Get To Know George Peckham-Rooney, the new Communications Lead of the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus

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This month, George Peckham-Rooney becomes the new Communications Lead of the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus. Nadine Anderson sat down with George for a chat about his work, what he likes to do for fun outside of work, and his plans for the Caucus.

Nadine Anderson: What is your job title?
George Peckham-Rooney: My current title is Data Analyst.

Nadine: Where do you work and how long have you worked there?
George: I work for Emory University and have been here since 2015 (albeit across different schools/departments within the university) with my latest role being in the Office of the University Registrar.

Nadine: What are your main job duties? What groups are you embedded in?
George:I work within the Office of the University Registrar where I help manage/extract/compile data for our student information system in relation to external and internal reporting needs.

Nadine: What do you love about what you do?
George:I love helping people. I work regularly with members throughout the Emory community whose goal is to improve the experience for our students and other constituents. If I can have a small part in that goal then

Nadine: What do you like to do for fun outside of work?
George: I have two small children so the majority of my time outside work is spent being a dad though that often includes a great deal of fun (though work too). I spend as much time as I can reading (listening to audiobooks too), and playing board games in a local Dad’s board game group.

Nadine: What is the one thing people would be surprised to learn about you?
George: I enjoy reading about monetary policy and follow financial podcasts like Marketplace and Planet Money.

Nadine: What are the key things that have made you successful as an embedded librarian?
George: I have always thought of librarianship as being a generalist career path (i.e. having a variety of complementary skill sets) and I think being an embedded librarian further emphasizes this flexibility. Being able to be professionally curious, learning new subjects areas/skills, and leveraging your librarian skills in new ways is critical.

Nadine: What will your main priorities be as Convenor/Communications Lead of the SLA Embedded Librarians Caucus?
George: My main priority will be to help users connect with the caucus and that they feel a sense of community among the members.

End of interview.

Thank you George!

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