Emily joined the Law Library in 2010. Working in the circulation department, Emily opens the library most mornings, greeting students with a hello and a smile and assists them with checking out books, study room keys, laptop chargers, and a myriad of other things the circulation department has to offer (Apples to Apples, anyone?). In addition to her role at the desk, Emily maintains the circulation desk’s reserve book list, processes GIL Express requests, contributes to the Law Library’s blog, and serves on the library’s Marketing, Tech Fee, and Party, Information & Exchange committees.
Since earning a Bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Georgia, Emily has worked as a project and office manager for an archaeological firm, a lab technician for an environmental chemist firm, and an Idaho YMCA bicycle tour coordinator. While she valued her time in each of these positions, Emily felt most comfortable in her library positions at a community college learning center and a public library. For that reason, she is currently pursuing her Masters of Library and Information Science degree from Valdosta State University.
Emily’s MLIS pursuits have included an internship and volunteer work for institutional repositories, serving as Vice President on Valdosta State’s Student Organization for LIS, and volunteering for the 2013 and 2014 Georgia Access Services Conferences. Based on her studies and work experiences, she hopes to find a position that focuses on utilizing technology and other resources to engage current and potential patrons with the library, promoting it as a bridge connecting people with resources, information, and other people. She graduates July 2014.