Dr. Laura K. Clark started with the Florida Public Archaeology Network in 2017. She graduated from the University of South Alabama with a B.S.B.A. in Marketing, earned a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science with a concentration in Information Architecture, and a Ph.D. in Information Studies from Florida State University. Laura was a Marketing Director and Hospital Instructor along the Gulf Coast and spent three years working as a public librarian. She is a member of the Florida Library Association (FLA), Society of Historical Archaeology (SHA), and the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE). She is also currently serving on the FLA Outcomes and Standards Committee. Laura’s research interests are evaluation and assessment, literacy, marketing, curriculum development, emergent literacy, self-determination theory, policy, and preservation. Her research has focused on interdisciplinary assessment. Her dissertation (2016) has been selected to be included in the American Libraries May/June issue, upcoming article: Notable Dissertations. The title of her dissertation is: “Do you do birthday parties?: Caregivers’ perceptions of quality emergent literacy programming in libraries and their motivation for attending.”
Clark, L. K. (2017). Caregivers’ perceptions of emergent literacy programming in public libraries in relation to the National Research Councils’ guidelines on quality environments for children. Library and Information Science Research, 39(2), 107-115, doi:10.1016/j.lisr.2017.04.001.