kYmberly Keeton is a native of Fort Worth, Texas. She is a graduate of the University of North Texas with a Master’s in Library Science (& awarded a Graduate Certificate in Digital Content Management) and holds a B.A. in English-Creative Writing from the University of Houston with a minor in African-American Studies. Additionally, Keeton is a Fellow of the UNT Graduate Student Teaching Excellence Program and a member of Beta Phi Mu International Library & Information Studies Honor Society and is a member of the University of the Houston’s Honors College. Keeton began her professional career in academic librarianship in October 2014 at a Historically Black College University, Lincoln University Missouri.
Keeton was recently selected by American Library Association's Nominating Committee as a candidate for Councilor-at-Large in the 2018 ALA election. Best wishes to her in the election! Keeton has also been selected as an awardee for this year’s very special Digital Library Federation (DLF) HBCU Fellowship. As part of a grant from the Institute and Museum and Library Services (IMLS), these travel fellowship aim to bring unique voices and perspectives to the Liberal Arts Colleges/HBCUs Pre-Conference and the DLF Forum. Additionally Keeton recently published The Electric Life of Prince Rogers Nelson (Keeton, k. (2017) The Electric Life of Prince Rogers Nelson. Journal of African American Studies, 21(3): 528-532. doi.org/10.1007/s12111-017-9378-0) accessible at https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007/s12111-017-9378-0