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Biography: Emily Davis

Emily Davis
Cataloging Specialist, Continuing Resources and Digital Collections

As a member of the Rakow Library’s Collections Management team, Emily Davis works with the Library’s serials, auction catalogs, and digital collections. During her time at the Library she has worked in public services, archives, and technical services.

Davis graduated cum laude from the State University of New York, College at Cortland, with a BA in Cinema Studies and a minor in Women’s Studies. In 2014, she was awarded South Central Regional Library Council’s award for “Library Worker of the Year.” Davis was a member of the hosting committee for the 2010 New York State Library Assistants’ Association conference held in Corning.

She co-chaired the Library’s 2012-2013 exhibition, The Flood of ’72: Community, Collections, and Conservation, and is a co-curator of America's Favorite Dish: Celebrating a Century of Pyrex.

Blog Posts by this Author

For Pyrex, the 1980s was a period of product renewal and rethinking. Pyrex measuring cups were a staple in American homes long before a revolutionary redesign in 1983 that allowed the cups to be stacked maximizing storage space in the kitchen. The groundbreaking design came from Dennis Younge, who... more
Pyrex advertising during the Christmas season focused on two groups: consumers (the obvious choice), and store buyers (less obvious, but certainly just as vital). Marketing to store buyers was important for Corning Glass Works because these business people were the ones responsible for closing the... more
After the introduction of primary colored opalware post-World War II, new Pyrex colors (and later prints) poured out of Corning Glass Works for the next four decades. The 1950s saw the introduction of colorful patterns and new shapes, and specialty dishes for entertaining. Some would become... more