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Kathleen Gust

Engineering Librarian for Outreach Instruction and Electronic Resources


  • (650) 723-8877

Kathleen's role in the library

I am the liaison to the Materials Science & Engineering and Civil & Environmental Engineering departments of the School of Engineering.  As part of that work, I maintain information guides on relevant topics such as the effect of natural disasters on buildings and civic infrastructure, nanotechnology, and water resources and assist faculty and students with their research.

I present workshops for the PWR program, School of Engineering classes and the larger campus community on library research tools and processes.  I'm always delighted to participate in class or study sessions for School of Engineering Faculty, TAs and student groups.  Let me know if I can help you!

I maintain the digital events board and events RSS feed for the Terman Engineering Library.

Course Guides by Kathleen

Course number Term Guide Instructor
PWR 1CR Spring 2014 Writing nature: discourses in ecology, culture, and technology Ross, C.
ENGR 202W Autumn, Winter, Spring ENGR 202W: Technical writing Reichard, C.
MATSCI-81N Fall MATSCI 81N: Bioengineering materials to heal the body Heilshorn, S.
PWR 2CR Fall 2014 Communicating science and the environment Ross, C.
PWR 1GWS Winter 2013 Body politics: the rhetoric of transhumanism Shephard, A.
CEE 178/276 Spring 2014 CEE 178/276 Human exposure analysis Kopperud, R.
PWR 1GIY Fall 2014 Jekylls and Hydes: Rhetoric of the Scientist Yamboliev, I.
PWR 1JM Winter 2014 The rhetoric of the startup McEntire, J.
PWR 2ST Fall 2014 PWR 2ST: Science, Democracy and Social Media Starkman, R.

Professional activities

  • Special Libraries Association, Silicon Valley Chapter President - 2011
  • Special Libraries Association, Silicon Valley Chapter Treasurer - 2013-2014

More about Kathleen

As a native of the American southwest, I am particularly interested in water issues and the environmental concerns of arid regions.  I also spent several years of my career in a high-tech industry library supporting new product research and innovation in many different fields from computing algorithms to optics and photonics.


Master of Library Science (MLS), University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
B.A., Speech Communications/Fine Arts, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