About Kiyomi

Kiyomi Deards

Who am I?

I am a scientist, librarian, and educator.

I am currently an Associate Professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln acting as a science librarian in the areas of: Chemistry, Biochemistry, Forensic Science, Physics and Astronomy, and Water.

I belong to several professional organizations focused on libraries, education, science and technology. My research and educational interests are in library management, diversity, mentoring, teaching, STEM education and careers .

I hold a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, with Minors in Music and History, from the University of Redlands, and a M.S.L.I.S. from Drexel University. For more details about my scholarship, education, and professional development activities please see Presentations, Publications, Etc..

Books, music, theater, history, travel, and needlework are just a few of my other interests.

Contacting Me

Please feel free to e-mail me at kdeards2@unl.edu, or leave a comment on a blog post. I respond to all comments either in the comments section, or through personal e-mail.

Comments Policy:

E-mail addresses are required to comment. You do not have to create an account.

I screen all comments with links attached, once I’ve approved one of your comments with a link all other comments made by you should appear immediately.

I do not screen for disagreeing with me, or pointing out errors, but I do screen for posts that are clearly spam posted solely to drive people toward websites to make money.

I reserve the right to delete any comment with heavy use of profanity or the disparaging of people, this is my space and I expect people to be civil even when they vehemently disagree with myself or others.

Disclaimer:

The views and opinions expressed here are my own and are not related to, nor representative of, any library or institution which I may be affiliated with.