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Kristina Dorsett, MSIS

  • Research and Instructional Services; Affiliate Librarian; Liaison to Health Sciences
Media Expertise:
  • Library Science

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  • Certificate in User Experience for Libraries (2022)
    Library Juice Academy
  • MS Information Science (2016)
    University of Tennessee - Knoxville (TN)
  • BS Microbiology and Genetics (2011)
    North Carolina State University (NC)

About Me

I serve as liaison to the Health Sciences at Widener and Outreach Coordinator for Wolfgram Memorial Library.  I have experience working in corporate science, as well as being the User Experience (UX) Designer for an instructional design team at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. I was drawn to librarianship because I love helping people find what they are passionate about. I am a specialist in Evidence Based Practice, mindfulness, and Team Science. My professional interests include the use of graphic design in health literacy, LGBTQ+ issues in health care, and UX for libraries.

As Outreach Coordinator I have the opportunity to promote the library's collections, services, and resources using displays, social media, and events. If you have ideas for outreach on campus that can include the library, please contact me.

Liaison Departments

  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant Studies
  • Speech Language Pathology

Professional Affiliations & Memberships

American Library Association (ALA), Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL)


Friend of the School of Nursing Award, given through Widener's Eta Beta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing (2022)

Friend of MSA Award, given by the Multicultural Student Affairs Office (2022-2023)



  • Library Faculty Receive Award from Nursing Honor Society

    Jill Borin, librarian and head of the archives and distinctive collections, and Kristina Dorsett, affiliate librarian, were chosen to receive the Friend of the School of Nursing Award given through Widener's Eta Beta chapter of the Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing. The Friend of Nursing Award is conferred by local chapters and recognizes an individual or organization that is not eligible for regular membership but has impacted the chapter, the local nursing or health care community, and/or the health of people in a significant way.  

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