Professional Bio


  • MLIS, Wayne State University – Detroit, MI, 1996
  • MS, Nutrition and Food Science, Wayne State University – Detroit, MI, 1990
  • BA, Biological Sciences, Wayne State University – Detroit, MI, 1988

Kim joined the Regis library as an on-call Librarian in 2008 and became full-time faculty in 2013. Kim is the liaison to the RHCHP Nursing and Physical Therapy programs and to Biology and Environmental Science in Regis College. Kim has experience in government, corporate, and academic libraries. Before her Library career Kim worked in the food industry in research and development and quality control. Kim is active in local and national library associations. Her research interests include consumer health information, health literacy in seniors and nutrition information.

Research & Scholarship

Select publications:

Verplaetse, A., Mascarenas, P. & O’Neill, K. (2016). Zen and the art of disaster planning: Collaboration challenges in library disaster plan design and execution. In Decker, E. N., & Townes, J. A. (Eds.). Handbook of Research on Disaster Management and Contingency Planning in Modern Libraries. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. Retrieved from

O’Neill, K. (2015). “Biology” in Magazines for Libraries. Ed. by Cheryl LaGuardia. 24th ed. New Providence, NJ: Bowker.

O’Neill, K. L., & Guilfoyle, B. A. (2015). Sign, Sign, Everywhere a Sign: What Does “Reference” Mean to Academic Library Users? The Journal of Academic Librarianship, 41(4), 386–393.

Nnanna, I.A. & O'Neill, K.L. (1992). In vitro binding of select dietary fiber sources to vitamin E. Journal of Food Science, 57(3), 721-725.

Select presentations:

O’Neill, K. & Brownfield, L. (2014, 17 Oct.). Marketing in an academic library: Just do it. Colorado Assocation of Libraries Annual Conference (October 17-19) at Loveland, CO.