Kaitlin Montague is a Research Assistant for the OCLC Research team, where she works on various projects involving user-centered research about collections, staffing, policies, and users.
Kaitlin is a PhD candidate in the department of Library and Information Science (LIS) from Rutgers University, the State University of New Jersey. Kaitlin's recent work focuses on the information practices of vehicle residents which investigates information access in a mobile context and explores implications of a place-based approach to understanding information using qualitative and ethnographic methods.
Kaitlin has published in various journals including The Journal of the Association for Information Science and Technology, Education for Information, and Mobile Media and Communication. She has presented her work at a various conferences including the Association of Library and Information Science Education (ALISE), the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), Libraries in the Digital Age (LIDA), and the Association for Information Science and Technology (ASIS&T). Kaitlin received a Master of Information (MI) from the School of Communication and Information at Rutgers University and a Bachelor of Arts in literature from Stockton University. Kaitlin worked as a reference librarian in both the adult and children’s departments for the Monmouth County Library System before returning to Rutgers to begin the PhD program.