Advisory Board

The North Carolina Digital Heritage Center was established in 2009 to provide digitization and digital publishing services to cultural heritage organizations in North Carolina. The advisory board is composed of leaders from professional organizations and institutions representative of the broad variety of cultural heritage organizations eligible to work with the Digital Heritage Center. The board meets annually and advises the Digital Heritage Center staff on policies and collection development. The board plays an important role in helping to determine priorities for major projects. Board members, in consultation with their constituencies, may also suggest specific projects and partnerships.

Board members representing specific institutions or organizations have standing appointments to the advisory board. Professional organizations will be represented by the president or other office-holder designated by the organization and will rotate off when their term of office is completed or after two years.

Rotating board members will be selected by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center in consultation with the State Library of North Carolina and will be invited by the Curator of the North Carolina Collection. These members will serve two-year terms on the board.


Cal Shepard
State Librarian, State Library of North Carolina


Robert Anthony
Curator of the North Carolina Collection, UNC-Chapel Hill

Standing Appointments

Sarah Koonts
State Archivist, North Carolina Office of Archives and History

Elaine Westbrooks
Vice Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill

Currently Vacant
Federal Programs Consultant, State Library of North Carolina

Tanya Prokrym
Director, Library Development, State Library of North Carolina

Maria Estorino
Director of Wilson Library and Associate University Librarian for Special Collections, UNC-Chapel Hill

Rotating Appointments

Kathy Parker
K-12 Education and Digital Media / School Library Media and Digital Citizenship Consultant, NC Department of Public Instruction (2017-2019)

Tara Lucas
North Carolina Community Colleges / Director of Library Services, Central Carolina Community College (2015-2017)

Tom Clark
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities / Interim Director of Library Services, Shaw University (2015-2017)

Edna Scott
North Carolina Museums / Curator, Henderson Institute Historical Museum (2017-2019)

Jane McAllister
North Carolina Public Libraries / Library Director, Davie County Public Library (2015-2017)

Hannah Cox
Society of North Carolina Archivists / Charlotte Mecklenburg Library (2017-2019)

Leah Dunn
University of North Carolina System / University Librarian, UNC-Asheville (2016-2018)