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Library Administration

Dean of Library Services: Farzaneh Razzaghi 828-227-7307
Associate Dean of Library Services: Shamella Cromartie 828-227-7307
Business Officer: Carol Hicks 828-227-2325
Executive Assistant to the Dean: Vacant


Organization Chart

Staff Directory

Hunter Library Factsheet

Hunter Library Annual Report, 2015-16

Dean's Welcome Message

Dr. RazzaghiIt is my great pleasure to welcome you to Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library. I am very pleased that you have come to visit and I am sure that you will have a great experience. The library’s website including the online catalog has a vast array of information. Hunter Library serves as the Information Hub of the campus for your learning and scholarly research and is our virtual door to the world of scholarly works.

The library building provides a variety of spaces for individual and group study and collaborative work. Hunter Library’s outstanding faculty and staff are constantly looking for ways to improve the library’s resources and how to assist with your informational needs for learning, teaching or research. Teaching and research assistance are available through email, phone, chat services, and in-house classrooms. Our Instructional Services faculty also help distance education students as well as those who are taking classes at Biltmore Park. The Special Collections unit at Hunter Library is the repository of local and regional history. The unit’s mission is to collect, preserve, digitize, and make available many important and unique papers and documents relevant to the Western Carolina’s region. The library also celebrates and exhibits many cultural events throughout the year.

Whether you visit us online at or come to our building, I invite you to browse our print and online resources. Join us for our many programs throughout the year and use the expertise of our library faculty when you need assistance with your research.

It is a pleasure serving you,

Farzaneh Razzaghi Ph.D.
Dean of Library Services

Mission Statement

In support of Western Carolina University’s mission, Hunter Library serves the curricular and research needs of students, faculty, and staff while encouraging academic success, fostering critical thinking, and enriching the community. The library fulfills this mission by providing access to information; offering research and instruction services; and preserving the intellectual, environmental, and cultural heritage of the university and the region.

Core Values

  • Education and lifelong learning
  • Collaboration and engagement
  • Freedom of inquiry
  • Inclusivity and respect for the individual

Job Opportunities at Hunter Library

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