Patricia A. Kreitz, Dean, Library and Academic Resources


Library, 1st floor


Simmons College, Boston, Ph.D., Library and Information Science, 2015. Dissertation: Redefining the twenty-first century college library: Change leadership in academic libraries

University of California, Berkeley, M.L.S., 1978

University of California, Davis, M.A., Medieval History, 1975

University of California, Davis, A.B., History, summa cum laude, 1973

Professional Experience

Saint Mary’s College of California, Moraga, California

Dean, Library and Academic Resources, 2011–present

Acting Museum of Art Director, 2016-2017

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center, Stanford University

Director, Technical Information Services & Outreach, 1994–2011

Superconducting Super Collider Laboratory, Universities Research Assn., Dallas, Texas

Manager, Library and Information Services, 1989–1994

Collection Development and Reference Services, The Doe Graduate Library, U.C. Berkeley

1987-1989 Head, General Reference Services

1986-1987 Head, Library Information Desk

1984-1988 Social Science Bibliographer and Manager, Humanities Graduate Service

1979-1986 Reference Librarian

School of Library and Information Studies, U. C. Berkeley

1978—1988 Bibliography I Instructor

Professional Contributions (selected)

SCELC: Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium

  • Member, Executive Board, Northern California Representative, 2017-2019
  • Member, Board of Directors, 2015-2018

Innovative Interfaces LINK+

  • Executive Committee, 2014-2015

ALADN-Academic Libraries Advancement & Development Network

  • Member, Proposal Development & Selection Committee, 2015-2016
  • Co-Chair, Program Committee for ALADN 2015

Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL/ALA)

  • Resume Reviewer: ALA Midwinter & Annual 1995 - 2018.
  • Co-Chair, ACRL 2017 President's Program Planning Committee
    • Presidential Forum: Leadership Development for New Library Roles, ALA Midwinter 2017
    • Hitting the Reset Button: Succeeding in Challenging Situations as a Resonant Leader, ACRL 2017 National Conference
    • Putting the Resonance in Leadership, ACRL Leadership Council & Membership Meeting, ALA Annual 2017
    • ACRL/PLA Joint Presidents' Program, ALA Annual, 2017
  • ACRL College Library Section, 2015-2018, Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair
  • Member, Contributed Papers Committe, ACRL National Conference 2017
  • Chair, Leadership Recruitment and Development Committee, 2010
  • ACRL National Conference 2009
    • Member, Executive Committee 2007–2009
    • Co-Chair, Contributed Papers Committee, 2007–2009
  • Member, University Libraries Section Nominating Committee, 2007
  • ACRL National Conference 2007
    • National Conference Executive Committee, Member, 2005-2007
    • Co-Chair, Scholarship Committee, 2005–2007
  • Mentor, Sharon Hogan Memorial Middle Management Institute, 2005-2006
  • ACRL Board of Directors
    • Director at Large 2002–2005
    • Task Force on ACRL Super Committees, Member 2005
    • ALA/ACRL/3M Retreat to design the Academic and Research @Your Library Marketing Campaign, 2002
  • Facilitator, Marketing Academic & Research Libraries Committee, 2003–2005
  • 2005 ACRL National Conference
    • Member, Executive Committee, 2003–2005
    • Member, Preconference Committee, 2003-2005
  • Science & Technology Section, Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair 1998-2000
  • Women’s Studies Section, Vice Chair, Chair, Past Chair 1989–1992

Science and Technology Libraries

  • Editorial Board 2000-2008

Librarians Association of the University of California

  • Vice President/President Elect LAUC Statewide, 1989–1990 (resigned to take Texas position)
  • Chair, LAUC Berkeley Division, 1985–1986
  • Chair, Nominating and Elections Committee LAUC Berkeley Division, 1983–1984 

California Academic and Research Librarians

  • Chair, CARL-Reference Librarians Discussion Interest Group, 1987–1988 

Bay Area Libraries Information Network (BayNet)

  • BayNet Executive Board, Academic Representative, 1988–1990
  • BALIS Reference Committee member & Chair, Hypermedia Interest Group, 1988–1990

University & Community Service

Saint Mary's College of California

  • Educational Technology Group, 2011-2018
  • College Facilities Planning Committee, 2017-2018
  • Selection Committee, Vice President for Finance and Administration, 2016
  • Museum of Art Strategic Plan Task Force, 2015-2016
  • President's Strategic Plan Development Committee: Goal 1: Academic Profile & Distinction, 2013-2014
  • Budget Committee, 2011-2014
  • Selection Committee, College Technology Officer, 2014
  • Technology Strategic Plan Steering Committee & Technology Policy and Planning Committee, 2011-2018

