The University Library announces five recent appointments:
Claudia Funke became Curator of Rare Books Dec. 1, 2009. As Curator, Funke will provide vision and leadership for the Rare Book Collection in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. Funke was most recently Curator of Rare Books at the Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library at Columbia University in New York, where she served previously as Curator of Exhibitions for the Rare Book and Manuscript Library. She also held positions in the Rare Books and Manuscripts Division of the New York Public Library. She currently serves as Vice President of the Bibliographical Society of America. Funke holds an A.B. in the history of art from Bryn Mawr College and an M.S. in Library Service and M.A. in Classics from Columbia University.
Nicholas Graham is Program Coordinator of the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, effective Dec. 14, 2009. The Center, based in the Library’s North Carolina Collection, will provide digitization and hosting services for cultural heritage materials held by libraries, archives, historical societies, and other institutions in the state of North Carolina. A three-year grant from the State Library of North Carolina supports the work of the Center. Graham was most recently the North Carolina Maps Project Librarian at the UNC Library’s Carolina Digital Library and Archives and was previously Head of Public Services in the North Carolina Collection. He holds an M.L.S. from UNC and a B.A. in British and American Literature from the New College of Florida in Sarasota.
Linda Jacobson began Sept. 1, 2009, as Keeper of the North Carolina Collection Gallery in the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. As Keeper, Jacobson will oversee exhibits, direct outreach, and maintain and build collections for the Gallery, which holds more than 22,000 museum objects. Jacobson was previously Assistant Keeper and Curatorial Specialist for the Gallery. She worked previously in the Department of University Archives and Manuscripts at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Jacobson holds a B.A. in history and English, a B.F.A., and an M.A. in American history with a minor in museum studies, all from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Rebecca Kemp became E-Resources Acquisitions Librarian Nov. 1, 2009. She will lead the Library’s E-Resources Acquisitions Section in activities involving acquisition, renewals, licensing, access issues, and record maintenance for electronic resources, and will participate in management and policy development for electronic resources and serials. Kemp comes to UNC from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, where she was Serials Coordinator Librarian. She holds an M.S.L.S. from UNC and a B.A. in Classics from Princeton University.
Erin O’Meara began Sept. 14, 2009, as Electronic Records Archivist. O’Meara is part of the University Archives and Records Management Service, with particular responsibility for the management, appraisal, description, and preservation of electronic records for the University and the University of North Carolina System General Administration. She was most recently Electronic Records Archivist at the University of Oregon Libraries in Eugene, where she previously held the position of University Records Manager. O’Meara holds a Master of Archival Studies degree from the University of British Columbia and a B.A. in anthropology from the University of Arizona in Tucson.