Contributed by Hollie Stevenson-Parrish
UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries is pleased to announce that Juanita Thacker has accepted the position of information literacy lecturer in the Department of Research, Outreach and Instruction (ROI).
In this role, Thacker will provide curriculum-integrated information literacy instruction for ENG 101 and 102 courses. She will also be University Libraries’ liaison to the College Writing Program. Other responsibilities include providing reference support via one-on-one consultations and reference desk assistance.
A native of Winston Salem, Thacker received her bachelor’s degree in business education/information technologies from East Carolina University and holds a master’s degree in library and information science from UNC Greensboro.
She is a member of several professional associations, including the American Library Association (ALA), the Black Caucus of the American Library Association (BCALA) and the Metrolina Library Association (MLA). She also serves as the marketing manager for Women of Color within Librarianship (WOC+Lib). In her spare time, she enjoys a wide variety of music, reading, television, and travel.
UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries is pleased to announce the hiring of Katherine Heilman as the new electronic resources librarian and assistant professor in the Department of Technical Services. For the past eight years, Heilman worked for the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Library as a collections and acquisitions librarian. Prior to this position, she taught special education at the secondary level for New York City Public Schools in South Bronx, New York.
In her role as electronic resources librarian, Heilman will be involved with the acquisition of e-resources and support access to the Libraries’ owned, licensed, and subscribed online collections. She will also be working to ensure the effectiveness and discoverability of these resources to meet the educational and research needs of the University.
“I am really excited to join the UNCG community,” said Heilman. “I look forward to working collaboratively across the campus with our students, faculty, and staff.”
Heilman holds a master’s degree in library and information science from Syracuse University and a master’s degree in education from The City University of New York. She obtained her bachelor of arts degree in political science from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities. When she is not working or chasing after her two young children, Heilman can be found cooking, gardening, or reading on her front porch.