Kate McManus, she/her/hers User Experience and Virtual Reference Coordinator
- ORCID iD
- Position title
- User Experience and Virtual Reference Coordinator
- Libraries department
- Student Experience, Learning and Outreach
I’m the user experience coordinator of the St. Paul Campus Libraries. Along with coordinating information and virtual services, I support Student Experience, Learning, and Outreach (SELO) and provide information & access services in Agricultural, Biological & Environmental Science, as well as virtually. I co-manage both LibAnswers and LibGuides. Ask me about either of these platforms!
I serve on several committees, including co-chairing the Frontline Reference Coordinators, TRUST Team, and Teaching & Learning Assessment among others. Previous to this role, I was a cataloging and metadata librarian in DMA, managing the Deduplication of the University libraries from 2017 to 2019. But I got my start as a TACE in the Performing Arts Archives! I earned my MLIS from St. Catherine University with a focus in archival studies. In my free time, I am the researcher for the podcast ‘We Got This’, study fandom and fan engagement, travel near and far, and tap dance in my black and white tap shoes.
MLIS, St. Catherine University