U.Va. Library Names
Carol Hunter Director Of The Science And Engineering Libraries
February 6, 2002-- University
Librarian Karin Wittenborg has announced announced the appointment
of Carol Hunter as director of the Science and Engineering Libraries,
which include Astronomy, Biology/Psychology, Chemistry, Mathematics,
Physics, and the Science and Engineering Library.
assumes her new assignment after working at the University Library
since 1998 as the assistant government information librarian.
are thrilled that Carol is taking on this new role," said Diane
Walker, associate University librarian for user services. "During
her time here, Carol has contributed to a number of University Library
initiatives that advance our mission to support teaching and research
programs at the University. These experiences will be valuable as
she leads the Science and Engineering Libraries."
immediate goals are to continue the tradition and reputation of
excellent customer service that the Science and Engineering Libraries
have, as well as to ensure that they fulfill their role in the Virginia
2020 mission to attain "world-class science and engineering
programs at the University." In the short term, Hunter will
devote much of her energy to the renovation of Clark Hall (home
of the Science and Engineering Library), which will provide for
more technology and much-needed space for collaborative learning.
am delighted to be leading the Science and Engineering Libraries
at this unique time of increased University emphasis on scientific
endeavor," said Hunter. "The expansion of Clark Hall coupled
with an outstanding staff committed to providing excellent service
will enable the libraries to more effectively serve the needs of
the science and engineering communities in this increasingly digital
received her B.A. in 1977 from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn.,
and her Masters of Library Science in 1978 from the University of
Alabama. Before coming to the University of Virginia Library, she
was assistant department librarian of archives and manuscripts at
the Birmingham Public Library in Alabama; head of the New York Region
Library of the U.S. Customs Service; and physical, social science,
and engineering librarian at the Missile and Space Intelligence
Center in Huntsville, Ala.
Melissa Cox Norris, (434) 924-4254