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Nicole Jenks May

Nicole Jenks May

PhD Student

611310 School of Information Studies
Office:NWQB 6479
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Nicole Jenks May

PhD Student


Ph.D. Student, Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 2013-Present

M.L.I.S., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (online), Milwaukee, WI 2013

J.D., University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, MN, 2009

M.A., English Education, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, 2002

Teaching Certification: Secondary English, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI, 2000

B.A., English/Theatre Arts, Mount Mary College, Milwaukee, WI 1998

Research Interests

Information Policy
Catholic Libraries and Catholic Education
Children's/YA Literature
Teacher and Librarian Education
Library services for Homeschoolers and Unschoolers

Courses Taught

Teaching Assistant:
Multicultural Children's Literature (online)--Fall, 2013
Information Resources for Research (online), Spring, 2013 and Summer, 2013
Library Materials for Children (online)--Summer, 2013
K-12 teaching: 1999-2003, primarily at a Catholic, urban middle school


American Association of School Librarians
American Library Association
Catholic Library Association
National Catholic Educational Association

Conference Presentations

May, N. J. (2014). Making safe havens: Neurodiverse libraries. Wisconsin Library Association. Wisconsin Dells, WI. 

May, N. J. (2014). Sensory overload: Libraries and students’ special challenges. Wisconsin Association of Academic Libraries. Poster Session. Wisconsin Dells, WI.

Alama, D., Davis, R., Martin, Z. & May, N. J. (2014). You are welcome here: Literature for conservative teens.. Young Adult Library Services Association.  Austin, TX.