Author: Tanya Fortner

University Libraries Receives $1.75 Million Grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Southern Folklife Collection staff studying a film strip

The largest grant in University Libraries history will allow the Southern Folklife Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library to preserve and digitize rare audio and visual recordings from Carolina’s libraries and from six partners across the state.

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Elizabeth Ott Named Frank Borden Hanes Curator of Rare Books

Liz (Elizabeth) Ott

She has served as interim curator of rare books since 2016.

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Appointment: Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction

Karen Grigg

The Library welcomes Nancy Grigg as health sciences librarian for collections and instruction.

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Head of Preservation Andrew Hart, Honored by Library Association

Andy Hart

He is one of two recipients of the 2018 “ALCTS Honors” from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services

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Grant to Libraries Will Provide Access to Rare Spanish, Portuguese and Catalan Dramas

Detail of digitized Spanish drama collection

The Pine Tree Foundation of New York has provided $12,100 for cataloging and digitization work. Many of the items are extremely rare.

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

Nancy Lovas and Megan Fratta

The Library welcomes Megan Fratta as community outreach and global health librarian and Nancy Lovas as entrepreneurship and business librarian.

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