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Hot Topics: USA PATRIOT Act--Author Biographies

Last update: March 3, 2003

Carlos A. Diaz is the Government Documents Specialist for The Evergreen State College (TESC) in Olympia, Washington. As Head of the Government Documents/Maps, Carlos oversees the Federal documents depository on campus. He also has worked in several volunteer committees for the Government Printing Office (GPO) including helping to update the 2002 Superseded List. He recently went to Alaska where he led a training session on government documents for librarians and library staff in Juneau, Anchorage, and Fairbanks.

Carlos began his career in librarianship as a library assistant at the Education Resources and Reference departments at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge. He then moved to the Federal documents regional depository of the University of Mississippi where he had numerous duties including work as the Stacks Supervisor for the collection.

Carlos came to TESC in January 1999 where he has focused on creating an accessible collection and maintaining a comprehensive source of government information via the depository's website .

Carrie Lybecker

Liza R. Rognas is a faculty reference librarian at The Evergreen State College (TESC). She received her Master's degree in Public History at Washington State University and her Master's degree in Library and Information Science at the University of Arizona. Her professional background includes specialty areas in American history, civil rights history, women's studies, government documents and community development.

Along with research assistant, Carrie Lybecker, Liza contributed legal history education resources for the educational website connected to the October 2002 PBS series, "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow." Their current research centers around libraries, Intellectual Freedom and the democratic process with special attention to current law and policy. The creation of the USA Patriot Act webpage for the Online Northwest conference session draws upon their collective research along with that of Carlos A. Diaz.

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