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Kimberly Michelle Gay
Head of Reference and Information Services Department; Academic Reference and Instruction Librarian
Prairie View A&M University: John B. Coleman Library
[email protected]
Office Number: 936-261-1506
EDUCATION:
Texas Woman’s University: Denton, TX. M.L.S. Academic Librarianship, 2006. Sum Cum Laude. (4.0)
Texas Woman’s University: Denton, TX. B.S. Major-Mass Communication- Print Journalism, 2003.
Magna Cum Laude. (3.89)
Texas Woman’s University: Denton, TX. B.S. Minor: Fashion Merchandising and Marketing and
Minor: Sociology 2003 (3.89)
Denton High School: Denton, TX. High School Diploma- Journalism and Communication, 1988
ACADEMIC EMPLOYMENT:
Head of Reference and Information Services Department-John B. Coleman Library Prairie View A&M
University 2014-Present
Interim/Acting Head of Reference and Information Services Department-John B. Coleman Library
Prairie View A&M University
(2013-2014)
Academic Reference and Instruction Librarian, John B. Coleman Library. Prairie View A&M
University. Texas. (2006- Current).
Library Assistant II-Library Reference Department, Texas A&M University- Commerce. Texas (20042006).
Online Graduate Teaching Assistant, School of Library Science and Information Studies. TWU. Texas
(2005-2006).
Library Research Student Assistant, Blagg Huey Library. Texas Woman’s University. Texas (19992003).
Retail Stores: Management and Customer Service Representative, Macy’s/Foleys/Woman’s World.
Texas (1989-2007).
SELECTED ACADEMIC AND CAREER EMPLOYMENT EXPERINCES:
Organize and conduct the planning, managing, and performing of the reference and information services
department’s goals vision and mission statements
Organize, create and maintain the monthly reference desk schedules for supervising one-three reference
and instruction librarians in the Information Service Department.
Supervise three- seven the student workers/ graduate student workers and create their reference desk
schedules and hire student workers for the Reference Information Services Department
Teach, develop and organize library information literacy classes to ten (10) liaison areas (Main
Campus- College of Education; College of Agriculture and Human Sciences; College of Business;
Department of Languages and Communications; College of Juvenile Justice & Psychology; Political
Science; College of Nursing; Department of History; Sociology and Social Work ; University College )
for undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and staff.
SELECTED ACADEMIC HONORS AND AWARDS:
American Library Association. Spectrum Scholar Award. 2003.
Texas Library Association. Spectrum Scholar Award. 2003.
Beta Lambda Chapter of Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Studies Honor Society)
2006- present.
Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges. 2006.
Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. 2003-present.
Golden Key International Honour Society. 2001 (lifetime member).
Alpha Sigma Lambda National Honor Society. 2004 (lifetime member).
American Association of University Women. 2007-present
Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives and Professionals. Publication 2007.
Who’s Who Among African American Librarians. Publication 2007.
Marquis Who's Who in America® 2015 Publication (69th Edition). Outstanding Biography
Texas Woman’s University. Outstanding Campus Leader Award. 2001.
Texas Woman’s University. Outstanding Senior Award. 2003.
Texas Woman’s University. Class Agent. 2003.
The Montclair Who's Who in Collegiate Faculty™ 2010-2011 Publication Edition. Outstanding
Biography
Prairie View A&M University- Texas A&M University System. Ten (10) Years of Service Award to the
state of Texas. 8/ 31/ 11.
Prairie View A&M University Service-Learning and Community Service Award. April 28, 2011
Texas Library Association Black Caucus Chair’s Appreciation Award for Outstanding Service 2013
ACADEMIC LIBRARY PROFESSIONAL SERVICE:
Texas Library Association. Black Caucus Roundtable, Genealogy Roundtable, Lariat Adult
Fiction Reading List Task Force Committee, TexShare Outreach and Instruction Working
Group, Nominated to serve on the Executive Board- Representative at Large: Academic
Libraries fall 2014, 2012 TLA Houston Conference Planning Committee, District 8
Nomination Committee
American Library Association. Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL), .
Reference and User Services Association (RUSA), Business Reference and Services Section
(BRASS), Black Caucus member, Conference Planning Sub-Committee Chair Black Caucus
ALA
EDITED ACADEMIC TEXTBOOK PUBLICATIONS:
Books:
Contributing Editor of subject specific library resources to the textbook: Public Speaking Handbook
with additional readings., 2008, 2010, 2011.. Pearson Custom Publishing. Taking from: Public
Speaking Handbook, Second Edition by Steven A. Bebe and Susan J. Bebe, 2007.
GRANTS:
Project Director, November 2014. Historically Black Colleges and Universities Library Alliance
approved a grant of $6,000.00 to the John B. Coleman Library to support development or expansion of
programs to improve library services in support of faculty research. This grant is an integral part of the
Expanding Library Support for Faculty Research in HBCUs project, funded by the Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. (Principle Investigator Dr. Rosie L. Albritton, Director, University Library Services;
Professor, Educational Media and Technology)
EXECUTIVE BOARD APPOINTMENTS
Texas Library Association: Executive Board Representative-at-Large Academic Libraries (2015-2018)
Texas Woman’s University: Executive Board Member-at-Large Number Two (2) (2015-2018)
SELECTED INVITED PROFESSIONAL
PRESENTATIONS/PROGRAMS/WORKSHOPS/GUEST LECTURER:
Harris County Public Library’s Northwest Branch Library. Saturday; July 14, 2011.. Cypress. TX.
