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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.

Hunter assumes her new assignment after working at the University Library since 1998 as the assistant government information librarian.

"We 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."

Hunter’s 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.

"I 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 age."

Hunter 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.

Contact: Melissa Cox Norris, (434) 924-4254

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SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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