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I apply best practices to access on each library patron's information needs, remove barriers and find the resources and formats that will best suit each individual.
During my graduate studies, my colleagues Serenity Ibsen and Amber Slaven, and myself propose best practices for reference services to rural communities via bookmobiles. Our presentation Reference on the Road (below) summarizes our research both in peer-reviewed literature and my direct observations and interviews with bookmobile staff at Sno-Isle Libraries Mobile Services.
As part of a graduate school project, I worked with a real client, a fiction writer who is writing a historical fantasy trilogy set in both 14th Century Spain and Florida prior to European contact, and created an annotated bibliography and a directory of key researchers in the easily searchable, password-protected website Medieval Spain. (Please request access).
To remove barriers to the public's use of the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), I compiled the best practices of government officials, historians, librarians, and journalists and made the information available by creating Accessing Freedom of Information Act (http://foia-access.weebly.com/.)