About Your Hosts

Hailee and Katie, on Hailee’s wedding day!

Hi there! Nice to meet you!

We are Hailee and Katie, your hosts of The Reference Desk! We met at college about a billion years ago and have been best friends ever since. We even both went on to become librarians! (to be fair, Hailee had the idea first. Katie just thought it was brilliant and followed along.) Hailee has worked in public libraries for nearly a decade, and Katie was a teacher before turning school librarian, and lately stay-at-home-mom.

We both love spending way too much researching obscure topics that have caught our interest, over-analyzing our lives, and consuming literature at an alarming rate. We started The Reference Desk podcast as a way to connect during COVID and share out latest infatuations with each other and you! Every week, we take turns sharing all that we know (AKA have furiously researched) about topics ranging from historical to current. We also give you tons of books and media recommendations so you can continue to learn even more than your favorite librarians.

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