Meet Your Librarian

My name is Phoebe Acheson, and I currently live in Cincinnati, OH and work as the Grants Resource Librarian at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.  I worked at the University of Georgia Library as a Reference Associate and liaison to the Classics department from 2008 through September 2011.  I received my Master’s in Library Science from North Carolina Central University in 2009. From 2002-2008 I worked in the Reference Department at the Duke University Libraries.

I began this blog when I started doing library liaison work to Classics at UGA.  My first career was as a classical archaeologist, doing research using many of the library tools I have explored in blog posts here.  I graduated from Bryn Mawr College with a degree in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, and went on to graduate school at the University of Cincinnati, where I earned an MA in Classical Archaeology and wrote about half of a dissertation, leaving in 2001.  The role of a librarian is much broader than that of a researcher, and I use this forum to keep track of research resources and scholarly tools in the many different subfields that make up classics, both for my own use, and as a service to the scholarly community in Classics.  Out of this blog grew a project collecting open-access bibliographic resources in classics and related fields, the Ancient World Open Bibliographies.  If you’re interested in my CV it can be found at Academia.edu.

Please note that all opinions expressed on this blog are my own, and are not endorsed by my employers, past or present.  I can be reached by email at phoebe.acheson (at) gmail.com, if you are uncomfortable making a public comment.


  1. […] day of Open Access Week (October 18-24, 2010).  I am happy to announce, in collaboration with Phoebe Acheson of theUniversity of Georgia Libraries and  Becoming a Classics Librarian, the debut of a new […]

  2. You rock, Phoebe Acheson! We miss you every day here at Duke.

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