Emily Blake

Assistant Director of Communications & Marketing

photo portrait of Emily Blake, white woman, 30's, chin length blonde hair, black blouse


MSC: 4601

Departments: Communications & Outreach, Libraries Administration

Pronouns: She / Her / Hers

About me

As the resident storyteller for JMU Libraries, I work closely with the rest of the Communications & Outreach team to make sure people hear about the good things that are happening here. I help the team with writing and editing stories, all-campus emails, social media posts, and content for the website. I also create graphics, manage branding standards for JMU Libraries, and sit on committees of communications professionals at the university level and in Academic Affairs so that we can collaborate more effectively with other offices in our communications.

About Communications & Outreach

We lead communications, marketing, and outreach on behalf of JMU Libraries. Our communications reach a variety of audiences, including current and prospective students, faculty, staff, donors, alumni, JMU parents and families, and the local community.

The Communications & Outreach team manages promotion, media relations, messaging, and branding for the Libraries. We collaborate with University Communications, University Marketing & Branding, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Admissions. We also partner with various units within University Advancement to coordinate the Libraries’ participation in fundraising.

About Libraries Administration

We support and challenge JMU Libraries’ staff and faculty to live up to our guiding statements — as we work together to provide excellent library and educational technology resources, spaces, services, and expertise to our campus community. Libraries’ Administration includes Communications and Outreach, Data Analytics, Facilities Operations, Finance and Human Resources, and the office of the Dean.