Davis Library, Research Hub, Special Collections, Staff

Appointments: Head of Digital Research Services; Technical Services Archivist

The University Library is pleased to announce two recent appointments, effective May 1:

Amanda Henley, Head of Digital Research Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amanda Henley, Head of Digital Research Services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Amanda Henley is the new Head of Digital Research Services.

Amanda will provide vision and strategic leadership for the Library’s digital research services and for the Research Hub in Davis Library. She will lead a department that provides expertise in geographic information systems (GIS), geographic data, numeric data, statistics, data visualization, and digital humanities. She, along with a staff of 6 FTE and student employees, will engage and collaborate across the University to develop and deliver responsive, innovative, technology-driven library services.

Amanda has been the GIS librarian at the UNC Library since 2002 and has also served as a research and teaching assistant at the University. Her prior positions include work as a climatologist with the Southeast Regional Climate Center and as a research assistant at the University of South Carolina.

Maps that she has created with researchers have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals, and she has written and presented extensively on GIS and Library topics.

Amanda holds an M.A. in geography from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in geography from the University of South Carolina in Columbia.

Contact Amanda at ahenley@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-3704.

Jodi Berkowitz is now Technical Services Archivist, based in the Wilson Special Collections Library.

In this position, Jodi will arrange and describe archival materials in the Wilson Library, with a focus on manuscript collections, institutional records, and faculty papers in all formats. She will train and supervise student assistants, and will help to provide special collections reference services.

Most recently, Jodi was a temporary archival processor in Wilson Library, where she has also held project positions for the Pruitt-Shanks Photographic Collection and for the conversion of legacy finding aids. She has held archival positions at the North Carolina State University and Duke University libraries.

Jodi received her M.S.L.S. from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science and she holds a B.A. in women’s studies from Barnard College in New York City.

Reach Jodi at jmberkow@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-4237.

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