Kat Nelsen, she/her/hers Social Sciences Librarian

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. 

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