Kat Nelsen, she/her/hers Social Sciences Librarian

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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