Kate Hess, Kirkwood Community College, Iowa City Campus
Library Coordinator, Assistant Professor
BA English, MA Library and Information Science

1816 Lower Muscatine Rd., Iowa City, IA 52240


 My Faculty Endowed Chair Project: Learning Like Children
 "Librarians will cease to study the 'library-as-subject' and will instead become specialists in coaching intellectual growth and critical development."   - James Elmborg
Open Textbooks
"Open Textbooks" are typically free to view, low cost to print, and with licensing by the creator that allows adopters (i.e. instructors) to edit the material to suit their needs. They are a viable alternative to traditionally published textbooks and their high prices and inflexible formatting.
Kirkwood Library &
Librarianship as a Career
"Librarian is a service occupation. Gas station attendant of the mind."   - Richard Powers, The Gold Bug Variations
Homeschooling in Iowa City

"I'm suggesting learning from children. I'm suggesting that children are a real resource for peace. That within childhood is a way of being vastly different from the path that adults have taken. This way of peace is inherent in children's original play."  -O. Fred Donaldson

"The instruction we find in books is like fire. We fetch it from our neighbours, kindle it at home, communicate it to others, and it becomes the property of all."  -Voltaire (1694-1778)