Emily G. Sherwood

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Emily is Director of Digital Scholarship and Studio X at University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries. At heart, Emily is a teacher, learner, and problem solver: she finds joy in watching others learn and grow and helping them create a path to do so. This is true whether she is working with students, faculty, the staff she supervises, or colleagues across the university and beyond. Her career in higher-education started eighteen years ago when she taught her first literature courses at Montclair State University and subsequently Hunter College, CUNY and Bucknell University. She has over a dozen years of experience helping faculty across disciplines incorporate technology in their teaching and research. Currently, she collaborates with faculty, staff, and administrators at UR and beyond to develop experiential learning opportunities, increase digital literacy skills, and push the boundaries of how libraries support research and teaching through the use of technology.

Prior to joining UofR, she was Assistant Director of Digital Pedagogy and Scholarship and a Faculty Teaching Associate in the English Department at Bucknell University. She is an alum of the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR) Postdoctoral Fellowship Program and the EDUCAUSE/CLIR Leading Change Institute. Emily holds a doctorate in English from the Graduate Center of the City University of New York.

Latest Posts

Studio X Annual Report 2023

Studio X Annual Report 2023

In October 2022, Mary Ann Mavrinac Studio X officially opened. We celebrated the work, the people, and the vision that got us there. There is an excitement mixed with a dash of chaos and exhaustion that comes from opening a new space and program. But opening wasn’t a finish line; it was another starting point.

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Extended Reality(XR)’s Growing Use in Higher Education

Extended Reality(XR)’s Growing Use in Higher Education

I took part in a Project Briefing session at CNI’s Spring Membership Meeting in Denver, CO. It was great to hear about the work being done in the field of XR at peer institutions and share out some of the lessons learned in our first year of having Studio X up and running.

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Boundless Possibilities

Boundless Possibilities

When I think about the boundless possibilities of our library and our university, I think about the way we must continue to evolve, learn from our past, value each others’ expertise, and bring people together to solve the challenges that lie ahead. It isn’t easy. It’s work. But it’s also worth it.

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