Doris Hulbert, University Librarian at UNCG from 1989-2004, died on November 11, 2018. She received her BA and MA in English from Montclair State University and her MLS from Indiana University. Prior to her appointment as University Librarian she served as Associate Director and Head of Circulation at the UNCG Libraries. Before coming to UNCG in 1980, she worked at the University of Delaware and Indiana University after a teaching career.
Hulbert oversaw significant accomplishments during her tenure as University Librarian. The Libraries acquired its one-millionth volume in 2001. In 2002, Jackson Library was named a Literary Landmark by Friends of Libraries USA. She was particularly proud of the establishment of the Women Veterans Historical Project in 1998. And, the Libraries qualified to join the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL) which provided expanded resource sharing opportunities.
The Libraries underwent numerous changes under Hulbert’s leadership. The first online catalog was unveiled in 1994 and an instructional computer lab constructed in 1995. The Libraries moved from being entirely print-based to incorporating a wide variety of online databases, journals and e-books. Services expanded to include distance learners as well as on-campus students. The Harold Schiffman Music Library was established in 1999 when the Music Building was completed and the Connector between Jackson Library and the Elliott University Center planned and opened in 2005 just after her retirement in 2004.