Kathrine Aydelott

Kathrine Aydelott

Associate Professor, Arts & Humanities Librarian
Phone: (603) 862-0657
Office: Library Administration, Dimond Library Rm 323A, Durham, NH 03824
Pronouns: She/her/hers

I am the Arts & Humanities Librarian supporting all of the arts and humanities disciplines in UNH's College of Liberal Arts. I also support digital humanities projects. I am also a genealogist with specialties in Maine, New Hampshire, and New England.

My scholarly background is in American literature, and my doctoral work was on Sarah Orne Jewett, the 19th-century short story writer from Maine.

I write on issues regarding librarianship, information literacy, and genealogy.

I have a M.A. and PhD. from University of Connecticut and an MLIS from Simmons.


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Library instruction, information literacy, research skills, information literacy assessment, "fake news," genealogy


  • Ph.D., English, University of Connecticut
  • M.A., English, University of Connecticut
  • M.A., English, University of Connecticut
  • M.L.I.S., Library Science, Simmons College
  • B.A., English, Colby College
  • B.A., Philosophy, Colby College

Research Interests

  • Genealogy
  • Information Literacy
  • Library Science

Selected Publications

  • Aydelott, K. C. (n.d.). Darius Andrews of Sumner, Maine: A Descent from Henry Andrews of Taunton, Massachusetts. Retrieved from https://scholars.unh.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=2398&context=faculty_pubs

  • Aydelott, K. C. (2018). Crowdsourcing Genealogy: Evaluating Sources in the Age of Ancestry.com. In C. Smallwood, & V. Gubnitskaia (Eds.), Genealogy and the Librarian: Perspectives on Research, Instruction, Outreach and Management. McFarland.

  • Aydelott, K. C. (2015). "An Idyl of a Berry Pasture": A Rediscovered Mary Wilkins Freeman Story. RESOURCES FOR AMERICAN LITERARY STUDY, 38, 65-93. doi:10.7756/rals.038.004.65-93

  • Aydelott, K. (2007). Using the ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards for Science and Engineering/Technology to Develop a Modular Critical-Thinking-Based Information Literacy Tutorial. Science & Technology Libraries, 27(4), 19-42. doi:10.1300/j122v27n04_03

  • Aydelott, K. C. (2004). 'New Neighbors': A newly discovered Sarah Orne Jewett story (With text). AMERICAN LITERARY REALISM, 36(3), 256-268. Retrieved from https://www.webofscience.com/