The University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Sonoe Nakasone as community archivist for the Southern Historical Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library, effective April 8.
In this position, Sonoe will serve as project manager and coordinator for the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant “Building a Model for All Users: Transforming Archive Collections through Community-Driven Archives.” Sonoe will service the Southern Historical Collection’s existing community archives projects, including the Appalachian Student Health Coalition, the Eastern Kentucky African American Migration Project, the Historic Black Towns and Settlements Alliance, and the San Antonio African American Community Archive and Museum.
Prior to this appointment, Sonoe worked as lead librarian for metadata technologies at North Carolina State University Libraries and as an adjunct professor at North Carolina Central University. Before that, she was special formats and metadata cataloger at UNC-Chapel Hill.
Sonoe holds an M.S. in Library and Information Science from Pratt Institute in New York, New York, with an advanced certificate in archives and a certificate for museum librarianship. Her B.A. in English and political science is from Howard University in Washington, DC.
Reach Sonoe at firstname.lastname@example.org or (919) 962-8520.