Laura Wiegand McBrayer has been named the new Senior Associate Director of Randall Library. McBrayer, who currently oversees Library Information Technology and Digital Strategies, will now assume additional responsibilities in general library operations, including human resources and budget oversight. She will also share responsibility with University Librarian Lucy Holman in representing Randall library on campus-wide committees and task forces.
Laura has served in her current role since 2015 and has held several positions of increased responsibility since her arrival at UNCW as the Information Systems Librarian in 2008. She has a Master of Information and Library Science from University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Loyola University Chicago. Before arriving at UNCW, Laura worked at the University of Minnesota’s University Libraries, the Minnesota Legislative Reference Library and the Madison Public Library.
In her new position Laura will oversee the budget and project timeline for an internal renovation of Randall’s bound periodicals and government documents areas this spring/summer and other future large-scale projects, including participation in schematic design for the library’s renovation and expansion. She is also co-leading the development of a new suite of scholarly research services designed for faculty and graduate students.
Randall looks forward to McBrayer’s new role and her continued commitment to UNCW’s students, faculty and staff.