Katherine O'Clair
Agriculture and Environmental Sciences Librarian

Education

Master of Science in Library and Information Studies (2004)
Florida State University
Tallahassee, Florida
Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science (2001)
Nazareth College of Rochester
Rochester, New York

Professional Experience

Life Sciences Librarian, Assistant Rank, Continuing Appointment Track
Noble Science and Engineering Library, Arizona State University
July 2004-August 2009

Honors, Awards, and Other Recognition

  • Emerging Leader Award, Arizona Library Association (2008)
  • Library Journal Mover and Shaker Award (2007)

Professional Contribution

Professional Participation

2012 Program Planning Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Science and Technology Section (2011-Present)

Young Librarians Task Force, American Library Association (ALA) (2009-2011) (Co-Chair 2011)

Selected Publications

O'Clair,K. & Davidson, J. (eds.).(forthcoming). The busy librarian's guide to sci/tech information literacy: Tried and true approaches from the front lines. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

O'Clair, K. (2009). Library BINGO. In: R. Sittler & D. Cook (Eds.), The library instruction cookbook: 50+ active recipes for 1-shot sessions. Chicago: Association of College and Research Libraries.

Selected Presentations

O'Clair, K. (2011). "It's all fun and games – Using games in library instruction". Roundtable Discussion, ACRL 15th National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

O'Clair, K. (2011). "Early career issues". Roundtable Discussion, ACRL 15th National Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

O'Clair, K. (2010). "Integrating the medical literature into undergraduate instruction". Featured Paper, ACRL Science and Technology Section Research Forum, ALA Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Service

California Polytechnic State University

  • Academic Senate Curriculum Committee (2009-Present)
  • Faculty Advisor (Co-Advisor), Latinos in Agriculture Student Organization (2010-Present)

Kennedy Library

  • Orfalea College of Business Librarian Search Committee (2011)
  • College of Engineering Librarian Search Committee (2011)
  • Public Engagement/Communications Specialist Search Committee (2011)
  • Professional Development Committee, Library Faculty Council (2009-Present)
  • College of Architecture and Environmental Design Librarian Search Committee (2009)

Professional

  • Conference Volunteer, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) National Conference (2009, 2011)
  • Resume Reviewer, New Members Round Table (NMRT) Resume Review Service (2009-Present)
  • ACRL Instruction Section Mentor (2008-Present)

Community

  • Atascadero Friends of the Library, Library Expansion Committee
  • Bird Censuser, National Audubon Christmas Bird Count
  • Volunteer, International Coastal Cleanup

Professional Memberships

  • American Library Association
  • Association of College and Research Libraries
  • Library Leadership and Management Association
  • California Academic and Research Libraries Association
  • United States Agricultural Information Network (USAIN)
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