Women's and Gender Studies Kathy Shields
Head of Reference and Instructional Services
Kathy Shields is the Head of Reference and Instructional Services at the Smith Library. Kathy attended Mississippi State University and received her B.A. in English, with a minor in Spanish. Ms. Shields received her Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She has been at HPU since December 2009.
Shields states that her research interests are “in just about everything, which is why I became a librarian! But, I am interested in technology and the role it plays in research and education.” As part of her duties at the library, Shields is the liaison for the Women’s and Gender Studies Program. In her own words, “I love working with the WGS program as their library liaison! Because WGS is such an interdisciplinary area, it’s really a thrill to help students and faculty find just the right resources that will allow them to connect and articulate their ideas. I’m constantly learning something new whenever I help them with research.”