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University Libraries Scholars

University Libraries Scholars are selected each year in the spring. Awardees are recognized for their scholarly achievements at UNC's Distinguished Scholars Ceremony, held each spring in the University Center. They also serve as Banner Bearer for Convocation in the summer, and for Graduate and Undergraduate Commencements in the fall and the following spring.

Current University Libraries Scholar

Darren Ilett

Darren Ilett has been recognized as the 2022 University Libraries Scholar for his research article on the role of libraries in the academic lives of first-generation students. Darren also gave multiple national presentations on topics including support for underrepresented students, reflective teaching, and library outreach approaches. 

Past University Library Scholars

2021

Jen Mayer was recognized for her work as a researcher, publishing an article in College & Research Libraries, as well as securing two grants, totaling over $60,000, to forward UNC’s open educational resources (OER) work.

2020

Laura Uglean Jackson was recognized for her edited volume, Reappraisal and Deaccessioning in Archives and Special Collections, which represents a significant contribution to the archives field. It is the first monograph dedicated to the subject of reappraisal and deaccessioning and addresses an important topic that is often overlooked or underappreciated in archives literature.  

  • 2010-2019
    2019

    Rachel Dineen was recognized for her 2018 book, coauthored with Lyda McCartin: Toward a Critical-Inclusive Assessment Practice for Library Instruction, as well as for a national presentation.  

    2018

    Jane Monson was recognized for the publication of her book, Getting Started with Digital Collections: Scaling to Fit your Organization, through ALA in 2017, as well as her national presentations.  

    2017

    Jay Trask was recognized for working tirelessly to preserve UNC’s institutional history, supporting and mentoring students, generously sharing his knowledge with colleagues, and building bridges with the community.  His numerous articles and presentations highlight his work and advance UNC.    

    2016

    Lyda McCartin

    2015

    Wendy Highby

    2014

    Andrea Falcone

    2013

    Jen Leffler

    2012

    Stephanie Wiegand

    2011

    Mark Anderson

    2010

    Annie Epperson

  • 2000-2009
    2009

    (No awardee)

    2008

    Bette Rathe

    2007

    Sarah Naper

    2006

    Steve Luttman

    2005

    Wendy Highby

    2004

    Kay Lowell

    2003

    Adonna Fleming

    2002

    Patrick McCarthy

    2001

    Steve Luttmann

    2000

    Lisa Blankenship

    1999

    Mark Anderson

    1998

    Kay Lowell

    1997

    Lisa Blankenship