Mathematics Librarian and Strategic Lead, Interdisciplinary Research Initiative

Mathematics Library; 310 Vincent Hall


Kris combines her role as Mathematics Librarian with a new focus on leading the Libraries' support and facilitation of interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research. Her background is in physics as well as library science. Other interests include the changing world of scholarly communication and publishing, and student development of professional skills such as information literacy.

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Workshops taught:

Getting Published: How to Publish Your Science Research Article

Case Studies in Publishing: Your Choices in Journal Contracts


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M.S., Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

M.S., Physics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

B.A. Physics, Carleton College

Selected Presentations & Publications

Fowler, Kristine K. "Mathematicians' Views on Current Publishing Issues: Survey Results," Special Libraries Association annual meeting, 15 June 2011.

Arnold, Douglas N. and Kristine K. Fowler. “Nefarious Numbers.” Notices of the American Mathematical Society v. 58, no. 3 (March 2011): 434-437.

Fowler, Kristine K. “The Mathematics Autodidact’s Aid.” Notices of the American Mathematical Society v. 52, no. 10 (November 2005): 1203-1207.