Visiting Librarian grswinne@syr.edu

Grace “Gigi” Swinnerton joined the IVMF as a graduate student working on the Resource Library project in May 2020. Upon graduation in May 2021, she joined full-time as a Visiting Librarian for the IVMF Research and Analytics Department as well as a Digital Library Program Visiting Librarian at Syracuse University Libraries. In this position she continues to steward the creation of the IVMF Digital Resource Library, manage and determine future operations, and manage the LIS students working on this project.

Swinnerton graduated from Emory University in 2017 with her bachelors’ degree in Theatre Studies and History (with a focus on Law, Economics, and Human Rights). She briefly worked in the museum field as a historic interpreter before discovering an interest in digital libraries. In 2021, she graduated from Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool) with her MSLIS in Library and Information Science. Her research interests include the relationship between critical information literacy and metadata, information justice, controlled vocabularies, and user experience.