Alison Valk is the Multimedia and Emerging Technologies Librarian for the Georgia Tech Library, a position held since 2010. She studied art at the University of Georgia and holds a BBA in Computer Information Systems from Georgia State University and a Master's in Library and Information Studies from Florida State University. In 2016, she became the program manager and service owner of the Library's Media Scholarship Commons. She coordinates the multimedia services and training, having over a decade of experience designing educational programs. She teaches approximately 100 workshops a year on professional multimedia software, including tools for video/ audio editing and graphic design. Prior to her current roles she served as instructional coordinator where she oversaw the development of the Library’s educational curriculum and led specialized programs including a federal IMLS(Institute for Museum and Library Services) grant funded initiative that integrates arts-based projects and library resources into the curriculum. She currently leads research initiatives focused on the use of virtual reality and emerging technologies in libraries. Her book “Making Virtual Reality a Reality” discussing this work was published in 2023.