Karen Grigg Appointed UNC Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction

By Linda Johnsen July 30, 2018

By Linda Johnsen, July 30, 2018.

The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is pleased to announce the appointment of Karen Grigg as the health sciences librarian for collections and instruction, effective July 2.

Karen Grigg, UNC Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instructions

In this position, Karen will provide leadership for collection decisions and innovative client‑centered education related to library resources.

Karen will be part of the Information Access and Discovery department, work closely with subject and school liaison librarians, the HSL special collections librarian, and collection development teams. In this position, Karen will:

  • Work with library constituents to ensure relevancy and currency of collections
  • Identify new resources that address the teaching, research, and patient care needs wherever UNC-CH faculty have a presence
  • Ensure the Library’s collections meet and anticipate information needs, collect stories on how collections resources impact their work, and effectively communicate collection resource decisions
  • Test and select mobile applications to extend effective access to and use of collection resources
  • Participate in delivery of in-person instruction in client settings and in the library

Prior to this appointment, Karen worked as the science liaison librarian at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries. She was previously the collection development services librarian at the Duke University Medical Center Library and Archives, in Durham, North Carolina.

Karen holds an M.S.L.S. from the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She completed postbaccalaureate studies in wildlife biology and mathematics at the University of Montana and Montana State University and holds a B.A. in English literature from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia.

You can reach Karen at kgrigg@email.unc.edu or (919) 962-1665.

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