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Katrina Spencer

Katrina Spencer is the Literatures & Cultures Librarian. She pens the weekly Arts & Academics column, "The Librarian is in."

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The Librarian is in: ‘Exit West’ by Mohsin Hamid

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By Katrina Spencer
September 24, 2020
Filed under Arts & Culture

In a nameless country in the Middle East, a civil war breaks out. Not only is this inconvenient for new lovers Nadia and Saeed, it’s potentially fatal.

The Librarian is in: ‘A Brief History of Seven Killings’ by Marlon James

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By Katrina Spencer
September 17, 2020
Filed under Arts & Culture

“A Brief History of Seven Killings” is the most enrapturing audiobook vocal performance I’ve ever encountered.

The Librarian is in: ‘100 Times’

By Katrina Spencer
September 10, 2020
Filed under Arts & Culture

“100 Times” by Chavisa Woods is a compilation of autobiographical vignettes in which the author tells of the many times she has been sexually harassed, assaulted and/or discriminated against.

What do librarians do when the library is closed?

What do librarians do when the library is closed?

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 30, 2020
Filed under Arts & Culture, Covid-19 Coverage

The seven librarians in the research and instruction group meet regularly to talk about how we’re connecting community members with library resources.

The Librarian is in: Audiobooks and Ebooks

The Librarian is in: Audiobooks and Ebooks

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 2, 2020
Filed under Arts & Culture

Looking to stay connected to Davis Family Library remotely? Here are some instructions and suggestions to connect through Overdrive.

The Librarian is in

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By KATRINA SPENCER
September 12, 2019
Filed under Arts & Culture

Katrina Spencer is a Literatures & Culture Librarian in the Davis Family Library who writes in weekly with her take on a different piece of art or piece of literature.

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 25, 2019
Filed under Arts & Culture

'American Like Me' sheds light on prioritized narratives, stati, origins and accepted ways of being in this country.

The Librarian Is In

Literatures & Cultures Librarian Katrina Spencer is liaison to the Anderson Freeman Center, the Arabic Department, the Comparative Literature Program, the Gender, Sexuality & Feminist Studies (GSFS) Program, the Language Schools, the Linguistics Program and the Department of Luso-Hispanic Studies.

By KATRINA SPENCER
April 11, 2019
Filed under Arts & Culture

"Marbles" refers to the common parlance phrase we use, “to lose one’s marbles.”

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER
March 14, 2019
Filed under Arts & Culture

I was enchanted. I’m sure it was the book cover art that stopped me and attracted me to this work: a man is falling precariously but his only preoccupation is his writing. I needed to know more. The main character of this work is Arthur Less, a gay man approaching 50 who is, against his own ...

The Librarian Is In

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER
March 7, 2019
Filed under Arts & Culture

'Sister Outsider' by Audre Lorde is for anyone who is beginning to understand and identify their interlocking identities and feels puzzled.

The Librarian Is In

The Librarian Is In

By KATRINA SPENCER
February 21, 2019
Filed under Arts & Culture

If I am honest with you, the author of this work is everything I’ve ever wanted to be: a smart, paid and recognized writer who addresses issues of race in her writing without being beholden to them (and who has a solid plan B for a career, just in case). In this debut collection of short storie...

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