Health Sciences Library, Special Collections, Staff, Undergraduate Library

Appointments: Research Services; Administrative Projects; Newspaper Digitization Project; Institute on Aging

The University Libraries are pleased to announce the following appointments:

Photograph of Ellie Boote

Ellie Coen Boote is Research Services Librarian, a temporary appointment that began Sept. 1.

Boote will collaborate in supervision of the R.B. House Undergraduate Library Reference Desk and Design Lab, and will participate in outreach, promotion, and tailored instruction activities.

Prior to this appointment, Boote served as Temporary Program Coordinator and Assistant to the Director of Administration at the Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC) at Duke University in Durham, N.C.; as a contract writer at NoveList/EBSCO Publishing in Durham; and as a library assistant at the Orange County Public Libraries in Carrboro, N.C.

She holds a B.A. in French, International Studies, and Religion from Hope College in Holland, Mich., and an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC.

Contact Boote at (919) 962-1355 or

Photograph of Doug DiesenhausDoug Diesenhaus is Administrative Projects Librarian, a one-year temporary appointment that began Sept. 1.

Diesenhaus will work with the Library Personnel Office to develop new staff training programs and with the Library Communications office to develop communications and promotional plans for library collections, events, exhibits, and staff. He will also compile annual library statistics and provide general reference and course-specific instruction services.

Diesenhaus holds a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio; an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing from the University of North Carolina Wilmington; and an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC.

Contact Diesenhaus at (919) 962-8027 or

Photograph of Barbara IlieBarbara Ilie became Newspaper Digitization Project Librarian Oct. 1.

Ilie will coordinate activities for North Carolina Historic Newspapers, a multi-year collaborative grant project with the North Carolina State Archives.  The project will digitize approximately 150 reels of microfilmed North Carolina newspapers for the Library of Congress’s Chronicling America website.

Prior to this appointment, Ilie worked as a Research and Reference Services Associate at UNC’s Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. She also worked as the Project Information Scientist on the Historic Hillsborough Commission’s Institute of Museum and Library Services grant-funded Burwell School Digital Archive and Research Project.

Contact Ilie at (919) 962-1172 or

Photograph of Brenda LinaresBrenda Linares was appointed Librarian and Institute on Aging Liaison in the UNC Health Sciences Library Sept. 17.

Linares will help to identify information needs of library users affiliated with the Institute on Aging; to articulate, implement, maintain, and evaluate services; and to build the Institute’s library collection.

Prior to this appointment, Linares served at the Louis Calder Memorial Library at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as head of Library Outreach and Community Engagement, and as Administrative Librarian. She was also an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, Md.

Linares holds a B.S. in finance from California State University, Northridge, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles.

Contact Linares at (919) 962-0801 or


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