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Karl Siewert

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Karl Siewert


  • Instructor
    Broken Arrow Library

Office Location

  • Broken Arrow
    Broken Arrow Library 135
    (918) 449-6449


Karl G. Siewert has been the librarian for the College of Education on the NSU Broken Arrow campus since April of 2013. Prior to that, they spent 11 years as a librarian with the Tulsa City-County Library, with a focus on Business Reference, and later was in charge of Teen Services for the Hardesty Regional Library. Karl is currently the Library Webmaster, and they are active with the Oklahoma chapter of the Association of College and Research Libraries, having served on the Board since 2016.


  • MSAwarded through distance education at College Of St. Catherine - St. Paul, MN, Library and Information Science, Dominican University, 2001
  • BA, English, Fort Hays State University, 1996
Library Operations
Queer Studies
Library and information Science
Library Research Methods
English Language and Literature
Young Adult Literature


  • February 2016 - May 2016, Other, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/in-praise-of-good-friends/id1087060772 (Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States)
  • June 2010 - January 2017, Other, https://yalitlovers.oklibshare.org (Oklahoma, United States)
  • February 2018 - April 2018, Art - Exhibition, Group, Big Read Knitters ()
    Big Read Knitters
  • - April 2017, Music Composition - Other Work, Performance, ()

Intellectual Content:

  • The Bus Proof Library: Technical Succession Planning, Knowledge Transfer, and Institutional Memory (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Published, May, 2019
  • Blood, Brains, and Books. (Book Review), Published, 2010
  • Book Review: The Readers Advisory Guide to Graphic Novels, 2nd ed. (Book Review), Published, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2017


  • The Land You Stand On: Drafting Statements of Native Land Acknowledgement - Lead from Where You Are (Even if it's on Zoom) - Online - November 2021
  • TERF Wars: Trans Representation and Misrepresentation in Collection Development - 2020 Vision: Looking at Our Profession through a DEI Lens - Tulsa, OK - November 2020
  • The Pop-up Librarian: Bringing Liaison Services to the Patrons - The Expanding Role of the Academic Librarian - Tulsa, OK - November 2019
  • Queering My Self: How Not To Be A Good Boy - Ignite Tulsa #5: Build a Better World - Tulsa, OK - June 2017
  • Presidential Address: Reaching Toward The Margins - Reaching Toward the Margins: Critical Librarianship in Academia - Tulsa, OK - November 2017
  • Unlocking the Google Toolbox - Reach! OLA 110th Annual Conference - Norman, OK - April 2017

Courses Taught:

  • INTRO TO ONLINE RESEARCH - LIBM 4611 - Summer 2019