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University of North Carolina at Greensboro
ALA-Accredited Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS)
Pacific Union College, Angwin, California
Bachelor of Arts, Magna Cum Laude
Liberal Studies
Napa Valley College, Napa, California
Associate of Arts Degree
Humanities and Fine Arts
Associate of Arts Degree
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Employment Experience

Academic Library Experience

Librarian for the College of Arts and Letters,
Cline Library, Northern Arizona University June 2011-present

  • Collection development liaison to the College of Arts and Letters, involving the facilitation of database trials, weeding, and the adaptation of digital resources, including classic children's books
  • Work collaboratively with students and faculty across all schools within the College of Arts and Letters, providing information literacy sessions, research consultations, and developing student learning outcomes
  • Adapted LibGuides for First-Year Seminar courses including Tolkien and Lord of the Rings and The Politics of Dr. Seuss
  • Coordinate and supervise the library component for the Center of International Education (CIE) and the Program in Intensive English (PIE)
  • Coordinate and supervise the library component of the first-year ENG 105 program, which includes collaborating with GTAs on teaching techniques
  • Interact with learning communities via different modalities, such as online reference assistance via the Ask-A-Librarian service and team email
  • Develop online guides and emerging media, including a JSTOR Camtasia tutorial and screenshots for migrating library content into Blackboard Learn LMS course shells
  • Constructed poster, How Cline Library Sustains Researchers’ Time for March 2013 Assessment Fair

Systems Librarian, Reed Library, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO Oct 2010-June 2011

  • Promoted from within
  • Collection Liaison to Education, English and Theatre Departments, including the selection of youth, young adult, and children's materials
  • Conducted weekly story time sessions
  • Active member of the Teaching Empowerment Team (TET), designed to improve library instruction through peer-observation. PowerPoint
  • Coordinator and facilitator of the systems team and serials subcommittee, member of the Web Team, Technical Services Team, and Collection Development Team and the Librarians' Council
  • Liaison to the IT Department
  • Customized instruction with incorporated media for classes, including annotated bibliography examples.
  • Adapted RefWorks LibGuide for ease of use with Write n Cite and Ref-Grab-It add-ons
  • Streamlined processes and issues involved with Millenium (III) ILS
  • Assisted with department-wide computer configurations, including instructional setup and software upgrades to computer labs and kiosks
  • Collaborated with IT department on the replacement of wireless receivers in group study rooms, and drafted an updated room policy

Reference Librarian, Reed Library, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO August-October 2010

  • Updated LibGuides for Education, and composed guide for Civil Rights resources
  • Developed lessons for integrated library sessions concurrent with writing program class assignments, and incorporated Clickers
  • Liaison to Education and Art Departments
  • Assisted students at the reference desk with Moodle, WebOpus and online database-related questions

Public Library Experience

Adult Services Librarian, Farmington Public Library, NM July 2007-July 2010

  • Collection development and management of adult nonfiction materials in the social sciences and humanities, audio CDs and Spanish materials
  • Managed the roll-out of a comprehensive virtual reference initiative called Just Ask
  • Maintained print and online New Mexico government documents
  • Assisted with Interlibrary Loan operations through OCLC
  • Delivered books through the Road Readers outreach program
  • Systematically planned and organized library programs, including family events, Chautauqua performances, and author presentations
  • Collaborated with the San Juan College Quality Center for Business to inform local business owners of library databases and resources
  • Organized department-wide computer classes and schedules, and taught Microsoft Word 2007 classes
  • Supervised reference technicians in day-to-day operations
  • Provided customer service oriented reference assistance to patrons

Graduate Experience

Reference Intern, Jackson Library, UNC Greensboro 2006-2007 (10 hrs/week)

  • Assisted patrons with reference and documents research using a variety of print and electronic resources in the humanities and social sciences
  • Aided patrons in using print resources and over 200 databases, including EBSCOhost, ProQuest, JSTOR, and LexisNexis Academic
  • Team-taught an English 101 library instruction class
  • Participated in weekly training sessions covering library instruction techniques, and print and electronic reference sources in various subject specialties
Graduate Assistant, Teaching Resources Center Library, UNC Greensboro 2006-2007 (20 hrs/week)
  • Provided access to teaching resources, children's and young adult books, and software to education students and faculty, including the maintenence of award-winning book lists
  • As a special project created a brochure to promote the collection
  • As a special project created a tri-board for a presentation to the National Council for Accreditation for Teacher Education
  • Assumed responsibility for the library on evenings when no other librarians were scheduled, including tallies of monthly computer use and managing check-out of laptops
  • Assisted students in PLATO software, Blackboard, Microsoft PowerPoint, Word, Excel, Publisher, and other computer applications

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Teaching Experience

Instructional Assistant, Writing Center, Napa Valley College, CA   2004-2005 (10 hrs/week)
  • Taught writing strategies and grammar to multicultural/multilingual college students on an individual basis
  • Customized a sentence structure handout for an ESL hearing-impaired student
  • Used basic Spanish to communicate with Mexican Americans regarding English vocabulary and sentence structure

