Laura K. Clark
Dr. Laura K. Clark graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.S.B.A. in Marketing, earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Information Architecture, and a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Florida State University. Laura was a Marketing Director and Hospital Instructor along the Gulf Coast.
She began her library career as public librarian, and then worked at Florida State Univerity’s Goldstein Library. She did her post-doctoral work with the Florida Public Archaeology Network in 2017. She is a member of the American Library Association (ALA), Society of Historical Archaeology (SHA), and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE).
Laura’s research interests are evaluation and assessment, information literacy, emergent literacy, self-determination theory, and cultural heritage. Her research has focused on interdisciplinary assessment of outreach programming both in libraries and public archaeology. Her dissertation (2016) has been selected to be included in the American Libraries May/June issue: Notable Dissertations. The title of her dissertation is: Do you do birthday parties?: Caregivers’ perceptions of quality emergent literacy programming in libraries and their motivation for attending.
Emergent Literacy; Research Methods; Web Design; Technical Communication; Multimedia Production; Assessment and Evaluation; Information Literacy; Collection Development.
Clark, L. K. (2017). Caregivers’ perceptions of emergent literacy programming in public libraries in relation to the National Research Councils’ guidelines on quality environments for children. Library & Information Science Research, 39(2), 107-115. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lisr.2017.04.001