Kerry Ann Gardner, Assoc. Prof.
El Paso Community College
PO Box 20500, El Paso, TX, 79998-0500
Master of Library Science (1990), Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
MA Latin American Studies (1983), Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
(followed by 36 units post graduate work in Political Science)
Graduate Business courses (1980) 12 units, Dominican Univ., River Forest, IL
BA Political Science (1976), Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA
Consumer Health Information Specialization (CHIS) Level 1 (2008), Medical Library Association
2002 Awarded tenure at El Paso Community College
2001 Librarian of the Year, Border Regional Library Assoc.
Biographee in Who's Who in the South and Southwest 1995 – present; Who's Who in America
1997 – present; Who’s Who of American Women 2000 – present, Who’s Who in the World 2004 –
Member Beta Phi Mu, Library Science Honorary 1990 - present
Graduate Tuition Scholarships, Univ. of Arizona 1976 – ‘77, 1981- ‘82
Presidential Honors Scholar, BA Magna Cum Laude, Temple Univ. 1976
Computer Skills: GEAC, Innovative Interfaces, SIRSI and VTLS library systems; OCLC, First Search, Gale
Net, EBSCO, SIRS and a wide variety of other online and CD-ROM bibliographic and full-text databases
HTML, Telnet, Macromedia Dreamweaver; Windows, IBM PCs, Microsoft Office programs, Banner
Second Languages: Spanish, Portuguese
INFORMATION SCIENCE AND RESEARCH EXPERIENCE
Associate Professor, Librarian, El Paso Community College, Valle Verde Library, El Paso, TX 1998 -
Design/teach Information literacy and research classes; provide reference to students, faculty and general
public; perform collection development; act as liaison to campus academic divisions. Create research aids,
online tutorials/quizzes, PowerPoint presentations. Wrote district-wide collection development policy, V.V.
(co-Head Librarian), 2007 – 2008.
Committee service: V.V. Library Collection Development Cmte. (Chair 1998 - present), V.V. Library Home
Page Cmte. (co-Webmaster ‘01 – present), District Library Automation [selection] Cmte (1999), District
Library Home Page Cmte. (‘98 – present; Webmaster ‘99 – ‘01), District Library Instruction Cmte. (‘98 –
present), College Plagiarism Cmte. (‘02 – '04), College Tenure Cmte. (‘03 – '05), College Faculty
Professional Development Cmte. (‘98 – ‘04), College World Wide Web Advisory Cmte. (‘00 – ‘01), plus
various search committees.
Literacy Librarian, Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX. 1996 – ‘98.
Public services duties included reference for print and electronic resources including Internet, readers’
advisory, user instruction in English and Spanish. Relief ILL, Internet workshops. Evening and weekend
supervision of 4 - 6 circulation and page staff.
Assisted in administration, evaluation and planning of Literacy Volunteers of America site. Other duties
included collection development, preparing bibliographies, management of support services, writing
newsletters, editing student magazines, and outreach. Taught student study skills classes, Tutor Certification
Training workshops, in-services for tutors.
Director of Public Services (Temporary), Brownsville Public Library, Brownsville, TX, Summer 1996.
Management and planning of public services for 60,000-volume library with service population of 150,000
people. Supervised and provided biweekly workshops for 10 staff members in reference, circulation, ILL,
serials and electronic resources. Prepared annual public services budget. Developed core collection for non-
fiction resources. Revised public services policy manual.
Director of Library Resources, American University in Dubai, U.A.E. 1995 – ‘96.
Established and managed a 40,000 volume library for a new university offering undergraduate degrees and an
M.B.A. Performed all professional level library work including reference, user instruction, collection
development, acquisitions and cataloging. Established all policies and procedures for library; performed
planning and development for resources, services and facilities including the integration of electronic
technologies. Hired, trained and supervised four student assistants. Served on Faculty Cmte., Administrative
Staff Cmte. and as liaison to faculty for collection development and information literacy issues.
Starting collection was purchased en toto from a library in the U.K. Performed a comprehensive resource
analysis subsequent to compiling monographic, serial and electronic core resources lists. Wrote Library Self-
Study (for accreditation team visit), Library Five-Year Plan, Library Policies and Procedures Manual, and
Student Procedures Manual.
