Katherine Fisher, Head of Digital Archives, Stuart A. Rose Library

Katherine Fisher is the new head of digital archives in the Rose Library, where she will help acquire, preserve, and provide access to digital content and provide leadership and strategic direction around the management and planning of the digital collections. She comes to Emory after spending three years at Georgia State University as a digital preservation archivist. She also worked for three years in scholarly publishing at university presses in Hawai’i and North Carolina and taught undergraduate composition at the University of Michigan.

Born in St. Louis, MO, she grew up primarily in Salt Lake City, UT. Katherine earned a master’s and PhD in English from the University of Michigan, and her MLIS from the University of Hawai’i.

When she’s away from work, Katherine sings alto with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus. She’s also a reader and enjoys hiking and camping. Katherine loves to travel, with her favorite destination being London and most memorable being either Iceland or Cambodia. Her partner, Peter Shirts, is also with Emory Libraries.

“There are great people working at Emory Libraries, and I look forward to collaborating with colleagues who are doing exciting work with digital collections and digital infrastructure,” says Katherine. “The Rose Library has incredible collections, especially in literature and poetry, which meshes well with my background. I’d already met several of my new colleagues through the Society of Georgia Archivists and my previous job at Georgia State, and I’m happy to be working with them more closely.”

You can reach her at katherine [dot] e [dot] fisher [at] emory [dot] edu.

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