HCTC hires Hannah Rogers as Reference Librarian

Hannah RogersHannah Rogers is happy to join Hazard Community and Technical College as the Reference Librarian, serving both the Hazard and Lees College Campus and visiting other locations as needed. HCTC offers a lot of unique programs and has a diverse faculty and student population which appeals to me, she said.

Previously, she worked as a system administrator for the Learning Management System (LMS) at Owens Community College in Ohio. While I enjoyed the work and had the opportunity to work closely with students, faculty, and staff, I wanted to return to working more closely with library resources both in-person and online and helping students, faculty, and staff get the most from what the library has to offer them, she noted.

Her educational and professional background is very diverse. Her undergraduate degrees are in History and English and her graduate degree is in Library Science, all from the University of Kentucky. I love information. Reading and writing have always been a passion and I have insatiable curiosity, which translates well to the role of reference librarian. While I like to absorb all information, one thing I do for fun is evaluate information. Information literacy has never been more important as today s society becomes more and more inundated with information. I also have had the opportunity to teach developmental writing and tutor writing online. Combining traditional resources and technology is something that I hope to bring to HCTC.

Besides Owens Community College posts in Toledo, Ohio, Hannah was an Asynchronous Writing eTutor with Ohio eTutoring Collaborative, the Learning Resources Center Manager at Strayer University in Florence, an Account Manager with Presidium Inc. (now Blackboard Student Services) in Somerset, and Acting Director and Consultant with the Writing Center at the University of Kentucky.

While in college, Hannah received the Pauline C. Young Scholarship which covered full tuition, the George B. Tuggle Scholarship from the English Department, and the 2006 Italian Experience Travel Grant from the History Department.

Hannah grew up in Nancy in Pulaski County and her parents still live there; she now lives in Hazard. Her future plans include publishing a book of short stories based on her grandma Ina who lived with her and her family while she was growing up. She grew up during the Great Depression and her stories and presence left a lasting impression on me, Hannah said.