Kendall Larson
Academic Librarian
Acquisitions, Collection Development, & Digital Initiatives Coordinator
Office: Darrell W. Krueger Library, Room 124a
Phone: (507) 457-5367
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Library Liaison to:
Art Department
Arts Administration
Mass Communication Department
Political Science Department
Women's and Gender Studies

Special Areas for Collection Development:
Current Politics, International Mass Media, Multicultural Studies, Native American Studies

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B.A. in Art History, Gustavus Adolphus College
M.A. in Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
M.A. in Art History [emphasis in Architectural History], University of Saint Thomas

Professional Links:
American Library Association (ALA)
Association of Colleges and Research Libraries (ACRL)
Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing (SHARP)
Minnesota Chapter of the Society of Architectural Historians (MCSAH)
Minnesota Digital Library (MDL)
Minnesota Library Association
Vernacular Architecture Forum (VAF)

Presentations and Professional Writing

The Boathouses of Latsch Island: Construction and Adaptation to a River Environment, Session one: Vernaculars of the Upper Mid-west. Vernacular Architecture Forum, Nature + City: Vernacular Buildings & Landscapes of the Upper Midwest, Madison, Wisconsin, June 9, 2012.

The Boathouses of Latsch Island: An Architectural History. Session three: Re-inhabiting the Minnesota Vernacular. Minnesota Society of Architectural Historians (MNSAH) Fifth Annual Student Symposium on the Built Environment. September 25, 2010.

Boathouse Communities. Guest Lecturer. Vernacular Architecture and American Design. University of St. Thomas. July 1, 2009.

LibData and Assignment Calculator Project Overview and Update Discussion. Presenters include Kendall Larson, Vernon Leighton, Allison Quam, Winona State University and Keith Ewing, St. Cloud State University.  A presentation for MnSCU Library Day: Library Reference and Information Literacy Services in the Digital Age, 2007.

Laptop Workstations: An Information Gallery’s Response to User’s Needs: A poster session presentation. Kendall Larson and Russ Dennison. Association of College and Research Libraries, National Conference April 2005.

The Library’s Role in the Changing University: A Panel Presentation. Kendall Larson, Sam Demas, Carol Anderson, Russ Dennison (for Christine Quinn). Minnesota Library Association Annual Conference, October 2004.

“Plagiarism and Cyber-Cheating,” Created preliminary bibliography and annotations in collaboration with and for a presentation by Jim Newsome and Joanne Cavallaro.

WSU Digital Map Project: The Sanborn Maps: A Presentation. Kendall Larson and Joe Mount.  MnSCU Library Days, April 2002.

New Databases for Book History: The Main Street Library Database. The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading & Publishing, International Conference in Williamsburg, Virginia, July 2001.

Acquisitions of Five Midwestern Public Libraries: A Database Demonstration. Washington Area Group for Print Culture Studies, Library of Congress, March 8, 2001. Presentation in coordination with Dr. Wayne Wiegand's presentation Main Street Public Library: Book Availability in the Rural Midwest 1890-1970.

Links to WSU Library Student Assistant's Technology Projects:
Via Youtube WSU Library channel

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