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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 Library and Information Technology Services Division of Emory University (LITS). 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 Library and Information Technology Services Division of Emory University 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 (October 2019) 
  • 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, 2020

  • Convener: Melanie Kowalski
  • Convener-Elect: Sarah Quigley
  • Past-Convener: Chris Pollette
  • One-year Rep: Vanessa Garofalo
  • One Year Rep: Peter Shirts
  • Two Year Rep (year 1 of 2): Neda Zeraatkar
  • Two Year Rep (year 2 of 2): Hannah Rutledge
  • Senate Rep: Rob O'Reilly (Sep 2019 to Aug 2021)
  • Committee on Relationships:
    • Jessie Copeland
    • Margaret Ellingson
    • Kim Powell
    • Shenita Peterson
    • Jeff Sowder

Peer Review Committee

  • Erin Mooney (chair)
  • Jen Doty (chair-elect)
  • Mia White (past chair)
  • John Bence
  • Erica Bruchko
  • Jessie Copeland
  • Jennifer Elder
  • Carrie Hintz
  • Melanie Kowalski
  • Kristan Majors
  • Ellen Neufeld
  • Rob O'Reilly
  • Megan Slemons
  • James Steffen
  • Chella Vaidyanathan