Rachel S. Evans

Web Coordinator & Digital Media Specialist

B.A., LaGrange College

M.L.I.S., Florida State University

Biographical Information: 

Rachel Evans joined Georgia Law in 2012 and currently serves as a web developer and digital media specialist. Her primary responsibility is conducting maintenance on the law school’s website, including updating content, enhancing usability and organization, and creating digital media. As part of the library staff Evans has contributed to technology-centered library instruction and been instrumental in creating video tutorials about library resources. Additionally, she assists in archiving items in the law school institutional repository Digital Commons, assembling the library’s monthly newsletter and contributing to the library’s public relations and web teams. In 2017 Evans, along with co-hosts Leslie Grove and Nina Guzman, launched the library's podcast.

Evans has presented instructional technology and web-design related sessions at local, state and regional conferences. She is a member of the Georgia Library Association. She has also publishes regularly in the national professional magazine Computers in Libraries.

Prior to joining the School of Law, Evans worked in the Frank & Laura Lewis Academic Library at LaGrange College, where she served as an evening and weekend library assistant and later as a graduate library assistant. Evans earned a double undergraduate degree in Art (Graphic Design) and Music (Technology and Composition) from LaGrange College and her master’s degree in Library and Information Science from Florida State University.

Rachel and her husband, Grant, live in Winterville with their son Oscar.

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

"Tech, Tips, and Ideas for Podcasting With or Without a Studio.Computers in Libraries July/August  38.6 (2018): 4-7.

"Opening the Doors of Open Access: A Snapshot of Digital Commons.Computers in Libraries May 38.4 (2018): 4-10.

"Digitize Your To-Do List: A Librarian's Introduction to KanbanFlow." Computers in Libraries May 37.4 (2017): 28-32.

"Infographics on the Brain." Computers in Libraries July 36.6 (2016): 4-8.

"Improving Web Discovery with Maps." Computers in Libraries September 35.7 (2015): 4-9.

"Cooking Up Cauldrons of Content: Recipes for Video Tutorials." Computers in Libraries September 34.7 (2014): 11-15.

"Beyond the E-Reader: Alternative Uses for the IPad in Libraries." Computers in Libraries June 34.5 (2014): 5-10.

PRESENTATIONS

"The Power of Taxonomies: Using Tagging to Enhance Content Discoverability.Drupal Atlanta MiniCamp: June 7, 2018.

"Library Podcast Basics”. UGA Libraries In-House Conference: May 15, 2018.

"Cultivating Team and Project Management: A Hybrid Mix." (Georgia Library Association Sponsored Panel) Georgia Library's Conference, Columbus Convention Center: October 5, 2017.

"From Print to Digital and Back Again: Lessons from a Library Newsletter." Georgia Library's Conference, Columbus Convention Center: October 5, 2017.

"Digitize Your To-Do List." 2nd Annual UGA Libraries In-House Conference: May 18, 2017.

"I Kanban, Can You? A Librarian's Introduction to KanbanFlow." Georgia Library Association's Carterette Series Webinar: March 22, 2017.

"Digitize Your To-Do List: A Librarian's Introduction to KanbanFlow.GA Conference of Media Organizations and Southeastern Library Association, The Classic Center: October 7, 2016.

"Infographics on the Brain: Using Visuals to Enhance the Classroom Experience.UGA Instructional Design & Development Conference, Georgia Center for Continuing Education Hotel and Conference Center: August 19, 2016.

"Infographics on the Brain: Using Visuals to Enhance the Classroom Experience." CALICon 2016, Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, GA: June 16, 2016.

"Infographics on the Brain." In-House Libraries Conference, University of Georgia in Athens, GA: June 3, 2016.

"Infographics: A Librarian's Best Friend." GA Conference of Media Organizations, Classic Center in Athens, GA: October 15, 2015.

"Applications for Content-Specific Taxonomy, Exposed Forms and Fieldbased Views in Higher Ed." Drupal Camp Atlanta, Kennesaw State Univeristy in Atlanta, GA: October 4, 2014.

"Cauldrons of Content: Recipes for Library Video Tutorials." Joint Conference of Georgia COMO and the Southeastern Library Association, Augusta Conference Center in Augusta, GA: October 2, 2014.

"Recipe for Successful Video Tutorials." UGA Instructional Design & Development Conference, Georgia Center for Continuing Education Hotel and Conference Center: August 23, 2014.