Kirstin I Duffin
Reference Librarian and Liaison to Biological Sciences, Chemistry, and Geology & Geography
Contact me for assistance with your literature research needs: navigating library and Internet resources, identifying appropriate sources, managing sources using citation management software (to create your Works Cited section in seconds!), etc.
In addition to one-on-one consultations, I provide library instruction sessions for classes and create interactive research guides and videos to accompany research assignments.
Find me in Booth Library during the week and on the occasional weekend.
M.S., Biological Sciences, Eastern Illinois University, 2015
M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2010
B.A., Biology, Carleton College, 2006
American Library Association
Association of College and Research Libraries
Illinois Library Association
Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries
Health Science Librarians of Illinois
Bruns, T., Brantley, S., & Duffin, K. (2015). Scholarly communication coaching: Liaison librarians’ shifting roles. In B. L. Eden (Ed.), Partnerships and new roles in the 21st-century academic library: Collaborating, embedding, and cross-training for the future. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield. http://works.bepress.com/kirstin_duffin/15/
Brantley, S., Bruns, T. A., & Duffin, K. (2015). Leveraging OA, the IR, and cross-department collaboration for sustainability: Ensuring library centrality in the scholarly communication discourse on campus. In D. M. Mueller (Ed.), Creating sustainable community: The proceedings of the ACRL 2015 conference, March 25-28, Portland, Oregon (pp. 428-435). Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. http://works.bepress.com/kirstin_duffin/16/
Know where to go: Assessing your library’s article databases for efficient access to multidisciplinary research – A case study in bioenergy. Individual presenter. At Illinois Association of College & Research Libraries biennial conference. Oak Brook, IL. March 21, 2014.
Funding & Grants
Dust, drought, and dreams gone dry. National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association. Public programming series. With J. Derr and P. Ferrell. $1200. Awarded 2014. Program series co-coordinator.
Let's Talk About It: Muslim Journeys. National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association. Reading and discussion series. With J. Derr and P. Ferrell. $4500. Awarded 2013. Program series chair.
Bridging Cultures bookshelf: Muslim Journeys. National Endowment for the Humanities and American Library Association. With J. Derr and P. Ferrell. Books and films for library collection. Awarded 2013. Collection promoter.