Beth Bernhardt has been appointed Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications for the University Libraries at UNCG. She was previously Electronic Resources Librarian at UNCG, and has consulted with a number of other libraries and organizations. Prior to coming to UNCG in 2000, she was Associate Director of Library Services at Greensboro College.
In her new position, Bernhardt will lead, administer, and coordinate collection development, technical services and scholarly communications. She will serve as the primary spokesperson for the University Libraries regarding collections to faculty, students and administrators and will forge collaborations with academic departments and programs. She will also provide campus-wide leadership in a collaborative environment to chart a sustainable future for scholarly communication. Bernhardt will also be explaining alternative publishing models and consulting on author's rights while acting as the chief resource on copyright, digital rights management and fair use. She will plan and manage UNCG’s institutional repository activities in collaboration with other units within the Libraries and other stakeholders on campus.
Bernhardt holds the M.L.I.S. from the University of South Carolina and a B.A. from UNC Chapel Hill.