North Carolina State University Libraries recently announced their new fellows for next fall, two of which are SILS students. Beginning this summer, Adam Rogers and L. Hill Taylor will start their two year term appointments as NCSU Libraries Fellows. During that time, Rogers and Taylor will be working on a variety of projects related to academic librarianship at North Carolina State University.
In a memo from Susan Nutter, vice provost and director of Libraries at NCSU, she states that "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. For more than ten years, the program has attracted an impressive group of talented new graduates from universities throughout North America. NCSU Libraries Fellows are appointed as term members of the library faculty, combining a project assignment on an initiative of strategic importance with a half-time appointment in a home department." As fellows, Rogers and Taylor will be working closely with other librarians at North Carolina State while they split time between their assigned “home” departments and other library-related projects.
Adam Rogers will complete his MSLS from SILS this spring, where he has held a variety of positions. In the Park Library of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he provided discipline-specific reference, taught RefWorks classes, adapted instructional materials for distance students, and contributed to monograph and serial cataloging projects. In the UNC at Chapel Hill Libraries' Southern Folklife Collection he conducted a mass audio digitization project on the Eno River Festival, cataloged over 2,000 45rpm records, and reformatted metadata for the Soundings public radio collection. He was a graduate assistant in the Music Library where he digitized and cataloged materials for the 19th-Century American Sheet Music Digitization Project. Rogers is a field experience intern at Davis Library, collaborating on special projects with the reference librarian for Emerging Technologies. He served as the vice-president of the UNC Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and is a founding member of the UNC Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild. He earned the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from University of Virginia.
L. Hill Taylor will also earn his MSLS from SILS this spring. Taylor was a recipient of a Carnegie Tuitional Fellowship from SILS, during which time he explored, developed and implemented digital technologies for the provision of instructional services, library instruction and reference, produced a monthly podcast and participated in the selection and acquisition of library materials. Taylor also completed internships at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences and at Duke University Libraries in Data Services/GIS. He currently serves as a lecturer at UNC at Chapel Hill in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, where he teaches classes in Information Literacy, New Media and Interdisciplinary Research Methods. Taylor has also taught courses at the University of District Columbia and North Carolina State University on topics including Composition & Rhetoric, Interdisciplinary Research Methods and Technical Writing. Taylor holds the Doctor of Philosophy from UNC at CH in Educational & Instructional Technology, a Cultural Studies Certificate from UNC at CH, the Master of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the Bachelor of Arts in Management, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in English, from North Carolina State University.
Source: Memo from Susan Nutter, vice provost and director of Libraries, NCSU Libraries