Grace Morris is the Imaging/Digitization Specialist with the Michigan State University Libraries where she leads a team of 20-30 undergraduate students in all aspects of print digitization. She has completed her Master's of Library and Information Science through the University of Washington's Information School in June 2017 focusing on public libraries, youth services, and disaster preparedness.
While at UW Grace worked as a Research Assistant under Dr. Hans Jochen Scholl to study resilient information infrastructure in first responders during large scale disasters such as the 2014 Oso Mudslide (SR530). Two research papers have been published so far, and more are on the way.
As a capstone project, Grace worked with three MLIS students to create Youth Services Programming During a Time of Crisis -- a toolkit that guides youth services librarians through adapting their libraries during crises. Grace is dedicated to bringing awareness to the critical nature of disaster/crisis planning in public libraries, especially youth services.