B.A., LaGrange College
M.L.I.S., Florida State University
Rachel Evans currently serves as the Alexander Campbell King Law Library's metadata services and special collections librarian, ensuring the discoverability of library resources and maintaining the library’s information platforms, including the online catalog and research guides. She also oversees the management of the archives and other special collections, such as the school’s institutional repository, digital exhibits, and art collection.
She is a frequent presenter at library, technology and web-related conferences. Active in the AALL, Evans is a member of the Legal Innovation and Technology, Technical Services, and Library Systems and Resource Discovery special interest sections. She is also a member of AALL’s First Generation Caucus and Law Repositories Caucus. Evans has published in nationally recognized professional magazines and journals, including Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, The Journal of New Librarianship, AALL Spectrum and The Georgia Library Quarterly.
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 degrees in Art and Music from LaGrange College and her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.
“Your WFH & Office Gear: From The Basics to Puttin' on the Ritz” in AALL Spectrum (forthcoming Fall 2023) with Aamir Abdullah, Havilah Joy-Steinmen Bakken, Valerie Horton, and Jason Tubinis.
“Glow Up Your YouTube Playlist: Video Bangers, Branding & More Educational Technologies” in AALL Spectrum (March/April 2023) with Aamir Abdullah, Havilah Joy-Steinmen Bakken, Valerie Horton, and Jason Tubinis.
“Building Partnerships Through Digitization: The UGA Law Library and the Digital Library of Georgia” in 43.1 Computers in Libraries 3 (January/February 2023) with Mandy Mastrovita and Mary Willoughby.
"Conference Roundup - Code4Lib 2022 Report" in 48 Technical Services Law Librarian 6 (2022).
“Book Review: Visual Literacy: A 2022 Survey of LIS Education Programs” in Journal of New Librarianship (August 2022).
“Book Review: Envisioning the Framework - A Graphic Guide to Information Literacy” in Journal of New Librarianship (June 2022).
“Book Review: Living in Data – The Citizen’s Guide to a Better Information Future” in “Shelf Life” 26.6 AALL Spectrum 63 (July/August 2022)
“UGA Law Library Expands Partnership with the Digital Library of Georgia, including the Historical Georgia Treatises Special Collection” in “Georgia Library Spotlight” in 59.3 Georgia Library Quarterly (Summer 2022) with Mandy Mastrovita.
“Modernizing Authentication: Transitioning Electronic Resources to SSO via OpenAthens” in 42.5 Computers in Libraries 18 (June 2022) with Jason Tubinis.
“Retooling a Digitization Grant Application for Second-Round Success” in 29.1 Legal History and Rare Books SIS Newsletter 7 (Spring 2022) with Anne Burnett.
“Spotlight on the Dean Rusk International Law Center at UGA Law” in 36.2 Foreign, Comparative and International Law SIS Newsletter 4 (February 2022) with Anne Burnett.
“Leveraging Interactive Maps as a Resource Discovery Tool: Envisioning a Repository, Collection or Series with a Map-driven Interface” in Sandbox Series 5 (February 2022) with Keelan Webar.
“Improving Discovery of Digital Exhibits: Leveraging Digital Commons DCX to Spotlight Collections” in Sandbox Series 4 (December 2021).
"Drupal Forms: Looking Outside the ILS for a Simpler Workflow Solution" 42.3 Computers in Libraries 24 (2022).
"On the Ground: Real-World Solutions: Taking the Best from a Bad Situation," 26.2 AALL Spectrum 32 (2021) co-authored with Jason Tubinis.
“What’s in a Name? An Open Discussion on Librarian Titles” in Sandbox Series 2 (August 2021) with Christine George.
“The Making of the Rotunda “Diverse Alums” Digital Exhibit: Automation Using Metadata Filters & Leveraging Research Assistants” in Sandbox Series 1 (July 2021) with Savanna Nolan.
"Book Review: Movie Workers – The Women Who Made British Cinema by Melanie Bell," Library Journal June (2021).
"Book Review: Why We Love the Matrix by Kim Taylor-Foster" Library Journal May (2021).
“Voices Across the Spectrum / Grit, Gusto & the Greater Good: The Formation of a First-Gen Caucus” in 25.4 AALL Spectrum 44 (2021) co-authored with D. Fix, J. Lawson, S. McMahon, A. Pittman.
“Accessible Archives: A Practical Workflow for OCR Telework” Computers in Libraries November 40.8 (2020). co-authored with TJ Striepe and Stephen Wolfson.
“Georgia Library Association Technical Services Workshops” in 68.3 The Southeastern Librarian 29 (November 2020). co-authored with B. Bulemi, L. Uong, R. Hunnicutt and K. Ansley.
