About the Author
After 15 years in academic libraries focusing on electronic resources, Karen Starr spent the next 26 years working in library development and for library consortia as a consultant and director. She retired in 2016 as Nevada's deputy state librarian. Karen teaches in the University of Nevada, Reno's public and school librarian certification program. She served as president of the Library & Information Technology Association and chair of ALA's International Relations Round Table. As an ALA/Fulbright Library Fellow, she taught at the National Library School of Norway in 1989/90. Karen's research interests focus on library development, public administration, technology and information policy.Patrick Ragains is Business and Government Information Librarian Emeritus at University of Nevada, Reno and is an instructor in the university's public and school librarian certification program. Ragains is editor of The New Information Literacy Instruction: Best practices (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016, coedited with M. Sandra Wood) and The New Information Literacy Instruction That Works: A Guide to Teaching by Discipline and Student Population (Neal-Schuman, 2013). His practice and research interests focus on information literacy instruction in business and the social sciences, intellectual property, supporting entrepreneurship, government information, and the history and organization of public libraries in the United States.