Rachel S. Evans

Metadata Services & Special Collections Librarian

B.A., LaGrange College
M.L.I.S., Florida State University

Biographical Information: 

Rachel S. Evans serves as the metadata services and special collections librarian ensuring the discoverability of library resources and maintaining library information platforms, including the online catalog. She also oversees the management of the archives and other special collections such as the school’s institutional repository.

She regularly presents at library, technology and web related conferences, and is co-chair of the Georgia Library Association’s Technical Services Interest Group. She serves on the Education and Publications Committee of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries as handbook editor.

Evans is a member of the Computing Services, Technical Services and Online Bibliographic Services special interest sections of the American Association of Law Libraries, holding roles on blog committees and serving on a newsletter editorial board. She is a regular contributor to Computers in Libraries and has written for Library Journal and The Journal of New Librarianship.

Prior to her current position, Evans served as the School of Law’s web coordinator and digital media specialist. She also held a variety of roles in libraries including LaGrange College's Lewis Library, and Troup and Oglethorpe county public libraries.

Evans earned her bachelor’s degree from LaGrange College and her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

"Born-Digital Preservation: The Art of Archiving Photos With Script and Batch Processing" Computers in Libraries, 40:5 (July/August 2020): 23-27 co-authored with Sharon Bradley and Leslie Grove.

"Power Projects for Quarantined Librarians" Technical Services Law Librarian 45.4 (2020): 44-45.

"Conference Roundup: Smart Cataloging - Beginning the Move from Batch Processing to Automated Classification" Technical Services Law Librarian 45.4 (2020): 23-24.

"How to Hack Outreach: An A–Z Guide of Ideas, Tips, and Tools" Computers in Libraries April 40.3 (2020): 14-23 co-authored with Sharon Bradley, Marie Mize, David Rutland, and Szilvia Somodi.

"UGA's Alexander Campbell King Law Library: Phasing in Inclusive Usability TestingComputers in Libraries January/February 40.1 (2020): 19-22 co-authored with Marie Mize and Jason Tubinis.

"Conference Roundup: Workshop Report on Digitization for Small InstitutionsTechnical Services Law Librarian 45.2 (2019): 9.
 
Book Review: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit” New Journal of Librarianship 4.2 (2019): 516-520.
 
"Time Traveling with Timelines: Web Apps for Storytelling in LibrariesComputers in Libraries July/August 39.6 (2019): 17-21 coauthored with Sharon Bradley.
 
"Book Review: The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall" Library Journal June (2019).
 
"News - University of Georgia Law LibraryGeorgia Library Quarterly Spring 56.2 (2019): 32-33.
 
"My Own Private LibraryGeorgia Library Quarterly Spring 56.2 (2019): 11-14.
 
"How to Create a Stunning Virtual Orientation ExperienceComputers in Libraries December  38.10 (2018): 16-21.
 
"Library as Publisher, Chronicler, and Archiver: The Evolution of Amicus BriefsComputers in Libraries November 38.9 (2018): 4-8.
 
"Tech, Tips, and Ideas for Podcasting With or Without a Studio.Computers in Libraries July/August  38.6 (2018): 4-7.

"bepress: Unlocking the Doors of Open Access.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

"IR, Access and Metadata Challenges Roundtable" Law Repositories Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries: July 20, 2020. moderator

"Data, Stats, Go! Navigating the Intersections of Cataloging, E-Resources and Web Analytics" American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference: July 16, 2020. copresenter and coordinator

"Customizing the Connexion Client to Work For You" Georgia Library Assocaition Technical Services Interest Group Virtual Workshop: July 14, 2020. cofacilitator and moderator

"Best Poster Session Virtual Discussion: Connectedness @ the Alex" The Koç University Libraries in Istanbul, Turkey Virtual Poster Session: June 18, 2020. copresenter

"Virtual Poster Exhibit: Connectedness @ the Alex" The Koç University Libraries in Istanbul, Turkey Virtual Poster Session: June 8-10, 2020. copresenter

"Surviving COVID with the Breakfast Club: Task Management & Communication Tools for Multi-Generational Telework" Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference: June 4,2020. copresenter

"Linked Data for the Real World: Leveraging Metadata for Cataloging" Georgia Library Association Technical Services Interest Group Virtual Workshop: May 19, 2020. cofacilitator and moderator

"Avoiding Bandwidth Overload: Apps to Maxamize Time and Accomplish MoreGeorgia Women in HIgher Education Conference: February 27, 2020. copresenter

"Apps for Actionable Workflows: Tools to Stay In the Loop and On Top of TasksWork Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services Workflows Amigos Online Conference: February 13, 2020.

"Cool ToolsAtlanta Law Library Association Meeting: February 11, 2020. copresenter

"Timelords & Timelines: Four Web Apps for Storytelling in Libraries" Georgia Library Association's Annual Conference: October 11, 2019. copresenter

"Comparison Usability Testing: Classic Online Catalog vs. EBSCO Discovery Layer" Georgia Library Association's Annual Conference: October 11, 2019. poster session

"How to Hack Outreach: An A to Z Guide of Collaborative Ideas, Tips & Tools" Georgia Library Association's Annual Conference: October 9, 2019. copresenter

"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Law Library (But Were Afraid to Ask)Lunch & Learn: September 25, 2019. copresenter

"Conference Recap: #CALICon19Atlanta Law Library Association and Special Libraries Association joint meeting: September 10, 2019. copresenter

"A Time Lord, a Timeline and Legal Instruction" Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference, Columbia, SC: June 7,2019. copresenter

"From Decoder Rings to Deep Fakes: Translating Complex Technologies for Legal Education" Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference, Columbia, SC: June 6,2019. copresenter

"Time Lords & Timelines in the Law LibraryUGA Libraries In-House Conference University of Georgia in Athens, GA: May 8, 2019. panel presentation

"The Hybrid Law Library Orientation: Video Creation, Face-to-Face Reconfiguration and Comparative AssessmentSEAALL, Hot Springs, VA: March 23, 2019.

"From Decoder Rings to Deep Fakes: Translating Complex Technologies for Legal Education" SEAALL, Hot Springs, VA: March 22,2019. copresenter

"Great Modules in Drupal 7... and Drupal 8...?Drupal Users Group of Athens: February 28, 2019. copresenter

"From Print to Digital And Back Again: Three Decades of Lessons from a Library Newsletter.Georgia Library Association's Carterette Webinar Series: December 5, 2018. 

"Project Management Madness: 3 Key Programs for Communication, Personal Tasks and Large Projects." DrupalCamp Atlanta: November 9, 2018.

"Podcasting the Place: Using Tech to Create Community." Georgia Libraries Conference, Columbus Convention Center: October 3, 2018.

"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. panel presentation

"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." Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference 2016, Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta, GA: June 16, 2016.

"Infographics on the Brain: Lightning Talk." 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.