Rusty Kimball

Education

  • M.L.I.S., University of North Texas, 2003.
    Major: Library Science   
  • M.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1999.
    Major: Geology  
    Thesis: Stratigraphy and Correlation of Pennsylvanian (Missourian) Limestones of the Palo Pinto and Posideon Formations in Southwestern Wise County, Texas.
  • B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, 1995.
    Major: Geology
    Minor (Double): Biology and Chemistry

Professional Responsibilities

Science and Engineering Librarian

  • Subject Specialist for Geology & Geophysics (MS Geology), Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Petroleum Engineering
  • Library Liaison to Geology & Geophysics, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Petroleum Engineering
  • Collection Development for Geology & Geophysics, Oceanography, Atmospheric Sciences, and Petroleum Engineering
     

Affiliations

Geoscience Information Society (GSIS), 2005-Present.
     Currently GSIS Archives Committee Chair

Research Interests

Trends in Geoscience Librarianship
Historical Geology
Paleobotany

Selected Papers
 

  • Rusty Kimball, Jane Stephens, David Hubbard, and Carmelita Pickett. “A Citation Analysis of Atmospheric Science Publications by Faculty at Texas A&M University.” College and Research Libraries, Volume 74, Number 4, July 2013.
  • Rusty Kimball. “Profiles in Science for Science Librarians: Recent Top Award-Winning Geoscientists.” Science & Technology Libraries, Volume 32, Number 2, June 2013. 
  • Rusty Kimball. Profiles in Science for Science Librarians: Wallace Broecker. Science & Technology Libraries, Volume 30, Issue 3, 2011. 
  • Jane Stephens, Laura Sare, Rusty Kimball, Margaret Foster and Joel Kitchens. "The Tenure Support Mechanisms Provided by the Faculty Research Committee at Texas A&M University: A Model for Academic Libraries."  Library Management, Volume 32, Issue 8/9, 2011.
  • Carmelita Pickett, Jane Stephens, Rusty Kimball, Diana Ramirez, Joel Thornton, and Nancy Burford. "Revisiting an Abandoned Practice: The Death and Resurrection of Collection Development Policies."  Collection Management, Volume 36, Issue 3, June 2011.
  • Rusty Kimball.  The TULSA Petroleum Abstracts Database: A Comparison of Two Platforms.  Science & Technology Libraries, Volume 29, Issue 1 & 2, 2010. 
  • Rusty Kimball.  The GeoRef Database: A Detailed Comparison and Analysis of Three Platforms.  Science & Technology Libraries, Volume 29, Issue 1 & 2, 2010.     
  • Rusty Kimball, Gary Ives, and Kathy Jackson.  Comparative Usage of Science E-book and Print Collections at Texas A&M Libraries.  Collection Management, Volume 35, Number 1, January 2010.  
  • Rustin A. Kimball and Merlynd Nestell. Multi-factored stratigraphy and new correlation standards in the lower part of the Canyon Group (Missourian, Upper Pennsylvanian), southwestern Wise County, Texas: a can of worms untangled. Stratigraphy, Volume 4, Number 4 (Fall 2007): p. 329-352.  
  • Merlynd Nestell and Rustin A. Kimball. A historical analysis and reinterpretation of the lower part of the Canyon Group (Missourian, Upper Pennsylvanian) southwestern Wise County, Texas: a fine can of worms.  Stratigraphy, Volume 4, Number 4 (Fall 2007): p. 313-328.  
  • Katherine H. Weimer, Rusty Kimball, Steven Bereyso, Brian Surratt, Adam Mikeal, and Alexey Maslov.  Access and Preservation of Scientific and Cartographic Literature Using an Institutional Repository : USGSs Geologic Atlas of the United States in DSpace.  DttP: Documents to the People, Volume 34, Number 4 (Winter 2006): p. 20-24.
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