Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) Selected for 2015-16

May 19, 2015

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library has selected its newest class of Carolina Academic Library Associates (CALAs) for the 2015-2016 academic year. 

The Library introduced the CALA program in 2000 to help prepare graduate students at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science (SILS) for careers in academic librarianship.

CALAs work 20 hours per week in their assigned department, for which they receive a salary, tuition awards, health insurance and professional development opportunities.

The following nine students will join the UNC Library as CALAs in August:

Cory Budden, of Seattle, Washington. She will contribute to the operations of the Sloane Art Library. Cory holds a B.A. in art history from Western Washington University in Bellingham, Washington.

Natalia Lopez, of Jackson Heights, New York. She will provide reference, instruction, and outreach assistance in the Digital Research Services department. Natalia holds a B.A. in Africana/Puerto Rican/Latino studies from Hunter College of the City University of New York.

Bethany Greene of North Charleston, South Carolina. She will work with the E-Resources & Serials Management department. She holds a M.A. in history from College of Charleston in South Carolina and a B.A. in history from the University of North Carolina Wilmington, in Wilmington, North Carolina.

Hannah Wang of Chicago, Illinois. She will work at the Carolina Digital Repository, where she will help to manage and document workflows and assist with training and outreach efforts. Hannah holds a B.A. in art history and comparative literature from Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts.

David Tenenholtz, of Richmond, Virginia. He will hold a joint appointment with the Resource Description & Management department and the Music Library. He has a B.A. in music from the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia; an M.A. in jazz history and research from Rutgers University in Newark, New Jersey; and a post-baccalaureate certificate in applied studies in information systems from the University of Richmond’s School of Professional and Continuing Studies in Richmond, Virginia.

Jasmine Plott, of Concord, North Carolina. She will provide reference services, instruction, and collection development assistance in the Research and Instructional Services department. Jasmine will graduate this month from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a B.A. in psychology and English.

Alena Principato, of Easton, Pennsylvania. She will contribute to the operations of the Information and Library Science Library. She will be graduating from Lafayette College in Easton, Pennsylvania, with a B.A. in English and art.

Stephanie Hsieh, of Stone Mountain, Georgia. She will assist users and support outreach activities at the Stone Center Library for Black Culture and History. Stephanie holds a B.A. in English literature, a B.S. in statistics, and a certificate in editing from the University of Washington in Seattle, Washington, and she is completing a certificate in technical writing from the University of California at Riverside in Riverside, California.

Colin Nickels, of Durham, North Carolina. He will work at the Kenan Science Library, where he will assist library users and help with the day-to-day operations of the library. Colin holds a B.A. in classics from Brandeis University in Waltham, Massachusetts.