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Kristen West: Profile

Kristen West, associate professor at Walker Library, has been a librarian at MTSU since 2007. Her work includes providing information literacy instruction to MTSU students in the library, in online courses, and through the library’s Web site. Her articles have appeared in several professional publications, including College & Undergraduate Libraries. She holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Brigham Young University and a master’s degree in information science from the University of North Texas.

Kristen is the library liaison for faculty and students in Criminal Justice Administration, Health and Human Performance, and Nutrition and Food Science. Her research interests include information literacy and recreational reading in academic libraries.

Publications and Presentations

Mangrum, S., & West, K. (2012). Partnering with undergraduate students to conduct library focus groups. College & Undergraduate Libraries, 19(1):18-32.

Vance, J., & West, K. (2012, May 5). From classrooms to learning spaces: New and remodeled library Instruction rooms [Presentation]. LOEX 40th Annual Conference, Columbus, OH.

Vance, J., & West, K. (2009, October). Old dogs and new tricks: Teaching faculty to teach information literacy [Presentation]. Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference, Louisville, KY.

Vance, J., & West, K. (2009, September). Teaching the teachers: Information literacy workshops for university faculty [Presentation]. Georgia Conference on Information Literacy, Savannah, GA.

Mangrum, S., & West, K. (2009, April). Partnering with student researchers at MTSU library [Presentation]. Tennessee Library Association College and University Libraries Section Annual Conference, Nashville, TN.

Pozzebon, M., and West, K. (2008, April). Providing and managing access to subject resources [Presentation]. Tennessee Library Association Annual Conference, Kingsport, TN.

Pozzebon, M., Wang, J., & West, K. (2008). Providing and managing access to subject resources. Tennessee Libraries, 58(1), 34-40.

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