Rachel S. Evans

Metadata Services Librarian

B.A., LaGrange College
M.L.I.S., Florida State University

Biographical Information: 

Rachel S. Evans serves as the metadata librarian in Collection Services at the University of Georgia School of Law's Alexander Campbell King Law Library. In her current role, she helps to maintain library web services including the online catalog and other electronic resources. Evans previously served as web coordinator and digital media specialist for I.T. Services after joining the School of Law in July 2012. 

Evans regularly presents at library, technology and web related conferences. She is active in multiple interest groups for the Georgia Library Association. She also serves on the Education and Publications Committee of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries as handbook editor. In 2019 she began contributing to the Technical Services,Online Bibliographic Services, and Computing Services Special Interest Sections of the American Association of Law Libraries Blog Committees and Editorial Board. Evans enjoys writing articles for the national magazine Computers in Libraries and reviewing titles for Library Journal.

Evans has held a variety of roles in libraries including LaGrange College's Lewis Library, and Troup and Oglethorpe county public libraries. She earned a double undergraduate degree in art (graphic design) and music (technology and composition) from LaGrange College, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.

She and her husband, Grant, live in Winterville with their son Oscar.

Publications & Activities

ARTICLES

"Comparison Usability Testing: Classic Online Catalog vs. EBSCO Discovery Layer" Computers in Libraries January (2020) forthcoming.

"Book Review: A Spectral Hue by Craig Lawrence GidneyLibrary Journal (2020) forthcoming.
 
Book Review: The Future Academic Librarian’s Toolkit” New Journal of Librarianship 4.2 (2019): 516-520.
 
"Time Traveling with Timelines: Web Apps for Storytelling in LibrariesComputers in Libraries July/August 39.6 (2019): 17-21 coauthored with Sharon Bradley.
 
"Book Review: The Border Keeper by Kerstin Hall" Library Journal June (2019).
 
"News - University of Georgia Law LibraryGeorgia Library Quarterly Spring 56.2 (2019): 32-33.
 
"My Own Private LibraryGeorgia Library Quarterly Spring 56.2 (2019): 11-14.
 
"How to Create a Stunning Virtual Orientation ExperienceComputers in Libraries December  38.10 (2018): 16-21.
 
"Library as Publisher, Chronicler, and Archiver: The Evolution of Amicus BriefsComputers in Libraries November 38.9 (2018): 4-8.
 
"Tech, Tips, and Ideas for Podcasting With or Without a Studio.Computers in Libraries July/August  38.6 (2018): 4-7.

"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.

PRESENTATIONS

"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

"A Time Lord, a Timeline and Legal Instruction" CALICon, Columbia, SC: June 7,2019. copresenter

"From Decoder Rings to Deep Fakes: Translating Complex Technologies for Legal Education" CALICon, Columbia, SC: June 6,2019. copresenter

"Time Lords & Timelines in the Law LibraryUGA 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 AssessmentSEAALL, 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

"From Print to Digital and Back Again: Lessons from a Library Newsletter." Georgia Library's Conference, Columbus Convention Center: October 5, 2017.

"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." CALICon 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.