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Laura Davidson: Staff

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Laura Davidson
   Dean of Library Information Services

Contact Information Responsibilities
  • Library administration and operations including personnel, budget, planning, and assessment
  • Friends of the Carlyle Campbell Library
  • Support for the academic division of the college, including participation on a variety of committees
  • BA, English, Wake Forest University
  • MSLS, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Professional Activities
  • North Carolina Library Association (various responsibilities)
  • NC-LIVE Librarians Council
  • SACS committees
Personal Statement

I started my library career as a reference student assistant in college. I remain delighted with the challenges presented in connecting a researcher with the information they need—whether it is the individual student writing a paper or the more abstract connection that is made when we expand library holdings to meet the needs of our changing curriculum.

In my spare time, I am an avid consumer of junk fiction (mysteries and science fiction, mostly). I enjoy origami, digital photography, and hiking. During my fall of 2011 sabbatical, my husband and I took the trip of a lifetime, going around the world. We stopped in Chicago; Vancouver; Kona, Hawaii; Beijing; Istanbul; Cairo; Athens; Rome; Sansepolcro; Limerick and Dublin; and Edinburgh.
You can read more about the trip on this blog.