Alumnus Mike Nutt Appointed Director of Visualization Services for NCSU Libraries

May 6, 2015

Mike Nutt (MSIS ’11), alumnus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS), has been appointed Director of Visualization Services for the North Carolina State University (NCSU) Libraries.

The NCSU Libraries offers advanced visualization spaces, services, and technologies that support university research and teaching in all disciplines. State-of-the-art facilities and computing infrastructure invite scholars to engage with research data using advanced visualization software, examine and compare high-resolution digital content, and immerse themselves in simulations and virtual environments.

As Director of Visualization Services, Nutt will represent the Libraries in the visualization community and provide leadership in developing and advancing visualization services in concert with researcher needs and in collaboration with both university partners and library colleagues.

Most recently, Nutt has been the Digital Media Librarian at the NCSU Libraries. In this role, he has served as editor-in-chief of the video wall content program and has been the consultant and project manager for a wide range of visualization projects.

Nutt first joined the Libraries as an NCSU Libraries Fellow, where he helped to build the content strategy for the Libraries’ first experiences with large-scale, public visualization. His work was central to several award-winning efforts to tell the story of the Hunt Library, including the My#HuntLibrary project. Nutt was the founder and president of the Digital Storymakers Foundation, a nonprofit consultancy for digital storytelling and social media needs. As a graduate student at SILS, he founded and led the Carolina Digital Story Lab, an interdisciplinary, service-oriented student digital storymaking organization.

Nutt has presented on a variety of topics, including co-presenting Recipes for Engagement: A Cookbook of Interactive Spaces at the 2014 Digital Library Federation Forum and served as co-facilitator for Visualization and Video in Research and Teaching at the Digital Humanities & Libraries THATCamp.

In addition to his MSIS from SILS, Nutt holds a certificate of nonprofit leadership from the UNC-Chapel Hill School of Social Work, and a B.A. in media studies and production from the UNC Department of Communication Studies.