Elizabeth Hille Cribbs, an alumna of UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS), will be using the knowledge she learned from SILS in a new position she has recently accepted in a university library in Illinois. On January 16, Cribbs began working as the new Catalog (Music) Librarian at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL.
“I am really looking forward to focusing more on the music materials that I trained for when I was a student in SILS,” Cribbs said.
This position will grant Cribbs status as a faculty member, which will allow her access to research materials she lost access to upon graduating. She looks forward to this opportunity to research and publish applications for semantic web technology.
Cribbs, who graduated in 2010, believes the mentors she worked with and the education she received during her time at SILS will be greatly useful in her new position.
“While I went to SILS, I worked as the graduate student assistant to the Music Cataloging Librarian at UNC, and I learned so much of what I know about music librarianship from her (Jill Shires), Diane Steinhaus, Renee McBride and Phil Vandermeer in the UNC Music Library. They were amazing mentors, and they're wonderful colleagues now,” Cribbs said. “SILS also helped me prepare for this position by teaching me so much of what I know about library research, social science research, and assessment.”