M.L.S., Emporia State University
M.A., Portland State University
A.B., University of Michigan
Scholarly and professional activities
American Library Association
Art Libraries Society of North America
Association of College and Research Libraries
Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Guild of Bookworkers
Middle East Librarians Association
Oregon Library Association
Western States and Territories Preservation Assistance Service
Selected Publications and Presentations:
Davis, Sheryl, A. Patricia Smith-Hunt and Kristen Kern. “Disaster planning and recovery for cultural institutions.” In Encyclopedia of Library and Information Sciences, ed. Marcia Bates and Mary Niles Maack. 3rd Edition, 1:1, 1602-1614. London : Taylor & Francis, 2010; Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, 2010.
Kern, Kristen and Alex Toth. “A perspective on preservation and disaster response preparedness in oregon libraries.” OLA Quarterly. Vol. 17, no. 4 (Winter 2011): 8-12.
Kern, Kris. “Along the oregon trail: disaster preparedness in oregon libraries and archives.” OLA Quarterly. Vol 14, no. 4 (Winter 2008): 17-19.
Region 6 Annual Forest Service Archaeologists Meeting, Portland, Oregon, March 26, 2013. “Emergency Preparedness and Collections Management.” Invited Speaker.
Oregon Connecting to Collections, IMLS funded initiative, Oregon Heritage Commission administered. Disaster Preparedness workshop presenter for MentorCorps and public participants, seven workshops September -October, 2013.