Appointments: Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian, Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian

June 15, 2018

The University Libraries is pleased to announce two recent appointments.

Megan Fratta started in the role of community outreach and global health librarian, effective June 4.

Megan Fratta

Megan Fratta, Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian

In this position based at the Health Sciences Library, Megan will collaborate with statewide and University health outreach and research projects. She will provide information and education services to support evidence-based practice and will build relationships with practitioners, researchers and students working on global health projects.

Megan will also present patient literacy concepts to health professionals and students working in community hospitals, health centers and primary care practices in rural and underserved communities in North Carolina. She will also provide teaching and consultation related to health literacy and best practices in patient communication.

Prior to this appointment, Megan worked as a contract librarian at the Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She served in 2016-17 as an Associate Fellow at the National Library of Medicine.

Megan holds an M.L.S. from the College of Information Studies at the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. in health administration and policy with a minor in management of aging services from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.

Reach Megan at or (919) 843-6235.

Nancy Lovas became the entrepreneurship and business librarian effective June 11.

Nancy Lovas

Nancy Lovas, Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian

In this role, Nancy will help people develop their entrepreneurial ideas, explore markets for those ideas and find funding. She will serve as a resource for individual entrepreneurs, small business owners, campus and local business incubators and startup accelerators.

Nancy will also build library collections in her areas of expertise, and will provide research consultations, instruction and course development support for entrepreneurship, economics and business classes. She will be part of the social sciences collection development team and will work closely with the Library Research Hub staff, the librarian at Kenan-Flagler Business School and the information professionals that support Innovate Carolina and the Office of Technology Commercialization.

Prior to this appointment, Nancy worked as the business reference and research specialist for the Science, Technology and Business Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Nancy holds a M.S. in library and information science from the University of Maryland, College Park, and a B.A. in economics from Berry College, in Rome, Georgia.

Reach Nancy at or (919) 962-4249.


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