B.S., Education, University of Missouri-Columbia
M.L.I.S, University of South Carolina
Liz joined the School of Library and Information Science Ph.D. program in 2013. After earning her Bachelor's in Education at the University of Missouri she relocated with her family to Georgia. There she worked as a teacher, and psychometric tester, and after completing the MLIS program at USC, was a librarian in both college and elementary school libraries.
Education and the value of self-directed learning are part of her research interests, and in particular the part that libraries play in facilitating the ability of users to effectively pursue their interests and connect with people and information that deepen their learning and skills development. She is watching with great interest the evolution of library Makerspaces as well as other innovative services that libraries are developing to enhance the personal and intellectual development of the user.
Liz has taught SLIS 756 - Children's Materials, and maintains an interest in children's books and services as well as developments in technology. She loves to read, travel, and ride her bike.