I am an Assistant Professor at the University of South Florida's School of Information and the Program Coordinator for the Masters of Library and Information Science program. My research focuses on young people’s access to information. More specifically, I study youth information behavior, information intermediaries, and information policy as it affects youth information access. I am an Editor of Library Quarterly and have published articles in Library & Information Science Research, Public Library Quarterly, Information Polity, and Journal of Documentation, among others. I have also co-authored three books: Foundations of Information Policy, Digital Literacy and Digital Inclusion: Information Policy and the Public Library and Libraries, Human Rights, and Social Justice: Enabling Access and Promoting Inclusion, and co-edited the book Perspectives on Libraries as Institutions of Human Rights and Social Justice. You can see a more complete overview of my research through my USF Faculty Selected Works page.
I successfully defended my dissertation at the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies in November 2015. In my dissertation, I examined youth access to digital government information. While at the Information Policy & Access Center at the University of Maryland, I also worked on projects relating to e-government, school and public libraries, and youth health and information literacy. I also received my Masters of Library Science at the University of Maryland-College Park in 2011, specializing in e-government and school library media.