Kaitlin Peterson is pursuing her Master’s degree in library and information studies with a concentration on diverse populations. She received her bachelor’s in English from the University of Minnesota Duluth. Kaitlin is interested in research that focuses on the role libraries play in the community as well as how libraries adapt in the changing social and economic environment.
Brian Real is a PhD student in the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland. He currently holds a Master's degrees in Communication from Johns Hopkins University (2008) and Library Science from the University of Maryland (2011). Brian has previously worked for the Calvert County Public Library system as a Public Services Librarian and for the University of Maryland's Nonprint Media Services Library as a graduate assistant. In addition to working for iPAC, Brian currently works as the graduate assistant for the Graduate Field Committee in Film Studies (www.film.umd.edu).
Sophie Reverdy is pursuing a Master’s degree in Library Science and is a member of iPAC’s Information and Diverse Populations Scholarship cohort. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies and Studio Art from Goucher College. In her graduate studies, she has developed an interest in how libraries serve as ‘community anchor’ through partnerships and by providing access to technology and user education services. With iPAC, she works on the Public Access Benchmarking project.
Lindsay C. Sarin is the MLS Program Coordinator and doctoral student in the University of Maryland’s College of Information Studies. Lindsay currently holds an MLS from the University of Maryland, College Park. Her research interests include information policy and its relationship to library advocacy, information literacy services to diverse populations, and library marketing. She also works on several ALA and ACRL Committees to promote association involvement to new information professionals. She can be found on Twitter @lcsarin.
Molly is a second-year MLS student at the University of Maryland's iSchool with a specialization in Archives, Records and Information Management. She received a B.A and M.A in History at Johns Hopkins University with a focus on the history of Russian-American cultural exchange in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Molly is working at iPAC part-time on the Digital Inclusion Surveys project and interning at the GSA doing usability and user-experience testing for government websites. She hopes to use her MLS degree to facilitate international archival collaboration, open cultural heritage, and government transparency through digital repositories. You can follow her on Twitter @mollyfication.