Librarian and Director of Liaison Program
BA in Comparative Literature, Oberlin College
MSLS, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill
As the Director of the Liaison Program, Ellen provides administrative leadership over the liaison librarian program in the Research and Engagement department, managing a team of liaisons who reach out to and engage with their assigned schools, departments, and major programs on campus to provide high quality and effective research, information literacy, collections and scholarly communication services. She also serves as the liaison to the Honors College and three departments in the College of Arts & Sciences.
She started her journey in librarianship at Baylor in 2007 as the e-Learning Librarian after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill, where she worked as a graduate assistant in instructional services. Before her career in librarianship, she worked as a campus minister, both in the US and abroad, with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship.
Memberships & Publications
- Hampton Filgo, Ellen. (2022). Incarnational Librarians: Liaisons Moving into the Neighborhood. The Christian Librarian, 65(1).
- Filgo, Ellen Hampton and Towers, Sha. “Liaison Engagement Success: A Practical Guide for Librarians” Rowman and Littlefield, 2021.
- Filgo, E. H., & Towers, S. (2020). An Analysis of Relationship-Building in Liaison Work: Defining the Importance of “Hangout Activity.” The Journal of Creative Library Practice.
- James, A., & Filgo, E. H. (2020). Illuminating an Instructional Infrastructure: Building a Tiered Information Literacy Program from the Ground Up. [Conference Presentation] LOEX 2020 Online.
- Filgo, E. H., & Towers, S. (2019). Embracing the “Hangout Factor” in Liaison Work [Poster]. ACRL 2019, Cleveland, OH.
- Social Media Editor, College & Research Libraries, (2017-present)