“Book Review: Becoming a Library Leader” 5 New Journal of Librarianship 195 (2020).
“Apps for Avoiding Bandwidth Overload” Computers in Libraries October 40.7 (2020) co-authored with Geraldine Kalim.
“Messy Data Mysteries: Creation & Clean-Up of Digitized Theses” Computers in Libraries September 40.6 (2020) co-authored with Anne Burnett.
"Georgia Librarians Working from Home during the COVID-19 Pandemic" in Georgia Library Quarterly 57.3 (2020).
"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 Testing" Computers in Libraries January/February 40.1 (2020): 19-22 co-authored with Marie Mize and Jason Tubinis.
"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.
"Baking Resource Accessibility and Branding into Your LibGuides with a Custom Blueprint Guide" at SpringyCamp: August 2023, presenter.
"Linked Data in Library Workflows" at the LD4 Linked Data International Conference: July 2023, moderator (with OCLC's Jeff Mixter).
"Linked data via Vivaldi: A musical journey from Wikidata to the library catalog" at the LD4 Linked Data International Conference: July 2023, moderator (with Emma Clarkson, Steven Folsom, Hudah Kahn and Astrid Usong).
"The Building Blocks of Project Management Design" at the Best Practices Exchange(Un)Conference: June 2023, organizer and co-presenter (with Rashaun Ellis, Mandy Mastrovita, and Mary Willoughby).
"Hosting a Homeschool Happening: Outreach with Optimism" at the GALILEO 2023 Conference: June 2023, co-presenter (with Mandy Mastrovita).
"UGA Law Library Leverages DCX: A Tour of Our New Digital Exhibits Site": Digital Library of Georgia Partners Day: April 2023, presenter.
"How to Train Your Digital Commons" at the Southwestern Association of Law Libraries Conference: March 2023, co-presenter (with Savanna Nolan).
"Poster Session: Unlocking the Archives: Leveraging Grants, Digitization, Consortia-OAI Harvesting, Digital Exhibits & PR Campaigns to Spotlight Special Collections" at the SEAALL Annual Meeting: March 2023, presenter.
“Is It Time to Quit Digitizing Everything? How to Focus and Fund Your Digital Collection” Panel Presentation Computers in Libraries Conference: March 2023, invited panelist (with Sheila McAlister and Dick Kaser).
“Unmasking Yourself in Higher Ed: Strategies for Neurodivergent Women” Poster Presentation Georgia Women in Higher Education Conference: February 2023, co-presenter (with Geraldine Kalim and Jean Mangan).
“The Magic of Organic Peer to Peer Mentoring” Poster Presentation Georgia Women in Higher Education Conference: February 2023, co-presenter (with Mandy Mastrovita).
"Avoiding Total Eclipses in Your Repository: Leveraging Grants, Digitization, Consortia-OAI Harvesting, Digital Exhibits & PR Campaigns" Digital Commons North American 2022 Conference: November 2022, presenter.
“It's A Relay Marathon, Not A Solo Sprint: Post-Implementation Stories, Tips and Tricks with OpenAthens & Electronic Resource Management” Georgia Libraries Conference: October 2022, organizer and co-panelist (with Wendy Moore, Russell Palmer, and Ken Henslee).
“Expanding Discoverability with the Digital Library of Georgia: Strengthening Your Partnership Through Subgrants, Harvesting and More” Georgia Libraries Conference: October 2022, organizer and panelist (with Mandy Mastrovita and Mary Willougby).
“Strike Team Success – Continuing to Break Down Silos and Going Fine Free” PechaKucha Georgia Libraries Conference: October 2022, co-presenter (with Szilvia Somodi).
“Being an “Out”sider in the Workplace: Managing the Mental & Emotional Intersections of Neurodivergence and Queerness” AALL Coffee Chat: August 16, 2022, organizer and moderator (with Amanda Watson and Katy Stein).
“You Too Can YouTube: Making the Case for Law Library Channels” AALL Annual Conference: July 2022, organizer.
“OpenRefine as a Tool to Connect with Wikidata" AALL Library Systems & Resource Discovery SIS Workshop: June 16, 2022, moderator (with Keiko Okuhara and Joe Cera).
“Cracking the Communication Code: Tools and Strategies for Savvy Project Management” Code4Lib Conference: May 25, 2022 (with Jason Tubinis).
“Cut the Cacophony: Creating Effective Visual Materials for Teaching” Teaching the Teachers Conference: May 12, 2022 (with Jennifer Mart-Rice).
“Video on Videos: Creative Approaches to Online Law Library Tours” AALL ALL-SIS Webinar: Tuesday May 3, 2022.
“UGA Law Library Leverages DCX: A Tour of Our New Digital Exhibits Site" Digital Library of Georgia Partners Conference: April 15, 2022.
