What is your name and work title?
Kate Zoellner, Associate Professor, Education, Human Sciences and Psychology Librarian, Assessment Coordinator
What do you do in the library?
I teach and develop online materials about research processes and resources (e.g., conducting a literature review, searching specialized databases) to further the research/teaching/learning of UM students/faculty/staff, particularly for members of the College of Education and Human Sciences and the Psychology Department. I purchase materials in those subject areas for the library collection, too. I also work at the library’s Reference Desk, organize research workshops, and coordinate the library’s high school outreach. In terms of assessment I chair the library’s Assessment Committee which works to imbed and foster data-informed decision-making to improve library services, implement and analyze surveys (e.g., LibQUAL), and develop reports for accreditation and other purposes. I serve on other library and university committees. And I conduct research on assessment in libraries and on faculty and graduate student work and information seeking practices.
I’m currently working on a project to highlight graduate students’ research and library expertise and experiences. (If you are a graduate student reading this and would like to contribute and be recognized I’d be thrilled to talk with you – do contact me!)
What are you watching/reading/listening to right now?
I’m reading (and admiring the stunning prints in) Someday is Now: The Art of Corita Kent edited by Ian Berry and Michael Dunn. And I’m listening to the 20th anniversary edition of Los Lobos’ album Kiko.