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UIC Library Faculty Profile: Kellee E. Warren, Instructor and Special Collections Librarian: Home


Kellee E. Warren is Instructor and Special Collections Librarian at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC). In the Spring of 2015, she earned her MSLIS degree from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

Her library career began as a graduate assistant for the Reference Services and Resources department at UIC. After graduation, she moved into her first professional position as Reference and Instruction Librarian for Prairie State College. In both positions, Kellee assisted students, faculty, and public patrons by fulfilling their research and information needs.

As the first Archie Motley Archival intern for the Black Metropolis Research Consortium (BMRC), Kellee processed the Provident Hospital and Training School collection. Provident Hospital was the first hospital owned and operated by African Americans in the United States. She was also the Archives and Records intern for The Chicago Community Trust, a corporate non-profit organization.



My research focus is on critical information literacy and culturally sustaining pedagogy -- the inclusion of other forms of knowledge in library instruction and materials. I am also interested in online learning, social media, and connecting underrepresented groups with their cultural heritage through archival source materials and oral histories.


Gender and Sexuality in Information Studies Colloquium (2014)
Panel: Archives of Difference
Paper: “Archives and the Underrepresented: Enslaved Black Women in the French Antilles, French Archives & French Attitudes.”
University of Toronto Faculty of Information Studies


15th Annual Information Literacy Summit (2016)
Paper: Critical Information Literacy and Culturally Sustaining Pedagogy
Moraine Valley Community College


Warren, K.(2016). We Need These Bodies, but Not Their Knowledge: Black Women in the Archival Science Profession, and Their Connection to the Archives of Enslaved Black Women in the French Antilles. Library Trends, 64(4). 776-794.

Instructor and Special Collections Librarian

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Kellee E. Warren
Special Collections and University Archives
UIC Library
801 South Morgan St, Rm 3-330
Chicago, IL 60607