Faculty: Kimberly Whalen
Research Services Librarian
Assistant Professor of Library Services
Christopher Center, Room 267
Professor Whalen joined the Valparaiso University faculty in the fall of 2010.
As the health sciences librarian, Kim is the liaison to human aging, nursing, and psychology. Kim participates in print and electronic collection development, teaches library instruction, staffs the Research Desk, and assists with marketing and outreach.
She also coordinates the Christopher Center Library’s Cooperating Collection of the Foundation Center and related grant seeking and philanthropy programs.
Prior to joining the Christopher Center Library team, Kim was a librarian for the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Career Resource Centers, a science and business librarian at Purdue University Calumet, a knowledge manager for Grenzebach Glier & Associates, and a business librarian for Emory University. Kim also spent over 10 years in marketing and communications, fund raising, and alumni relations positions within Chicago area non-profits.
M.L.I.S., University of Pittsburgh
B.B.A., Illinois Institute of Technology (Business)
Publications and Presentations:
Whalen, K. (2012). Acquire and diagnose linking the problem with finding best sources of evidence. In L. Hopp & L. Rittenmeyer (Eds.), Introduction to evidence-based practice: A practical guide for nursing (pp. 106-123). Philadelphia, PA: F.A. Davis Company.
Presenter, Medical Library Association Annual Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota, May 2011. Session titled, "Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Teaming up with Nursing Faculty to Research, Write, and Publish Systematic Reviews."
Co-Presenter, Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) International Colloquium, in Chicago, Illinois, September 2010. Session titled, "Assessing the Psychometric Properties of Caregiver Burden Screening Tools."
Co-Presenter, Joanna Briggs Institute (JBI) International Colloquium, in Chicago, Illinois, September 2010. Session titled, "Development of a Data Extraction Form for Psychometric and Feasibility Assessment of Instruments".
Whalen, K. and Buchholz, S.W. (2009), The Reliability, Validity and Feasibility of Tools Used to Screen for Caregiver Burden: a Systematic Review. Published within the Joanna Briggs Institute Library of Systematic Reviews, 7(32), 1372-1429.
Co-Presenter, Northwest Indiana Nursing Research Consortium in Merrillville, Indiana, November 2008. Session titled, “Conducting a Systematic Review on Caregiver Burden Tools.”
Co-Presenter, Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Annual Conference in Hammond, Indiana, October 2008. Session titled, “Rapid Evidence Based Decision Making in Advanced Practice Nursing.”
Co-Presenter, International Council on Women’s Health Issues 17th Congress in Gaborone, Botswana, July 2008. Session titled, “Conducting an International Literature Search: How to Research Girl Child Related Literature on the Internet.”
Co-Presenter, International Council on Women’s Health Issues 17th Congress in Gaborone, Botswana, July 2008. Session titled, “Screening for Caregiving Burden in Young Female Caregivers.”
Guerrero, T., Whalen, K. & Willer, L.R. (2007), Delivering Library Services to Distance Learners: A Grass Roots Effort at a Regional Campus. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 4(12), 21-28. http://www.itdl.org/Journal/Dec_07/index.htm
Co-Presenter, Indiana Center for Evidence-Based Nursing Practice Annual Conference in Hammond, Indiana, November 2007. Session titled, “Reaping the Evidence: Best Evidence Sources and How to Find Them.”
Whalen, K. (2004). In S. Klopper (Vol. Ed.), Introduction to online accounting & financial research: search strategies, research case study, research problems, and data source evaluations and reviews (pp. 160-163, 196-199). Ohio: South-Western.
Co-Presenter, Special Libraries Association National Conference in New York, New York, June 2003. Session titled “Accounting 101 – What Every Librarian Should Know about Accounting Research.”
Areas of Interest:
Information literacy with a focus on health information literacy
Non-profit and philanthropic leadership