Director of Service Strategies, River Campus Libraries
University of Rochester
Since 2003, Emily Clasper has worked with a wide range of libraries across the country, offering a unique skill set as a librarian, technologist, speaker, trainer, consultant, and certified Project Management Professional (PMP®). A leader in the profession and Library Journal Mover and Shaker (2012), Emily has served as an ALA Councilor, member of the ALA Intellectual Freedom Committee, and member of numerous other ALA and NYLA committees. Most recently, Emily has entered the world of academic libraries, joining the University of Rochester’s River Campus Libraries as their Director of Service Strategies. This comes on the heels of 13 years working with the 56 public libraries of Suffolk County, NY as the Training and Operations Manager for their shared ILS. When not helping libraries solve problems and break down barriers, she usually has her hands full trying to manage her kids, Robert (12) and Claire (9), who somehow seem to outwit her every time.