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Kelly Blanchat, MLIS

Undergraduate Teaching and Outreach Librarian

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Kelly Blanchat, MLIS


Kelly Marie Blanchat is a librarian at Yale University Library. She works with undergraduate students to develop their information literacy skills, including information retrieval and critical evaluation skills. Kelly has a Masters of Library and Information Science from Long Island University, a Bachelor’s degree from Sarah Lawrence College, and has studied digital humanities at the Graduate Center, CUNY. In her free time she writes proposals to Unicode for new emojis (you can thank her for such emojis as skunk, sloth, ladder, shorts, and briefs) with the goal to make emojis more inclusive, diverse, and global.

Education & Training

  • MLIS
    Long Island University, Master of Science in Library and Information Science
  • BA
    Sarah Lawrence College, Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Arts

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Outstanding Publication of the YearAssociation for Library Collections and Technical Services2018

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