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Katelyn Angell

First Year Success LibrarianInstructor

B.A., Wesleyan University, Middletown, CTM.L.I.S., St. John’s University, Jamaica, NYM.A., Psychology, LIU Brooklyn (in progress)


Katelyn (Kate) Angell is a reference and instruction librarian with a background in the social sciences. Prior to joining the LIU Brooklyn faculty in June 2012, she worked as a reference librarian at Sarah Lawrence College in Bronxville, NY. She is currently pursuing a M.A. in psychology at LIU Brooklyn.
Kate’s research interests include games based instruction, information literacy assessment, the social sciences, and the organization of information.


Reference, instruction, psychology


Author, “Open Source Assessment of Academic Library Patron Satisfaction,” published in Reference Services Review
Co-author, “Collaborating for Academic Success: A Tri-Institutional Information Literacy Program for High School Students,” published in Public Services Quarterly
Co-author, “Fat Bodies in Thin Books: Information Bias and Body Image in Academic Libraries,” published in Fat Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Body Weight and Society
Co-author, “Reflecting Our Communities: Internship Programs Open Doors and Minds,” published in American Libraries
Author, “Applications of Edith Stein's Empathy Theory to Library Science,” published in Library and Information Research
Author, “Boom or Bust: The Need for Senior Services Librarians,” published in Progressive Librarian

Lectures and Presentations

Presenter, “Do They Make a Difference? Assessing Games-Based Learning at LIU Brooklyn,” Metropolitan New York Library Council Annual Conference (2014)
Presenter, “Changing the Subject: Organizing Gender Studies Information in the Library,” Marist College Annual Women & Society Conference (2013)
Presenter, “Adopting the Amazing Library Race: Utilizing Mobile Devices and Social Media to Engage First-Year Students in Library Orientations,” LOEX Annual Conference (2013)
Presenter, “Preparing Patrons of the Future: A Library Instruction Program for High School Students,” State University of New York Librarians Association (SUNYLA) Conference (2012)
Presenter, “An Introduction to Progressive Librarianship,” St. John’s University Division of Library and Information Science Symposium (2012)
Presenter, “Does This Book Make Me Look Fat?:’ Information Bias and Body Image in Academia,” Sarah Lawrence College Women’s History Month Conference (2011)


Recipient, American Library Association (ALA) Emerging Leaders Program, Class of 2014
Co-recipient, ALA Library Instruction Round Table's Top Twenty articles (2014)
Recipient, Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) 2013 Conference Librarian Scholarship (2013)

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Library Association Committee on Membership Meetings
Member, American Library Association
Member, Association of College and Research Libraries