Welcoming our new Digital Collections Team!

Please welcome two new members of the Digital Collections Team: Georgia Ross White, Digital Collections Librarian, and Rhea Ray, Digital Projects Manager.

My name is Georgia Ross White and I am the new Digital Collections Librarian at University of South Carolina Libraries (Digital Collections Department). I completed my MLIS at the School of Library and Information Science here at UofSC in 2017 and have a background in healthcare management and digital rights and privacy documentation in oral histories and music. Earning an undergraduate degree in British Literary History with a concentration in Medieval and Early Modern Literature has ingrained me with a deep respect for document digitization and preservation, supplemented by trips to the Bodleian Library in Oxford, UK and Trinity College Library in Dublin, Ireland where I was privileged to see manuscripts of Piers Plowman and The Book of Kells. As a former ballet dancer, fine arts collections are a personal favorite, but as an amateur birder, our Catesby and Audubon collections here at UofSC are both aesthetically pleasing and scientifically informative. My goals for the department are to continue developing relationships with other Libraries faculty and staff and to facilitate new interests and voices in Digital Collections through student workers, interns, and grants to move our field forward.

 

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My name is Rhea M. Ray and I am the new Digital Projects Manager here at the Digital Collections department of the Hollings Special Collections Library.  I received my Master of Science in Information with a focus in Information Organization in May 2019 and my Master of Science in Information Technology in April 2021, both from Florida State University.  I additionally have certifications in Information Architecture and Responsive Web Design, and obtained my Bachelor of Arts in History in December 2012 at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg.  As an information specialist, my ultimate goals are to ensure the preservation of human thought, creation, and history, to advocate for users’ needs, and to support every person’s right to intellectual freedom and exploration and to credible, accessible information.  I am excited to be a part of the University of South Carolina Libraries team and enjoying getting to know the Columbia area!