Librarian, Coordinator of Library Services for Distance Education
Katie Spires is currently the Coordinator of Library Services for Distance Education at Utica College in Utica, New York. Prior to that, her library career was all international: she spent two years working at AICJ Junior and Senior High School in Hiroshima Japan after earning her MLIS, followed by four years working at Nazarbayev University in Nur-Sultan (formerly Astana) Kazakhstan. Originally from Kentucky, she has a Bachelor’s in English from Kalamazoo College in Michigan and a Master’s of Library and Information Science from The University of Pittsburgh in Pennsylvania. She is currently owned by two cats. When not traveling, she likes reading (manga or fantasy/sci-fi novels are among her favorites), watching movies, and spending time with friends and family. She also loves languages, and aside from her native English speaks Japanese, Russian, French, and Spanish at varying levels.