Faculty Spotlight: Gayle Gunderson

Meet Gayle Gunderson

Degrees and Experience
  • MLS (Emporia State University)
  • B.M., Music - Piano Performance (University of Colorado)
Biography and Professional Achievements

Gayle Gunderson grew up in Boulder, Colorado, and has lived mostly in Colorado as well as in Utah, Minnesota, and Kansas. In 1999 she joined the Clifton Fowler Library as a reference librarian and then as library director in 2006.

Her library work began in Periodicals and then she moved to Government Documents, Patents, Reference Librarianship and now management. Gunderson is also a musician, serving her church as organist and bass guitar player in addition to leading the Adult Education Ministry. She and her husband, Lynn, live in Lakewood and have two married daughters and two grandchildren. She enjoys hiking, camping, biking, and skiing.

  • Gunderson, Gayle. How the Irish Saved Civilization; the untold story of Ireland’s Heroic Role from the Fall of Rome to the Rise of Medieval Europe (book review). Colorado Christian University Review of Books, Culture, Media, Life in the 21st Century. February 2015.
Engagements and Presentations
  • Panel presentation leader and facilitator for, “Add marketing to ‘what they didn’t teach me in Library School’”, July 15, 2016, Snezek Library Leadership Seminar, Biola University, California.
  • Served on the Board of the Marmot Library Network, a consortia of libraries that the Clifton Fowler Library is a member of, from 2011-2013 and then as President from 2013-2015.