B.A., LaGrange College
M.L.I.S., Florida State University
Rachel Evans currently serves as the Alexander Campbell King Law Library's metadata services and special collections librarian, ensuring the discoverability of library resources and maintaining the library’s information platforms, including the online catalog. She also oversees the management of the archives and other special collections, such as the school’s institutional repository.
She is a frequent presenter at library, technology and web-related conferences and is chair of the Georgia Library Association’s Technical Services Interest Group. She also serves on the Education and Publications Committee of the Southeastern Chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries as handbook editor.
Active in the AALL, Evans is a member of the Legal Innovation and Technology, Technical Services, and Library Systems and Resource Discovery special interest sections. She is also a member of AALL’s First Generation Caucus and Law Repositories Caucus.
Evans has published in nationally recognized professional magazines and journals, including Computers in Libraries, Library Journal, The Journal of New Librarianship, AALL Spectrum and The Georgia Library Quarterly.
Prior to her current position, Evans served as the School of Law’s web coordinator and digital media specialist. She also held a variety of roles in libraries including LaGrange College's Lewis Library, and Troup and Oglethorpe county public libraries.
Evans earned her bachelor’s degree from LaGrange College and her Master of Science in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University.
"Born-Digital Preservation: The Art of Archiving Photos With Script and Batch Processing" Computers in Libraries, 40:5 (July/August 2020): 23-27 co-authored with Sharon Bradley and Leslie Grove.
"Power Projects for Quarantined Librarians" Technical Services Law Librarian 45.4 (2020): 44-45.
"Conference Roundup: Smart Cataloging - Beginning the Move from Batch Processing to Automated Classification" Technical Services Law Librarian 45.4 (2020): 23-24.
"How to Hack Outreach: An A-Z Guide of Ideas, Tips, and Tools" Computers in Libraries April 40.3 (2020): 14-23 co-authored with Sharon Bradley, Marie Mize, David Rutland, and Szilvia Somodi.
"UGA's Alexander Campbell King Law Library: Phasing in Inclusive Usability Testing" Computers in Libraries January/February 40.1 (2020): 19-22 co-authored with Marie Mize and Jason Tubinis.
"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.
"IR, Access and Metadata Challenges Roundtable" Law Repositories Caucus of the American Association of Law Libraries: July 20, 2020. moderator
"Data, Stats, Go! Navigating the Intersections of Cataloging, E-Resources and Web Analytics" American Association of Law Libraries Annual Conference: July 16, 2020. copresenter and coordinator
"Customizing the Connexion Client to Work For You" Georgia Library Assocaition Technical Services Interest Group Virtual Workshop: July 14, 2020. cofacilitator and moderator
"Best Poster Session Virtual Discussion: Connectedness @ the Alex" The Ko? University Libraries in Istanbul, Turkey Virtual Poster Session: June 18, 2020. copresenter
"Virtual Poster Exhibit: Connectedness @ the Alex" The Ko? University Libraries in Istanbul, Turkey Virtual Poster Session: June 8-10, 2020. copresenter
"Surviving COVID with the Breakfast Club: Task Management & Communication Tools for Multi-Generational Telework" Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference: June 4,2020. copresenter
"Linked Data for the Real World: Leveraging Metadata for Cataloging" Georgia Library Association Technical Services Interest Group Virtual Workshop: May 19, 2020. cofacilitator and moderator
"Avoiding Bandwidth Overload: Apps to Maxamize Time and Accomplish More" Georgia Women in HIgher Education Conference: February 27, 2020. copresenter
"Apps for Actionable Workflows: Tools to Stay In the Loop and On Top of Tasks" Work Smarter, Not Harder: Innovating Technical Services Workflows Amigos Online Conference: February 13, 2020.
"Cool Tools" Atlanta Law Library Association Meeting: February 11, 2020. copresenter
"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
"Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Law Library (But Were Afraid to Ask)" Lunch & Learn: September 25, 2019. copresenter
"Conference Recap: #CALICon19" Atlanta Law Library Association and Special Libraries Association joint meeting: September 10, 2019. copresenter
"A Time Lord, a Timeline and Legal Instruction" Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference, Columbia, SC: June 7,2019. copresenter
"From Decoder Rings to Deep Fakes: Translating Complex Technologies for Legal Education" Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference, Columbia, SC: June 6,2019. copresenter
"Time Lords & Timelines in the Law Library" UGA 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 Assessment" SEAALL, 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
"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." Computer Assisted Legal Instruction Conference 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.