Head, Research and Instructional Services

Phone: +1-919-660-5928

I am the Head of Research and Instructional Services, a dynamic team of librarians who serve as liaisons to departments across Duke. We support the diverse research and teaching needs of Duke's faculty, students, and staff through providing classroom instruction and other workshops, supporting individuals and teams through research consultations, and ensuring that we have a collection of books, journals, databases, and other search tools that enable researchers to thrive in their work.

Before joining the Duke University Libraries in May 2015, I worked at the North Carolina State University Libraries for fourteen years. I received my BA in Philosophy and Religion from the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and my MS in Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science.

I am particularly interested in how libraries can create learning and research ecosystems that enable people to accomplish their goals, especially as they relate to teaching, researching, and sharing their work in new ways.

Select Publications

Lippincott, Joan, Anu Vedantham, and Kim Duckett. (2014). “Libraries as Enablers of Pedagogical and Curricular Change,” EDUCAUSE Review.

Lippincott, Joan and Kim Duckett. (2013). “Library Space Assessment: Focus on Learning,” Research Library Issues, no. 284.

Duckett, Kim and Scott Warren. (2013). “Exploring the Intersections of Scholarly Communication and Information Literacy: Two Frames of Reference,” in S. Davis-Kahl and M. Hensley (Eds.) Common Ground at the Nexus of Information Literacy and Scholarly Communication, Association of College and Research Libraries.

Warren, Scott and Kim Duckett. (2010). “'Why Does Google Scholar Sometimes Ask for Money?’ Engaging Science Students in Scholarly Communication and the Economics of Information,” Journal of Library Administration, 50:4, 349 - 372.

Duckett, Kim. (2010). “Learning Management Systems.” In N. Courtney (Ed.), More Technology for the Rest of Us: A Second Primer on Computing for the Non-IT Librarian, Santa Barbara, Calif.: Libraries Unlimited, 2010.