As Coordinator of Fondren Library's Federal Depository Library Program, Kathy works on issues concerning federal government information use, data awareness, rescue and preservation. Kathy is liaison to the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and Shell Center for Sustainability.
Kathy has worked with maps, geographic information, library catalogs and metadata throughout her library career. Her research interests in the GeoHumanities include the topics of spatial thinking, geo-information literacy and gazetteer development. Kathy is co-editor of the Journal of Map & Geography Libraries and past Chair of ALA’s Map and Geospatial Information Round Table. She co-founded, and is co-chair of the GeoHumanities Special Interest Group of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (ADHO) and is the Liaison from the Special Interest Group’s Conveners to the ADHO Steering Committee. Among Kathy’ past research was serving as project lead for Mapping Historic Aggieland (link). Her current research is consulting with the Mellon funded Linked Data for Libraries (LD4L) project’s Cartographic Extension Sub-group to extend library catalog data into a linked environment, specifically for maps and cartographic resources.