Southeast Asia Digital Librarian Hired to Fill a New Role at the Library
Cornell University Library and the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia are happy to announce the hire of Emily Zinger to fill the position of Southeast Asia digital librarian.
Ms. Zinger graduated with her master’s degree in Information Studies from McGill University. While at McGill she worked for the university’s Rare Books and Special Collections Library as a metadata manager for two digital humanities research projects. She has previously worked as the junior editor of the Dewey Decimal Classification at the Library of Congress. Zinger received her bachelor’s degree from the College of William & Mary.
This new position will support the growth of digital library holdings in Southeast Asian Studies among the libraries with Southeast Asia collections in the United States, and in some cases, similar collections internationally. The position is initially funded by the Henry Luce Foundation as part of a project called The Southeast Asia Digital Library: A new approach to building and curating a digital library. Based in the John M. Echols Collection on Southeast Asia, the Southeast Asia digital librarian reports to the curator of the Echols Collection.
This person will have responsibility to coordinate digital library work between the Echols Collection, other departments within Cornell University Library, participating library partners, including Ohio University Library (overall grant administration), Northern Illinois University Library (host of the Southeast Asia Digital Library) and other participating institutions. The Southeast Asia digital librarian actively participates in local and national discussions relating to the access, retrieval, description, and management of shared digital resources in the field of Southeast Asian Studies.