Hunter Library Welcomes New Employees

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Hunter Library is happy to welcome our new employees to the library and to Western Carolina University.

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Rebecca Saunders joined the Hunter Library family in September as our Cataloging and Metadata Librarian. She is from the Lowcountry area of South Carolina, and she worked at College of Charleston Libraries as an undergraduate while earning her MLIS from the University of South Carolina. Rebecca comes to us after serving as the Technical Services and Archives Librarian for two years at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. Rebecca loves cataloging and metadata and is passionate about her work in descriptive practices. Her primary research interest is critical cataloging, which examines and works to undo the inherent bias used in the description and organization of library materials. When she’s not being a librarian, she loves reading and writing about horror films and literature, spoiling her two cats with the help of her fiancé, and visiting with her family in the Lowcountry area.

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Grey Jenkins joined the Hunter Library family in November as our new Front-End Web Developer. He was born and raised in Sylva, North Carolina, and recently graduated from Western Carolina University, earning his bachelor’s degree in Computer Science. He is now pursuing his Master’s Degree at North Carolina State University online. His primary interest is developing games with his brother, in the hopes of one day having his own startup company!

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Rachel High graduated from Western Carolina University in May 2021 with a BFA in Studio Art and a BS in Psychology. She enjoys exploring the outdoors in WNC, traveling to unique and interesting places, creating art with any means and materials, and reading on the couch with her dog and cat. She is thrilled to be working in the library, surrounded by books every day. You can catch Rachel in the library helping students with their research needs.

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Joshua Everhart graduated from Western Carolina University in May of 2021, after completing a B.S. in Mathematics. During his time in Undergrad, he fell in love with the region of Western North Carolina and the expansive scenery, hiking trails, and waterfalls it has to offer. He is thankful to have found this opportunity and a chance to continue his journey of rooting down in such an incredible community. Joshua will be working as the administrative assistant to the Associate Dean.

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