Kathy Fescemyer 

Associate Librarian

Life Sciences Library

The Pennsylvania State University

Address and Phone

Life Sciences Library

408 Paterno Library                                                                                                    

The Pennsylvania State University                             

University Park, PA 16802-1811   




Fescemyer, Kathy and William Fescemyer. 2006. Landis Valley Museum: A Little-Known Pennsylvania Treasure. Journal of Agricultural & Food Information 7:(4) 71 – 80. DOI: 10.1300/J108v07n04_08

Fescemyer, Kathy and Helen Smith. 2006. Agricultural and Food Engineering. In Using the Engineering Literature, edited by Bonnie A. Osif Routledge. pg 62-83

Fescemyer, Kathy. 2006. Using the Internet to Find Information on Agriculture’s Hot Topics. Journal of Library Administration, Vol. 44, Nos. 1/2. 373 -394. DOI: 10.1300/J111v44n01_04. Published simultaneously in Evolving Internet Reference Resources. Edited by William Miller and Rita M. Pellen. Haworth Press.

Paster, Amy, Fescemyer, Kathy, Henry, Nancy, Hughes, Janet, and Helen Smith. 2006. Assessing Reference: Using the Wisconsin-Ohio Reference Evaluation Program in an Academic Science Library. Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship. Spring 2006. http://www.istl.org/06-spring/article2.html

Fescemyer, Kathy. 2004. Planning for Success with the Single Session Class: Practical Advice for the New Librarian. Catholic Library World 75(1) 30-36.

Fescemyer, K. A. 2004. Access to International Botany and Plant Sciences Journals: An Endangered Species? Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship No. 40 www.istl.org/04-summer/refereed.html

Fescemyer, K. A.  2002.  Healing after the unpleasant outburst:  Recovering from incidents with angry library users.   Co-published simultaneously in the Reference Librarian 75/76:235-244, and in Helping the Difficult Library Patron:  New Approaches to Examining and Resolving a Long-Standing and Ongoing Problem, Pgs. 235-244.

Fescemyer, K. A.  2001.  Six Wishes of a Public Service Librarian.   Issues in Science and Technology Librarianship.  Fall 2001   http://www.istl.org/istl/01-fall/article4.html

Fescemyer, K. A.  2000.  Information-seeking behavior of undergraduate geography students.  Research Strategies 17:(3/4)307-317.

Wood, K. A.  1990.  Geo.  In American Mass Market Magazines.  Alan and Barbara Nourie, eds. Pgs  131-136.  New York:  Greenwood Press.

Wood, K. A., B. H. Wilson, and J .B. Graves.  1981.  Influence of host plant on the susceptibility of fall armyworm to insecticides.  Journal of Economic Entomology.   74(1):96-98.

Wood, K. A..  1979.  The influence of host plants on the susceptibility of fall armyworm to insecticides.  Master of Science thesis.  Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA.  29 pp. 

Wood, K. A., E. J. Armbrust, D. P. Bartell and B. J. Irwin.  1978.  A bibliography of the alfalfa weevil, Hypera postica (Gyllenhal), and the Egyptian alfalfa weevil, Hypera brunneipennis (Boheman) (Coleoptera:  Curculionidae).  Illinois Agricultural Experiment. Station Special Publication  54.  92 pp.

Bartell, D. P., J. R. Sanborn, and K. A. Wood.  1977.  Insecticide penetration of cocoons containing diapausing and non diapausing Bathyplectes curculionis, and endoparasite of the alfalfa weevil.  Environmental Entomology  5(4):659-661

Cherry, R. H., K. A. Wood, and W. G. Ruesink.  1977.  Emergence trap and sweep net sampling for adults of the potato leafhopper from alfalfa.  Journal of Economic Entomology  70(3):279-282.


M.S.  1987          University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL   Major:  Library and Information Science

M.S.   1979        Louisiana State University  Major:  Entomology

Thesis  The Influence of Host Plant on the Susceptibility of the Fall Armyworm to Insecticides     

B.S.   1973        University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, IL        Major:  Zoology      Minor:  Physical Sciences

Professional Experience

1999 to present, Life Sciences Librarian, Life Sciences Library, The Pennsylvania State University

1997 - 1999 Science Reference Librarian, Bizzell Memorial Library, University of Oklahoma

1994 - 1997  Reference Librarian, R.M. Cooper Library, Clemson University

1988 - 1993  Agricultural Reference Librarian, R.M. Cooper Library, Clemson University

1986 - 1987  Graduate Assistant, Agriculture Library, University of Illinois

1985 - 1986  Graduate Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas

1980 - 1985  Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, University of Arkansas

1977 - 1980  Graduate Research Assistant, Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University

1974 - 1977 Research Assistant, Section of Economic Entomology, Illinois Natural History Survey


Frances P. Jenkins Award - To the outstanding M. S. candidate in science librarianship

Beta Phi Mu - Library Honorary

Omicron Delta Kappa - Leadership Honorary

Gamma Sigma Delta - Agricultural Honorary