Awards and Honors

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UNC Librarians Honored by Library Journal as “Movers & Shakers”

Librarians Chad Haefele and Emily King of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been named by Library Journal as Movers & Shakers of 2011. Continue reading

Library Honors Outstanding Employees of 2010

The University Library has awarded its 2010 Outstanding Employee Award to Josh Hockensmith of the Sloane Art Library. Honorable mentions went to Aaron Bednar of Library Systems and Elizabeth (Betty) Meehan-Black of Monographic Services. Continue reading

“Persistently Patient”: Chancellor’s Award Winner Keeps Media Lab Humming

Greg Klaiber, winner of the 2010 Chancellor’s Award for Excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, can usually be found tending the cutting-edge equipment in the Library’s Digital Media Lab and providing calm, thoughtful guidance to those who use it. Continue reading

Winners of Parker-Dooley Undergraduate Southern Studies Award Announced

The Southern Historical Collection in the Wilson Special Collections Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, has announced the winners of the inaugural Parker-Dooley Award for Undergraduate Research in Southern Studies. Nominations for the 2011 award, which carries a cash prize, will be accepted until Feb. 4, 2011. Continue reading

Patrick Mullin, Associate University Librarian, to Retire August 1

Patrick Mullin, interim Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services, will retire August 1, after a professional career spanning 37 years. Mullin joined the Library staff in 1987 as Systems Librarian. He subsequently headed the Systems Department before becoming an Associate University Librarian with responsibility for Systems, Access Services and Systems, and then Technical Services … Continue reading

Kemp Wins First Step Award from Library Association

Rebecca Kemp, e-resources acquisitions librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is the recipient of the 2010 First Step Award—A Wiley Professional Development Grant, from the Association of Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS). Continue reading

Diane Strauss, Associate University Librarian, to Retire March 1

Diane Wheeler Strauss, associate university librarian for collections and services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will retire March 1, 2010, after more than 36 years of service with the Library. Strauss joined the Library staff in 1973 as the social sciences reference librarian in what was then the Business Administration/Social Sciences … Continue reading

Grant to Fund Essays about Hugh Morton Photographs

The North Carolina Humanities Council has awarded the UNC Library $5,400 for the project “Worth 1,000 Words: Essays on the Photographs of Hugh Morton.” The grant will fund 13 essays that will provide insight into Morton’s work. The Library will post approximately one essay every two weeks on the blog A View to Hugh beginning … Continue reading

Class of 2010 Designates Library for Giving

The class of 2010 has chosen to endorse the University Library for senior class giving. Every year, Carolina’s senior class designates a campaign beneficiary and encourages members of the class to make a financial donation as a way to give back to the University. “Everyone has studied, slept, and socialized in at least one of … Continue reading

Library Employee Receives Chancellor’s Award for Excellence

Dave Pcolar, systems specialist for the University Library, was recognized at the Oct. 12 University Day celebration as the recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in the category of Innovations. In 23 years with the Library, Pcolar has been responsible for a number of programs that qualified him for the award. “No one comes … Continue reading

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