Kat Nelsen, she/her/hers Social Sciences Librarian
- ORCID iD
- Position title
- Social Sciences Librarian
- Subject Librarian for
- American Indian Studies
- American Studies
- Asian American Studies
I am the librarian for Anthropology, Sociology, American Studies, American Indian Studies, and Asian American Studies. I can also help with research related to disability studies.
My work primarily involves teaching library workshops and information literacy sessions, purchasing items and managing collections for the subject areas I work with, and connecting people with the resources they need for their papers, projects, and research. In the spring you can find me teaching a Research Spotlight section of CLA 1002. I also work with the Undergraduate Services Librarian to plan and coordinate Libraries involvement in university efforts to welcome new students.
Other projects I am involved in are: Libraries Racial Equity in Collections group, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Library Committee, and The Ojibwe People's Dictionary.
My research interests include: social science research methods and study design; community-engaged scholarship; instructional design and teaching; assessment of library programs and services; and library support for undergraduate research.
I am always available for questions and consultations, just send me an email!
M.A., Library and Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Madison
B.A., Psychology, Metropolitan State University