Library Welcomes New Staff - Fall '23

The Kathryn A. Martin Library is excited to announce new staff. 

Natalie Holmes has been hired as the new Cataloging Librarian and joins the library from Iowa City, Iowa.  Natalie holds a Bachelor's in English (Publishing) with a Religious Studies Minor from the University of Iowa. She also holds a Master’s in Library and Information Science from the University of Iowa. Natalie’s primary duties will include cataloging materials for the library’s collection, and enhancing resource descriptions so materials can be more easily found by users. 

Some things she looks forward to in her role as the Cataloging Librarian are: 

“Future projects with unique cataloging needs like the Ramseyer-Northern Bible Society Collection and the Sami Collection," and “learning more about what this community wants and needs from this collection, for both research and enjoyment”

She is also looking forward to working with our library’s specific unique collections: board games, graphic novels, and the library’s Children’s collection. In her spare time, some of the many things Natalie enjoys doing include reading, listening to audiobooks, supporting fat activism, cooking, and thrift shopping. 

Hannah Jones has been hired as the Information Literacy Librarian.  Hannah holds a Bachelor’s in Women's & Gender Studies and English from Hope College and recently completed her MSLIS degree at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. 

Hannah notes that she is “very happy to have traded the corn-induced humidity in Illinois for the much cooler temperatures here in Duluth!”  

In her new role as the Information Literacy Librarian, she will be primarily responsible for coordinating, assessing, and developing our information literacy instruction program. She’s the liaison to the Academic English Language Program and the College and Advanced Writing Program, and in addition to working with these programs, she also provides Research Help and supports information literacy faculty development.  

While she is excited about many aspects of this new role, Hannah is especially looking forward to working with students and faculty “as we think about information, whether for academic purposes or personal curiosities. Information literacy shapes how we engage with and contribute to knowledge and scholarship, and I look forward to having those critical conversations with folks!”

Outside her work here at UMD, she enjoys spending time with family and friends (most importantly her cat), podcasts, and creating - especially trying a new art or craft. 

Sara Gliniecki joins the library as the new Interlibrary Loan Specialist. Sara received her Bachelor’s Degree at Iowa State University and majored in English and German. She also earned her Masters Degree in Library and Information Science at U.W. Madison. 

The majority of her work includes finding materials that the library does not have access to and borrowing them so that our patrons can follow all their curiosities (both for research purposes and for fun)! She will also be lending some of our materials to other libraries so that their patrons can do the same. Sara noted that she is “looking forward to seeing all the innovative, complex, and intriguing topics that our students, faculty, and staff are researching! “

Outside of UMD she spends most of her spare time knitting, cooking, learning languages, and doing yoga. She is also excited to get involved with all the outdoor enthusiasts at UMD! She, “can't wait to hike, climb, kayak, canoe, and do some exploring!” 

Please join us in welcoming Natalie, Hannah, and Sara to UMD! 

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