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Katy DiVittorio

Katy DiVittorio

Department Head Collections Strategies

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Role in the Library

Katy oversees the Library's Learning Materials budget and provides leadership to the Collections Strategies Department which acquires, licenses, and purchases Learning Materials (print and electronic books, journals, videos, and databases), manages the physical library stacks, oversees the Library's Interlibrary Loan services, and performs collections assessment on Learning Materials.

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Katy is active in professional organizations, serving on committees and presenting at national conferences. She previously worked at Lewis & Clark Law School Library in Portland, OR. Katy joined the Auraria Library in 2012.


  • 2019 CU Denver Office of Diversity and Inclusion Grant
  • 2018 National Media Market & Conference Scholarship
  • 2017 Auraria Library Excellence in Librarianship Award
  • 2017 NASIG Rose Robischon Scholarship
  • 2016 Auraria Library Excellence in Service Award
  • 2016 & 2018 University of Colorado Denver Association of Lecturers and Instructors Professional Development Grant 
  • 2014 American Library Association, Emerging Leader
  • 2013 American Library Association, New Members Round Table, Shirley Olofson Memorial Award
  • 2013 Beta Phi Mu, Library and Information Studies Honor Society

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Professional Affiliations and Service

ALA Committees

  • ALA, ALCTS, Ross Atkinson Lifetime Achievement Award Jury, 2018-2019
  • ALA, ALCTS, Committee on Research and Statistics, 2016-2019
  • ALA, ALCTS, Esther J. Piercy Award Jury, 2016-2017
  • ALA, ALCTS, Affiliates Committee, 2013-2016
  • ALA, NMRT, Shirley Olofson Memorial Award Committee, for 2014 award year

NASIG Committees

  • NASIG, Evaluation and Assessment Committee, 2019-present
  • NASIG, Student Mentoring Program Subcommittee, 2016-2018
  • NASIG, Conference Planning Committee, 2015-2016
  • NASIG, Student Outreach Committee, 2012-2017

State/Regional Committees

  • Colorado Alliance of Research Libraries, Shared Collection Development Committee, 2016-present
    • Diversity and Inclusivity in Collection Building Workshop
  • Colorado Open Scholarship Summit/Series Committee, 2016-2017

CU System Committees

  • CU System Libraries Mentoring Taskforce, 2019-present
  • CU Libraries Electronic Resources Team (CLERT), 2014-present



MLIS, San Jose State University

BA, Seattle University

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DiVittorio, Katy et al. “SILLVR: Streaming Interlibrary Loan Video Resources.” Collaborative Librarianship. Vol. 11, Iss. 4, Article 8.

DiVittorio, K. (2019, April) "Serials Spoken here: Reports of Conferences, Institutes and Seminars. Acquiring Whiteness: A panel discussion between librarians and publishers on diversity, inclusion, and equity in scholarly publishing and acquisitions." Serials Review, 44(4), 324-326.

Browning, S., DiVittorio, K. (2017, April). "Resource Management: Reorganizing to Reassess and Remain Sane." Against the Grain, 29 (2), 69-71.

DiVittorio, K. (2013, December). "2013 North American Serials Interest Group Conference (NASIG) 28th Annual Conference: Art of Information, Architecture of Knowledge." Serials Review, 39 (4), 271–277.

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