Americas Regional Council
Library Director, Santa Barbara City College
Since 2006, Kenley has been the Library Director at Santa Barbara City College. He has significant experience with technology, leadership, innovation, planning, and social engineering. He brings excitement and transformation to organizations and provides a fresh, creative, and experimental work environment.
He received the 2009 Association of College & Research Libraries, Community & Junior College Libraries Section, Ebsco Learning Resources Leadership Award and the Luria Library, where he serves as Library Director, received the 2011 Association of College & Research Libraries, Excellence in Academic Libraries Award. He received the Santa Barbara City College Faculty Excellence Award for 2008. In 1997 he was one of 25 librarians selected for the ALA Emerging Leaders Institute.
Teaching has been one of Kenley’s passions. In 1993, Kenley taught internet workshops at the dawn of the web, then taught computer skills to high school students from 1994-2000. As the coordinator for the Library Technology Program at Fresno City College he provided instruction for library staff throughout the Central Valley. Since coming to Santa Barbara City College, Kenley has developed two online courses: Library 101, Basic Information Literacy and MAT 149, Social Media and Social Networking.
He received his Masters of Library Science from San Jose State University and his Bachelor of Arts in History from University of California, San Diego.
Term end date: 30 June 2014
Santa Barbara City College
721 Cliff Drive
Santa Barbara, California 93109-2394