The University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Aaron Smithers as special collections research and instruction librarian in the Wilson Special Collections Library, effective June 17.
In this position, Aaron will support teaching and research at the University and in broader communities by promoting access to and use of unique and primary source materials. In collaboration with colleagues across the University Libraries and with faculty and instructors, he will help to develop effective teaching strategies that make use of special collections material. He will also provide reference and research services for special collections and will contribute to the development of exhibitions and public programs.
Before this appointment, Aaron was collection assistant in the Southern Folklife Collection (SFC) at the Wilson Special Collections Library and has worked as audio engineer in the SFC.
Aaron holds an M.A. in folklore from UNC-Chapel Hill and a B.S. in radio-television-film and a B.A. in the Plan II interdisciplinary program, with an anthropology concentration, from the University of Texas at Austin.
Reach Aaron at firstname.lastname@example.org.