Special Collections, Staff

Appointment: Special Collections Research and Instructional Services Head

landis_billThe Library welcomes Bill Landis as Head of Special Collections Research and Instructional Services. Landis began March 1, 2010.

In this new position, Landis will build a consolidated research and instructional services program for UNC’s Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, comprising the North Carolina Collection, the Rare Book Collection, the Southern Historical Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, and University Archives and Records Management Services.

Landis will lead efforts to promote and expand the use of special collections, and will participate in the planning and implementation of special collections priorities,  goals, workflows, and policies. He will additionally provide leadership and administration for research and reference services, instruction, and resource management across the collections.

Landis served most recently as Head of Arrangement and Description and Metadata Coordinator for the Manuscripts and Archives Department at Yale University Library. From 2004 to 2006, he was Metadata Coordinator for the California Digital Library, and he worked before that as the Manuscripts Librarian at the University of California, Irvine.

Landis was co-editor with Robin Chandler of Archives and the Digital Library (Haworth Information Press, 2006) and is working with Thomas Hyry on a Guide to Archival Research for Oxford University Press. He has written, taught, and presented extensively on topics related to archives and special collections.

He holds an M.I.L.S. with a concentration in archives and records management from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in history from the University of California, Santa Cruz. In 2008, he was made a Fellow of the Society of American Archivists.

Contact Landis at (919) 843-5863 or blandis@email.unc.edu.

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