Public Services Librarian, Bryan Wildenthal Memorial Library, Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX 1992 –
Provided general reference and bibliographic instruction for print, electronic and microform resources
including State Depository Collection. Responsible for all ILL operations including selection, training and
supervision of student clerk. Designed/taught user instruction workshops. Created
pathfinders/bibliographies. Performed collection development and evaluation. Acted as faculty liaison in
areas of subject specialization. Provided evening and weekend supervision of 2 - 8 pages.
Wrote multi-volume Bibliographic Guides series, Librarian's ILL Procedures Manual and ILL Student
Worker Procedures Manual. Compiled core bibliography of monographs and serials needed to support
proposed computer science major, core reference material list to support new History of Science honors
course. Compiled multi-volume Internet Resource Guide.
Served on library's Automation Task Force, Materials Selection Cmte., Collection Development Policy
Revision Cmte., and campus-wide Student Disciplinary Cmte. and on ad hoc Library Director Search Cmte.
Manager, Faculty Resource Library, Center for English as a Second Language, University of Arizona,
Tucson, AZ 1989 – ‘92 (classified staff 1991 – ‘92, graduate student 1989 – ‘90).
Provided reference and bibliographic instruction to faculty, staff and graduate students. Performed original
cataloging. Compiled pathfinders. Served as liaison to faculty for collection development. Prepared status
reports for Library Advisory Cmte. Performed research for faculty and staff. Trained and supervised student
Special Projects: Wrote Library Procedures Manual and Library User's Guide. Performed systems analysis of
cataloging procedures with recommendations that increased efficiency of production and strengthened
bibliographic control. Coordinated first systematic weeding of library collection. Designed and conducted
first survey of periodicals usage with recommendations for collection development. Wrote successful
proposal to establish a Student Reading Room.
Project Manager (1991 – ‘92) (formerly Software Support Specialist 1990 – ‘91), CALI Project, University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ.
Managed activities of educational software development project. Served as liaison to university
administrators and staff; promoted software package to university departments and outside agencies.
Wrote/edited grant proposals, user documentation. Tested and evaluated system upgrades; managed group
testing site. Designed and taught student and faculty user workshops.
Research Consultant (freelance), Tucson, AZ 1984 – ‘92.
The Harris Project, Tucson, AZ 1989 – ‘91: Developed an online index and abstract database for archival
collection of materials including books, musical scores, personal and business documents, newspaper and
magazine articles, tape recordings and realia. Original subject classification. Indexed transcripts. Prepared
bibliographies using resources at University of Arizona library.
Other consulting contracts included research in education, business, Native American studies (National
Indian Youth Council), political science and other social sciences involving computerized statistical analyses,
survey techniques and library research. Produced bibliographies, abstracts, indexes, issue briefs, written
reports and computer databases.
Library Assistant I, Phoenix Public Library, Phoenix, AZ 1988 – ‘89.
Provided reference, bibliographic instruction and reader's advisory to a wide variety of patrons. Performed
relief periodicals processing, relief circulation. Created pathfinders. Performed online searching for usage
statistics to aid in collection development decisions.
Special Projects: Created two system-wide bibliographies for Phoenix Public. Compiled current and
retrospective record of Large Type material holdings. Designed monthly circulation analysis report.
Graduate Research Assistant, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ 1982 – ‘86.
Institute of Government Research, 1983 – ‘86: Performed research and analysis for political studies. Created
computer databases, performed literature searches, compiled bibliographies. Responsible for compilation and
preliminary computer (SPSS) analysis of statistical data.
Latin American Area Center, 1982: Wrote reference guide to the politics, economics, geography and society
of the nations of Latin America.
Documents Librarian, FMC Corporation, Chicago, IL 1977 – ‘78.
Established and managed library for new corporate transportation department (MIS, Legal, Domestic, Marine
divisions). Provided reference, bibliographic instruction, all original cataloging. Established and maintained
shelf list, authority files. Relief tariffs librarian. Translated Spanish shipping documents. Performed research
Volunteer Librarian, Richlandtown branch, Doylestown Public Library System, Richlandtown, PA 1972 – 73.
