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Monday, August 13, 2018

Welcome, Amy Bocko

Amy Bocko, Assistant Professor / Digital Projects Librarian
University Libraries is pleased to announce that Amy Bocko is joining Western Michigan University as an Assistant Professor in the new role of Digital Projects Librarian. Ms. Bocko will collaborate with librarians and other stakeholders to make informed decisions about the future of digitization in the University Libraries. She will provide leadership to digitization staff, coordinate cross-departmental digital project workflows and provide consultations, demonstrations and education to the WMU community about emerging trends in digital scholarship.

Since 2015, Ms. Bocko has worked as the Digital Initiative Librarian for the Iwasaki Library at Emerson College in Boston, MA. She previously held roles as Digital Asset Curator/ Digital Initiatives Librarian at Wheaton College and Visual Resources Specialist and Digital Initiatives team member at Vassar College. Ms. Bocko earned a Master of Library and 

Information Science from Rutgers State University of New Jersey and a Bachelor of Arts, with an emphasis on Art History and Art Studio, from State University of New York (SUNY) College at Geneseo.

Ms. Bocko is actively engaged in professional service and has served on a range of regional and professional committees, including serving as a member of the Digital Library Federation planning committee and as co-chair of the Oberlin 17 Unconference planning committee. Her scholarly interests include launching digital initiatives, digital project management, and developing personal digital archiving programming for librarians, archivists and information professionals.