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Kara Whatley

  • Head, Coles Science Center and Life Sciences Librarian
  • New York University
  • 3PublicationsNumber of items in Kara's My Publications folder on Mendeley.
  • 25Followers

Recent publications

  • Virtual reference/query log pairs: a window onto user need

    • Collard S
    • Whatley K
  • The Evolution of Critical Thinking Skills in Library Instruction, 1986-2006: A Selected and Annotated Bibliography and Review of Selected Programs

    • Ellis E
    • Whatley K
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Professional experience

Head, Coles Science Center and Life Sciences Librarian

New York University

June 2004 - Present



Texas Tech University

August 2001 - August 2004(3 years)


University of Oklahoma

August 1998 - December 1999(a year)


Hendrix College

September 1993 - May 1997(4 years)


Kara Whatley is currently Life Sciences Librarian and Head of the Coles Science Center at New York University’s Bobst Library. She was previously the Information Services Librarian for Biology and Agriculture at Texas Tech University. She holds a master’s degree in library and information studies from the University of Oklahoma and a master’s degree in biological sciences from Texas Tech University. She is a member of both the Special Libraries Association and the American Library Association, where she is a former secretary of the New Member Roundtable and the immediate past publicity officer for the Association of College and Research Libraries’ Science and Technology Section. Her professional and research interests include mentoring opportunities for new library professionals and user behavior in virtual reference environments.

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