Written by Samantha Lewis.
UNC Greensboro Alumna Shelbi Webb has accepted the position of diversity resident librarian at University Libraries for the 2021-2023 session. The program helps recent graduates begin building their professional careers as librarians with a focus in academic librarianship. In addition, the program is designed to promote diversity within library staff to broaden university culture.
Webb graduated from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in mass communication and journalism. She also served as an administrative assistant for Stedman-Wade Health Services Inc., a community health center organization. She went on to graduate with a Master of Library and Information Studies from UNCG in the spring of 2021.
During her time in graduate school, Webb was a graduate assistant for UNCG’s University Libraries, worked with UNCG’s Special Collections and University Archives as a student assistant and interned with UNCG’s Communication Studies Department in digital asset management. After graduating from the MLIS program, she was a Library and Archives intern in the Collections Department at Plimoth Patuxet Museums.
“I like going down rabbit holes, so I chose to become a librarian to help others navigate them.”
Webb will be working with different departments within the University Libraries on rotation to build professional skills and experience new facets of librarianship to refine her career choice. As of now, her favored interests in the library are metadata and special collections. Currently, she is serving in the Research, Outreach and Instruction sector of the library and serving as co-liaison to the African and African American Diaspora Department.