Karen Downing's Homepage

Welcome to my homepage! I am a librarian at the University of Michigan's University Library. This homepage is a combination of information the Peer Information Counseling students and I have put together, and interesting links to other homepages. It is continually under construction, so expect some changes periodically!

It's Not a Job, It's a Calling!

I am a Senior Associate Librarian at the University of Michigan University Library. My title is Assistant to the Director for Cultural Diversity and Staff Development Officer. I coordinate parts of the library's diversity and staff development programs.

I earned my Master of Information and Library Studies at Michigan's School of Information in 1989. I also got my undergraduate degree here at U. of M. I majored in History Of Art. Here is my curriculum vitae .

My Interracial Family

This is the history of my interracial family. After going through my family's photographs in an attempt to preserve and organize them (hey, I'm a librarian, remember?), I decided they were too cool to shut away in a photo album! I felt it important to share this story with others who might only know interracial families from watching Geraldo or Sally Jesse on T.V., or Spike Lee's movies ...Gads!

Interesting Links to Other Homepages