Brittany Kester

Faculty Profile

Brittany Kester

Education Librarian
Assistant University Librarian
Education Library Room 1501

Brittany Kester

Ph.D. University of Florida, Curriculum & Instruction, in progress
MLIS Florida State University, Library and Information Science
B.S. University of Central Florida, Elementary Education

Research Interests: Information literacy, Universal Design for Learning, culturally responsive pedagogy and teaching, and children’s literature

Subject Specialist for Art Education; Curriculum, Teaching, & Teacher Education; Early Childhood Studies; Educational Technology; Elementary Education; English Education; ESOL/Bilingual Education; Children’s Literature; Mathematics Education; Reading and Literacy Education; Schools, Society, and Culture; Science Education; Social Studies Education; Special Education; Statistics Education; Teacher Leadership for School Improvement.

Grant Activities:

Recent Publications:

  • Kester, B. (Apr. 2021). Diversifying an academic library’s children’s and young adult collection: A case study from the University of Florida’s Education Library. Collection Management.
  • Elrod, R. & Kester, B. (Nov. 2020). Diverse BookFinder: BIPOC collection development for children’s and young adult collections. C&RL News, 81(10), 481-485.

Recent Conference Scholarship: