SILS graduate students appointed as NC State University Libraries fellows
SILS graduate students Stephen Chan, Joyce Chapman and David Woodbury have been selected North Carolina State University Libraries fellows for 2009 - 2011. Their appointments, which begin this summer, are for a two-year term.
"The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program develops future leaders for academic libraries, with a focus on science, engineering, and digital librarianship, on diversity, and on library management," said Susan K. Nutter, vice provost and director of libraries at NCSU. "Now in its tenth year, the program continues to attract an impressive group of talented new graduates from universities throughout North America."
All three of the fellowships at NCSU Libraries are being filled by SILS students, all who are set to graduate this spring or summer.
"We are delighted that our students have received this extraordinary opportunity to participate in the NC State Libraries fellowship program," said Dr. Jose-Marie Griffiths, dean of SILS. "The fellows will further develop their skills while using their remarkable talents in a real-world setting."
During his time at SILS, Stephen Chan has received several awards, including the American Library Association Spectrum Scholarship, the American Association of Law Libraries George A. Strait Minority Scholarship and the Chinese American Librarians Association Sheila Suen Lai Scholarship. He currently works at the Eshelman School of Pharmacy at UNC at Chapel Hill as an instructional technology research assistant. Past positions include research assistant to the deputy director of the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library. Prior to moving to Chapel Hill, Chan was an attorney with the Social Security Administration and a senior copyright information specialist with the U.S. Copyright Office. He holds a Juris Doctor from Franklin Pierce Law Center, a Certificate in Paralegal Studies from Roosevelt University and a BA in Sociology from DePaul University.
Joyce Chapman is a Phi Beta Kappa who currently works on projects for the Southern Historical Collection at the UNC at Chapel Hill Libraries. She is redesigning the finding aid Web display and conducting usability studies; and she collaborated on a project to develop the first workflow for born digital oral histories. She was a research assistant for the Carolina Digital Library and Archives and worked with Southern Oral History Program as an archival processor of oral histories. Chapman was coordinator of a literacy program for a non-profit firm in Nicaragua and taught in Japan. She also volunteered as an assistant ESL teacher in Chapel Hill. She has a BA in Linguistics and German and received the status of summa cum laude from UNC at Chapel Hill where she received the Chancellor’s Award in Germanic Languages and Literature.
David Woodbury is a research assistant and project manager in the Metadata Research Center at SILS. He works with Dr. Jane Greenberg on promoting, recruiting and other activities for Bot 2.0, a project designed to recruit, educate and retain traditionally underrepresented students in the study of botanical science. Woodbury previously worked in sales and marketing positions at John Wiley & Sons Publishers in the Higher Education Division. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas, where he was in the Honors program. He obtained a BA in English.
Joyce Chapman's photo by Bev Grant.