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Rachel Kirk: Profile

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Rachel Kirk, PhD, is a Professor in the Collection Development & Management department of the Walker Library. She is the Collection Assessment Librarian, Chair of the Liaisons' Group, and a Liaison to several academic departments. She serves as a Liaison to the Accounting, Economics & Finance, Information Systems and Analytics, and Management departments within the Jennings A. Jones College of Business and to the Philosophy and Religious Studies. Dr. Kirk serves on the Library's Copyright Group, Information Resource Group, and the Online Learning Team.  She received a Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences and a master’s degree in Information Sciences from the University Tennessee, Knoxville. She has been a librarian for Walker Library since 2002.

Dr. Kirk is highly committed to university and professional service. She has served as a Faculty Senator and as the Recording Secretary for the Faculty Senate. She has served on the Campus Nonviolence Committee (Chair), Curriculum Committee (Chair), Academic Appeals, Academic Scheduling Committee, Career Achievement Committee, Dean of Walker Library Search Committee, Faculty Research and Creative Activity Grant Award Committee, General Education Committee (Secretary), and the Grade Appeals Committee.  

Kirk, R. (2013).  Balancing the books: Accounting for librarians. Santa Barbara, CA:  ABC-CLIO.

    Vance, J., Kirk, R., & Gardner, J. (2012) Measuring the impact of library instruction on     
   freshmen success and persistence: A Quantitative Analysis.  Communications in Information
   Literacy Volume 6, Issue 1.

     Kirk, R. (2011). Basic accounting concepts and techniques for acquisitions professionals.  29th Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2009. Charleston, SC: Charleston Information Group, LLC.

 Kirk, R., Vance, J., & Gardner, J. (2010).  The impact of library instruction on freshman performance & retention.  Proceedings from Library Assessment Conference 2010: Building Effective, Sustainable, Practical Assessment. Baltimore, MD: Association of Research Libraries.

 Tenopir, C., Wang, P., Pollard, R., Greene, D., Klein, L., Krummen, J. and Kirk, R. (2003). Undergraduate science students and electronic scholarly journals. Conference Proceedings of the ASIS&T 2003 Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California.

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