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240D Clark Library
I am the subject specialist for US Government Information, Law, and Political Science. I manage the collection budgets for the Clark Library for Maps, Government Information and Data Services, on the second floor of the Hatcher Graduate Library.
Since 2001 I have helped researchers discover and access the information they need to do research in the areas of politics, law and government. Before I started working in libraries, I was an editor at a legal publication. I hold a BA in History from Northwestern University and a MLIS degree from Dominican University.
I acquire books, journals, data sets and databases for the collection, including the new Library Data Grants program. I help people research laws and policies and help them discover and access statistics and data sets such as US census data. I provide research assistance and instruction in support of the Poltical Science Department and the Center for Political Studies. I teach workshops and course-integrated sessions on finding data for many different departments on campus. I am also an instructor for Digital Research: Critical Concepts & Strategies
- Political Science 411: Michigan in Washington
- Political Science 326: American State Government
- Public Policy 778
- Political Science 140 Heather Elliott Spring 2015
- Political Science 432: Law and Public Policy
- Non-Governmental Organizations
- State and Local Government Information
- United States Military