Kathleen Monks

Head, Instruction Services
Office hours
By appointment
Library and Information Science
University of Washington
Interdisciplinary Arts and Sciences
University of Washington Tacoma

I have worked as a librarian at the UW Tacoma since 2014.  My previous positions include: Education Materials Center Librarian / Instructor at Texas A&M University - Kingsville and Agriculture & Life Sciences Reference Librarian / Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho. 

As the Head of Instruction Services, I oversee the library instruction program and provide guidance on librarian teaching efforts at UW Tacoma.  My subject liaison areas include:

I also manage the Children's and Young Adult Collection at UW Tacoma Library as part of my liaison duties for Education.


How I can help you:

For students

  • Meet with you individually to discuss your topic and possible research strategies
  • Recommend the best databases to search for your research topic
  • Answer your questions via email, phone, or in-person
  • Tell you about library services

For faculty

  • Create a webpage tailored to your class assignment
  • Discuss ways to best incorporate research skills and library materials into your class assignments
  • Tell you about library services
  • Act as a liaison communicating the department's concerns and needs to library administration


Honors and Awards

United States Agricultural Information Network, New to the Profession Award, 2014

American Library Association Emerging Leader, 2013

Academic Service


  • American College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Academic/Research Librarian of the Year Award Committee, member, 2015-2017
  • United Stated Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), Awards Commitee, member, 2015-2016
  • United Stated Agricultural Information Network (USAIN), Social Issues / Rural Information Interest Group, Co-Chair, 2014 – present


  • American College & Research Libraries – Washington Chapter (ACRL-WA) Board, Member-at-large, 2015-2017

UW Libraries Committees

  • Association of Librarians of the University of Washington, Secretary, 2016-2018
  • Teaching and Learning Group, 2014  – present
  • UW Tacoma Library Web Committee, 2014  – present
  • American College and Research Libraries
  • American Library Association
  • United States Agriculture Information Network
CV or Resume
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