Katelyn Wittenborn is soon stepping into a new role at the Wyoming State Library as the Digital Initiatives Librarian, effective mid-April. She is currently the WSL’s Interlibrary Loan Technician.
Katelyn is currently entering her last quarter of the Master of Library and Information Science program from the University of Washington iSchool and will graduate in early June. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Wyoming. Prior to coming to the State Library, she worked as a writing tutor at UW and at Laramie County Community College.
“After working at the State Library for a little over a year, I wanted to contribute more to the team and expand my professional experience,” she said. “Digital collections make up so much of what WSL has to offer. I’m excited to begin working with them and to help bring digital content to our patrons.”
During her time as the ILL technician, she’s represented the Wyoming State Library at resource sharing conferences, where she learned about new developments and challenges in the field. At the WYLD Annual Meeting in 2022, she presented on VDX and WorldShare. Katelyn has completed several professional development trainings, including Copyright First Responders with Kyle Courtney and the Introduction to Web Accessibility course from the World Wide Web Consortium’s Web Accessibility Initiative. She’s excited to now be working on a project to perform an accessibility audit on the WSL website.
In her new position, she said, “I plan to continue the mission of making our collection of digital materials as accessible and enriching as possible to our patrons, and to make the experience one that will encourage them to learn more about what the WSL has to offer. I’d just like to thank Jamie Markus and Abby Beaver for this amazing opportunity.”
“I’m very excited for Katelyn,” said Abby Beaver, Information Services Manager. “And for us, too. It lets us make full use of her talents, skills, and education as she moves up and develops her career. She’s done an excellent job in her current position, and since we strive to grow our staff from within, it’s a natural fit for our team. I’m looking forward to what she’ll accomplish as our Digital Initiatives Librarian.”