Welcome Mallory Walker

Please join us in welcoming our new Access Services Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Assistant, Mallory Walker, to the Loyola Notre Dame Library!  

Mallory Walker standing in front of a signpost at the Maine state line.
Mallory Walker, LNDL’s Access Services Supervisor and Interlibrary Loan Assistant.

Q: Could you share some background about yourself?  

MW: My name is Mallory Walker and my pronouns are she/her/hers and they/them/theirs. I’m originally from Ellicott City, MD, and prior to moving back to Maryland, I spent time in Boston and Nantucket. I earned my MLIS from Simmons University in 2020. I also have a BA in Film & Media Studies from the College of William & Mary. I initially was interested in working in archives and special collections after reading The Image of Absence: Archival Silence, Data Visualization, and James Heming by Lauren F. Klein, which discusses the gaps in archival collections and archival processing. While getting my graduate degree, however, I started working in as an Access Services Librarian and the rest is history!  

Q: What got you interested in this position at the library?  

MW: I really missed working closely with students, so I jumped at the opportunity to return to work in an Access Services department. I also really enjoy the academic library setting; there’s a certain kind of energy here that you don’t always get in a public library.  

Q: What are you looking forward to most with this job?  

MW: Something I already appreciate about LNDL is the enthusiasm I see in my colleagues. There’s an interest in piloting new projects, exploring new ideas, and collaborating across departments. It’s really great to see that kind of excitement!  

Q: What is something else about yourself that you would like to share with the readers? 

MW: I’m a big nature lover and enjoy spending time hiking. I’ve been to over a dozen National Parks and National Forests!  

We’re excited to have Mallory join the Library. Please join us in welcoming her!