Kenny Jones joined the School of Information and Library Science (SILS) Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill on May 20, 2013 as university library assistant.
Jones comes to the SILS Library from Interlibrary Loan Office in Davis Library where he has served as an interlibrary borrowing assistant since 2007. He was responsible for processing borrowing requests, interacting with patrons and provided support for the Interlibrary Loan Office. Jones has served on the SPA Forum Committee in various positions, most recently as chair from 2011 to 2012. He also has served on several North Carolina Interlibrary Loan Users Groups.
In his new position, Jones will be an integral part of supervisory team of the SILS Library from recruiting, hiring, training and supervising student assistants to processing materials for reserves. He will help answer directional and reference questions plus working with serials and acquisitions, process new materials and document delivery requests, among other duties.
“Kenny has comprehensive library experience in an academic setting,” said Rebecca Vargha, SILS librarian. “His skills and experience will enhance our library team while continuing our high standards of library service to students, faculty and staff at UNC."
Jones holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in English from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He replaces SILS alumnus Billy Cook (MSLS “12) who recently was appointed business project senior specialist at CIGNA.
The SILS Library is a branch of the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The library contains the largest collection of information and library science resources in the southeastern United States and contains 99,500 volumes.