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Amy Harris Houk Appointed Assistant Head of Research, Outreach and Instruction Department

Amy Harris Houk has been appointed Assistant Head of the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department at the University Libraries at UNCG, effective January 4, 2016.  She replaces Nancy Ryckman, who is retiring.  Before joining the Libraries full-time in 2006, she worked as a Reference Intern for two semesters.  Amy received her B.A. in Elementary Education and American Studies from UNC Chapel Hill.  She also worked as host of a radio show and as an elementary school teacher. She received her MLIS from UNC Greensboro.

Kathy Crowe Named Interim Dean of University Libraries

Associate Dean Kathy Crowe has been named Interim Dean of University Libraries at UNCG, effective April 1.  She replaces Dean Rosann Bazirjian, who is retiring.

In making the announcement of her appointment to the faculty and staff of the University Libraries, Provost Dana Dunn said, “My interactions with the members of the Library community around this process reinforce my view that UNCG is fortunate to have talented and dedicated faculty and staff members.   Kathy will work closely with Rosann Bazirjian over the next few months to facilitate the transition. I know she will also work collaboratively with other Library administrators to ensure that the Libraries continue along their trajectory of accomplishment.”

Crowe came to UNCG in 1983 as a Reference Librarian and Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator and became Head of the Reference Department in 1996.  As Associate Dean since 2006, Kathy has been responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of all public services i…

Christine Fischer Appointed Head of Technical Services

Christine Fischer has been appointed the Head of the Technical Services Department, effective January 1, 2016.   She was previously Head of Acquisitions.  After the retirement of Mary Jane Conger as Head of Cataloging, the two departments were merged, and Christine has been appointed to head the new Technical Services Department.

Christine received her B.A. in Humanities from East Tennessee State University and received her M.S.L.S. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interests include topics related to library resources, streaming video, collections, and the evolving electronic scholarship and publishing environment.

Beth R. Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications looks forward to working Christine, and notes that with her years of experience here at the University Libraries she will provide great leadership as we move forward into the future.

David Covert Appointed Interim Music Librarian at UNCG

David Covert has been named Interim Music Librarian in the Harold Schiffman Music Library, effective January-June, 2016 while Music Librarian Sarah Dorsey is on research assignment.

David received his M.L.I.S. in 2015, and a B.A in Communication Studies with extensive studies in Music in 2013, both from UNC Greensboro.  He worked in the Harold Schiffman Music Library for five years during his time as a student at UNCG, and also in Jackson Library at the Reference Desk.