Erin Leach is a part-time doctoral student in the Institute of Higher Education and works as a librarian for the University of Georgia Libraries. Erin earned a BA in English with a Creative Writing Concentration from Butler University and an MA in Information Science and Learning Technology from University of Missouri-Columbia. Erin has worked in academic librarianship for eleven years and prior to joining the University of Georgia Libraries, she worked as a librarian at Washington University in Saint Louis and at Columbia University.
Erin is actively involved in the American Library Association and its Association for Library Collections and Technical Services. In 2015, she was chair of the ALCTS Continuing Resources Section and a member of the Association for Library Collections and Technical Services’ Board of Directors. Erin currently serves on the ALCTS Leadership Development Committee where she helps to administer the division’s newly formed mentoring program. Erin is passionate about helping to recruit and retain the next generation of library leaders.
Erin’s interest in higher education centers on the role of academic libraries in higher education and the relationship between teaching faculty and academic librarians.