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Katie Hanschke

Head of Instruction and Access Services, Law Library
Lecturer in Law

Katie Hanschke heads access services in Vanderbilt’s Alyne Queener Massey Law Library and teaches legal writing and research. Before joining Vanderbilt’s law faculty and library staff in 2018, Hanschke was a reference librarian at the North Carolina Central University Law Library, where she focused on student services from 2015 to 2017 and on faculty services from 2017 to 2018. Before joining the staff at the North Carolina Central University Law Library, she was a law library fellow at the Cracchiolo Law Library at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law. While earning her J.D. at Georgia State University, she was a graduate research and reference assistant with law library.


Representative Publications

  • “Distractedly Engaged or Engagedly Distracted: How Constant Collaboration Breeds Innovation in Millennial Librarians” (with Patrick Parsons) in Millennial Leadership in Libraries (Ashley Krenelka Chase, editor) (2018)
  • “Program Reviews: Highlights from AALL 2016, B1- Meeting the Legal Information Needs of Transgender Library Patrons Research Findings, Legal Issues & Cataloging Challenges, Poster Session Presentations,” 36 ALL-SIS Newsletter 10 (Fall 2017)
  • Program Reviews: “Highlights from AALL 2016, A3- Crowdsourcing a Skill Set to Manage the Legal Information of the Future, D5-Developing a Business Corporate Legal Research Course Without Ever Having Billed an Hour,” 36 ALL-SIS Newsletter 12 (Fall 2016)
  • Book review of New Field, New Corn: Essays in Alabama Legal History, 108 Law Library Journal 468 (Summer 2016)
  • "The Impact of Disability: A Comparative Approach to Medical Resource Allocation in Public Health Emergencies," 8 St. Louis University Journal of Health Law & Policy 259 (2015) (with Leslie E. Wolf and Wendy Fritzen Hensel)
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