Health Sciences Library, Services and Facilities, Staff, Undergraduate Library

Appointments: Scholarly Communications; TraCS Institute Knowledge Management; GIS; Undergraduate Experience; Undergraduate Library Head

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the following appointments:

Anne Gilliland is Scholarly Communications Officer, effective June 1.

Gilliland will sustain and develop the Library’s leadership role in scholarly communications. She will create scholarly communications and copyright resources, and will provide guidance regarding copyright, fair use, open access, author’s rights, and related legal and policy issues. Gilliland will also help the Library and University advocate for new forms and practices of scholarly communications and information dissemination.

Gilliland previously served at the Ohio State University as Head of the Copyright Management Office in the Prior Health Sciences Library and as Adjunct Assistant Professor of biomedical informatics. She was previously Assistant Director for Library Systems – Database Management at the Ohio Library and Information Network (OhioLINK).

Gilliland holds a B.A. in studio art from Maryville College in Maryville, Tenn.; an M.S.L.S. from the University of Tennessee; and a Juris Doctor from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio.

Contact Gilliland at (919) 843-3256 and

Rachel Lerner began May 1 as TraCS Institute Knowledge Management Librarian in the Health Sciences Library.

In this one-year position, Lerner will assist Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute team members by identifying large, interdisciplinary team grants, and providing grant-seeking and -matching services to the TraCS community. She will also assist with data collection and analysis for the TraCS evaluation team, and work with the REACH NC database for the Health Affairs faculty.

Lerner has held prior positions with the Health Sciences Library, and has also served as Library and Archives Manager at the Olin Studio in Philadelphia. She holds a B.A. in English and music from Wesleyan University in Middletown, Conn., and an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC.

Contact Lerner at (919) 843-3102 and

Philip McDaniel is Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Librarian, effective June 1.

McDaniel will assist users with GIS and web mapping projects, facilitate access to spatial and numeric data sources, and provide consultation and referrals to researchers with data management needs. He will also serve as subject librarian primarily for the Department of City and Regional Planning.

Prior to this appointment, McDaniel was a Research Associate at the Carolina Population Center at UNC. He holds a B.A. in geography from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Va., and an M.A. in geography with concentrations in GIS, population-environment interactions, and quantitative methods from UNC.

Contact McDaniel at (919) 962-1151 and

Jonathan McMichael began as Undergraduate Experience Librarian in the R.B. House Undergraduate Library on June 1.

McMichael will explore and pilot new ways of engaging with undergraduate students. He will lead relevant assessment projects, deliver instruction, and provide reference and Design Lab assistance. He will also contribute to the development of the Library’s web presence, with an emphasis on undergraduate-centered services and resources.

Prior to this appointment, McMichael served as Instruction & Reference Librarian at the University of Mississippi in Oxford. He holds a B.A. in secondary education from the University of Kentucky and a M.S.L.I.S. from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Contact McMichael at (919) 962-1355 and

Suchi Mohanty became Head of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library June 4.

Mohanty will provide vision and leadership for services that support information, learning, and teaching. She will direct development of the Undergraduate Library’s collections and will oversee provision of services. She will also manage the overall administration of the library, including planning, assessment, program development, facilities, and budget.

Mohanty has served as Interim Head of the Undergraduate Library since January, and was previously the Undergraduate Collections and Research Services Librarian. She holds a B.A. in English from Mary Washington College (University of Mary Washington) in Fredericksburg, Va., and an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC.

Contact Mohanty at (919) 962-1355 and


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