Alumna Amelia K. Mitchell's Adventures in Alaska

June 9, 2014

Amelia MitchellSchool of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill alumna, Amelia K. Mitchell (MSLS '99), has plenty of exciting news to share. She has recently moved to Fairbanks, Alaska with her new husband, Tim Swenby.

Following a 14 year career as a high school librarian in North Carolina, Mitchell has started working as a middle school librarian. Additionally, she serves as state secretary for the Alaska Association of School Librarians (AkASL) and received a grant to attend the Alaska Library Association (AKLA) conference in Anchorage in February 2014.

Mitchell renewed her board certification this past fall and still remains active in Delta Kappa Gamma, a professional association for women educators.

Intrigued by the abundance of natural resources in her new home state, she is taking a course in Alaskan Agriculture at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks.

"I'm taking an Alaskan agriculture class for some renewal credits through UAF," said Mitchell. "It's absolutely amazing how life adapts up here and the natural resources available. We are trying to experience everything we can during this opportunity." 

Mitchell's husband is a CW3 Blackhawk pilot in the Army and is currently stationed in Afghanistan. Mitchell and Swenby and their children, Amelie Grace, Brooke and Timmy, are eagerly awaiting his return. 

Fellow alumni may contact her at: mitchlibsci@yahoo.com