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Appointments: Music Cataloging Librarian; Assistant University Archivist for Records Management and Electronic Records; Head of the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library

The University Library is pleased to announce three recent appointments, effective September 1.

Monica Figueroa

Monica Figueroa, Music Cataloging Librarian

Monica Figueroa is the new Music Cataloging Librarian in the Library’s Resource Description and Management department.

In this role, Monica will manage the music cataloging unit and work closely with the Music Library to catalog scores and sound recordings. She will also supervise staff and graduate students within the department.

Monica previously was the assistant state publications cataloger at the State Library of North Carolina in Raleigh.

She holds an M.S. in library and information science from Syracuse University, an M.A. in ethnomusicology from the University of Chicago, and a bachelor of music in horn performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Reach Monica at or (919) 962-3820.



Jessica Venlet, Assistant University Archivist for Records Management and Electronic Records

Jessica Venlet has joined the staff as Assistant University Archivist for Records Management and Electronic Records.

Jessica will work with departments and offices across the University, providing training and consultation on records management and the transfer of official records to the University Archives. She will also provide expertise within the Library on the acquisition, appraisal, and preservation of electronic collections.

Jessica brings experience from MIT Libraries in Cambridge, Massachusetts, where she worked as a Library Fellow for Digital Archives, assisting with the overall expansion of the digital archives program, including development of web archiving policy and workflow.

She holds an M.S. in information, preservation of information, from the University of Michigan and a B.A. in English literature from Aquinas College in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

Reach Jessica at or (919) 962-6402.



Alice Whiteside, Head of the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library

Alice Whiteside is the new Head of the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library.

Alice will oversee the daily operations of the Art Library and serve as the primary library liaison to the art department and the Ackland Art Museum. She will develop research collections, provide specialized research and instructional services, and promote the Art Library’s collections and services.

Alice holds an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a B.A. in art history from Bard College in Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.

She previously worked as the reference and instruction librarian at the Rhode Island School of Design in Providence, Rhode Island. She also brings experience in reference and library instruction from Mount Holyoke College in South Hadley, Massachusetts, and from Pennsylvania State University.

Reach Alice at or (919) 962-1061.


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