CALiO's Digital Information Librarian Muriel K. Wells has worked at the National Children's Advocacy Center for more than nine years. During that time, she has helped hundreds of CACs find relevant articles and resources to answer their research questions. We decided to ask Muriel a few questions of our own.
Q: Does CALiO only have resources for direct service providers?
A: There are hundreds of resources in CALiO that are helpful to professionals in management, human resources, finance, development, and other areas related to day-to-day operations in CACs. Some examples include two journals related to nonprofit work,
Nonprofit Leadership and Management
Voluntary and Nonprofit Sector Quarterly.
Additionally, CALiO provides access to the
Foundation Directory Online (FDO)
. This amazing resource provides a database of over 140,000 grantmaking foundations in the United States. Included are in-depth profiles of each grantmaker plus inside looks at the grants they've actually made and what they are looking for in funding opportunities. The FDO is located in both the
CAC Management and Practices
Grant Writing Resource Center
sections of CALiO.
Q: What is the most underutilized part of CALiO?
provides a very efficient and easy way to access the most important research on a number of topics including Forensic Interviewing, the NCA Standards for Accreditation, Poly-victimization, Manipulation, CAC Management & Practices, and much more. Just log in to find these resources in the blue Special Collections box.
Q: What are the top 3 searches on CALiO?
A: The most common subjects searched during the past three months were
Domestic Minor Sex Trafficking.
Q: Do you have any advice for those new to the Online Library?
Users should know that the list under
Browse by Topic
on the CALiO homepage is not the full list of potential search topics. This is just a frequently searched list. There are hundreds of topics available.