Two Librarian Appointments Will Advance Open Access at Carolina

October 13, 2017

Two librarians joined UNC Library’s Scholarly Communications Office on October 1, with a focus on open access and the Carolina Digital Repository (CDR). Both are new positions, funded thanks to support from the Office of the Provost.  

Rebekah Kati

Rebekah Kati, Institutional Repository Librarian

The CDR is a digital archive for materials produced by members of the University community. It serves as a cornerstone for fulfilling a 2015 resolution by UNC’s Faculty Council in support of open access. 

Rebekah Kati steps into the role of institutional repository librarian. In this position, she will manage CDR collections and systems and will work with the community of repository users at Carolina. She will help to develop policies and services, and will provide documentation and training for faculty, students, and staff. 

Rebekah was most recently the digital publishing technologist at Duke University Press in Durham, North Carolina. Before that, she was the information technology librarian at the Walden University in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  

Rebekah holds an M.L.S. and M.I.S. from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a B.A. in international studies and history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 

Reach Rebekah at or (919) 843-6625.

Jennifer Solomon

Jennifer Solomon, Open Access Librarian

Jennifer Hodl Solomon joins UNC as open access librarian. She will provide first-line support for users with questions about the CDR and will develop, implement, and manage a plan to promote knowledge about the CDR and add content to it. In addition, Jennifer will conduct outreach, develop education, and coordinate events related to open access and scholarly communications more broadly, with an emphasis on copyright and policy. 

Prior to this appointment, Jennifer was the Global Open Knowledgebase editor and technical services librarian at the library of North Carolina State University in Raleigh. She has also served as data science program manager at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Durham, North Carolina.  

Jennifer holds an M.S.L.S. from UNC’s School of Information and Library Science, an M.F.A. in creative writing from Indiana University in Bloomington, and a B.A. in women’s studies and creative writing from UNC. 

Reach Jennifer at or (919) 962-3902.

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