Introducing EasyBib’s New Librarian


 

Hi everyone! Emily Gover here, I’m the in-house librarian and information literacy specialist at EasyBib. This is my first post on the educator blog, so I figured it’s as good a time as any to introduce myself to you, our lovely readers!

I joined EasyBib in January 2012, and I’ve been loving every minute of it. Prior to working with the EasyBib team, I was a web services librarian at Berry College. While there, I ran library orientation sessions, co-taught in the classroom, created video tutorials to improve research strategies and provided reference services to students. It was a great experience, and really showed me firsthand the struggle students face with identifying credible, authoritative sources.

I studied information literacy and UX in grad school, but never fully understood how information illiterate many students are until I started working in the field. I’m so excited to be working with librarians and the rest of the EasyBib team to bring information literacy skills to our users and continually improve our services to alleviate these growing issues. Beyond that, I’ve also had work experience at the Reader’s Digest editorial library and the University at Albany.

As much as I love my job at EasyBib, I can’t stay away from the reference desk for too long! I still work part-time at my local library in adult and children’s reference. Funnily enough, it’s the same library I used to ride my bike to when I was a kid… you can’t keep me away from there. 🙂 I’m an alumna of the University at Albany’s graduate program in Information Science (M.S., 2010), as well as Stony Brook University (B.A., 2009).

I’ll be writing here every Thursday about trends and news in the library and tech world, so be sure to follow me and join in on the discussion—I’d love to hear your input and thoughts. In the meantime, you can always find me on Twitter, @Emily_EasyBib.

Stay tuned!

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