SILS Welcomes Wakefield Harper

October 25, 2010

photo of Wakefield Harper

The School of Information and Library Science (SILS) welcomes Wakefield Harper as student services assistant in the school's Administrative Offices effective Oct. 25, 2010.

Wakefield will assist with a number of responsibilities including welcoming visitors and interacting with faculty, students and alumni while working closely with members of SILS Student Services, as well as other administrative areas such as Finance and Communications.

"Wake will add a student perspective to our office as he is a recent graduate and knows first-hand the areas in which our students need guidance," said Tammy Cox, director of Business Operations. "He has also served in a variety of posts giving him exposure to a wide range of customers and issues, which will be of great value in this position."

Originally from New Zealand, Wakefield has worked as a Carolina Academic Library Associate (CALA) at the Wilson Special Collections Library and at the Carolina Digital Library and Archives at UNC at Chapel Hill. He provided reference services for the Southern Historical Collection, University Archives and Southern Folklife Collection and assisted in processing a major manuscript collection. He completed an internship at the Divinity School Library at Duke University where he provided reference services for library patrons, contributed to the instruction program and taught classes on citation management. He also assisted in transferring books and serials to off-site storage locations.

Wakefield is a recent SILS graduate obtaining his MSLS in spring 2010. He received a master of arts and a bachelor of arts degree with first-class honors in history from the University of Auckland. He also has bachelor’s degrees in history and in physics from the University of Auckland.

Photo by J. Scott Brownlee