Deborah K. Barreau has joined the faculty of UNC at Chapel Hill's number-one ranked School of Information and Library Science (SILS). Most recently an assistant professor at The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., Barreau returns to the school where she earned her master's of library science degree in 1986.
Specializing in the areas of information systems and technology, organizational behavior and digital libraries, Barreau joined the SILS faculty on July 1 and will begin teaching this fall. Before joining the faculty at Catholic's School of Library and Information Science in 1997, she worked as a systems librarian in Pennsylvania and a project manager, applications supervisor and systems analyst at Aspen Systems Corporation in Rockville, Md. She earned her Ph.D. in library and information services from the University of Maryland at College Park.
"Deborah brings an excellent background in teaching, research and practice to SILS," said SILS Dean Joanne Gard Marshall. "We welcome her back to Carolina and look forward to her contributions to both our undergraduate and graduate programs."