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Emily Alford

IU Libraries

Expert Bio

Emily Alford is head of Government Information, Maps and Microform Services at the IU Libraries. She is the Federal Depository Library Program coordinator, a School of Public Health liaison librarian and a faculty affiliate with the IU Center for Rural Engagement. Across these roles, she shares her expertise as a government information and data specialist regarding local, state, federal and international governmental organizations. Alford has particular interest in providing research assistance on voting, elections and other areas of civic engagement.

In 2017, she presented at the Great Lakes Resource Sharing Conference, and she traveled to Quebec City to present at the International Conference on Clean Energy in 2018. She was also a co-presenter at the 2019 International Association for Social Science Information Service and Technology Conference in Sydney, Australia. Alford served as secretary of the Government Documents Round Table of the American Library Association from 2019 to 2020. She is currently book review editor for Documents to the People.

Alford holds a Master of Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a Bachelor of Arts in English literature from Miami University. She is also a nationally registered emergency medical technician.

Areas of Expertise

Civic engagement, voting, elections, government information, applied health sciences.

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