Courtney Kearney

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Responsibilites
The Scholarly Engagement Librarian (Physical Sciences) supports Tulane faculty and students in the physical science departments. Reporting to the Director of User Services and Library IT, s/he combines information literacy instruction, research consultations and outreach with collection development for assigned physical science subject areas. The Scholarly Engagement Librarian acts as the library liaison to assigned departments; meets with students, faculty, and researchers individually or in groups to provide timely, relevant services and sources of information; evaluates information needs; and plans, implements, and assesses initiatives that support the physical science faculty and students across campus. S/he collaborates with counterparts in the humanities and social sciences to ensure a consistent approach to instruction, learning and research, and outreach. S/he collaborates with the Coordinator for Scholarly Resources in Sciences and Engineering to provide and promote science related workshops in areas such as e-science/e-research and data management plans. The Scholarly Engagement Librarian and hes/her colleagues use a team approach to fulfill the library's mission in an area of fast-evolving information needs.
Degrees
Degree Type: 
PhD
Degree Major: 
Geology
Degree Institution: 
University of Bristol
Degree Year Received: 
2010

Degree Type: 
MLIS
Degree Institution: 
Louisiana State University
Degree Year Received: 
2016

Degree Type: 
MS
Degree Major: 
Geology
Degree Institution: 
University of Alaska Fairbanks
Degree Year Received: 
2005

Degree Type: 
BS
Degree Major: 
Geology
Degree Institution: 
University of Georgia
Degree Year Received: 
2002
Professional Affiliations
Organization: 
American Library Association (ALA

Organization: 
Louisiana Library Association

Organization: 
Atmospheric Science Librarians International (ASLI)

Organization: 
Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Professional Interests
Data Management
Information Literacy
Science Literacy