Kai Alexis SmithI’m the Subject Librarian for the College of Environmental Design, Ethnic and Women’s Studies and Foreign Languages at Cal Poly Pomona. I won the 2015 Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Early Career Librarianship Scholarship to attend the ACRL Conference and the New Members Round Table (NMRT) Shirley Olofson Memorial Award to attend the American Libraries Association Annual Conference. I was a 2014 ALA Emerging Leader. I received my Masters in Information and Library Science in May 2013 from Pratt Institute. My strong interest in librarianship is supported by a wide range of knowledge, experience, and skills gained through my studies, employment in libraries, and work during internships in both academic and museum libraries.


In addition, I was the 2013 Association of Research Libraries (ARL) Career Enhancement Program Fellow at the University of Michigan and the 2013 Art Library Association of North America (ARLIS/NA) Wolfgang Freitag Internship Award winner, which I completed at the National Gallery of Art.


I bring to the table experience with the Library business, reference support, instruction, liaison and outreach, scholarly communications, assessment, collection development, creating Library programs, and content management of visual resources. In addition, I’ve developed a robust toolkit of knowledge organization skills including web content management, digital image management, and website usability.



If you are interested in speaking with me, please contact me.