The University Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of Emily Kader as associate curator of rare books in the Rare Book Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library, effective September 27.
In this role, Emily will scaffold emerging initiatives such as the Wilson Library research fellowship program, digital humanities projects and digitization efforts, and global collecting across the humanities and sciences. She will collaborate with faculty and other curatorial units in Wilson Library, increase knowledge of the rare book collections, and align collection development within the department with the research, teaching, and curricular priorities of the University.
Emily designed and will serve as principal investigator on an initiative launching this fall and funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to develop a primary sources teaching fellowship program based at Wilson Library for students enrolled in North Carolina library and information sciences programs.
Prior to this appointment, Emily served as the rare book research and instruction librarian at the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill starting in 2014. She was interim librarian for medieval and early modern studies with the University Libraries from 2016 to 2019 and this year was acting curator of rare books.
Emily holds a Ph.D. in English with a certification in women’s studies from Emory University, in Atlanta, Georgia, and an M.S.L.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill. She also completed a certificate in general proficiency with the Rare Book School, at the University of Virginia.
Reach Emily at firstname.lastname@example.org.