Brittany serves as Research Assistant for Ixchel Faniel on the IMLS grant-funded project Researching Students’ Information Choices: Determining Identity and Judging Credibility in Digital Spaces. Brittany is pursuing her MLIS at Kent State University, with a focus in academic and reference librarianship. Her primary areas of interest are in information literacy and academic research skills. She earned 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.