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Kimberley R. Barker

Librarian for Digital Life
Phone: 
434-243-4806
Speciality Services: 
Audience Response System (Clickers)
Online Identity and Reputation Management
Areas of Interest: 
I believe that technology empowers people, allowing them to make better decisions and enrich their personal and professional lives. I believe that anyone can learn anything, and that everybody deserves the chance to do so. To that end, my main interest is in discovering the latest technological innovations (apps, programs, soft- and hardware) and then matching users with the most appropriate technology for their needs. I teach them how to use it, and provide moral and practical support as they incorporate it into their work. If you're curious about concepts like wearable technology, the Internet of Things, and reputation management, and wonder what impact they might have on your professional life, please contact me. I'd love to help you.
Education: 
Master of Library & Information Science; University of South Carolina
Bachelor of Arts (English & Education); Furman University
Publications and Presentations: 
Barker, K., Denton, A. “New Measures of Success: Altmetrics & the Changing Face of Scholarly Impact”. Poster Session. Medical Library Association (MLA) Annual Meeting. Chicago, IL. May 16-21, 2014.
Chiplock, A., Barker, K., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Emerging Technologies Help Bridge the Gap... Health Information + Community." Poster Session. Southern Chapter/Medical Library Association (SC/MLA) Annual Me
Barker, K., Chiplock, A., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Identifying barriers to break technological boundaries: A needs assessment of regional medical librarians ." Poster Session. Southern Chapter/Medical Library
Chiplock, A., Barker, K., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Emerging Technologies Help Bridge the Gap... Health Information + Community." Poster Session. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC/ML
Barker, K., Chiplock, A., Mauldin, M., Miles, A., von Isenburg, M., Wright, A., and Youngkin, A. "Identifying barriers to break technological boundaries: A needs assessment of regional medical librarians ." Poster Session. Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medi
“The implementation of embedded quick response codes into library resources to improve service delivery”; Journal of the Medical Library Association. 2012 January; 100(1)68-71. http://1.usa.gov/yN4n6c
Poster accepted for the MAC-MLA conference, 2010.
arker, K. “Care and feeding of a candidate”, Georgia Library Quarterly. 2002. 39(3)
Barker, K. Case study for “Successful Academic Marketing Case Histories”, a section of ALA’s “Outreach Toolkit for Academic Librarians”. 2002.
Barker, K.“The last unicorn? Library outreach where you might not expect it”, The Shy Librarian. 2012 2(2).
Barker, K; “Who teaches? Who learns?”, AAHE Bulletin v51 n1-10 1998-1999.
"Imagination, Adventure, and Practical Application: Virtual Reality in a Health Sciences Library"; presentation at the Medical Library Association 2017 annual conference Session "Technology Dreamin': New Applications for Current and Emerging Technologies"
"Imagination, Adventure, and Practical Application: Virtual Reality in a Health Sciences Library"; article accepted for publication; Journal of the Medical Library Association; October 2017