophy in Shaping an Assessment Program. In In person conference cancelled, proceedings online. Retrieved from

  • Sweetman, K., & Peck, B. (2018, May 4). Mindset Matters: Developing a Growth Mindset to Reframe Failure in Libraries. In Failing Forward: Experimentation and Creativity in Libraries. Plymouth, Massachusetts. Retrieved from

  • Sweetman, K., & Covert-Vail, L. (2006, September 25). Listening to Users: The Role of Assessment in Changing Library Space to Meet User Needs. In F. DeFranco (Ed.), Proceedings of the Library Assessment Conference: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment (pp. 276-284). Washington, DC: Association of Research Libraries. Retrieved from

  • Most Cited Publications