Michigan State University

Some areas of the Main Library are now open 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday and 12pm to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday. These areas include main-floor access to Circulation as well as our study and computing space on 1 East with access to MSU printing. As of Feb. 1st, we opened 1 West. Our total capacity at this time is 120 people. We also now have touchless lockers, where you may pick up materials. Outside of safety, our top priority is to provide access to all of our collections. We continue to offer virtual services. We also are paging materials and will continue to mail materials to faculty, staff, and students living off-campus. We encourage you to use our convenient distance services. Please see our Online and Distance Learning resource page for more information.

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Staff Info

Name: Kathleen Weessies
Phone: 517-884-0849
Email: weessie2@msu.edu


Librarian III - Continuing
Map Library, Main Library
Head of Unit
Main Library Building,E240 (11)


  • A Spatial Collaboration: Building a Multi-Institution Geospatial Data Discovery Portal
    Blake, Mara; Karen Majewicz; Ryan Mattke; Kathleen W. Weessies
    Journal: Collaborative Librarianship
    Published: November 21, 2017
    Issue: 3
    Volume: 9
    Year: 2017
    URL: https://digitalcommons.du.edu/collaborativelibrarianship/vol9/iss3/7/
  • Care of Rare Map Collections in the 21st Century
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Journal: Journal of Map & Geography Libraries.
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Published: July 2, 2014
    Issue: 2
    Volume: 10
    Year: 2014
    URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/15420353.2014.886654
  • Online Mapping Tools for Entrepreneurs
    Silver, Breezy and Kathleen W. Weessies
    Journal: Journal of Business & Finance Librarianship
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Published: April 4, 2014
    Issue: 2
    Volume: 19
    Year: 2014
    URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/pdf/10.1080/08963568.2014.883883
  • Mapping for the masses: GIS lite and online mapping tools in academic libraries.
    Weessies, Kathleen W. and Daniel S. Dotson
    Journal: Information Technology and Libraries
    Publisher: Taylor and Francis
    Published: January 1, 2013
    Issue: 1
    Volume: 32
    Year: 2013
    URL: http://ejournals.bc.edu/ojs/index.php/ital/article/view/2867
  • Local History Maps in Full Text Resources
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Journal: Journal of Map and Geography Libraries
    Issue: 3
    Volume: 8
    Year: 2012
    URL: http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/15420353.2012.700300
  • Measuring Research Data Uncertainty in the 2010 NRC Assessment of Geography Graduate Education.
    Shortridge, A. Goldsberry, K., and Weessies, K.
    Journal: Journal of Geography
    Publisher: Taylor & Francis
    Issue: 6
    Volume: 110
    Year: 2011
    URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00221341.2011.607510
  • A locational analysis of academic library computer use
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Journal: Reference Services Review
    Publisher: Emerald
    Volume: Vol. 39 Iss: 3
    Year: 2011
    URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/00907321111175868
  • Dr Pepper BBQ Sauce as a Condiment for Chicken
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Published: July 10, 2010
    Year: 2010
    URL: http://staff.lib.msu.edu/weessie2/staff/drpepperbbqsauce.pdf
  • Managing maternity leave: Nine months and nine tips to prepare your organization to survive your time away
    Holly Flynn, Terri Miller, Kathleen Weessies, and Melissa Yost
    Journal: Library Journal (web exclusive)
    Publisher: Media Source
    Published: October 2, 2008
    Year: 2008
    URL: http://www.libraryjournal.com/article/CA6601514.html
  • Publishing Dynamics of Catastrophic Events
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Journal: Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology
    Publisher: Wiley
    Issue: 6
    Volume: 58
    Year: 2007
    URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/asi.20563/abstract
  • A true geospatial one-stop: What's in it for us?
    Weessies, Kathleen
    Journal: ImagiNews
    Publisher: IMAGIN
    Published: March 1, 2006
    Issue: Mar/Apr
    Year: 2006
    URL: http://www.imagin.org/publications/imaginews/2006_03-04.pdf
  • The state orthoimagery program
    Surber, Rob and Kathleen Weessies
    Journal: ImagiNews
    Published: May 1, 2005
    Issue: May/Jun
    Year: 2005
    URL: www.imagin.org/publications/imaginews/2005_05-06.pdf‎
  • The $ecret inside your library’s atlases. American Libraries, 49-51.
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Journal: American Libraries
    Publisher: American Library Association
    Published: October 1, 2003
    Year: 2003
  • Electronic maps: Sources and Techniques
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Journal: Reference Services Review
    Publisher: Emerald
    Issue: 3
    Volume: 31
    Year: 2003
    URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=1455722
  • Local map resources in Michigan
    Weessies, Kathleen W.
    Journal: MLA Forum
    Publisher: Michigan Library Association
    Published: June 14, 2002
    Issue: 2
    Volume: 1
    Year: 2002
    URL: http://www.mlaforum.org/volumeI/issue2/landuseMichigan.html
  • Internet policies in midsized academic libraries
    Weessies, Kathleen & Wales, Barbara
    Journal: Reference and User Services Quarterly
    Publisher: Reference and User Services Association of the American Library Association
    Issue: 1
    Volume: 39
    Year: 1999
  • Academic libraries and research: Mastering the maze (2nd ed.)
    Weessies, Kathleen, Lawson, Mollie. D., Antrim, Patricia., Dorrell, Larry. D., & Lawson, Vertrice. L.
    Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Press
    Year: 1997
  • Academic libraries and research: Mastering the maze.
    Weessies, Kathleen, Lawson, Mollie. D., Antrim, Patricia., Dorrell, Larry. D., & Lawson, Vertrice. L.
    Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Press
    Year: 1996
  • Using Undergraduate Marketing Students in an Unobtrusive Reference Evaluation.
    Tygett, Mary., Lawson, Vertrice. L., & Weessies, Kathleen
    Journal: RQ
    Publisher: American Library Association
    Volume: 36
    Year: 1996