UNC Libraries announces new appointments - including two SILS graduates

November 7, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries announced four professional appointments including two recent graduates of the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at UNC at Chapel Hill. Ellen Coen Boote (MSLS '12), Doug Diesenhaus (MSLS '12), have accepted appointments along with Barbara Illie and Brenda Linares

Ellen BooteBoote is serving a temporary appointment as research services librarian. Before earning this position on September 1, 2012, Boote worked as temporary program coordinator and assistant to the director of Administration at the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory at Duke University. She also worked as a contract writer at NoveList/EBSCO Publishing in Durham and as a library assistant for Orange County Public Libraries. She received a B.A. in French, International Studies and Religion from Hope College in Holland, MI and an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC. 


Diesenhaus also began a one-year temporary appointment as administrative projects librarian on September 1. His responsibilities include working with the Library Personnel Office to create new staff training programs and with the Library Communications Office to help develop communications and promotional plans. Diesenhaus received a B.A. in English and Creative Writing from Oberlin College in Oberlin, Ohio, an M.F.A. in Nonfiction Writing from UNC-Wilmington; and an M.S.L.S. from UNC SILS.


Illie was appointed newspaper digitization project librarian on October 1. She will work to coordinate activities for North Carolina Historic Newspapers, a multi-year collaborative grant project with the North Carolina State Archives. Before earning this appointment, Illie worked as a research and reference services associate for UNC’s Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. 



Linares began her appointment as librarian and Institute on Aging liaison in the UNC Health Sciences Library on September 17. Linares previously worked at the Louis Calder Memorial Library at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine as head of Library Outreach and Community Engagement, and as administrative librarian. She also served as associate fellow at the National Library of Medicine in Bethesda, MD. Linares earned a B.S. in finance from California State University, Northridge, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of California, Los Angeles.