Katie Campana focuses her research on understanding the learning that is occurring for children and youth in informal learning environments and the role that the environment plays in that learning. She teaches in the area of youth services librarianship. She is currently finishing her doctorate at the University of Washington Information School. Prior to joining Kent State, she taught courses at the University of Washington iSchool and managed Project VIEWS2, an IMLS grant that worked to establish the early literacy impact of public library storytimes. She also has a background in corporate and school libraries.