Western Libraries

Spotlight On: Kim McPhee

November 06, 2017

Kim McPhee is Teaching & Learning Librarian at Western Libraries. We sat down with Kim recently to get to know her better.

Kim McPheeWhat is your favourite part of your job?

I love hearing teaching stories! When a colleague tells me about a new teaching strategy they tried or how a student articulated a connection between material from two classes, their passion for teaching just shines.

How does your work impact student success?

My work focuses directly on student success. All of my work is tied to enriching the curriculum and teaching at Western, thus leading to a stronger student learning experience.

What are some of your recent accomplishments?

In 2016, I led the development of Western-specific information literacy learning outcomes. These complement the Western degree outcomes and describe the information literacy knowledge, skills, and values that we expect of our graduates. These outcomes will form the foundation of our curriculum, or teaching program, as we move forward.

What do you like to do when you're not at work?

My husband and I have a spunky six-year-old daughter. She keeps us busy with hiking, playing Trouble, and doing puzzles. I also love food, whether experimenting with new recipes or visiting interesting restaurants.