Farewell, Electronic Records Archivist Lawrence Giffin

In December, UARMS bid a fond farewell to Electronic Records Archivist Lawrence Giffin as he departed UNC for a new opportunity at the American Jewish Historical Society in New York City.

Lawrence first joined the University Archives staff in 2011, serving as Records Services Archivist from 2011 to 2014. He returned to UARMS in 2015 as Electronic Records Archivist, and since then has done much to advance our policies and procedures surrounding the collection and preservation of born digital records. He will be greatly missed here in UARMS, and we wish him all the best!

Please direct inquiries about electronic records to University Archivist Nicholas Graham at ngraham@unc.edu or (919) 962-0043.



Nicholas Graham Appointed University Archivist

Nicholas GrahamUniversity Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce the appointment of Nick Graham as University Archivist.

In this position, Nick will provide vision and leadership for the University Archives and Records Management Services (UARMS) department.  He will be responsible for managing the University records program in accordance with State of North Carolina public records laws and records schedules, including the ingest and preservation of University electronic records of long-term value.  He will also provide administrative reference service for UNC administrators, faculty, and staff; develop programs recognizing and promoting UNC history; and solicit and acquire appropriate collections of faculty papers.

Prior to this appointment, Nick was the Program Coordinator for the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and the Assistant to the Director of Wilson Library at UNC.  He was previously the North Carolina Maps Project Librarian for the Carolina Digital Library and Archives at the Wilson Library and Head of Public Services for the North Carolina Collection at Wilson Library.

Nick holds a B.A. in British and American Literature from New College of Florida in Sarasota and an M.L.S. from the UNC School of Information and Library Science.

Welcome to UARMS, Nick!

Welcome Jennifer Coggins, Records Services Archivist

University Archives and Records Management Services is happy to announce that Jennifer Coggins assumed the position of Records Services Archivist on July 21, 2014. In this position, she will provide guidance to University departments on questions of records management, retention, and disposition; conduct training sessions, and handle transfers to University Archives. She can be reached at (919) 962-6402 or at recman@unc.edu.


Jennifer has worked in University Archives for over two years, first as a graduate assistant, and then as Temporary Records Services Archivist. She holds a master’s degree in library science from the UNC School of Information and Library Science (specialization in Archives and Records Management) and a bachelor’s degree in history from Wofford College. She has worked at the Sandor Teszler Library at Wofford College and interned at the National Archives, the Eleanor Roosevelt Papers Project, and the South Carolina Department of Archives and History.

A Fond Farewell to Electronic Records Archivist Meg Tuomala

Electronic Records Archivist Meg Tuomala
Electronic Records Archivist Meg Tuomala

This week we say goodbye to our dear friend and colleague Meg Tuomala, who departs University Archives for a new opportunity.

Tuomala, a UNC alum, has served Wilson Library in several capacities–first as a graduate assistant in Special Collections Technical Services processing UARMS collections, then as   Records Services Archivist (2010-2011), and most recently as Electronic Records Archivist (2012-present). In her position as Electronic Records Archivist, she has worked to ensure the proper management and preservation of the University’s growing collections of born-digital materials.

Due to recent departures, University Archives will be without permanent staff for the time being. Requests for consultations and trainings may be put on hold until permanent replacements are hired, but UARMS will continue to approve and accept records transfers and answer any questions about records retention and disposition in the interim.

Please continue to email transfer forms, questions, and general inquiries to recman@unc.edu. Staff at the Wilson Special Collections Library will continue to monitor this email and respond to incoming messages. You may also call (919) 962-6402 to speak with staff who can answer your records management questions.

Farewell to Records Services Archivist, Lawrence Giffin

Today are hearts are heavy as we bid adieu to Records Services Archivist extraordinaire, the one-and-only, Lawrence Giffin.

Lawrence joined UARMS staff in 2011 and for the past two and a half years has led the records management services program at UNC. He has offered countless consultations and trainings to staff across campus, prepared updates for our general records retention and disposition schedule, and managed the records transfer process– not to mention all of the countless other projects in UARMS and the Wilson Special Collections Library that he has contributed to.

Thank you, Lawrence for all of your hard work here at UARMS. You’ll be a tough act to follow, and we’re really going to miss you.

Please continue to send records transfer forms, administrative reference requests, and general records management inquiries and questions to our UARMS email address– recman@unc.edu

You can also call us at (919) 962-6402 for immediate assistance.

We’re all sad to see Lawrence go but wish him all the best in his future endeavors!


Meg Tuomala Appointed Electronic Records Archivist

Meg Tuomala, Electronic Records ArchivistUniversity Archives and Records Management Services is pleased to announce that Meg Tuomala has re-joined our staff, this time as the Electronic Records Archivist. Her first day was December 3, 2012.

In this position, Meg will be responsible for ensuring the proper management and preservation of electronic archival records created by UNC-Chapel Hill and the UNC General Administration as well as lead efforts to assist other special collections units in Wilson Library in managing and preserving born-digital materials. Her contact information is mtuomala@email.unc.edu; 919-962-6402.

Meg received an undergraduate degree in Comparative Literature and Romance Languages from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 and a Masters in Library Science from UNC’s School of Library and Information Science in August 2010 with a specialization in Archives and Records Management. She is no stranger to Wilson Library or UARMS having worked as a graduate assistant in Special Collections Technical Services processing university archives collections and serving as the Records Services Archivist from September 2010-July 2011. Most recently, she served as the the Digital Archivist at the Special Collections at Washington University in St. Louis.

Welcome back Meg!