Dr, Karlene Noel Jennings has been appointed Executive Director of Development for the University Libraries at UNC Greensboro. Jennings replaces Linda Burr Kemper who retired in January. Jennings, who comes to UNCG from the College of William and Mary, holds a MSIS from the University of Tennessee-Knoxville, and a PhD from Iowa State University. She earned a BA in American History from Washington and Lee, and a Master’s in Higher Education Administration and Museum Management from the University of South Carolina.
Karlene has a distinguished background in library advancement, having served as an external relations professional for 20 years, and as an academic library development for more than twelve years. She is past chair of ALADN (Academic Library Advancement Network) and past facilitator of DORAL (Development Officers of Research & Academic Libraries).
Dr. Jennings is a Certified Fund Raising Executive and a member of CASE, AFP, and ALA, and has authored several books, chapters, and articles about library advancement. In addition, she has developed and taught graduate advancement courses for the School of Education at William and Mary, and for the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee.
Karlene’s appointment is effective July 25, 2016.