Stanford University

  • Grievance Hearing Officer, 2000–2009
  • Member, Developing the Competition Vision Team, 2007-2008

Stanford Linear Accelerator Center

  • SLAC 40th Anniversary Celebration Event Manager, 2002
  • Co-Chair, The Once and Future Web Symposium, 2001
  • Co-Chair, SLAC Communications Committee, 1999–2000

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

  • Library Director Search Committee, 2003
  • Particle Data Group Advisory Committee, 1993–1996
  • Technical and Electronic Information Department Review Committee, 1997

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Library External Review Committee, 1998

Association of Higher Education of North Texas

  • Council of Library Directors Executive Committee, 1993–1994
  • Council of Presidents’ Library Programs Focus Group, 1993
  • Chair, Fees Task Force, 1993

DeSoto Public Library, DeSoto Texas

  • Executive Committee member, Friends of the DeSoto Public Library, 1992–1993

Davis Public Library, Davis, California

  • Treasurer, Board of Directors, Friends of the Davis Public Library, 1979–1980

Publications (selected)

Kreitz, P. (2010). Case Studies: “Whose restroom is it anyway?” and “Cyberspace privacy”. In P. Hernon, (Ed.). Shaping the future: Studying and discussing leadership in academic libraries. Santa Barbara: CA: Libraries Unlimited.

Kreitz, P. (2009). Leadership and emotional intelligence: A study of university library directors and their senior management teams. College & Research Libraries, 70:6, 531-554. URL:

Kreitz, P. (2008). Best practices for managing organizational diversity. Journal of Academic Librarianship, 34:2, 101-120. (SLAC-PUB-12874).

Kreitz, P. & DeVries, J., (Eds.) (2006). Recruiting, training, and retention of science and technology librarians. Science & Technology Libraries, 27:1&2.

Kreitz, P. (2004). Librarians as knowledge builders: Strategic partnering for service and advocacy. College and Research Library News, 65:1, 8-10, 15. (SLAC-PUB-10274).

Kreitz, P.A. (2008). Online particle physics information. In C. Amsler, et al., Review of Particle Physics, Physics Letters B667:1. URL: (Contributed bi-yearly since 1998).

Kreitz, P. & Brooks, T. (2003). Subject access through community partnerships: A case study. Science and Technology Libraries, 24:1/2, 153-172. (SLAC-PUB-10125)

Kreitz, P. & Barnett, M. (1997). Databases and international collaboration. Beamline 27:4, 53-54.

Kreitz, P.A. (1996). The role of the library in the scholar’s electronic research environment. Digital Libraries and Information Services for the 21st Century. Seoul, Korea: ICPR. (SLAC-PUB-8024).

Kreitz, P.A., Addis, L., Galic, H., and Johnson, T. (1996). The virtual library in action: Collaborative international control of high-energy physics preprints. Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Grey Literature (GL ‘95). Washington, D.C.: GreyNet. (SLAC-PUB-7110).

Huston-Somerville, M. and Kreitz, P. (1995). Gray sci-tech information resources and information networks: Focus on Western Europe. Networks and Resource Sharing in the 21st Century: Re-Engineering the Information Landscape. New York: Haworth Press.

Kreitz, P. (1994–2000). Nobel laureates in physics (Website). Content migrated to URL:

Kreitz, P. (1993). An annotated bibliography on networking: Past, present, and future. Impact of Technology on Resource Sharing. N.Y.: Haworth Press, pp.159-196.

Kreitz, P. (1992). Recruitment and retention in your own backyard: Encouraging paraprofessionals to become librarians. College and Research Libraries News, 53:4, 237-240.

Kreitz, P. (1991). Meeting the information needs of high-energy physicists. Library Administration and Management, 5:4, 208-210. (SSCL-495).

Kreitz, P. and Ogden, A. (1990). Job responsibilities and job satisfaction at the University of California libraries: Professional vs. paraprofessional staff. College and Research Libraries, 51:4, 297-312.

Kreitz, P. 1987). The electronic library: End-users and the future of reference librarianship. In Reference & Selection News, CU News. Berkeley, CA: The General Library.

Davison, P. & Jaffee, L. (1983). Training plans at Berkeley. College and Research Libraries News, 44:6.

Davison, P., Levy, J., Britt, D. (1982). Painlessly Preparing Personalized Training Plans, Berkeley, CA: The General Library.

