The Library Welcomes Catherine Collins!


If you’ve asked a question at the Information desk in the Library this semester, you just might have already gotten an informal introduction to Catherine Collins, the newest member of the reference librarian team.  We’d like to take this opportunity to introduce her properly, and tell you a little bit about her:

Catherine holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and English from the University of Texas at Austin, a Master of Public Administration from the University of North Texas, and a Master of Library and Information Studies from the University at Buffalo in New York.  She has held previous positions as a Business Reference and Instruction Librarian at Texas A&M University and as a Reference Librarian at Bucks County Community College.  Prior to becoming a librarian, Catherine worked for several years as a public policy researcher and analyst for the State of Texas.

A native Texan, Catherine currently resides in the West Mt. Airy neighborhood of Philadelphia with her husband, Kevin Grauke, and their children Eleanor (6) and Peter (4).  In her spare time, she enjoys writing, watching films, following her favorite sports teams, and volunteering at her children’s schools.

Catherine is a valuable and knowledgeable addition to the Library staff and to the larger Saint Joseph’s community.  We welcome you, Catherine, and we’re glad you’re with us!