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Librarians Assembly

About Us

The Librarians Assembly is an advisory group that works in collaboration with the library administration on matters relating to individuals appointed to librarian faculty-equivalent positions in the Emory Libraries. The designation “librarian” applies to individuals with a variety of job titles, including but not limited to Archivist, Curator, Head of, Informationist, Librarian, or Manager.


The members of the Librarians Assembly are librarians employed by the Emory Libraries including: the Robert W. Woodruff Library; the Rose Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library; the Goizueta Business Library; the Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library; the Oxford College Library; the Emory Center for Digital Scholarship; and University Technology Services.

Mentor Program

Established to support Emory Librarians' professional development

As part of the Librarians Assembly Mentor Program, a list of librarians is maintained on LibNet, to be updated twice a year.

  • Librarians Mentor Pool
  • Orientation mentors: all librarians are eligible to serve.
  • Professional mentors: all assistant librarians in their second term, associate librarians and full librarians (or equivalent).

LAC 2024

  • Convener: Kim Powell
  • Convener-Elect: Tricia Clayton
  • Past-Convener: Nora McKenzie
  • One-year Reps: Ephranette Brown and Alexandrea Kord
  • Two Year Rep (year 1 of 2): Jenny Townes
  • Two Year Rep (year 2 of 2): Hannah Rogers
  • Senate Rep: Chris Palazzolo (Sep 2023 to Aug 2025)
  • Committee on Relationships:
    • Jessie Copeland
    • Jen Doty
    • Doug Goans
    • Kat Hart
    • Mia White

Peer Review Committee 2024

  • Chair: Chris Doty (RESC)
  • Chair-elect: Lawrence Hamblin (RESC)
  • Past-chair: Shenita Peterson (WHSC Library)

Serving through 2024:

  • Erica Bruchko (RESC)
  • Gabrielle Dudley (Rose Library)
  • Sharon Leslie (WHSC Library)
  • Elizabeth Roke (LTDS; Full Librarian Member)

Serving through 2025: 

  • Nora McKenzie (GBL; filling rest of term for Chair-elect Lawrence Hamblin)
  • Becky Sherman (Rose Library)
  • Peter Shirts (RESC)
  • Sofia Slutskaya (ARS)

Serving through 2026:

  • Jody Bailey (RESC)
  • Kim Copenhaver (ARS)
  • Jessica Robinson (Oxford)
  • Laura Starratt (Rose Library)