Information Services Specialist
UC San Diego Library
Rachel Myers is a Library Assistant at UC San Diego. .At the UC San DIego library, I am a member of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee and the Library Sustainability Committee. In additon to committee work, I've collaborated with colleagues to produce exhibits and panel discussions has addressing topics near and dear to my heart such as the voting rights act, Black Lives Matter, African American quilting, and LGBTQ lives in Government Documents, as well as more far flung topics such as coffee and pirates (with a look at colonialist issues). My job description places me at the information desk here at Geisel, where I have the pleasure of assisting members of the UC San Diego community and the wider public. Over the course of the day I help folks from a wide number of backgrounds. Cultural humility and understanding is essential to connect with our users and my colleagues and to ensure that the library is a safe, inclusive, and welcoming space for all.
A graduate of Yale University, after and during a long stint in publishing and as a freelance editor, I began to pursue a masters in literature at UC San Diego which I never finished. I've done extensive coursework, mentored by Sherley Anne Williams and Frances Foster on contemporary African American women's literature, with a particular focus on the work of Toni Morrison, as well as slave narratives, both primary sources and contemporary literary approaches to the genre. If I had it to do all over again, I'd be a librarian. As it is, I love library work and my colleagues at UC San Diego.
Saturday, September 29
12:15 PM – 1:30 PM