Emily Alford manages the Government Information, Maps & Microform Services Department (GIMMS) at the IU Libraries, and serves as IUB Coordinator for the Federal Depository Library Program. In these roles, she shares her expertise as the government information and data specialist regarding local, state, federal, and international governmental organizations, and as collection manager for materials related to government information and data. Her research interests include public health, public safety, and sustainability.
In 2017, Emily presented a session titled “Somewhere Out There: Government Data as the Ultimate OER” at the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference. She currently serves as Book Review Editor for Documents to the People, as ALA GODORT (Government Documents Round Table) Liaison to the ALA Literacy Assembly, and as Treasurer for INDIGO (Indiana Networking for Documents and Information of Government Organizations). After receiving an Information Literacy grant, Emily collaborated with teaching faculty to instruct students on their research in the Fall 2016 course, MSCH-C 225: Reporting, Writing and Editing I.
Emily holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from Miami University.