|Kathelene McCarty Smith,
Instruction and Outreach Archivist
Kathelene McCarty Smith has recently accepted the position of Instruction and Outreach Archivist at UNCG’s Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives. Previously, she worked in the department as the Photographs, Artifacts and Textiles Archivist. Smith’s new responsibilities will include teaching primary source literacy; coordinating departmental outreach; curating the historic photograph collections; and managing the department’s volunteer program.
Smith earned her bachelor’s degree in History and a master’s degree in Art History from Louisiana State University (LSU). She also holds a master’s degree in Library and Information Studies from UNCG. Smith’s research interests include the role of academic libraries in fostering life-long learning, volunteerism in Special Collections’ departments, primary source outreach and the mobilization of North Carolina’s women’s colleges during World War I.