September 10, 2012
Two alumna of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) have joined the staff of NC LIVE. Sarah Dooley (MSLS '12) and Emily Guhde (MSLS '12) are the newest additions to North Carolina's statewide online library service.
Dooley joins NC LIVE as its first Web and User Experience Development Librarian. Her job will be to improve the usability of NC LIVE’s Web interfaces, discovery tools and to consult with member libraries on their presentation of online content and services. She received an MA in English at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in addition to her MSLS from SILS, and during her time at SILS worked at the R.B. House Undergraduate Library, the North Carolina State University Libraries, and the Carolina Digital Story Lab. Sarah also worked as a project manager for Newfangled Web Factory, advising clients on Web site strategy and performance.
Guhde is NC LIVE's newest Online Services Librarian. As a SILS student, she interned at the State Archive of North Carolina. Guhde also served as a Youth Services Assistant at the Greene County Public Library in Ohio, as well as working as a Spanish teacher in Phoenix, Arizona with Teach for America. She was also NC LIVE’s first intern through the Educating Stewards of Public Information in the 21st Century (ESOPI 21) program, which is coordinated by SILS and the UNC at Chapel Hill School of Government.
NC LIVE offers free electronic access to resources for all ages on topics ranging from careers, business and investing, to auto repair, health, history and genealogy. The organization serves nearly 200 member libraries across North Carolina, and is dedicated to providing North Carolinians with online library and information resources that support education, enhance statewide economic development and increase quality of life. Both NC LIVE, and the roles Dooley and Guhde are taking within the organization, show how the Web is expanding the boundaries of librarianship.