Funding Priority

Foster Professional Excellence of UNC Library Staff

As new priorities emerge, we must provide mentoring and support for future research librarians. We must administer training and secure innovation grants for the next career librarians and knowledge holders. Because here at Carolina, leaders beget leaders, and go on to impact generations to come.

University Libraries

    Passing Opportunity Forward

    We create an informed, engaged and scholarly citizenry. Every year is an opportunity to provide professional development and growth opportunities for students who are looking to find success in the library sciences.

    The coveted Carolina Academic Library Associates Program (CALA) attracts applicants from across the nation. The CALA provides full tuition, health insurance, mentoring and work assignments within the University Libraries to eight graduate students each year in the UNC School of Information and Library Sciences. This program is a paid, practice-based graduate experience that introduces students to academic librarianship and the culture of the profession. It prepares students directly for their first job in the field.

    By cultivating a close relationship between student and faculty and creating room for students to grow and learn, we can pass the best practices in our field to the next generation of librarians.

     

    Explore Stories

    Records of North Carolina laws
    Diversity

    Algorithms of Resistance

    Using machine learning to identify racist language in state laws

    A group photo of participants of the Southeastern Gay Conference in 1976 at UNC-Chapel Hill.
    Community

    More than an archive

    A new oral history project - The Story of Us - is documenting and preserving LGBTQIA Carolina history.

    Donor

    The gift of wonder: Rare book collection coming to Carolina

    Rare book collection worth $6.2 million donated to the University Libraries

    Global Impact

    Spreading Coronavirus Research

    The research of Carolina’s top coronavirus efforts is now easily accessible online.

    Student Support

    Stories to Save Lives

    “Our discussions…have never felt more important than they do right now.”

    Howard holsenbeck
    Donor

    Gift to the Future

    "Charitable planning for the future is important to me, and it should be for everybody."