The Mary Livermore Library plays a critical role in the commitment of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to academic excellence in a balanced program of teaching, research, and service. Its main function is as an education support unit for UNCP, and, accordingly, library programs are focused upon securing, cataloging, and providing access to informational resources relevant to the University curriculum and making them available for student and faculty use. To this end the Library is divided into departments which focus upon this mission. Departments not linked are under development
Laura Hess is the Director of Patron Services, overseeing the operations of the circulation department, organizing library events and programs, and managing library student employees. She has been with the Livermore Library since 2016. Laura has a MLIS from the University of Kentucky and a BA in English from Western Kentucky University. She has worked in academic libraries in four states (Kentucky, Idaho, South Dakota, and North Carolina).
Robert Arndt has been part of the Mary Livermore Library family since he earned his Master of Library and Information Services (MLIS) degree from the University of South Carolina in 2002. He has also MFA in creative writing from USC and a MA in English from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
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June Power is the Director of Special Collections and Archives, managing special collections such as the Lumbee history collection and Elmer Hunt photograph collection, university archives, government documents, digitization projects, and copyright management. She also teaches American Library Association e-courses on genealogical research and is working on her certification through the Board of Genealogical Certification. She has presented at NCLA, the ILLiad Conference, the Ares Virtual Conference, the Azalea Coast Library Association Conference, and the Access Services Conference. She is on the editorial board for the Journal of Access Services and has published a series of articles in that journal, as well as several book chapters.
Roger Cross is the Collection Development and Management; Acquisitions; Electronic Resource Management; Serials; and Library Systems Librarian. As Director of Technical Services, he also supervises Cataloging and all books, serials, and media processing.
Roger received his M.A. in European History from Portland State University and his M.L.S in Academic Librarianship from the University of Buffalo.