Catherine Michael is a Reference Librarian at Ithaca College. She is the liaison to the Park School of Communications as well as the Legal Studies program. A member of the Communications Studies Committee, and the E-Resources in Communications Studies of the American Library Association, she works with colleagues nationally to evaluate new online resources and is adapting information literacy standards for communications research. Specific issues of interest include: new media, media literacy, intellectual property, access to media data, and scholarly communications. Catherine completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Vermont and graduate studies at Rutgers University.