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Gina Murrell

Digital Collections Librarian

About Me

I was born in Washington, DC, and grew up in southern Maryland. I attended the University of Maryland, College Park, where I earned my BA in English. Two days after graduation, I moved to New York, where I pursued a career in publishing and later enrolled in grad school. I earned my MLS from Queens College - City University of New York (CUNY). Before moving to the West Coast, I volunteered at the Archive of Contemporary Music and interned at Anthology Film Archives. At both, I digitized the collections.

Work

I joined the University of San Francisco as Digital Collections Librarian in April 2019. Before USF, I worked as Digital Asset Coordinator and Archivist at Gap Inc., Digital Preservation Assistant at UC Berkeley, and Project Coordinator of the Oregon Digital Newspaper Program (ODNP) at University of Oregon. Among my goals at USF is to expand awareness of the digital collections through outreach and to collaborate to grow the collections and make them more reflective of the campus community and community at-large.

Interests

Zines. (By the way, do you know about Gleeson Zine Library?) Comics and graphic novels. Libraries. Social justice. Diversity, equity, and inclusion. Social media. Film. Bookstores. Art. Exploring the city.