School of Information and Library Science (SILS) alumna Megan Slemons (MSLS ’13) has received a Research Library Fellowship at Emory University in the area of the Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and data services in the Library’s Electronic Data Center in the Services Division. The two-year program offers fellows the opportunity to develop project management skills, leadership skills and expertise while working on projects and programs that enhance GIS services and support for students and faculty. Work produced by the fellows will be incorporated into stages of the data life cycle “such as data creation, data dissemination and long-term data management and preservation.”
“I am honored and excited to start this position where I will be able to develop my skills as a new professional,” said Slemons. “UNC provided wonderful opportunities to gain practical experience while working on my degree. I look forward to the chance to apply what I’ve learned, develop new expertise, and meet the emerging challenges in the field of GIS librarianship.”
Slemons graduated from University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in May 2013. She most recently held the position of GIS and data services student assistant in the Research and Instructional Services area at the Davis Library, and simultaneously worked as a distance education research assistant in the User Experience area of the House Undergraduate Library. She also gained experience working in Public Services and Acquisitions and Serials of the Horace W. Sturgis Library at Kennesaw State University in Kennesaw, GA; Periodicals at the Cobb County Public Library System in Marietta, GA; and at the James B. Duke Library at Furman University, Greenville, SC.
In addition to her MSLS, Slemons received her Bachelor of Arts degree in economics and English, graduating magna cum laude from Furman University in Greenville, SC. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.