Social Sciences Librarian
MSIS, University of Texas at Austin (2005)
BA, English Literature, University of Oregon (1997)
Areas of Responsibility in the Library
Reference, Instruction, and Collection Development
Liaison to Social Work, Child and Family Studies, Psychology, and Sociology
- Social worker's discovery, evaluation, and use of information
- Digital literacy for hard-to-serve populations
- Online research guides and instruction
- Mobile technology
- Lifelong learning and information literacy in social work education and practice
- Research guides and instruction for psychology students
Selected Publications / Presentations
Pendell, K. & Bowman, M. (2012). Usability study of a library’s mobile website: An example from Portland State University. Information Technology and Libraries 31 (2), 45-62. Available at http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/7936
Oregon Library Association, Bend, April 26th, 2012. “Going Mobile: Does Your Library Need an App?” Panel presentation with Jeremy Grabill and Sara Brownmiller.
Online Northwest Conference, Corvallis, February 10th, 2012. “Usability Testing Library Mobile Websites in a Fragmented Smartphone Market.” Presentation with Michael Bowman.
Pendell, K. (2011). Muli bwanje? How are you? Volunteering at a health resource center in Zambia. OLA Quarterly 17(1) 15-19.
Association of College and Research Libraries Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, April 1st 2011. “Working as a librarian in Africa.” Roundtable facilitator with Joan Petit.
University Access Committee, appointed member, 2011-present
ALA ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section Instruction and Information Literacy Committee, appointed member, 2012-2014
ALA ACRL Anthropology and Sociology Section Publications Committee, appointed member, 2011 – 2013
Online Northwest Conference Planning Committee, member, 2011 – present. Co-Chair 2012 – present