"Outreach from Your Laptop: Virtual and Hybrid Law Library Orientations" NELLCO Symposium: March 28, 2022 (with Seton Hall University Law School's Brittany Persson and Harvard Law Library's Catherine Biondo).
"Leveraging Interactive Maps as a Resource Discovery Tool" American Association of Law Libraries Law Repositories Caucus: Sandbox Series Five: February 28, 2022 (with K. Webar).
“Improving Special Collections Discovery with DCX Digital Exhibits” American Association of Law Libraries Law Repositories Caucus - Sandbox Series Four: December 13, 2021.
“Totally Tubular 2.0: Exhibiting you Excellence with DCX" Digital Commons BePress Webinar & Workshop: December 9, 2021 (with A. Connolly).
“Totally Tubular: Carving Out Your Best Content with DCX" Digital Commons North American Conference: October 23, 2021 (with M. Biondo and A. Connolly).
“UGA Law Library's Surprisingly Simple Item Request Webform" Georgia Library Association annual conference: October 14, 2021 (with S. Somodi and M. Mize).
"Webforms to the Rescue: Deploying a Library Request Webform in Response to COVID-19" DrupalCamp Atlanta: September 27, 2021.
"What's In A Name? An Open Discussion On Librarian Job Titles" American Association of Law Libraries Law Repositories Caucus: Sandbox Series: September 9, 2021 (with C. George).
"Virtual Poster Exhibit - Roadblocks to Linked Data Adoption: A survey of the landscape, mapped to the future" LD4 International Conference on Linked Data: July 20, 2021.
"Prescient Privacy at Play: A Spectrum of Terminology and Tools for Administering and Teaching Legal Technology" American Association of law Libraries annual conference: July 2021 (with J. Tubinis, S. Rowland, A. Davison, and A. Watson) presenter and coordinator
“Cool Tools Cafe: Website Change Detection Tools” American Association of law Libraries annual conference: July 2021. contributor
"Beyond Scholarship: Innovative Institutional Repository Collections" American Association of Law Libraries annual conference: July 2021 (with S. Nolan).
"Tour of the Buckland Museum of Witchcraft & Magick" American Association of Law Libraries annual conference virtual Cleveland event: July 2021 (with S. Intermill).
“Process Before Technology” American Association of Law Libraries Innovation Showcase submission: July 2021. Contributor
“Automation Using Metadata Filters & Leveraging Research Assistants” American Association of Law Libraries Law Repositories Caucus: Sandbox Series: June 7, 2021 (with S. Nolan).
“A La Carte Library: Asynchronous Offerings for the Over-Scheduled Law School” CALICon 2021: June 3, 2021 (with J. Tubinis, G. Kalim, A Taylor, S. Wolfson, and H. Simmons).
“The Heirloom Repository” Southern Miss Institutional Repository Conference: April 29, 2021 (with A. Burnett, S. Nolan, T. Striepe, J. Tubinis, and S. Wolfson).
“Building Community” INCONECSS International Business and Economics Information Librarians Meeting: March 22, 2021 (with G. Kalim and A. Burnett).
“Dapper Design: Using Infographics for Library Marketing & Institutional Data" Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries annual conference: March 19, 2021 (with G. Kalim).
“From Task Management Apps to Accessible Training and Procedures: Tools and ADA Compliant Tech for Teleworking Librarians” American Association of Law Libraries Technical Services Special Interest Section: December (with M. Cheney).
"Making the Repository Accessible and Discoverable: the How and Why of Data Clean-up for Digitized Special Collections" Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting: November 11, 2020 (with A. Burnett, D. Riggs, T. Striepe, and S. Wolfson).
"Born Digital: The Art of Archiving Photos with Script & Batch Processing" Society of Georgia Archivists Annual Meeting: November 12, 2020 (with L. Grove and S. Bradley).
“Back to the Future with Higher Ed: A Sample of Drupal Sites at UGA” DrupalCamp Altanta: September 11, 2020.
"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 Associaition Technical Services Interest Group Virtual Workshop: July 14, 2020. cofacilitator and moderator
"Best Poster Session Virtual Discussion: Connectedness @ the Alex" The Ko? University Libraries in Istanbul, Turkey Virtual Poster Session: June 18, 2020. copresenter
"Virtual Poster Exhibit: Connectedness @ the Alex" The Ko? 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 More" Georgia Women in HIgher Education Conference: February 27, 2020. copresenter
"Apps for Actionable Workflows: Tools to Stay In the Loop and On Top of Tasks" Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services Workflows Amigos Online Conference: February 13, 2020.
"Cool Tools" Atlanta 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: #CALICon19" Atlanta 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 Library" UGA 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 Assessment" SEAALL, 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
"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.