Presented topic A Genealogy Family Reunion Affair: An Evidence Based Academic Approach
Harris County Public Library’s Northwest Branch Library. Saturday; June 29, 2013 Cypress. TX.
Presented topic A Genealogy Family Reunion Affair: An Evidence Based Academic Approach
Library Fellowship. Fayetteville State University. Charles W. Chesnutt Library. December 12-15, 2011.
Fayetteville, NC. Presented at the Library’s Fellows program four workshops: Association of College
and Research Libraries- Standards and Outcomes, Tracking Student Success. Integrating Web 2.0. Class
Technology to Librarians and Professors. What is legal- Copyright, Plagiarism, Fair Use, Academic
Honesty, and Digital Millennium Act.
Library Fellowship. Fayetteville State University. Charles W. Chesnutt Library. December 12-15, 2010.
Fayetteville, NC. Presented at the Library’s Fellows program four workshops: Association of College
and Research Libraries- Standards and Outcomes, Tracking Student Success. Integrating Web 2.0. Class
Technology to Librarians and Professors. What is legal- Copyright, Plagiarism, Fair Use, Academic
Honesty, and Digital Millennium Act.
University of North Texas. Department of Library and Information Sciences’ “All School Day”
Houston. TX. December 4, 2010. Presented topic: Academic Librarian on New Technologies in Social
Networking at Your Library: Participate and Facilitate.
ACADEMIC LIBRARY FELLOWSHIPS:
HBUC Mellon Grant Information Literacy Leadership Institute Fellowship. February 2008. Charlotte.
NC . Fellowship addressed principles, components, and the use of information technology in
developing credit and non credit Library Information Literacy Instruction courses at the university level.
>> http://archives.jcsu.edu/illi/
HBUC Mellon Grant Information Literacy Leadership Institute Fellowship. October 2008. Charlotte.
NC . Fellowship addressed principles, components, and the use of information technology in
developing credit and non credit Library Information Literacy Instruction courses at the university level.
>> http://archives.jcsu.edu/illi/
HBUC Mellon Grant Faculty and Librarian Fellowship Institute. December 12-15, 2010. Fayetteville.
NC . Two-day Faculty and Librarian Fellowship Institute workshops that addressed principles,
components, and the use of information technology in developing faculty and librarian collaborations at
the higher education level. Served has a guest speaker who presented information on ACRL, Library
Technology, Copyright and Plagiarism and Student Success. Library Fellowship. Fayetteville State
University. Charles W. Chesnutt Library. December 12-15, 2010. Fayetteville, NC. Presented at the
Library’s Fellows program four workshops: Association of College and Research Libraries- Standards
and Outcomes, Tracking Student Success. Integrating Web 2.0. Class Technology to Librarians and
Professors. What is legal- Copyright, Plagiarism, Fair Use, Academic Honesty, and Digital Millennium
Act.
HBUC Mellon Grant Faculty and Librarian Fellowship Institute. December 12-15, 2011. Fayetteville.
NC . Two-day Faculty and Librarian Fellowship Institute workshops that addressed principles,
components, and the use of information technology in developing faculty and librarian collaborations at
the higher education level. Served has a guest speaker who presented information on ACRL, Library
Technology, Copyright and Plagiarism and Student Success. December 12-15, 2011.
SELECTED UNIVERSITY CAMPUS COMMITTEES & SERVICES:
John B. Coleman Library Committees: Serve/Chair/Vice Chair 16 library committees ( Acquisitions
and Materials Budget; Black History Month-Vice Chair; Boards, Signage and Displays; Collection
Development; Distance Library Services Task Force; Fine Arts Appreciation Committee; Honors
Program Task Force; Library Assessment task Force; Library History Task Force; Publication
Committee- Chair; Library Search Committee; Social Committee; Special Events Task Force [Local and
National]- Chair; 25th Anniversary Library Committee.)
Prairie View A&M University Committees: Provost’s Learning Effectiveness Committee, QEP/SACS
Committee; PVAMU Women’s Leadership Committee; QEP- iREAD Academic Coach; PVAMU
Student Conduct Hearing Board Committee (President Appointed);Organization Review Board for the
Office of Student Engagement (Assistant Director of Student Conduct Appointed. Dr. Thomas-Smith
Houston Livestock and Rodeo Oratorical Speech Scholarship Committee 2014-2015
SELECTED TECHNOLGY FELLOWSHIP CONFERENCES ATTENDED:
Building Learning Communities Conference on Library Information Literacy. July 13-16, 2010. Boston,
MA . Attended workshops on the advancement in education using new media technologies. Conference
was sponsored by the November Learning Group.
References available upon request
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