Appointments: Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services; Head of Carolina Digital Library and Archives

The University Library is pleased to announce the following appointments, effective Dec. 1:

Carol Hunter is now Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services.

In this position, Hunter will lead 90 librarians and staff members in building collections and providing research, consultation, instruction, and access services.

As a member of the Library’s senior leadership team, Hunter will help to define priorities and long-range plans for the Library. She will oversee allocation and use of the Library’s $11 million acquisitions budget, which supports a collection of more than 7 million volumes and e-resources.

“Carol Hunter brings a wealth of experience and an impressive track record as an innovator and library leader,” said University Librarian Sarah Michalak. “It was clear to us right away that the depth and scope of her experience fit perfectly with our priorities.”

Since 2007, Hunter has served as Associate University Librarian for Public Services and Collections at the University of Virginia, in Charlottesville. At Virginia, she also held positions as Assistant Government Information Librarian; Director of the Charles L. Brown Science and Engineering Library; Director of Science, Engineering, and Education Services; and Interim Director of Arts and Media Services.

Hunter holds an M.L.S. from the University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, and a B.A. in music, with honors, from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. She has participated in several competitive library leadership programs, including the UCLA Senior Fellows, the EDUCAUSE Frye Leadership Institute, and the ACRL/Harvard Leadership Institute.

Reach Carol Hunter at (919) 962-1301 or

Jenn Riley is the new Head of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives.

The Carolina Digital Library and Archives (CDLA) coordinates and provides digital library services to support research and teaching at UNC. In this position, Riley will play a key role in developing, implementing, managing, and promoting the services of the CDLA. She will supervise the heads of the Digital Publishing Group and Digital Production Center, and will work closely with the Library’s systems office to plan and implement the CDLA’s technical infrastructure and programming needs.

Riley was most recently Metadata Librarian for the Digital Library Program at Indiana University, where she was previously Digital Media Specialist. She is author of the forthcoming book Understanding Metadata for Music Materials and has written and presented widely on metadata, information retrieval, and digital capture.

Riley holds an M.L.S. with a specialization in music librarianship and an M.A. in musicology from Indiana University. She has a B.M. in music education from the University of Miami.

Reach Jenn Riley at (919) 843-5910 or