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Elizabeth C.
Experienced Senior Research Librarian
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About Elizabeth

About Elizabeth
Over ten years of experience as a virtual reference librarian and as a Senior Research Librarian at the Library of Congress. I can help with research on almost any topic related to research. I also have special subject knowledge in areas like environmental science, literature, political science, public administration and public policy. But you can ask me anything!

Teaching Experience

Teaching Experience
I have taught in-person and virtual information literacy classes for many years to both undergraduate and graduate students This has included helping students with every part of the research process. I have also served as a student adviser and mentor.
University of Kentucky
Library Science
Master's Degree
1998 - 1999
University of Virginia
Comparative Literature
Bachelor's Degree
1996 - 1998

Work Experience

Work Experience
American Public University, Senior Online Librarian
2014 - Present
• Remotely assist students and faculty with reference and research requests in all subject areas with current subject specialist assignments in political science, public administration and public policy. • Create and maintain videos, podcasts and research guides to aid in student learning. • Work with graduate-level students as a virtual classroom-embedded librarian, providing information literacy instruction and reference/research services. • Collaborate with graduate faculty in the classroom to offer needed instruction and research...
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, Senior Research Librarian
2007 - 2016
• Selected in competitive process to be supervisor/Acting Section Head in 2010 for my division while our Section Head was on leave. • Selected twice to represent the Congressional Research Service at the New Members of Congress Seminar and Orientation in Virginia (2009 & 2013). • Conducted expert, on-demand and anticipatory information research providing authoritative information in my assigned policy research areas (science & industry with a specialty in energy issues). • Wrote and contributed to descriptive and analytic reports for...
Pennsylvania State University, Earth Sciences Librarian
2005 - 2007
• Awarded Dean Nancy L. Eaton faculty research grant, fall 2005. • Selected in competitive process for ACRL Immersion Program 2006, Teacher Track. Simmons College, Boston, MA. July 28-August 2, 2006. • Designed and implemented new chat reference service for the library. • Responsible for reference, instruction and collection development, as well as faculty liaison for the geosciences and meteorology departments in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences. • Assisted with the management of the library, including supervising student and...
University of Maryland, Engineering & Agricultural Sciences Librarian
2001 - 2004
• Responsible for reference, instruction and collection development, as well as faculty liaison for the Departments of Natural Resource Sciences, Biological Resources Engineering and Animal and Avian Sciences. • Patent and trademark searching using USPTO’s databases and located standards and technical reports. • As tenure track faculty member, actively participated in scholarly and creative activities.

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