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Spokane Academic Library

Supporting the academic programs of Washington State University and Eastern Washington University in Spokane.

Outreach librarian Kathyrn Vela

Library Staff

Kathryn Vela
Health Sciences Outreach Librarian


MLIS (Masters in Library and Information Sciences), San Jose State University
B.S. in Biology, Washington State University


Vela provides reference consultations, assists with curriculum development, and conducts information literacy workshops. She collaborates with faculty to equip medical students with an understanding of evidence-based practice. She provides outreach services to health professionals in eastern Washington under the National Network of Libraries of Medicine Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR).

Vela has been with WSU since August 2016. She moved to Spokane from Vancouver, WA.