Roda also recently completed a research guide to the resources for historical statistics. This guide, which features a multitude of sources for all sorts of statistical data from the US and around the world, primarily helps researchers of history, economics, and sociology, but many other subjects as well. Historical statistics can provide researchers with fresh insights, allowing them to look at issues they might have thought they understood in new and interesting ways.
Along with these two recent accomplishments, Roda also worked on the Passport to the World: Viva Mexico! project. In addition to creating a detailed guide to Mexican Business and Economics, she also used her background in museum work to create displays of native Mexican garments that were exhibited on the first floor of Young Library. She has also assisted on the reference desk and with information literacy classes.
In addition to her work in reference and her studies as a library science graduate student, Roda is also working in the Conservation Lab with Kazuko Hioki, Conservation Librarian, and will start a field experience this summer under the direction of Collections Management Archivist Megan Mummey.
19th Century Periodicals: http://libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=551766
Historical Statistics: http://libguides.uky.edu/content.php?pid=563428