Elizabeth Giles: Director of Library Services

Elizabeth began volunteering with Lubuto in 2011, and was subsequently hired to work as the Program Associate for Lubuto in Washington, D.C. She spent two years in that position before returning to her hometown of Milwaukee to complete an MLIS at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Elizabeth also holds a Bachelor’s degree in Development Studies from Marlboro College (VT). Before coming to work for Lubuto in Zambia she worked as a children’s librarian, the Operations Manager for an international high school program, and a teacher of English as a Second Language. She has previously lived in Ghana, China, and Germany. Her first experience in Zambia was leading a research project evaluating Lubuto’s book collections in 2014, and she is thrilled to be back in Zambia long-term as Lubuto’s Director of Library Services.