Collins Memorial Library

Staff Profile: Katie Henningsen

Katie HenningsenKatie is the Archivist and Digital Collections Coordinator at the University of Puget Sound.  She provides support to faculty, students, and staff interested in using primary sources.  Katie collects, preserves, and makes available the university’s rare and unique collections.

Education

  • BA, History, Westmont College
  • MPhil, Reformation and Enlightenment Studies, Trinity College Dublin
  • MSLIS, Rare Books and Special Collections, Palmer School, Long Island University

Professional Interests

  • Primary source literacy
  • Undergraduate research methods
  • Digital humanities
  • History of printing
  • The art of the book

Current Professional Activities

  • Membership & Professional Development Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (American Libraries Association)
  • Diversity Committee, Rare Books and Manuscripts Section, Association of College and Research Libraries (American Libraries Association)
  • Section Membership Committee, Association of College and Research Libraries (American Libraries Association)
  • Northwest Digital Archives Committee, Orbis Cascade Alliance

Selected Presentations

  • Henningsen, Katie L.B. and Ida Sell, “Enhancing Outreach and Access: Special Collections and Technology,” Kentucky Library Association Annual Conference, Speed Geek, Louisville, KY, September 2012.
  • “Preparing librarians technologically for the 21st century,” IFLA Rare Books and Manuscripts 2012 Midterm Meeting: Ambassadors of the Book, Competences for heritage librarians, Antwerp, Belgium, February 2012.
  • Panelist: “Content, Context, and Cost Analysis: Digital Content and MPLP,” Kentucky Council on Archives Spring Meeting, Louisville, KY, May 2011.
  • “The Archivists’ Toolkit: A Study in Data Management at the University of Kentucky,” University of Kentucky Libraries, Lexington, KY, July 2009.
  • Cuellar, Jillian and Katie L.B. Henningsen, “Industry and Influence: Exploring the New York Chamber of Commerce Records, 1768–1979,” Researching New York Conference, Albany, NY, November 2008.