We are pleased to announce that Claire Du Laney, Graduate Public History Alumna ’18, has been named Outreach Archivist and Assistant Professor for the Archives and Special Collections department at the University of Nebraska Omaha.
The UNO Libraries strive to create physical and virtual environments that support the university’s goals for teaching, learning, and research. The Libraries fulfill the UNO mission through dynamic services, highly qualified and adaptive personnel, unique and extensive collections, and accessible learning spaces and environments. As part of a metropolitan community, the libraries also demonstrate a commitment to inclusion by fostering a culture of diversity, innovation, creativity, and accessibility.
Du Laney graduated from North Carolina State University in 2018 with a Masters of Arts in Public History. She went on to graduate from University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a Masters of Science in Library Science. Du Laney builds upon the methods and pedagogy she learned at North Carolina State, which allow her to create engaging displays, collaborate with colleagues, and incorporate archival research into various curriculum.
As she settles into her new position at UNO, Du Laney is excited to work with archival materials for exhibits, research, and leading instruction sessions for students across all departments and disciplines.