B.A., Maryland Institute College of Art
M.L.I.S., University of South Carolina
Given her strong background in research, her love of reading and her joy of helping teenagers, it is no wonder that a friend of Elizabeth Rogers suggested she become a librarian. Actually, what is surprising is that she hadn’t thought of it before--her grandmother was a librarian for the Library of Congress.
Upon her arrival at R-MA, Ms. Rogers immediately began creating a library that is welcoming and inviting for students and faculty to pursue both academic research and pleasure reading. "This is our library," she emphasizes. "I want to make it a vibrant, interconnected part of the school." Another focus Ms. Rogers brings to the library is an emphasis on digital literacy. She conducts research workshops throughout the school to help students learn to use R-MA’s database resources and to evaluate online information.
When she is not in the library, Ms. Rogers can often be found reading; her interests range from 19th century Russia literature to contemporary literature for young adults. She also enjoys attending plays and listening to traditional music from around the world.
Ms. Rogers holds a Bachelor of Fine Art from the Maryland Institute College of Art and a Master of Library and Information Science from the University of South Carolina. She is a recent member of the Jefferson Cup Committee through the Virginia Library Association and is a member of the Young Adult Library Services Association, a branch of the American Library Association.
Ms. Rogers has one son, James Taafel, who graduated from R-MA in 2005.