Katelyn is an instruction librarian, sometimes archivist, podcast & audiobook enthusiast, and slow-but-steady crocheter.
Katelyn started her career as an archivist, but found herself drawn towards working directly with students in the classroom. As an instructor, she is guided by critical pedagogy and Universal Design for Learning. She is focused on student success and ensuring the library meets student needs by creating effective online tools, using authentic assessment, and providing campus outreach.
Outside of her daily work, Katelyn hopes to make a positive improvement in the accessibility and inclusiveness of librarianship. She is currently in the midst of a research study documenting the experiences of academic librarians living with invisible disabilities. In an effort to build community for library and archive workers with disabilities, Katelyn hosts monthly #CripLib chats on Twitter. Lastly, she is a member of the Pennsylvania Library Association’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Committee, working to address systemic injustices in librarianship. Katelyn plans to use her research to advocate for fellow librarians with disabilities, and her professional engagement to address the inequity within her field.