Welcome Sarah Powell – Library Assistant – to the SILS Library

June 13, 2012

Sarah PowellThe School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill welcomes Sarah Powell, who has joined the SILS Library as university library assistant effective June 4, 2012.

Powell comes to the SILS Library from the Perkins Library at Duke University where she worked as a library assistant, senior for Access and Delivery Services. She was responsible for hiring and supervising all service desk student employees, assisting faculty, students and staff for specialized technical questions related to library services; and administered library study carrels and lockers and coordinated the senior thesis program. She also has worked at the Chapel Hill Public Library.

“Sarah has comprehensive work experience in both academic and public libraries,” said Rebecca B. Vargha, SILS librarian.  “Her skills and experience will enhance our library team while continuing our high standards of library service to students, faculty and staff at UNC.”

Powell holds a Master’s in Social Work from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She earned a B.A. degree in Psychology from UNC at Asheville where she graduated cum laude.

Powell replaces Kate Barnhart who recently retired from the SILS Library after six years of exceptional service.

The SILS Library is a branch of the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The “library collection contains 97,500 volumes with comprehensive resources in the subject areas of library and information science.”