After a national search that resulted in a deep pool of well-qualified candidates, Charlotte Nunes has been named as Lafayette’s Dean of Libraries.
“Dr. Nunes has done a wonderful job as the Interim Dean of Libraries,” said Provost John Meier. “She has always demonstrated her commitment to the educational mission of the College and the support of students, faculty, and most certainly her colleagues in the library.”
Dr. Nunes earned a Ph.D in English at the University of Texas at Austin in 2013. Before joining Lafayette in 2016, she completed a Council on Library and Information Resources postdoctoral fellowship in academic libraries at Southwestern University. From 2017-2022, she co-directed the Lehigh Valley Engaged Humanities Consortium, a grant initiative funded by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and she was recognized with a 2019 Image Award from the Easton chapter of the NAACP for her work in connection with the LVEHC. She is also director of digital scholarship for the Lafayette Queer Archives Project, which was honored with a 2020 Center for Research Libraries Primary Source Award in Access.
In announcing Charlotte Nunes’ appointment, Provost Meier said, “In reviewing the feedback from the search process, a remarkable number of people noted that Dr. Nunes is a remarkably effective collaborator. That approach to leadership isn’t always noticed, and yet it is highly effective, and I am quite enthusiastic about her contributions to Lafayette’s libraries and to the College as a whole.”