Brittany is a Research Support Specialist with OCLC’s Library Trends and User Research group. She works on several multi-institutional research projects studying user information behavior, including the IMLS grant-funded project Researching Students’ Information Choices: Determining Identity and Judging Credibility in Digital Spaces.
Brittany’s primary research interests are in information-seeking behavior, academic research skills, and scholarly communication. She earned an MLIS at Kent State University, a Master’s in Rhetoric and Composition from the University of Kansas, and a Bachelor’s in English Literature and Philosophy from Denison University. Before joining OCLC, she taught first-year composition, consulted with graduate students on their research and writing, and worked for an educational nonprofit.