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Academic Background

  • Master of Library and Information Science, University of South Carolina at Columbia, 2010
  • Diplome de Patisserie de L'Ecole Le Cordon Bleu, Paris, France, 1991
  • Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1989

After serving as Head of Access Services at McCain Library, Erskine College and Seminary since 2006, I started working at Anderson University Thrift Library in 2015 as a Reference and Technology Librarian.   In 2023, I transitioned to the role of Systems and Digital Resources Librarian.  My career in Access Services, Reference, and Systems has brought me so much joy, not only helping students, faculty and staff get the resources they need,  but making sure that our access to the databases and library management system is working in top form.

About Me

Prior to jumping into the library world, I was found working in various restaurants in Chapel Hill NC and also Paris, France. I hold a diploma in Pastry from Le Cordon Bleu in Paris and used my business admin/culinary experience to run a catering company with my husband before my family expanded. During my husband's years in graduate school, I was lured by the siren call of the Circ Desk in the Science Library at the University of Georgia and never looked back. Earning a MLIS was a challenging, but rewarding experience and provided the opportunity to immerse myself in an academic librarianship career. Admittedly, I still enjoy spending time baking in the kitchen, for friends and family, whenever I have a chance. Additionally, I love spending time in service to the Lord and with my church, St.Stephens Episcopal, participating in worship, Sunday School, various outreach ministries, and our Daily Prayer ministry.

Selected Publications, Presentations, & Professional Service

Professional Memberships:
  • ACL - Member since 2023
  • ALA - Member since 2010
  • ACRL - Member since 2010
Professional Service:
  • Member - Collection Development Focus Group - Ex Libris - June 2023 - present
  • Elected to Pascal SLSP Steering Committee bi-weekly Sept 2020- July 2022
  • Liaison to SLSP Access Services Working Group bi-weekly Dec 2020-July 2022
  • Member- PASCAL Consortial Purchasing Committee monthly June 2020- July 2022

Systems and Digital Resources Librarian

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Betsy Elsner
Thrift Library
Anderson University
316 Boulevard
Anderson, SC 29621

How I Can Help You

►Locate existing or new subject-specific resources to add to support course curriculum

►Help you navigate our subject-specific databases

►Locate permalinks for faculty to post in Canvas

►Investigate copyright restrictions

►Design research guides for specific assignments

►Give a presentation to classes

►Help students with their research projects

►Help faculty with your own research projects

My Guides

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