Special Collections & Archives (SCA) is pleased to announce two new part time employees, who have been funded by generous donors.

Emily Houlditch is joining SCA as a part time Reference and Processing Assistant. She will be splitting her time between assisting patrons on the SCA reference desk and archival processing in the processing room. Emily received her B.A (English) from UNC Chapel Hill, her Master of Arts in Education from Wake Forest University, and is currently pursuing her MLIS from UNCG. She has spent the bulk of her professional life working in classroom education and leadership at the high school level. Most recently she worked at Mount Tabor High school as an Exceptional Children’s Teacher, a department chairperson, and is current Teacher of the Year!

Marcia Phillips is joining SCA as a part time Metadata Technician and will be creating metadata remotely for our CLIR-funded audio cassette collection, belonging to the Baptist State Convention. Marcia received her B.A. (History) from Bob Jones University; her M.S. (Education Administration) from Faithway Baptist College; and her M.S. (Historic Preservation) from Eastern Michigan University. She has worked as a historian, archivist, and museum educator for several institutions, including Old Salem. She is currently the coordinator for the History Room at the Davie County Public Library. Marcia has also been long involved with the Baptist State Convention of North Carolina and was previously chair for one of their History Subcommittees. She is married to Dr. Bill Phillips and they have four children.

We will plan for a welcome party in the future, but if you run into Marcia or Emily, say hello!