Emily Treptow joined the University of Chicago Library on June 1 as the new Business & Economics Librarian for Instruction & Outreach. She came to us from Michigan State University where she was a Business Reference Librarian from November 2012 to May 2015.
Below, Emily has answered questions about her plans for her work at the University of Chicago
How do you envision working with faculty and students in your new role here?
I am very excited about my new role, which is also a brand new position at the library. It was created with leeway for me to spend time outside the library to meet with students and faculty at the locations most convenient for them. I will be available to travel to Booth’s Harper Center and Gleacher Center and to the Economics Department in Saieh Hall to provide research assistance via office hours and instruction. I also envision leveraging this flexibility by attending relevant discussions and workshops on campus to better equip myself to build a program of outreach that will provide the research services that faculty and students need. I hope to be involved in orientation sessions for new Booth and Economics students, in addition to providing increased point of need services and instruction.
Do you have a sense of what you’d like to accomplish in your first year at University of Chicago?
In my first year, I would like to spend time meeting with Booth and Economics students, staff and faculty to learn more about their needs and how I can create services to meet those needs. I would also like use social media as another means for building these connections.
UChicago faculty and students are encouraged to contact Emily with questions or requests for assistance with business & economics research, teaching and learning. You can reach Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org or 773.834.3415.
The International Monetary Fund recently announced that all of their data sets are now free to everyone. Previously, IMF data were only available through Library subscriptions. The subscription interface is still available, but will be discontinued in the near future. The new open platform allows registered users to download entire data sets in addition to data query results.
Access the new data portal at
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If you created an account on the old system, your login credentials should work at the new site. Saved data queries will not be transferred, however.