Health Sciences Library, Southern Historical Collection, Staff

Appointments: Nursing Liaison Librarian; African American Collections and Outreach Archivist

The University Library is pleased to announce two recent appointments:

Elizabeth Moreton is Nursing Liaison Librarian in the Health Sciences Library, effective July 31, 2014.


Elizabeth Moreton

In this position, Elizabeth will meet the information needs of and maintain outreach to faculty, students, and staff from the UNC School of Nursing and UNC Hospitals. She will provide expert searching and will provide consultations and training to guide in the discovery, retrieval, and management of nursing information.

She will also help to meet the health information needs of the citizens of North Carolina.

Prior to this appointment, Elizabeth served as the health sciences librarian at Southern Illinois University in Edwardsville.

Elizabeth holds a B.A. in English from Rowan University in Glassboro, New Jersey, and an M.L.S. from Indiana University in Bloomington.

Contact Elizabeth at (919) 966-0952 or

Chaitra Powell is African American Collections and Outreach Archivist, effective August 4, 2014.


Chaitra Powell

Chaitra will participate in curatorial work for the Southern Historical Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library. She will coordinate the African American Family Documentation Initiative and conduct visits, tours, and consultations.

Chaitra will also develop public programming and outreach efforts and will partner across the Library to support research, scholarship, and instruction in African American studies.

Chaitra comes to the Library from California, where she held positions as consulting archivist for the Frances E. Williams estate in Los Angeles and project archivist and archival fellow at the Mayme A. Clayton Library and Museum in Culver City. She has been an archival fellow at The HistoryMakers in Chicago, Illinois.

Chaitra holds a B.A. in sociology and an M.A. in information resources and library science from the University of Arizona in Tucson. She is a certified archivist and holds a certificate in digitization from Pasadena (California) City College.

Contact Chaitra at (919) 962-4342 or  


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