Feature Friday: Meet Carolyn Schubert

Posted on: November 6, 2020

Carolyn Schubert

Carolyn joined JMU Libraries in 2011. She became Interim Director of Research & Education Services in 2017, and in 2020 this role became permanent. 

As Director of Research & Education Services, Carolyn leads our team of liaison librarians to each academic unit. She also coordinates the Libraries’ information literacy instruction and research consultation services. In addition, she serves as the liaison librarian for Health Professions and the School of Nursing. In that role, she provides instruction to students, development for faculty, and collection development around topics of health.

Q&A with Carolyn

Q: What excites you most about your new role?

A: This job requires listening and understanding the information needs of our community. I look forward to expanding my awareness of curricula and scholarship at JMU to include additional disciplines. I also am excited to work with so many smart and creative colleagues to develop solutions that support research and education at JMU.

Q: What’s your favorite local restaurant?

A: Boboko is a lovely little restaurant in the Ice House complex. I like trying new flavors and food combinations. The owners are also wonderful people—I enjoy supporting the local community. I also love Poke Alakai—a bubble tea + poke bowl is my idea of a healthy but indulgent treat. Reminds me of my own college days back at University of California, Irvine.

Q: What would you like everyone at JMU to know about you?

A: I want everyone to know they can ask me almost anything! I like helping people and solving problems. Some of my best adventures have come from the surprise of opportunities I hadn’t previously imagined or considered. My scholarship reflects some of the adventures I’ve pursued with faculty, staff, and students.

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