WE HAVE A LIBRARIAN AT EVERY CAMPUS!
Meet your Gateway librarians:
URBAN METRO CAMPUS
Greetings! My name is Elizabeth Hartlaub. I have been the Director of Library and Information Services at Gateway since the Summer of 2020.
I have been a librarian for over 15 years with both public and academic library experience. Some professional positions I held prior to coming to Gateway are as follows:
~ Library Operations Manager - UC Blue Ash
~ Branch Manager - Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County
I am originally from Cincinnati and attended Xavier University for my undergraduate degree in International Affairs. My career in libraries started when I worked as a Student Assistant at the XU Library!
I was a first generation college student and found that the library provided the academic support and empowerment I needed to succeed in my studies. This doesn't go without saying that I also had an amazing group of family, friends, and other academic support at the university to help me along the way. My advice to any student is that you are not alone as you work through your courses! Engage with your school and personal support system early and often!
A few years after I graduated from XU, I earned a Master's Degree in Library Science at Indiana University - Bloomington.
My favorite part of being a librarian is connecting with students and guiding them through the research and information literacy process. Research is one of my favorite parts of being a librarian and I feel very lucky to be able to do what I love and share that knowledge with others!
In my free time, I love hiking and playing outside with my two children, going to baseball games at Great American Ball Park, and gardening in my small-but-mighty backyard garden.
One fun fact about me is that I started learning French when I was in Kindergarten. I kept with it all the way through to earning a minor at XU. I have visited France three times, including living there for 6 months as a part of a study abroad opportunity. I am really rusty, but I think I can still carry on a conversation if needed.
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Office Location: UB208 (in the TIE building)
Hello! My name is Erica Halsey. I am your Library Coordinator and spend my days at the Edgewood Campus, room E105A in the Student Services Center. I can help you learn how to find, access, and evaluate the information that you need to succeed at Gateway and beyond.
Before I became a librarian, I was an architect and an historical archaeologist. I renovate homes, and research history and genealogy for fun; I am interested in everything, so bring bring me your research questions and let's learn together! Email, call, or chat if I can help with your information needs.
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Office Location: E105A (within sight of the Info Commons desk at the Student Services Center)
** I'm the librarian closest to the Transportation Technology Center!
Welcome our newest librarian: Priscilla Kapungu!
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Office Location: B096 (the library) or at the Boone Information Commons desk
URBAN METRO CAMPUS - IC DESK
Hello. My name is Adam Thurman. I work as a leader at the Gateway Information Commons - usually at the Covington TIE campus - and also work broadly with the library to provide information literacy, outreach, and reference services to the classes I am embedded with.
I have worked at Gateway since 2015, receiving my MLIS from Wayne State University in Michigan, after leaving an internship at Xavier University's library. My primary areas of interest were and are how to best catalog, curate, and organize information to make it easy to learn from and use.
As you might expect, I enjoy reading and researching history for fun.
Please note that the best way to contact me is by email. If you need to meet in person, I will schedule an appointment by email. I try to reply to all emails made during the work week within 24 hours.
Given my role extends beyond traditional library services, I would encourage those who are embedded in my classes to contact me for more general questions, as well as research related ones: If I cannot find an answer for you, I can find someone who can!
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Office Location: UC - TIE Information Commons desk