New University Librarian Named

Message from Provost David English

Dear Campus Community,

I am pleased to announce that Sarah E. Falls of Norfolk, Va., will be UNCSA’s new University Librarian. Her first day on the job will be July 1.
 
Since January 2016, Sarah has been Director of Library Services and Assistant Professor at a 125,000-square-foot, LEED Gold certified joint-use library facility for Tidewater Community College and the City of Virginia Beach, where she administers facilities, operational planning, joint staffing, and an annual building budget of more than $1 million, and reports to senior leadership of both organizations.
 
From January 2014 to December 2015, Sarah was head of the Fine Arts Library and Assistant Professor at The Ohio State University. There, she provided support to the faculty, students and staff of the departments of Art, Design, History of Art and Arts Administration and Education, as well as the Wexner Center for the Arts, the Advanced Computer Center for Arts and Design, and the Barnett Center for Arts Entrepreneurship.
 
From 2010-2013, she was the Director of the Library for the New York School of Interior Design, where she managed consortial relationships with New York University Libraries as well as the conversion of the collection from Dewey to Library of Congress.
 
From 2008-10, she was the Outreach and Instruction Librarian for Artstor, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to digital collection solutions for universities, museums, schools and libraries worldwide. From 2004-2008, she was a Visual Resources Librarian at the University of Virginia.

Sarah has spoken and written extensively about libraries and the arts, and has curated several exhibitions. She has done considerable work with the Art Libraries Society of North America and has been a volunteer accreditation commissioner for the Council for Interior Design Accreditation since 2016.
 
Sarah received her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005 and was appointed to the Carolina Academic Library Associate Program. She received her Master of Arts in Art History and a Museum Studies Certificate from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, in 2001. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Old Dominion University in 1996.


David English
Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost