Kim Sestili

Kim Sestili manages the books for University Libraries.

A business administrator, Sestili is responsible for a more than $7 million per year budget for purchasing library materials to support students, faculty and the university's academic and research missions.

"We order various types of materials, and we're always adding new programs, so I have to find the money in the budget to support them," Sestili said. "I work with the librarians on their budgets, run reports and pay the bills."

Materials include databases, printed books and journals, and e-books and e-journals, covering an always-growing vast range of topics.

Sestili's role as accounts manager has evolved since she joined University Libraries in 1993, but her enthusiasm for the job hasn't wavered.

"My co-workers in the libraries are great. We're like a family and that's nice because you really spend more time at work than you do at home," she said. "I also like interacting with the folks in Procurement Services and Finance."

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