Naomi GoldDepartment of the Library
Naomi Gold (Assistant Professor) earned her M.A. in Religious Studies from Washington University in St. Louis, specializing in early Christian literature and Jewish studies. She received her Ph.D. in religious studies from St. Michael’s College, University of Toronto, where her work focused on the psychoanalytic study of religion. She was the recipient of an Institute of Museum and Library Services fellowship administered by the University of Alabama Libraries and the School of Library and Information Studies. She has worked as a reference and research librarian at Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama, and as an instructor at the University of Alabama School of Library and Information Studies. Her research interests include information literacy instruction, the integration of popular culture content and library instruction, and the impact of social media on ultra-orthodox Jewish communities. Professor Gold will serve in the position of First-Year Experience Librarian.