Emily Puckett Rodgers
I am the Special Projects Librarian for the Associate University Librarians for Research, Operations and Learning and Teaching. I assist with major library initiatives, research, and strategy across these three units. I coordinate tasks, perform outreach and communications, and design and oversee the progress of various projects.
I received a BA in Anthropology from the University of Arkansas in 2005. While there, I specialized in cultural anthropology and minored in history, gender studies, and art. In 2010, I received my MSI from the University of Michigan's School of Information where I specialized in community informatics and library and information services.
Before joining the MLibrary community, I was the Open Education Coordinator for the Open.Michigan initiative in the University of Michigan Medical School. This initiative enables faculty, students, and others to share their educational resources and research with the global learning community. My responsibilities included outreach and training, community building, and evaluation of the initiative's impact on the local scholarly community.
In my spare time I work with A2Geeks, an area nonprofit dedicated to making Ann Arbor a great place for creative and innovative people to live and work by opening the tech culture to everyone. I enjoy reading fiction from the Ann Arbor District Library and camping along the Pere Marquette river in warmer months.