Meet New Interim Director, Emily King

By Becky Blunk
Published on 25 August, 2020

CSN Libraries is excited to announce and introduce our new Interim Director, Emily King! Emily steps in for Caprice Roberson, who is currently serving as Interim Associate Vice President, Academic Affairs. No stranger to the CSN Libraries family, Emily has been our Systems Librarian since 2014 and has eagerly stepped into this new leadership role to support our students, faculty, and staff as we navigate through these truly unique times. She also recently received the Distinguished Full-Time Faculty Award at the Fall 2020 Convocation celebration. Find out more about our new Interim Director below!

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Where did you grow up?

I was born and spent most of my life in Chapel Hill, NC. The majority of Chapel Hill is the University of North Carolina, so I feel like I have been on a college campus my whole life. It is no surprise that I ended up working in higher education.

Where did you go to school? What did you study?

I went to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill twice. The first time, I went for my undergraduate degree in History and Elementary Education. After a little time off, I came back to the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill to get my Master’s degree in Library Science.

What other jobs have you had?

I have been in libraries for fourteen years, first as the Coordinator for eLearning Services for the University of North Carolina Libraries, then as the Systems Librarian here at CSN. Prior to working in libraries, I worked for a lot of different organizations: the Carolina Mammography Registry in Chapel Hill, the Department of Education and Training in New South Wales, Australia, the Cancer Council of Australia and the local courts in Wollongong, Australia. Even though all these positions were at very different organizations, all my positions focused on curating information which eventually led me into libraries.

Are there any special projects you're looking forward to working on at CSN?

While I don’t think anyone would ask for the situation we are in right now, I am excited how creative CSN Libraries has been in finding ways to serve CSN students, faculty and staff. We have always had robust online services, but we are reaching people with these services in new ways.

What are three things you would like everyone to know about CSN Libraries?

The CSN campus libraries are beautiful places to visit to study and learn, but CSN Libraries are not just a place to visit. We have lots of services to help you be successful, from teaching you how to do high quality scholarly research, to having online books and videos to help you learn more about a topic, to having on demand research help when you need it to complete your assignment. We hope to see you soon, either in-person or virtually, at CSN Libraries!