Special Collections, Staff

Appointments: Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger; Coordinator of Special Collections Exhibits and Outreach; Digital Scholarship Librarian

The University Library is pleased to announce three recent appointments:

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Sonoe Nakasone

Sonoe Nakasone is Special Formats and Metadata Cataloger, effective March 1, 2014.

Sonoe will catalog geospatial and statistical data, maps, and other data resources. She will advise Library staff members on cataloging and metadata issues related to materials in digital format, and will contribute to national cataloging standards. She will also be involved in developing tools and workflows to support the Carolina Digital Repository, which provides access and safekeeping for the scholarly work of UNC researchers.

Sonoe worked most recently as a cataloger at the District of Columbia Public Library and previously as the cataloging coordinator for the Field Book Project at the Smithsonian Institution. Both are in Washington, D.C

Sonoe holds a B.A. in English and political science from Howard University in Washington, D.C., and an M.L.I.S. from the Pratt Institute in New York City.

Contact Sonoe at (919) 962-3833 and sonoe@email.unc.edu.

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Rachel Reynolds

Rachel Reynolds is Coordinator of Special Collections Exhibits and Outreach, effective February 17, 2014.

Rachel will manage the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room calendar; assist staff with the design, fabrication, and installation of exhibitions and displays; assist with improvements to public spaces in the Wilson Special Collections Library; and assist staff of the North Carolina Collection Gallery with the management of historic objects and curation of Gallery exhibits.

Prior to this appointment, Rachel served as senior museums officer at the Clifton Park Museum in Rotherham, England, as well as working at a number of other cultural institutions in the United Kingdom, including the British Museum and the Museum of London.

Rachel holds the M.Sc. in museum studies from the University of Leicester in Leicester, England, and a B.A. in history and Latin American studies from Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, England.

Contact Rachel at (919) 962-0104 or racrey@email.unc.edu.

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Stewart Varner

Stewart Varner is Digital Scholarship Librarian, effective February 1, 2014.

Stewart will manage a portfolio of digital scholarship—including digital humanities, digital collections, and library technology projects—in close collaboration with faculty, campus partners, and within the Library. He will actively partner with subject librarians and staff from Library departments such as Library and Information Technology and Special Collections.

Prior to this appointment, Stewart served as the digital scholarship coordinator at the Woodruff Library at Emory University in Atlanta, Ga.

He holds a B.A. in English literature and American studies from Queens University of Charlotte (N.C.); an M.A. in popular culture from Bowling Green State University in Ohio; an M.L.I.S. from the University of North Texas; and a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Emory University.

Contact Stewart at (919) 962-2094 or svarner@email.unc.edu.

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