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Kim Pittman

Information Literacy & Assessment Librarian - Personal Librarian Art & Design, Linguistics, Writing Studies, Supportive Services Program and Academic English Language Program

About Kim

I'm Kim Pittman, one of the reference librarians at the Kathryn A. Martin Library. I'm here to help you whenever you need research assistance. I'm also the librarian who coordinates bringing cute animals to campus for Stress-less Week!

Whether you need:

  • help selecting keywords and search terms
  • a recommendation of the best books, resources, or places to search on a specific topic
  • assistance with a research project or literature review…

I'm here to make your research easier and more rewarding!

 “Google can bring you back 100,000 answers. A librarian can bring you back the right one." -Neil Gaiman

What I can do for you!

  • Provide research assistance - in-person, by e-mail, phone, or chat
  • Provide customized library instruction for classes
  • Consult with faculty members on developing library-related assignments
  • Provide individualized instruction on databases, search engines, research strategy
  • Create online research guides for specific courses or areas
  • Take requests for purchasing new or updated library materials


  • M.A., Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A., Studio Art and Psychology, The College of Santa Fe


  • Lake Superior Libraries Symposium: planning committee member
  • Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL): Member of the Instruction Section Management & Leadership Committee
  • Minnesota Library Association (MLA): Co-founder and Co-chair of the Instruction Roundtable (IRT) 


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Phone: 218-726-8102
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Last modified: August 31, 2016
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