University of Georgia: “Niche Librarian Locates Books Around the Globe During the Pandemic”
From the University of Georgia:
Susan Morris occupies a niche corner of the library world. She is an interlibrary loan librarian, a kind of librarian between libraries. Morris and her team help UGA faculty and students receive critical research materials and books from libraries all over the world, and also facilitate the lending of UGA materials to other places.
“It’s sort of an oddball part of the library, but I like it,” said Morris, who has been a librarian for almost 40 years.Morris’ job is part detective and part conductor. “A lot of people say they want to become a librarian because they love to read, but it’s not about that really. It’s about hunting for information. You can find anything you want if you have the patience and wherewithal to look for it,” she said. “We can usually find where something exists. But whether the other library will lend it to us – that’s a whole different question.” Trickiest to locate are unique materials like items in a local history collection.
About Gary Price
Gary Price (firstname.lastname@example.org) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. He earned his MLIS degree from Wayne State University in Detroit. Price has won several awards including the SLA Innovations in Technology Award and Alumnus of the Year from the Wayne St. University Library and Information Science Program. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com. Gary is also the co-founder of infoDJ an innovation research consultancy supporting corporate product and business model teams with just-in-time fact and insight finding.