Global Impact

A Natural Response to Disasters

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, Carolina students raced to help those in need.

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, Carolina students raced to help those in need.

When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador, Carolina students raced to help those in need. They partnered with the University Libraries in a “Humanitarian Mapathon” to support Humanitarian OpenStreetMap, a crowdsourced mapping program that aids countries affected by a national crisis. Students volunteered to review satellite imagery, and added features such as roads and buildings to help rescue workers searching for survivors in the rubble. This technology saves lives throughout the world.

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UNC - Chapel Hill

Well Informed

The School of Information and Library Science is the first Library School in North Carolina.

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Fifty Years of Firsts at the Undergraduate Library

When the R.B. House Undergraduate Library opened in 1968, it was the first time that Carolina undergraduates were allowed into library stacks anywhere on campus.

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I Was Here. Don’t Forget Me.

"‘I was here; don’t forget me.’ That’s it. That’s the role of archives.”

Humanities

Rediscovering Frankenstein’s Monster

When students showed up for the first day of English 295, many expected a typical English class.

Community

Local to worldwide in a couple of clicks

"Libraries and museums work really hard to preserve that material and we want to give that a boost."

Faculty Support

Passing Opportunity Forward

We create an informed, engaged and scholarly citizenry.