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Frank R. Joslin III



M.L.I.S., The Graduate School of Library and Information Studies, University of Rhode Island, S. Kingston, Rhode Island, August, 1999. My program centered on evaluating and improving reference services in academic, public and special libraries. Narrower focus has included: teaching Internet and database searching; bibliographic instruction; teaching research; evaluating access to information by people with disabilities; studying web page design and web usability studies; and reorganization and re-cataloging local history collections for better patron access, both in the library, and online via the Internet. This last project was my professional field experience. While working at the Tiverton Public Library, and studying Internet searching and bibliographic instruction at GSLIS/URI, I developed an original "hands-on" course for beginners in using the Internet and searching strategies. This 6-hour course has been offered free at the Essex Library in Tiverton since 1997, and has had over 80 people pass through it. It has become one of the most popular and requested of the adult programs.
B.A., Charter Oak College, Farmington, Connecticut, 1990. In History (with honors), and in English Literature.
Southern Connecticut State University, New Haven, Connecticut, 1989-90. Courses in the graduate Library Science program.
The Evergreen State College, Olympia, Washington, 1977-81. Courses in biology, sociology and environmental science.
Harvard University, School of Extension Studies, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1976-77. Courses in biology, environmental science and journalism.

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The Main Building at Franconia College, early 1970's.

Franconia College, Franconia, New Hampshire, 1973-76. A.A. degree awarded in Philosophy and Literature, 1975. Helped run organic farm, summer 1975. Elected as student representive on the executive committee of the Board of Trustees of Franconia College, 1975-76.
The Evanston Township High School, Evanston, Illinois, 1969-73.


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