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Rhonda Evans

New York Public Library
Electronic Resource Librarian
New York, New York
Rhonda Evans is the Electronic Resources Librarian for the four Research Libraries at the New York Public Library. Rhonda provides reference and instruction on the Libraries’ over 500 databases. She also works diligently in the promotion of the use of NYPL’s e-resources. She works closely with the Library’s Communications Team to promote the e-resources on social media. She has conducted over thirty electronic resource trainings and has overseen outreach activities with high schools and universities. Rhonda will have an article published in the “E-Resources Roundup” section of The Journal of Electronic Resources Librarianship vol. 30, number 4, entitled, “ Staff E-Resources Lightning Talks as a Teaching and Promotional Tool”. She is a regular blogger for the New York Public Library and is also on the New York Public Library LibGuides Committee, where she has created the guide, Electronic Resources at the New York Public Library. She recently presented a poster at the Joint Conference for Librarians of Color that addressed promoting ethnic historical research e-resources, and how certain methods have doubled the use of databases; you can see the poster and associated handout attached. Prior to earning her MLIS Rhonda Evans was a practicing attorney, specializing in tort law. Rhonda is a proud American Libraries Association Spectrum Scholar (2013) and Association of Research Libraries, Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce Scholar (2013-2015).