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  Dr. Keyunda Miller-McCollum Dr. Keyunda Miller-McCollum
Title: Director of Library Services
Email: keyunda.miller@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8539

Dr. Keyunda Miller-McCollum, Director of Library Services
Dr. Keyunda Miller-McCollum has sixteen years in the library profession, with a blend of knowledge in academic, public, and school libraries. Her years of experience comes from working in reference, circulation, outreach, media technology, instruction and library leadership. Keyunda attended North Carolina Central University for undergraduate and graduate studies, receiving degrees in English and Library Science. While in graduate school she attended the Royal Library School in Copenhagen Demark and traveled to Sweden to explore some of the most sophisticated library systems in the world. Simultaneously, she began her library career at Durham Public Library in Durham, NC. After working there and then in academic libraries for a short time, she started a career as a School Librarian in Guilford County Schools. Keyunda was nominated for Library Media Coordinator of the Year for 4 consecutive years and went on to attend North Carolina A&T University. She received her doctorate degree in Leadership Studies, and her dissertation was titled, “A phenomenological study of African American women leaders in academic, public and school libraries.”  Keyunda was specifically interested in the qualities and traits required for African American women to be successful in the library profession. Keyunda believes that libraries are the hearts of every community and institution. By supporting libraries, you support the very fabric of our democracy.
  Pat PowellPowell, Patricia
Title: Library Assistant
Email: ppowell@shawu.edu
Phone: 
919-546-8324

Patricia Powell, Library Assistant
Patricia Powell has served as the Library Assistant at the Divinity School Library since 2010. Her duties include customer service, assisting patrons with internet access, assisting with locating library materials for patrons, and technical support along with the day-to-day library operations. She also established and managed the Divinity School Book Bank to help the students who are in need and can’t afford to purchase their books.
  Marie Stark - Shaw University - Library ArchivistStark-Farrow, Marie
Title: Archivist 
Email: marie.stark@shawu.edu
Phone: 
919.546.8202

Marie Stark, Archivist
 

Marie Stark-Farrow, University Archivist, cares for, preserves and provides research assistance of the historical materials of Shaw University for students and researchers of all kinds. She has been working in archives and special collections since 2004. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science with a focus on Rare Books and Special Collections along with an Advanced Certificate in Archives and Records Management from Long Island University. In addition, she holds a BA in Anthropology and History with minors in Classics and Archival Studies and Community Documentation from CUNY Brooklyn College. Her previous positions include Assistant Director and Library Archivist at the Hudson Area Association Library in Hudson, NY, Preservation Advisor for Green-Wood Cemetery Archives in Brooklyn, NY, and Archivist for the State of North Carolina. In her spare time, Marie likes to travel the world, enjoy the great outdoors, tend to her plants, and read. 

Samantha ThorneThorne, Samantha
Title: Metadata Librarian
Email: samantha.thorne@shawu.edu
Phone: 919.546.8597

Samantha Thorne, Metadata Librarian
As the Metadata Librarian, Samantha Thorne is responsible for organizing library resources and ensuring users can easily find and access the information they need. She has previous experience in public and community college libraries, and university library special collections departments. In addition to information organization, her professional interests include user experience design and linked data. She holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from Kent State University and a BA in Art History from Brigham Young University.
Velma WilliamsWilliams, Velma
Title: Library Specialist
Email: velma.williams@shawu.edu
Phone: 919-546-8438

Velma Williams, Library Specialist
Velma Williams joined the Shaw University library system in 2007. Her contributions to the Library have been varied and rewarding. She has performed a variety of duties including, record-keeping, statistical data collection, cataloging shelf maintenance, and student worker supervision. She also developed and coordinated a library story hour in conjunction with the Center for Early Childhood Education and Research. Some of her proudest moments have been sharing Shaw’s historical contribution at the North Carolina Museum of History, the Greensboro Civil Rights Exhibit, and the Olivia Raney Local History Library. Her prior educational experience includes 22 years of elementary teaching experience in Virginia and North Carolina school systems. She has a B.S. in Early Childhood Education from Virginia State University and Library Science graduate course work from Longwood University.