Sevin, Carol
Academic Services Librarian
Academic Services
206 Hale
(785) 532-5041

Assistant Professor


2007 Bachelor of Science in Chemistry, Warren Wilson College

2016 Masters of Library and Information Studies, University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Research and scholarship interests

As an Academic Services Librarian at K‐State Libraries, Carol Sevin provides information services and reference instruction to faculty and students in biochemistry and molecular biophysics, biology, chemistry, geography, math, physics, plant pathology, and statistics. She recently collaborated with librarians on the “Bursting Your News Bubble” undergraduate workshop series and is conducting research to develop a peer‐support program to accelerate international graduate students’ adjustment to American academic culture.

Prior to joining K‐State, she served as a user experience intern and volunteered on several outreach projects for the emerging technologies and services department at Oregon State University Libraries. Through the Peace Corps she taught secondary science in Tanzania then served as Peace Corps Tanzania’s malaria coordinator working with Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs to train and empower American volunteers and local community health workers to design and execute initiatives for the effective prevention and treatment of malaria in their communities.

In 2008‐2009 she worked with diverse populations on a variety of projects at the Science Museum of Minnesota, South Minneapolis Workforce Center, and Cycles for Change in the Twin Cities, Minnesota. She is interested in science communication, user experience design in libraries and museums, diversity in STEM, international intergenerational literacy, academic makerspaces, and the evaluation of informal teaching and learning activities.

Regional, national, and international service

User Experience Design Intern, Valley Library, Oregon State University, 2/16-5/16

Part Time Librarian, Valley Library, Oregon State University, 2/16-7/16

Reference Librarian, Corvallis Benton County Public Library, 3/16-7/16

Graduate Assistant, SELF Design Studio, University of North Carolina at Greensboro 3/15-12/15

iSWOOP and Web Content Intern, Center for Design Innovation, 7/13-7/14

Malaria Coordinator, Peace Corps Tanzania, 11/11-12/12

Education Volunteer, Peace Corps Tanzania, 9/09-10/11

Instructor, Learning Technologies Center, Science Museum of Minnesota, 2/09-9/09

Program Coordinator, Invention, Design, Engineering, and Art Lab, Science Museum of Minnesota, 4/08-8/08

Board Member, Cycles for Change, 5/08-8/09

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