2006 - MSLIS: Graduate School of Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign
1993 - BA History: Carleton College
Awards and Distinctions
2014: Digitizing Historical Illinois Newspapers: A Statewide Service, Illinois State Library (Co-Investigator) $250,000
2014: Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections, University Library Strategic Communications University Library Marketing Committee Grant (Primary Investigator).. $443
2012: Innovation Grant, “Digitizing Serialized Fiction”. Awarded by the University of Illinois Library Executive Committee (Primary Investigator). $3654
2012-2013: "Bandits and Browsing: Data Mining and Network Analysis for Library Collections" / Extreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment (XSEDE, NSF OCI-1053575) Startup Allocation (Co-Investigator).
Phi Kappa Phi – inducted 2006
Beta Phi Mu – inducted 2006
Rimkus, Kyle R., Hess, Kirk, “Hathi Trust Ingest of Locally Managed Content: A Case Study from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign”. Code4Lib Journal, 25.
Hess, Kirk. (2012). Discovering Digital Library User Behavior with Google Analytics.Code4Lib Journal, 17.
Green, Harriet, Hess, Kirk and Hislop, Richard, "Incorporating circulation data in relevancy rankings for search algorithms in library collections," E-Science (e-Science), 2012 IEEE 8th International Conference on, pp.1,6, Oct. 8-12, 2012
Hess, Kirk, Hoover, Sarah. "Value of the Online Newspaper Collection at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library." Library Assessment Conference, Seattle, WA Aug 4-6 2014
Hess, Kirk “Digitizing Serialized Fiction”. Lightning Talk presentation at Library Research Showcase. Urbana, IL. Nov 19, 2013
Kowalczyk S., Hess K. & Auvil, L. “Hands On: Workset Builder, Portal and SEASR.” HTRC Uncamp 2013. Champaign, IL. Sept. 8, 2013.
Hess, Kirk. “Digitizing Serialized Fiction”. Short Paper presentation at DH 2013, Lincoln, NE. Jul. 17, 2013
Green, Harriett E. and Hess, Kirk M. “Clusters of Books: Subject Analysis Tools for Library Catalogs.” Cyber Zed Shed Presentation at Association of College and Research Libraries Annual Conference, Indianapolis, IN, Apr. 10, 2013.
Green, Harriet, Hess, Kirk and Hislop, Richard. “Data Mining and Network Analysis of Library Collections” XHPC Workshop, 8th e-Science Conference. Oct 5, 2012
Hess, Kirk. “Discovering Digital Library User Behavior with Google Analytics.” code4lib 2012. Seattle, WA. Feb 8, 2012.