Katie meets Katherine: How Land & Food Systems students are supported by the UBC Library

Photo of Katie Koralesky

Katie Koralesky

Meet Katie Koralesky, PhD candidate in the Animal Welfare Program at UBC, Faculty of Land and Food Systems.

Katie joined the Animal Welfare Program because of the program’s research focus not only on animals, but also on the people who care for animals in different settings.

Katie learned about Katherine Miller, Reference Librarian at Woodward Library after taking one of the many online workshops offered by the Library and turned to her for support in the scoping review process.

Katie noted her appreciation of Katherine’s expertise and support in this process. “Katherine shared her knowledge about developing search strategies and protocols and taught me how to replicate my search strategy in different databases. She pointed out a number of UBC library resources for students doing reviews. She was also very patient and kind with all the questions I had, despite the fact that I can imagine she answers a lot of questions about search strategies and subject headings!

I completed my review a few months ago but I still refer to the searches I developed with Katherine.

photo of Katherine Miller

Katherine Miller

I have also been able to create search protocols on different topics using the resources she provided and knowledge I gained from her.

UBC Library has a number of helpful resources available on their website and library faculty and staff like Katherine have so much knowledge and so many skills to share. All students should take advantage of these opportunities!”

For a list of UBC Library resources for the Faculty of Land and Food Systems, see: https://guides.library.ubc.ca/lfsguide

The Research Commons in the Koerner Library is a hub for graduate student research support and The Chapman Learning Commons in Irving K. Barber Learning Centre is an evolving collection of student-curated learning resources to support undergraduate academic success and wellness. Both are accessible online as remote teaching and learning continues at UBC due to the COVID-19 pandemic.