Kelly Hatch

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Acting Associate Chief Librarian

Specialties
  • User Experience
  • Student Engagement
519-661-2111 x80958
khatch@uwo.ca

Selected Works

Professional Biography

I am a Teaching and Learning Librarian supporting the Schulich Medicine and Dentistry faculty.

In collaboration with instructors, I develop undergraduate and graduate instruction sessions and modules focusing on research skills, including locating and evaluating information. I also provide one-on-one research consultations to students, faculty, and researchers.

My current research interest is exploring librarian and archivist perspectives on systemic racism in academic libraries and their engagement in anti-racist work.

Prior to becoming a librarian, I worked as a social worker in a number of areas of practice including human rights, advocacy, and victim services.

Education

  • MSW, Memorial University
  • MLIS, Western University

Teaching Philosophy

I believe learning is a lifelong process. My approach to teaching is one of a reciprocal relationship between teacher and student, learning from each other. I acknowledge individual experiences and learning styles affect how we interpret and apply information. My teaching style aims to create a safe, respectful place for everyone to learn and share. My goal is that students take away the ability to think critically when engaging with all forms of information they encounter.