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 participate in several professional organizations focused on libraries, education, science and technology. My research and educational interests are in library management, diversity, mentoring, teaching, STEM literacy, education, outreach 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 that disparage other people, this is my space and I expect people to be civil even when they vehemently disagree with myself or others.


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.