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College of Information and Communications

Library and Information Science

Katherine Elaine Klein


B.A., English, Hope College
M.L.I.S., Rutgers University


Katie Klein was a middle and high school media specialist for ten years and holds professional educator certification as a school librarian in South Carolina. She is a research assistant for The Public Library Routines Project. Katie has taught ISCI 742: Curricular Role of the School Librarian as an adjunct. She is a member of ALA, ALISE, AASL, IASL, and SCASL. She serves on the LRRT Steering Committee, AASL Professional Learning Committee, and SCASL Legislative Committee.


2023 - AASL Research Grant for “’What Library?’ A Survey of Charter School Leaders About School Library Services” (published in School Libraries Worldwide June 2023).

2023 - ALISE / University of Washington Information School Youth Services Graduate Student Travel Award

Research Interests

school libraries; open educational resources; digital privacy

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.