2002-2003 Student Teaching Experiences:

Pueblo Vista Elementary, Napa , CA 2003
40 hours/week for three months as part of student teaching experience

  • Communicated at a basic level in Spanish with students who spoke no English
  • Assisted the students in the school media center by helping them select books

Calistoga Elementary, Calistoga, CA 2003
40 hours/week for three months as part of student teaching experience

  • Participated in weekly conferences with the cooperating teacher to assess teaching techniques

Pope Valley Elementary, Pope Valley , CA 2002
40 hours/week for one month as preparation for student teaching experience

  • Developed and presented a PowerPoint presentation on the Oregon Trail for a 3rd-5th grade classroom
  • Catered to the individual needs of students by helping them with spelling strategies
  • Took charge of the class when the teacher was absent

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Skills & Proficiencies

Computer Applications/Social Software
Expert:LibGuides, Ingram, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Outlook, Libraryh3lp, Twitter, Blogger

Proficient: Coutts, Blackboard Learn, Camtasia, Millenium, SIRSI, Dreamweaver, RefWorks, OCLC, Clickers

Familiar: Summon, EBSCO Discovery Service, Elluminate, Collaborate, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Captivate

Foreign Language Skills
Proficient: Conversational Spanish (speaking, reading, and writing)

Scholarly Activities

Selected Children's Literature Book Reviews

McCoy, K (2012). “Daughter of Smoke and Bone,” by Laini Taylor. 2011 Hachette Audio. Ages 16 and up.
Children's Literature

McCoy, K (2012). “Marty McGuire,” by Kate Messner. 2011 Scholastic Audiobooks. Ages 7 to 10.
Children's Literature

Selected Library Journal Book Reviews


McCoy, K (2012). “Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail.” Library Journal 137 (3), 119. Now an Oprah Book Club 2.0 selection.


McCoy, K (2011). “The New Kids: Big Dreams, Brave Journeys--Immigrant Teens Coming of Age in the U.S.A.”
Library Journal 136 (12), 90-91.

McCoy, K (2011). “How to Tutor Your Own Child: Boost Grades and Inspire a Lifelong Love of Learning—Without Paying for a Professional Tutor.” Library Journal 136 (10), 108.


McCoy, K. (2010) “The Three-legged Woman and Other Excursions in Teaching.”
Library Journal 135 (14),

McCoy, K. (2010). “The Price of Stones.” Library Journal 135 (11), 81.


Long, K. (2009). "Bound for College Guidebook: A Step-by-Step Guide to Finding and Applying for Colleges" and "Decide Better! For College: The Ultimate Guide to Being Accepted and Getting the Most out of College." Library Journal 134 (4), 82-83.

Long, K. (2009). "Work Hard. Be Nice: How Two Inspired Teachers Created America's Best Schools."
Library Journal 134 (2),


McCoy, K. (2014). How Characters Drive Plot. In: Science Fiction, Fantasy and Horror: Speculative Genre Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers. Lamson, Laurie (Ed.) Tarcher. ISBN 9780399165559.

McCoy, K. (2012). “What Teens are Really Reading: A Librarian’s Informal Survey Uncovers the Hottest
YA Fiction.” School Library Journal 58(1), 32-34.
View Article

Goldman, B., Eastwood L. and Long, K. (2010). You Bought it; Now Sell It: Creating a Reference Renaissance in the Public Library by Marketing Collections and Services. In: Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends. Lankes, R. David and Marie Radford (Eds.) Neal-Schuman. ISBN 9781555706807. View Chapter

Long, K. (2008). Tomorrow and Beyond: 3M/NMRT Social. NMRT Footnotes. View Article

Poster Presentations

McCoy, K. and Rose, K. (March 2013). How Cline Library Sustains Researchers' Time. Northern Arizona University Assessment Fair. Poster PDF


McCoy, K. (February 2010). Implementing Reliable Instant Messaging at Your Library. Technology Essentials 2010. Webjunction Online Conference. PowerPoint PDF

Long, K. (April 2009). Widget What? Implementing Reliable Instant Messaging at Your Public Library. New Mexico Library Association Conference, Albuquerque, NM. PowerPoint PDF

Goldman, B., Eastwood, L., and Long, K. (August 2008). You Bought It; Now Sell It! Creating a Reference Renaissance in the Public Library by Marketing Collections and Services. Reference Renaissance: Current and Future Trends Conference. August 2008. PowerPoint PDF



ALA (ACRL) (2006-2009)

  • Participation in a 3 week WebCT online seminar “Creating a Comprehensive Plan for Information Literacy” from October 16-November 4, 2006


  • Booth Volunteer, ALA Annual, Anaheim, CA, 2008
  • 3M/NMRT Social Committee ALA Annual, Anaheim, CA 2008. PowerPoint PDF
  • Discussion Leader, NMRT Online Discussion Forum Committee, 2008-2009


  • Panel presentation. "You Bought It, Now Sell It! Merchandising Reference Services." Reference Renaissance Conference: Current and Future Trends. PowerPoint PDF