Libraries Administration Deans Office

WELCOME to the University Libraries, the heart of Penn State University.  The Libraries’ mission is to support teaching, research, service, and outreach.  Our goal is to advance intellectual discovery, information literacy, and lifelong learning.  The University Libraries are committed to diversity and inclusion in all its forms, from increasing diversity of our collections to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all users.  The University Libraries is ranked among the top 10 research libraries in North America, according to the Association of Research Libraries’ investment rankings.  We are one library geographically dispersed.  More than 500 full-time faculty librarians and staff members provide services at University Park, 22 other campus locations, and online.  While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to service and space adjustments, a wide range of remote services and online resources are available to support the Penn State community (COVID 19 updates and information).   We are here to help you!

Department Contact Information

510 Paterno Library
University Park, PA 16802-1812

Libraries Administration Deans Office Staff

Name Title Email Office Phone
Sandy Confer Executive Assistant to the Dean slb3@psu.edu 814-863-4723
Dace Freivalds Interim Associate Dean for Strategic Technologies dif1@psu.edu 814-863-0626
Mihoko Hosoi Associate Dean for Collections Research and Scholarly Communications mxh5873@psu.edu 814-865-0402
Pamela Hough Associate Director of Administrative and Financial Services pah25@psu.edu 814-865-5903
Wendi Keeler External Relations Assistant wak109@psu.edu 814-863-5449
Rachel Killoren Corp Administrative Support Assistant rak227@psu.edu 814-865-0401
Jennifer Leipold Administrative Support Coordinator iyp2@psu.edu 814-865-0401
Leo S Lo Associate Dean for Learning Undergraduate Services and Commonwealth Campuses lsl5158@psu.edu 814-865-0401
Martha Ney Proposal and Awards Generalist mdn1@psu.edu 814-863-5448
Kimlyn Patishnock Senior Director of Administrative and Financial Services kjp2@psu.edu 814-863-5443
Sara Peterson Administrative Support Coordinator sfp3@psu.edu 814-863-5447
Diane Zabel Interim Dean of University Libraries and Scholarly Communications dxz2@psu.edu 814-865-1013