UVU Welcomes Our Newest Librarian, Katherine Paterson!

Katherine PatersonThe Fulton Library is excited to introduce our newest librarian, Katherine Paterson! Katherine joined the Utah Valley University community at the beginning of January and is a Reference/Instruction Librarian in the library’s Information Services department.

 Katherine earned her undergraduate degree in English Literature at the University of Utah. She decided on a career in librarianship as a student worker in the Rare Books Division of the U’s Marriott Library. After graduation, she moved to Chicago, where she worked in the library at Loyola University Chicago. She completed her master’s degree in Library and Information Science in 2018 through the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign’s online LEEP program. Katherine was the Civic Engagement Librarian at Loyola Chicago before joining the Fulton Library.

 In her spare time, Katherine likes to backpack in Southern Utah, watch soccer, and try to cook new recipes while pretending she’s on Bon Appetit’s Test Kitchen. Her research interests include critical pedagogy, undergraduate voter and civic engagement, academic library support for first-generation and ELL students, and reflective instruction. She is happy to be back in Utah and is already proud to be a librarian at UVU!

 Katherine is serving as the library’s Instruction Coordinator. Faculty interested in library instruction to support their students can contact Katherine with any questions or to schedule a workshop. She will also support faculty and students in UVU’s School of Education as their subject librarian. Welcome, Katherine!