Performed reference, bibliographic instruction, reader's advisory, ILL, circulation and catalog maintenance
for volunteer rural library. Part-time position evenings and weekends.
Library Research Workshops, El Paso Community College 1998 - present, American University in Dubai
1995 – ‘96, Sul Ross State University 1992 – ‘95 (see job descriptions above).
Literacy Study Skills Teacher, Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX 1996 – ‘98.
Basic Literacy Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of America, Baytown, TX 1997 – ‘98.
English as a Second Language Tutor, Literacy Volunteers of America, Tucson, AZ 1991 – ‘92.
Chief Accountant and then Assistant Controller, Trans Am Warehouses of Illinois, Inc., Hodgkins, IL 1978 -
Coordinated all accounting procedures, financial reporting and records management for 11 expense locations.
Responsible for cash management. Performed systems analysis for transition from external to in-house
computerized accounts payable system. Established procedures, wrote corporate Accounting Department
Procedures Manual. Hired, trained and supervised support staff.
Intern, Philco Ford Corporation (subsidiary of Ford Motor Corp.), Bluebell and Fort Washington, PA,
summer 1972, 1973, 1974.
Served as documents clerk, performed customer service, responsible for international accounts payable.
Texas Council for the Humanities/Texas Library Association grant to bring guest speaker, Dr. Jose Limon, to
present his talk "El Corrido, La Llorona y El Curandero: Our Border Mexican Folklore" at El Paso
Community College for National Library Week, 14 April 1999.
WRITING EXPERIENCE AND PUBLICATIONS
Co-Webmaster, "El Paso Community College Valle Verde Library." 2001 – present.
Webmaster, "El Paso Community College Libraries." 1999 – ‘00.
<http://www.epcc.edu/Library/library.htm> [Approximately 40 separate pages]
"Combating Cybercheating: Resources for Teachers." 1999, last rev. 2006.
"Designing Web Pages for People with Disabilities." 1999, last rev. 2006.
"Voting and Elections." Government Printing Office (GPO) Pathway Services. 1998, last rev. 2006.
[Volunteer compiler of subject guide to U.S. federal government sources on the W.W.W.]
Brighter Horizons (Literacy Volunteers of America, Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX) 1/97, 7/97,
1/98. Magazine of stories written by literacy students.
"Marginalized Peoples and Ideas" committee news column, SALALM (Seminar on the Acquisition of Latin
American Materials) Newsletter. 1995.
"Annual Workshop & Banquet Wrap Up." BRLA Newsletter (Border Regional Library Association,
El Paso, TX), Fall 1999, [1-3].
"A Newspaper Column for New Readers." Hands-on English (Crete, NE), March/April 1998, 6-7.
"Literacy Lifeline." A weekly column in The Baytown Sun (Baytown, TX). 1996 – ‘98.
Student Update and Literacy Update, quarterly newsletters of the Literacy Volunteers of America,
Sterling Municipal Library, Baytown, TX. 1996 – ‘98.
"Embraced by the Light, Book Review." The Skyline (Sul Ross State University, Alpine, TX), 9
Dec. 1993, 5.
"Latin American Cocaine Wars Part II: The Big Stick?" The Deputy (Maricopa County Deputies
Assoc., Phoenix, AZ), Fall 1989, 45 and 47.
"Parochial Roadblocks in Fighting the Cocaine Wars in Latin America." The Deputy, Fall 1988,
9 and 11.
"Federal Legislative Update." A monthly column in The Clarion (Tucson, AZ), March – Oct. 1987.
"Surrogating." The Clarion, May 1987, 2.
Co-compiled with Eva Johnson and Arlene Scadron. "March is Women's History Month."
[annotated bibliography] The Clarion, March 1987, 4-5.
Co-authored with Sheila Tobias. "99th Congress: How'd We Do?" The Clarion, Dec. 1986, 8-9.
"ICCLZ and CCLZ: A Chinese Language Reading Comprehension Exercise: User's Guide." University of
Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1992.
Co-authored with Scott Brill. "DICTATION: A Dictation Exercise Using Digitized Audio for Language
Instruction: System Administrator's Manual." University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1991.
