Donna Hudson


Robert W. Woodruff Library


  • MA, Librarianship, University of Denver, Denver, Colo.
  • BS, Education, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Indiana, Penn.


Donna Hudson earned a BS in Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania and an MA in Librarianship from the University of Denver. Over the years, she has worked in a variety of library settings including secondary school, public, book mobile services, and university libraries.

Her previous university work includes head of reference and  interlibrary loan at the Steenbock Library, College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin – Madison from 1973 – 1984. In the mid to late 1980s, Donna became a tenured faculty member and served as science bibliographer and reference librarian at the Atkins Library, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. While there, she worked with the departments of Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics and Computer Science, the School of Nursing, and the College of Engineering.

Donna arrived at Emory in 1990. Hired as head of the Chemistry Library and serving in that position until the fall of 2007, she now continues as the library’s liaison in support of collection building, instruction, and reference for the departments of Chemistry and Physics.

Donna was a founding member of the Digital Librarian’s Initiative (DLI) and has academic interests that include data curation/preservation and envisioning future digital scholarship in the sciences.

She is a member and participates in the work of the Special Libraries Association, Chemistry Division. She was a co-author of the Division’s “Information Competencies for Chemistry Undergraduates: the Elements of Information Literacy,” Special Libraries Association, Chemistry Division, Ad Hoc Committee for Information Literacy, 2007.