Special Collections and University Archives

Jennifer Brooks

It is with great sadness we share that Jennifer Brooks, Temporary Assistant Archivist in University Libraries, died on Wednesday, January 3, 2024, in Greensboro. A memorial service celebrating her life was held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 20, 2024 at Rolling Roads Baptist Church, 2800 Vanstory St., Greensboro, NC 27407.

Brooks earned her MLIS in 2017 from UNC Greensboro. While a student, she worked for both Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives (SCUA) and Digital Projects in University Libraries. After graduation, she held a temporary position in the Athletics Department, processing their memorabilia collection. She joined SCUA in January 2020, processing collections in both Rare Books and Manuscripts, as well as serving on SCUA’s public service desk and virtual chat.

Brooks was known for her love of history, historical artifacts, travel, books, and an uncanny ability to find connections with everyone she met. She built on those interests and talents through traveling around the world, gaining friends both far and close to home, and exploring a wide range of genres on her personal booktuber channel, which grew to over 8.7K subscribers. For those who knew her in person and those who followed her on social media, she will be missed for her humor, insights, enthusiasm for learning, and genuine friendship.

Her obituary can be found here:

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