Ethel K. Smith Library

Debbie Hargett

Debbie Hargett

Digital Services Librarian

222 Ethel K. Smith Library


University of North Carolina, Greensboro, MLIS
Wingate University, BLS

About Me

I began a career in radio broadcasting in 1986 that continued until 1996. In 1989 I also began working in education. Eventually education became my full-time passion, leading to work in Virginia and North Carolina school districts. In 2005 I accepted a position with Wingate University as a librarian in the Ethel K. Smith Library.

My hobbies include photography, interior design, genealogy, and visiting bed and breakfast establishments. I have two super-cool adult children, a loving husband, and three of the quirkiest dogs you’ll ever meet.


“And They Were There.” Against the Grain Publication, Charleston Conference Reporter, 2012, 2013, 2014


“NC LIVE Regional Meetings: Digital Services Advisory Committee Update.” Cape Fear Community College, Wilmington, NC, and Union County Public Library, Monroe, NC 2016-2017

“NC LIVE Lightning Rounds: Digital Services Advisory Committee Update.” NCLA Conference 2015

“Economic Development in Your Community.” NCLA Conference. 2013

“Advice for Emerging Librarians & Information Professionals.” UNCG LIS Career Night. 2009

“Library Leadership.”” UNCG LIS Career Night. 2007″

 Honors & Awards

Appointment to the NCICU Library Collaborative Steering Committee, Executive Committee 2017 (Chair-elect)

Appointment to the NC LIVE Digital Services Advisory Committee, 2014-2017

Appointment to the NCICU Library Purchasing Committee, 2013-2016, (2015 Chair)

Inaugural Recipient of the Unionville Elementary World-Class Teacher Award, September 2003