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Alissa Renales (they/them/theirs) completed their graduate work in Information with a Concentration in Archives and Preservation from Rutgers University, New Brunswick in January, 2022. They are the most recent addition to the Evelyn S. Field Reference Team and have worked in public and academic libraries prior to joining the Raritan Valley Community College community. In addition to their Reference and Instruction responsibilities, Alissa acts as the library's liaison to the college's DEI Commitee. Their professional background also includes internships at the Princeton University Art Museum in the Information Technology department, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City, and most recently in a joint internship between Muhlenberg College's Special Collections department and the Bradbury-Sullivan LGBT Community Center as the LGBT Community Archivist Intern. They are an Academic Reference volunteer for the State Library of Oregon's Answerland reference cooperative which provides reference services to international patrons. Alissa sits on the Quality Control Team, a select group of volunteers, which oversees the cooperative's mentoring program, provides best practices and tips to increase the efficacy of reference interactions, in addition to running the Notable Transcript Awards for outstanding reference interactions.