What is a Community Outreach Archivist?

Behind the Archives host, Lolita Rowe sits on the other side of the mic to talk with her co-producer, Nick Twemlow, about community outreach, creating podcast series from scratch, and the impact of Lin-Manuel Miranda and LeVar Burton on her life.

Lolita Rowe is the Community Outreach Archivist at the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. She works with the Metro Atlanta community to collect, preserve, and provide access to diverse voices in the archive. She has recently joined the Society of American Archivists podcast series, Archives in Context in the new project management role. She is the host, co-producer, and creator of the Rose Library Presents podcast series, Community Conversations and Behind the Archives.

Nick Twemlow is Literary and Poetry Collections Visiting Librarian at Rose Library. He is the author of two books of poems and co-edits Canarium Books, a publisher of books of poetry in English and in translation. He co-produces the Rose Library Presents podcast series, Community Conversations, Behind the Archives, and Atlanta Intersections (with the series' host, Randy Gue).