Presentations (selected)

Kreitz, P. (2017). Putting the Resonance in Leadership. Workshop: ACRL Leadership Council & Membership Meeting. ALA Annual 2017.

Kreitz, P. (2017). Moderator, Hitting the Reset Button: Succeeding in Challenging Situations as a Resonant Leader. ACRL 2017 National Conference.

Kreitz, P. (2016). Communicating Value Through Strategic Messaging. Panel: Demonstrating Library Value theough Outreach & Engagement. California Academic and Research Libraries Association Conference.

Kreitz, P. (2008). Research Commentator. Research Forum. ACRL Science and Technology Section Research Committee.

Kreitz, P. (2006). Partnering with faculty to create new services. In the ALA Office for Literacy and Outreach Services Program. ALA Annual 2006.

Co-facilitator. (2003–2006). Creating a marketing plan for your academic and research library. ACRL Marketing Academic and Research Libraries Committee: various marketing workshops.

Kreitz, P. (2001). The SPIRES-HEP databases: Current trends and future evolution. Invited talk to the Task Force on the Future of Electronic Publishing, American Physical Society.

Kreitz, P. (2000). Eprints: Current trends. In “Electronic Pre-Prints Initiatives” Program. American Society for Information, Science & Technology Annual, Chicago.

Kreitz, P. (1999). The impact of self-publishing on information management. In “The Bleeding Edge of Access to Full-Text Electronic Information”, Detroit, MI: ACRL National Conference.

Kreitz, P. (1996). Constructing the scholar’s workstation: The good, the bad and the ugglesome. In “Leaders on the Web Trail: Redefining the Scholar’s Workstation,” ACRL Science and Technology Section Annual Program. N.Y.: ALA Annual 1996.

Chandler, R. & Kreitz, P. (1994). High-energy physics database: Weaving access with the World Wide Web. In “The World at Your Fingertips Panel” U.S. DOE OSTI: INFOTECH ’94.

Huston, M.M. & Kreitz, P. (1993). Electronic networked sources in Western Europe. (M.M. Huston presenter). Keynote address 1993 Foreign Acquisitions Workshop, Scientific & Technical Information Program, NASA, Sept. 1993.

Kreitz, P., moderator. (1990). Access or impasse? Meeting the research needs of Women’s Studies. ACRL Women’s Studies Section Annual Program. Chicago: ALA Annual 1990.

Kreitz, P., moderator. (1988). Hardware wars: New technologies at the reference desk. California Academic Reference Librarians-Discussion Interest Group/North. Annual Program 1988.

Kreitz, P., co-presenter. (1986). Machine-readable data files for the social scientist. Faculty Seminar Series, U.C. Berkeley.

Kreitz (Davison), P., coordinator & moderator. (1984). Walking the tightrope: Coping with the increasing responsibilities of reference librarians. Panel at California Library Association Annual 1984.

Kreitz (Davison), P. (1984). Trends in biographical reference. Workshop at California Library Association Annual 1984.

Kreitz (Davison), P. (1983). Information access and democracy: Librarians’ role in the equation. Commencement Keynote address, U.C. Berkeley School of Library and Information Studies, 1983.


Phi Kappa Phi, elected 2016.

Scholarship, 2006–2009 Managerial Leadership in the Information Professions doctoral program, Graduate School of Library & Information Studies, Simmons College, Boston, MA.

Commencement keynote speaker, U.C. Berkeley School of Library and Information Studies, 1983.

Beta Phi Mu, elected 1979.

Chancellor’s Graduate Fellow, U.C. Davis, 1973-1974.

California State Scholar, 1967-1969.

Grants & Gifts (selected)

Co-Principal Investigator, U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Field Work Proposal, High Energy Physics Program, Spires & Inspire Operations and Development, FY2009–FY2011.

Louise E. Addis Endowment for the SLAC National Laboratory Library, 2004.

Co-investigator, DOE Development Grant, Project to automate PostScript access to the LANL e-print archives, 1995.

Principal investigator, U.C. System-wide Shared Purchase Microfilming Project Grant: Gay & Lesbian Leaflet Collection, 1988–1990.

Co-investigator, U.C. Berkeley L.A.U.C. Research Grant, "Rewards and Responsibilities of Librarians and Library

Assistants in the University of California Libraries" 1983-1985.

Community & Hobbies

Contributing author, Santa Clara County Poet Laureate, “A Family Album, Santa Clara County, 2009.” 

Volunteer & co-founder, California B.E.S.T. (Bladder Exstrophy Support Team), 2000–present.

Volunteer, SLAC Logo Wear, 1996–2010.

Deacon, First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto, 1998-2000.