Arie Hammond serves San Diego Zoo Global as Assistant Librarian. In this role, she ensures that the San Diego Zoo Global Library supports the research and information needs of the Institute for Conservation Research, Zoo, and Safari Park. In providing information and research assistance for SDZG, she is particularly interested in the information behaviors and needs of the SDZG community, and how to best serve them.
Arie’s primary focus is connecting people and resources together. She specializes in data, technology, and community engagement. Current priorities include assisting with reference and research questions, organizing and creating access points to information, creating resource tutorials, and working on the SDZG Institutional Repository, as well as creating new SDZG Library outreach opportunities.
Arie earned her Bachelor’s degree, Cum Laude, in Literatures in English from the University of California, San Diego, and is currently a Masters of Information candidate at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey. In addition to publishing and presenting on information culture and technologies, Arie also created and organized the 2019 Camera Trap Technology Symposium held at Google Headquarters, and is planning its second iteration which will be held at NACCB 2020. In her free time, Arie is an avid athlete, and can often be found running, hiking, paddle-boarding, or kickboxing. Her favorite animals are snakes and sharks, and her favorite book is One Hundred Years of Solitude by Garcia Marquez.