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Karen Sobel

Karen Sobel

Teaching and Learning Librarian Education and Outreach Services


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Role in the Library

Karen is an Associate Professor and the Research and Instruction Librarian for Art, Architecture, Music, and Urban Planning. She performs instruction, research assistance, and collection management in these subject areas.

More About

Karen is a native Marylander. She has been a part of the Auraria Library since 2008. She holds Master's degrees in Library Science and English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in Education from the University of Colorado Denver. She earned her tenure from the university in 2014.

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Text us your questions to 303-848-8444. We’ll answer from 9 am to 6 pm during the week and reply to after hours questions the next morning. (Your provider rates will apply.)

In-Person

  • Research Tutoring
    Research tutoring is for quick questions, tips, and strategies on finding and evaluating information resources.  Research Tutoring is located in the Knowledge Market on the first floor and is available Monday–Thursday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm and Friday from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. 

  • Research Consultations
    Research consultations are for in-depth and lengthy discussions about research questions. Please use Schedule a Research Consultation Form to request an appointment.  Due to the level of preparation needed, appointments should be made 48 hours in advance. If you need immediate help, please use Research Tutoring.  

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For general library information, as well as for questions about borrowing, renewing, or returning library materials, call 303-315-7763.

For research help, call 303-315-7711, Monday – Friday, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm. If there is no answer, please leave a message and someone will return your call within 24 hours (Monday – Friday).