Beth Patin

Beth holds a Ph.D. from the University of Washington’s Information School. Her research interests center on information behavior during emergencies and disasters. Beth graduated from Loyola University in 1999 with a B.S. in Education. She taught in the New Orleans Public Schools prior to pursuing a master’s degree in Library and Information Science at Louisiana State University. She was the head librarian at Holy Cross School for Boys when Hurricane Katrina destroyed the school. Beth rebuilt the library and its collection. In 2009, she was named an Emerging Leader of the American Library Association.