Alumna Hannah Rutledge's dissertation featured in American Libraries

The Department of Information Science congratulates Hannah Rutledge whose dissertation was featured in American Libraries Magazine - the official news and features magazine of the American Library Association. Hannah's dissertation  "Patient Family and Hospital Staff Information Needs at a Pediatric Hospital: An Analysis of Information Requests Received by the Family Resource Libraries", was one of 10 notable dissertations that stood out over the past year due to the usefulness and knowledge it can provide practitioners. The 10 dissertations were identified by Kathy Rosa, director of ALA's Office for Research and Statistics.

Hannah graduated with her Ph.D. in May 2015 and gave birth to her first child in August of that same year. The same week her daughter was born, she accepted the position of Head of Clinical Informationist Services at Emory University's Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library. Hannah and her family moved to the Atlanta area in November, where she continues her research into information needs, information behavior, and the relationship between information and emotion in the medical environment.

To read more about Hannah's dissertation, visit