Staff profile

Feb 09, 2006
Kris Stacy-Bates
Science and Technology Librarian / Associate Professor
152 Parks Library
(515) 294-6819
Kris Stacy-Bates


Keeping up with changes in the world of information can be a challenge, but ensures that this work will always stay interesting.

I use the ISU Library frequently as a patron as well--I love being able to search the "super-catalog" WorldCat from off-campus and to copy or print lists of what I currently have checked out through My Account in the Library Catalog.

I'm a lifelong Cyclone--my first home was in Pammel Court.

Library Responsibilities:

I am the subject specialist for Computer Science, Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mathematics and Statistics, as well as taking a regular turn on the Reference Desk. I also serve as the coordinator for the Library's virtual reference services--chat and e-mail reference offered through "Ask a Librarian."

Research Interests:

Synchronous and asynchronous virtual reference services

Online reference sources

Use and implementation of electronic books

Selected Presentations/Publications:

"Accessing E-Books through Academic Library Web Sites," Andrea Dinkelman and Kristine Stacy-Bates, presentation at the Iowa Library Association/Association of College and Research Libraries Spring Conference, May 20, 2005.

"E-mail Reference Responses from Academic ARL Libraries: An Unobtrusive Study," Kristine Stacy-Bates, ''Reference and User Services Quarterly,'' 43 (1), Fall 2003: 59-70.

"Competencies for Bibliographers: A Process for Writing a Collection Development Competencies Document," Kristine K. Stacy-Bates, Jan Fryer, Jeffrey D. Kushkowski, and Diana D. Shonrock, ''Reference & User Services Quarterly,'' 42 (3), Spring 2003: 235-241.

"Ready-Reference Resources and E-mail Reference on Academic ARL Web Sites." Stacy-Bates, Kristine K., ''Reference and User Services Quarterly,'' 40 (1), Fall 2000: 61-73.

Professional Memberships and Activities: Iowa Library Association, American Library Association