Anthony Holderied appointed EPA Library assistant director

October 25, 2013

The School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library in Research Triangle Park (RTP) welcomes Anthony Holderied as assistant director effective, November 4, 2013. In his new position, Holderied will work closely with Susan Forbes, the EPA Library director, on all facets of overall management of the library. He will be responsible for coordinating and conducting online literature searching, training and supervising interns, maintaining the library Web page and coordinating library orientation and user education programs. He will also help promote awareness of library services to ensure maximum utilization of all resources.

Holderied has been an Instructional Technology Specialist at NC State University where he was responsible for supporting faculty, staff and graduate students with instructional technologies. He provided workshops and individual trainings, as well as Web-based tutorials and training materials. Prior to joining NC State, he served as a reference/instructional services librarian at UNC-Pembroke, and prior to that at Methodist College in Fayetteville. In these positions, he gained experience supporting science and technology patrons through reference and instruction. He has experience working with students, and has served as a mentor through the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) mentorship program. He’s a member of the American Library Association, ACRL, North Carolina Library Association and the Special Libraries Association. He received his MLS from North Carolina Central University in 2004 and an M.A. in Educational Media from Appalachian State University in 2010. Anthony is a former EPA Library Intern. 

"We are thrilled that Anthony is joining our team at the EPA Library," said Susan Forbes, director of the EPA Library. "His strong background in reference and instruction, as well as his demonstrated commitment to mentoring students, make him a strong asset for the library. He will help us continue to provide excellent library services to EPA patrons and valuable professional training for our student interns."

SILS has provided library services at EPA-RTP since 1974. The agreement between the School and the Federal government provides contract employees from SILS who staff the library, including the director, and offers between four and seven internships every year for SILS Master’s students. The EPA Library serves the information needs of the roughly 2000 scientists working in the five laboratories on the EPA-RTP campus.

The long-standing relationship between SILS and the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Library was extended for five years in October 2009. The library internship program has offered an opportunity to develop practical skills in an active library for nearly 400 students since its inception. In turn, the program offers the EPA Library some of the area's best library students. This ongoing successful program has consistently delivered quality services, adapting as needed when changes were implemented.