Elizabeth Szkirpan, MLIS

Meet Elizabeth

Elizabeth Szkirpan (she/her) is a library and information studies professional with a research focus on the history of library technical services and business-adjacent practices for academic libraries. She currently works at Harvard Business School's Baker Library, where she assists with collection development and electronic resources licensing.

Her educational background includes a Bachelor's of Journalism (2014) and a Master's of Library and Information Studies (2017) from the University of Oklahoma, along with a Certificate of Project Management from Tulsa Community College (2018). She is also pursuing a Master's of Science in Business Analytics at the University of Tulsa (expected graduation in May 2024).

Elizabeth's diverse information experience includes positions in corporate bookkeeping, congressional archives, and contract instruction. She has previously served in positions as Reference & Instruction Librarian, co-Technical Services Team Lead, and Catalog & Metadata Librarian at Tulsa Community College before becoming the Director of Bibliographic Services and the Federal Depository Library Coordinator for the University of Tulsa’s McFarlin Library.

Elizabeth has been awarded the Oklahoma NextGen Under 30 Award (2020), the Mountain Plains Library Association Beginning Professional Award (2021), and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in the Advocates category (2022).