North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries has selected the new fellows for next fall, two of which are SILS students. Beginning this summer, Charlie Morris (MSIS '11) and Mike Nutt (MSIS '11) will start their two-year term appointments as NCSU Libraries Fellows. During that time, Morris and Nutt will be working on a variety of projects related to academic librarianship at North Carolina State University.
In a NCSU Libraries press release, vice provost and director of Libraries Susan Nutter 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, Morris and Nutt 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.
Charlie Morris brings a rich background in instructional technology and Web development to the Fellows program. Most recently, he has been the distance education and Web coordinator for NC State’s College of Natural Resources. In that role he collaborates with faculty to develop and implement distance education courses and programs. He is also a Web developer for MEASURE Evaluation at the Carolina Population Center where he is developing data visualizations for geographically oriented data related to orphans in Kenya. He previously served as a member of the DELTA Instructional Services team here.
Morris earned the B.S. in Business Administration and the B.A. in History from the State University of New York at Geneseo. He is the recipient of several DELTA IDEA grants, a two-time winner of the Pride of the Wolfpack, and a nominee for both the University Award for Excellence and the Gertrude Cox Award. He has presented across the state on topics relating to instructional technology, including a recent presentation at UNC CAUSE entitled “Delivering Digital Classroom Content: The Hybrid Theory of Classroom Capture,” and has served as facilitator for a Tri-IT meeting, “Instructional Technology Development and Training for Faculty.”
Mike Nutt has served as research assistant to the Carolina Digital Library and Archive, as well as lab assistant in IT Services at the School of Information and Library Science (SILS). He founded the Carolina Digital Story Lab, a student group that uses digital technologies to record, share, and preserve the stories of the student community, as well as wikumentary.net, a community effort to explore the intersection of wikis and documentaries. Before beginning his graduate studies, Nutt was the multimedia technician in the Department of Communication Studies at UNC at Chapel Hill.
Nutt holds a B.A. in Communication Studies and the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership from the School of Social Work, UNC at CH. His honors include selection as the Michael Hooker Fellow in Applied Networking, as a Scholar in the Humanities, Arts, Science and Technology Advanced Collaboratory Scholars Program, and as a recipient of the James C. Lampley Award for Excellence in Multimedia. He has been an exhibitor at the Carrboro Flicker Festival and at the Johnston Center Multimedia Festival and presented a paper, “The Story Economy,” at the Community Informatics Resource Network Conference in Prato, Italy, in November, 2008.
Other NCSU Libraries Fellows include: Bertha Chang from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Michael Kastellec from Valdosta State University.
Photo of Charlie Morris by NC State University. Photo of Mike Nutt by Ellie Morris.