Liz McBride

African Studies, Development Studies and Sociology Librarian

Services, Robert W. Woodruff Library


  • MS, Library and Information Sciences, Columbia University, New York, N.Y.
  • MA, African History, University of Chicago, Chicago, Ill.
  • BA, History and Social Sciences, St. John's University, New York, N.Y.

Professional Profile

Liz McBride is a native of New York City where she did her undergraduate degree at St. John’s University with a dual major in history and the social sciences. Elizabeth went on to graduate work as a Ford Fellow in African History at the University of Chicago where she earned a master’s degree. Back in New York City, Elizabeth earned a master’s in information science from Columbia University. At Emory, Elizabeth has been the head of the Documents Center, overseeing the University’s collection of U.S. federal and international documents, Coordinator of the Social Science Collections, and the librarian for African Studies. She has also taught courses in government information systems in the Graduate School and published articles on a variety of government information issues.

Currently, Liz is the Librarian for African Studies, Development Studies & Sociology and the editor of Information for Social Scientists (ISS), a library newsletter highlighting information issues, resources, and services for Emory faculty and graduate students in the social sciences.