Undergraduate Services Librarian and Assistant Professor, Kansas State University
Katherine Jones is the undergraduate services librarian and an assistant professor at Kansas State Universityís Polytechnic Campus. In addition to providing personalized research assistance to individual students, Jones conducts embedded information literacy instruction to students studying a variety of disciplines--most of them STEM-based fields such as aviation, unmanned aerial systems, and mechanical and electrical engineering. Jonesís other roles include the development and implementation of all library programming and displays, the design and management of the libraryís social media and marketing, the supervision of the campusís peer tutoring program, collection development, and wearing whichever hat is required of her at the time to best meet student needs. Katherineís other areas of interest include using gamification in education, effectively addressing the unexpected gaps in technology-related knowledge among Gen Z and Millennial learners, and discussing at length the meta behind the obvious, if hidden, presence of librarians in the Star Trek franchise.
Jones strives to make information literacy easily accessible to students at all learning levels via online modules, face-to-face guidance, and course-specific instruction and activities. Her primary objective as an instructor is to encourage students to continue thinking critically about information long after their academic careers have passed. She holds a Master's of Library Science.
Last Updated: 02-26-2018