Emily will be the only openly LGBTQ member of the Schaumburg Township District Library Board!
Emily Gilbert is a bisexual librarian and mom running for Library Trustee in the Schaumburg Township Library District in Illinois. She was born and raised in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, and has lived in the Schaumburg area since 2008.
Emily holds a Bachelor of Arts in French from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin, and a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Drexel University in Philadelphia. She has spent her career in college libraries, and for the past five years has worked for Rasmussen University as a Health Sciences Librarian. She also teaches an undergraduate research course at Rasmussen, which she finds particularly fulfilling. Emily is active in the local library community, currently serving as Vice/President Elect for the Illinois Association of College and Research Libraries
With ten years of experience in librarianship and a deep knowledge of library issues, Emily plans to use her experience and passion to be a voice for her community and ensure that the library remains a welcoming, inclusive space for all patrons.