Co-authored with Scott Brill. "MAX and MAXAUTHOR: An Interactive Multiple Audio Exercise for
Language Instruction: System Administrator's Manual." University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1991.
Co-authored with Scott Brill. "CMENU and CMRUN: A User Interface to Computer Aided Language
Instruction Software: System Administrator's Manual." University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, 1990.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez, “Howdy Partner 2.” [collaboration across the curriculum] EPCC (El
Paso Community College) Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 15 Aug. 2006.
Co-presented with Joe Old, Lawrence Milbourne and Tony Procell, “EPCC Plagiarism Committee” at the
Border Learning Conference, Las Cruces, NM, 14 March 2003.
Co-presented with Norma Koube and Sahyly Martinez, “Howdy Partner!” [collaboration across the
curriculum] EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, Jan. 2003.
Co-presented with Joe Bryan. "Everything Should Be this Easy: Applying for a Faculty Development Mini-
Grant." EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 20 Aug. 2002 and Jan. 2003.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Do Not Disturb: Privacy on the Net." EPCC Faculty Development
Week, El Paso, TX, 8 Jan. 2002.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Do Not Disturb: Privacy on the Net." Border Regional Library
Association Annual conference, Ysleta I.S.D. Administration, El Paso, TX, 29 Sept. 2001.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Do Not Disturb: Privacy on the Net." EPCC Faculty Development
Week, El Paso, TX, 21 Aug. 2001.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Cybercheating." EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 20
Co-presented with Norma Koube, Sahyly Martinez and Lesley Pullen. "Something Old, Something New."
EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 9 Jan. 2001.
Co-presented with Norma Koube and Sahyly Martinez. "Is Your Web Page A.D.A. Compliant?" Border
Regional Library Association Annual conference, Dona Ana Community College, Las Cruces, NM, 30 Sept.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Oh! The Places You Can Go." EPCC Faculty Development Week, El
Paso, TX, 15 Aug. 2000.
Co-presented with Norma Koube and Sahyly Martinez. "Is Your Web Page A.D.A. Compliant?" EPCC
Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 13 Jan. 2000.
Co-presented with Norma Koube, Sahyly Martinez and Lesley Pullen. "Cafe Cybersearch." EPCC Faculty
Development Week, El Paso, TX, 11 Jan. 2000.
Co-presented with Norma Koube and Sahyly Martinez. "Is Your Web Site A.D.A. Compliant? HTML
Design for Universal Accessibility." International Network of Educational Technology Conference,
University of Texas-El Paso, TX, 10 Jan. 2000.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Cybercheating." Border Regional Library Association Annual
conference, Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, 26 Sept. 1999.
Co-presented with Norma Koube and Sahyly Martinez. "Meet Bobby!" EPCC Faculty Development Week,
El Paso, TX, 19 Aug. 1999.
Co-presented with Norma Koube, Sahyly Martinez and Lesley Pullen. "Webpac, the Ultimate Frontier."
EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 17 Aug. 1999.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Cybercheating." EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 17
Co-presented with Norma Koube and Sahyly Martinez. "Electronic Resources at the EPCC Libraries."
Universidad Autonoma de Ciudad Juarez Exchange Program, El Paso Community College, El Paso, TX, 23
Co-presented with Norma Koube, Sahyly Martinez and Lesley Pullen. "Train Your Brain at the Library."
EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 12 Jan. 1999.
Co-presented with Sahyly Martinez. "Cybercheating." EPCC Faculty Development Week, El Paso, TX, 12
– 12 Poetry Contests 2002 – present.
sales] 2003 – 2008. Secretary 2006; Board Member 2007 - 2008.
, Border Regional Library Assoc. 1999 – ‘02.
CURRENT PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
American Library Assoc.
Assoc. for Borderlands Studies
Assoc. of College & Research Libraries (Community and Junior College Libraries Section,
Law and Political Science Section, Education and Behavioral Sciences Section)
Border Regional Library Assoc.
El Paso Council of Higher Education
Medical Library Assoc.
National Education Assoc.
Texas Faculty Assoc.
Texas Library Assoc. (College & University Libraries Division, Library Instruction Round Table)
Texas State Teachers Assoc.