With her background in plant genetics, chemistry, environmental sciences, and public policy, K.T. brings a unique perspective to the Health Sciences Library and the School of Pharmacy that enables her to work in partnership with a very diverse clientele.
Her research interests include technology in education and library services, library instruction and outreach, evolution of libraries, recruitment, retention, and management of academic librarians, information habits of scientists and clinicians.
She is active in the American Society for Information Science & Technology, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, and the Medical Library Association. K.T. held an internship at the Environmental Protection Agency RTP Library and a fellowship at North Carolina State University Libraries before coming to the UNC Health Sciences Library in 2003.
AB, Biology, Harvard University
MSLS, School of Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research & Publications
Technology in education and library services; Library instruction and outreach; Evolution of libraries; Recruitment, retention, and management of academic librarians; Information habits of scientists and clinicians
Selected Articles and Chapters:
Bardeen, Angela, et al. “Gauging the Use of Academic Science Libraries.” Information Outlook 15(6): 27-31, 2011.
Handler, Lara, K.T.L. Vaughan, and Mellanye Lackey (2009). “Hidden Treasures”: Librarian Office Hours for Three Health Sciences Schools. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 28(4): 336-50. PubMed Abstract
Vaughan, K.T.L. (2009). Development of Targeted Online Modules for Recurring Reference Questions. Medical Reference Services Quarterly 28(3): 211-220. PubMed Abstract
Shaw-Kokot, Julia, and K.T.L. Vaughan. Graded Online Pharmacy Assignments. In An Introduction to Instructional Services in Academic Libraries, Elizabeth Connor, Ed. New York: Routledge, 2008. Google Books Entry
Hemminger, Bradley, Dihui Lu, K.T.L. Vaughan, and Stephanie J Adams (2007). “Information Seeking Behavior of Academic Scientists,” Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. 58(14): 2205-2225.
Warlick, Stefanie E. and K.T.L. Vaughan (2007). "Factors influencing publication choice: Why faculty choose open access," Biomedical Digital Libraries 4(1): 12pp.
Osterbur, David L., et al. (2006). “ Vignettes: Diverse Library Staff Offering Diverse Bioinformatics Services.” Journal of the Medical Library Association. 94(3):E188-91.
Moore, M.E., K. T. L. Vaughan, and B. E. Hayes. "Building a Bioinformatics Community of Practice Through Library Education Programs." Medical Reference Services Quarterly 23, no.3 (2005): 71-80. PubMed Abstract
Langley, Anne, Edward G. Gray, and K.T.L. Vaughan. Building Bridges: Collaboration Within and Beyond the Academic Library. London: Chandos Publishing, 2006.
Langley, Anne, Edward Gray, and K.T.L. Vaughan. The Role of the Academic Librarian. London: Chandons Publishing, 2003