Karen Kaufmann

Karen KaufmanKaren Kaufmann is a Research and Instruction Librarian with a focus on public relations and marketing the library at Seminole State College of Florida. Before joining the Seminole State College Library faculty, she worked at Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida as a prospect researcher for the Crummer Graduate School of Business and in the Office of Foundation Relations.  Kaufmann’s experience includes working in the financial services sector as a financial advisor, investing and financial planning.

She is a member of Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society, the Florida Library Association (FLA), serving on the FLA Public Relations Committee (2011-current), the Florida Association of College and Research Libraries (FACRL), and ASIS&T. Currently pursuing her PhD in Information Ecology, her research interests includes Information Literacy, Fluency and the Research Process.  Kaufmann is library faculty, author and presenter at various conferences and workshops.

Proposal Title: Socio-cognitive relevance of information literacy: The impact on student success

San José Supervisor: Dr. Lili Luo


  • M.L.I.S. University of South Florida
  • B.S. Business Management/BA Fashion Merchandising

Current or Most Recent Position:

  • Research & Instruction Faculty Librarian, Seminole State College of Florida