The University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Lauren Bellard as the North Carolina Historic Newspapers project librarian, effective April 2. She will be based in the North Carolina Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library.
In this position, Lauren will oversee day-to-day operations of the North Carolina Historic Newspapers project. This effort, funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, provides scanned pages of significant North Carolina newspapers to the Library of Congress for its Chronicling America project. She will ensure that technical requirements are met, prepare metadata and track the movement of microfilm and digital files between the North Carolina State Archives, the Library of Congress and the project vendor.
Prior to this appointment, Lauren worked in the North Carolina Collection as a temporary project librarian.
Lauren holds an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, an M.A. in art history, theory and criticism from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and a B.A. in art history from the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
Reach Lauren at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 962-3765.