Long overdue, we wanted to add an installment to our library interview series, this time featuring our new Digital Services Librarian, Erika Wade, who replaced Danielle Trierweiler earlier this academic year. We are glad to have her here!
Who are you, what is your title, and how do I get in contact with you?
My name is Erika Wade, and I am the Digital Services Librarian here at Schewe. You can contact me by email at email@example.com, or feel free to stop by my office in Schewe 205 between 8:00 and 4:00 p.m. most days.
How long have you been at IC, and what led you here?
I have been at IC for just over six months, and I came here because I am excited about the work we are doing in the library to help students, faculty, and staff find information or resources for research, entertainment, or whatever else they may be working on.
What do you do at Schewe?
One of my primary jobs is to keep the library databases, link resolvers, and online subscriptions for journals and other resources updated, up, and running. I also work with marketing to update the library website and make it as useful as possible for our patrons. I also teach library sessions, answer questions at the reference desk, and help out with circulation and maintaining our physical materials when needed.
Any exciting initiatives you’ve got planned in the next little while?
I’m very excited about some new updates we are making to the library website using the LibGuides platform. Many of the changes won’t take place until summer, but you can already check out our updated database and streaming video guides.
I’m also excited to be working on institutional repository projects with several of the faculty here. The Shared Shelf link on the library’s homepage leads to some of the great digitization and content creation work being done right here at IC!
Tell our readers something interesting/exciting/unusual about you…
Something a bit unusual about me is that right after college, I spent 27 months living and working in Indonesia as a Peace Corps Volunteer. It was an incredible experience, and I always enjoy talking about it if you are interested 🙂