Joel Parham is an independent researcher and consultant based in Los Angeles. He worked for 20 years in academic and special libraries, and from 2011 to 2020, Joel was the Associate Director of the Fox Research Library at Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation. His broad research experience includes production design research (television/film), and more recently, the history of Montessori education. In 2020 he created the Montessori Bibliography Online, which he regularly updates. Joel earned his undergraduate degree in Sociology from Portland State University and his master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of California, Los Angeles.