The Wyoming State Library welcomes Katelyn Wittenborn as our new Interlibrary Loan Technician in the Information Services office. She will be responsible for providing support and training to interlibrary loan staff employed at Wyoming libraries within the WYLD network, as well as assisting with the State Library’s ILL needs, processing library materials, and managing our mail room.
Katelyn originates from southern Illinois, where she attended a local community college before moving to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming. She graduated with a Bachelor’s in English in the spring of 2020 and is currently working towards her Master of Library and Information Science through the University of Washington’s iSchool.
She has worked in a variety of positions prior to the Wyoming State Library, from farm-sitting during high school to student work in human resources. For the past three years, Katelyn has worked as a writing tutor at the University of Wyoming, and recently joined the American Heritage Center last year where she assisted with digitization for the Rocky Mountain Online Archive. Katelyn’s continuing passion for information access is what brings her to our library.
“We are thrilled to have Katelyn join our team,” Information Services Manager Abby Beaver said. “Not only will Katelyn bring fresh ideas from her library science program, but we are eager to utilize her tutoring skills to develop more ILL training opportunities.”
Katelyn said one of the things she is most passionate about is making information accessible to everyone, no matter their background or circumstances. She hopes to learn as much as she can from her peers in order to provide the best possible experience to ILL users. “Interlibrary Loan Services play a huge part in making sure that everyone has access to the resources and materials they need, no matter where they’re from,” she said. “It’s so rewarding to help facilitate that process and to increase accessibility for patrons.”
A fun fact about Katelyn is that she is a published author, having won a couple of creative writing contents in high school. She says she can’t remember what the names of the publications were, but they’re out there somewhere.
“I’m looking forward to new adventures at the Wyoming State Library,” Katelyn said. “I hope to continue to grow and gain new experiences during my time here, and to always continue learning.”