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Carolyn D., MSLIS
Angell St. ▪
Apt. ▪ Providence, RI ▪ ▪
Summary of Qualifications
I am a librarian, an author, and a
public speaker. A specialist in development and access issues, I was
the first Internet Reference Librarian at the
Providence Athenaeum, past Chair of the Resource Center
at the Peace Corps headquarters in
Jamaica, as well as a facilitator of the Jamaica Coalition on Disability.
In these capacities, I conducted Internet and HTML training and survey
research for the Athenaeum’s library staff, US Peace Corps Volunteers,
and agency directors in Jamaica, respectively. As a researcher and former
mediator, I have produced thirtyfive publications and presentations
in the US, Britain, and Jamaica.
I have experience in Web design and
Web . tools, SQL, PHP, and Adobe Dreamweaver, as well as the use of
spreadsheets, including Excel, as well as experience with DACScompliant
finding aids, and significant experience in AACR, AAT, LCSH, and LC
My first book, How to Write Persuasively
Today, was published by Greenwood/ABCCLIO Publishers in February
. I am conducting research for my second. Its topic is physical
and psychological access in library communities.
||Simmons College Boston,
Master of Science, Library and
||University of Wales Aberystwyth,
Certificate in Library Technology
||Rhode Island College Providence,
Bachelor of Arts, Geography
||Other Programs: In addition
to the degrees, I have approximately credits of an undergraduate
International Relations program at Brown University in Rhode
Island. I have many credits in the MS program at the Institute of Conflict
Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University, including
an internship at The Centre for the Study of Conflict at the University
of Coleraine, Northern Ireland.|
||Johnson and Wales
University Providence, RI
Conduct lessons in study
strategies for undergraduate students
Provide individual instruction
in students’ course work
Supervise activity in the
||Writers’ Workshop, Weaver Library Providence,
Provide instruction in
a variety of writing to adults
||The US Review of Books
| – present
||Research Consultant and Author Providence,
Develop and present firsthand
information on ways and means of physical and psychological access in
libraries for people who have disabilities
See Publications and
Presentations for more details
Serving Library Patrons with Disabilities for the Providence
March , :
Continuing Education workshop for librarians,
“A.D.A. and Libraries”
Sponsored by the Office
of Library and Information Services RI in April,
Workshop was for an audience
of Library directors and staff regarding their experiences with The
Americans with Disabilities Act of and its funding
||Department of History and Archaeology,
Cardiff University Cardiff, Wales
|March – May,
||Environmental Health And Engineering
Conducted Internet research
of pollutant parameters in various locations in California.
Peace Corps Jamaica
Peace Corps Resource Center
Advised about weeding and
adding to the collection and made recommendations about the allocation
of its budget
Consulted the Director
of Peace Corps Jamaica about collection development
instruction for the other Volunteers
Facilitator, The Jamaica Coalition
Conducted research concerning
the number of people with disabilities who live in Jamaica, their challenges
in obtaining resources, the challenges that the social service agencies
faced in providing services and resources, and how those challenges
might be addressed
Developed a national policy
concerning the registration of people with disabilities
Conducted public health
presentations and referred participants to appropriate facilities
With Dr. Marigold Thorburn,
coordinated the development of the Jamaica Coalition on Disability
Supervised and developed
background research on the need for the Coalition
||Providence Athenaeum Providence,
Internet Reference Librarian
Conducted Internet and
other reference services for patrons and staff
Developed and loaded the
first Web page for the library, using a variety of HTML software
“Adhoc” director of
the library during weekends from January to May
||Simmons College Boston, MA
Researched Americans with
Disabilities Act requirements regarding physical and psychological access
for students with special needs
Presented issues and recommendations
to the “Fenway Five” conference
Coordinated a conference
for the Simmons administration and faculty to address issues regarding
the Americans with Disabilities Act
Delivered a presentation
on the history of the ADA and Public Law
students from many cultures within as well as outside of the USA
Independent Contractor, Library
Conducted online searches
and prepared presentations for T. Frank Crigler, Warburg Professor of
International Relations, Simmons College, .
Advised students with disabilities
to help them achieve their academic and professional goals
and Associates Fairfax, VA
Independent Contractor, Mediation
Developed lifecare and
annuity plans for vaccineinjured clients throughout the US in association
with the US Dept. of Justice for a classaction lawsuit
||Second European Conference
on Peacemaking and Conflict Resolution
of American Correspondence, Liaison Committee Member
||University of Ulster Coleraine,
||First European Conference on Peacemaking
and Conflict Resolution Ankara, Turkey
||George Mason University Fairfax,
Edited dissertations for
international Ph.D. candidates
Research Worker, Conflict Clinic
at The Institute of Conflict Analysis
Conducted interviews for
a research project sponsored by the Department of Agriculture
||Department of Family Medicine,
Memorial Hospital/Brown University Pawtucket, RI
Edited abstracts of medical
honors, Awards, and Memberships
Proficient in Web design,
Web . tools, Adobe Dreamweaver, SQL, PHP, Excel, and DACScompliant
Excels in AACR, AAT, LCSH,
and LC classification
Basic knowledge of Welsh
Interests include international
relations and development, aviation history, animal husbandry, and classic
Publications and Presentations
How to Write Persuasively
Today for ABCCLIO/ Greenwood Press. February .
“Jumping in Tandem,”
Contemporary American Women: Our Defining Passages originally titled
Milestones for American Women: Our Defining Passages. All Things
That Matter Press. Carol Smallwood and Cynthia BrackettVincent, eds.
“Section and the
Americans with Disabilities Act in Libraries,”
for Serving Library Patrons with Disabilities. Rochambeau
Library, Providence, RI. March , .
“Do You Want to Be an
Anthologist?” and “A Research Slice of Life,” for Writing and
Publishing: The Librarian’s Handbook. Carolyn D.. American
Library Association. Chicago, . Carol Smallwood, Editor.
“The ADA and Libraries,”
for the Office of Library and Information Services of Rhode Island,
Warwick, RI. April , .
“The Mobile Librarian,”
and “The Story of an Athenaeum Spider,” Thinking Outside the
Book: Essays for Innovative Librarians. McFarland Publishers,
Inc. Jefferson, NC . Carol Smallwood, Editor.
“My Career in International
Mediation and Research,” Providence, RI, The International Women’s
Club, Providence, RI. November , .
"Access issues of
Jamaica and Wales," Gregynog Hall, Newtown, Wales. May, .
“Combining Careers in
Research,” Info Career Trends. vol. , no. . ISSN
"Tales from Wales,"
series, Technicalities. vols. .
Deeds Industries, Kingston, Jamaica. April , .
"Why Not Drugs?"
St. Hugh's Preparatory School, Kingston, Jamaica. May , .
"Disability is a Challenge...
Or Is It?" Clarendon Group for the Disabled, Clarendon, Jamaica.
April , .
"Report on the ADA
Guidelines," Simmons College, Boston, MA. September , .
of an Internet Researcher," The Audio Visual Librarian.
vol. , no.. May, .
Graduate Summer School in England and Wales," Technicalities.
vol. , no. . February, .
"A Report on Access
in Sweden for People Who Are Disabled," Rhode Island Developmental
Disabilities Council, September , .
Some reviews for The
US Review of Books :
by Eli Rill
by Margaret G. Cahill
by P.D. Abbey
Executive Board Member
||Who’s Who in the South and Southwest:
||The Edward J. French Award|