The UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS) is pleased to announce the appointment of Casey Rawson and Megan Winget as teaching assistant professors, effective July 1.
Rawson and Winget, both SILS graduates, are two of five new full-time faculty members that SILS will welcome in August. The appointment of tenure-track assistant professors Sayamindu Dasgupta, Marijel “Maggie” Melo, and Yue Wang was announced earlier this spring.
“We had an excellent pool of candidates for both of our recent faculty searches, and we could not be more pleased with the outcomes,” said SILS Dean Gary Marchionini. “We are very excited to see the impact they will have on SILS students and the SILS community as a whole in their new roles.”
Casey Rawson has been a postdoctoral research associate at SILS, working on Project READY, an IMLS-funded program to create professional development materials for school librarians and their collaborative partners focused on racial equity and culturally sustaining pedagogy. She has also been an adjunct instructor at SILS and at Old Dominion University, teaching online and face-to-face courses in research methods, youth and technology, and instruction and pedagogy for school and public librarians. Before coming to SILS for the Master of Science in Library Science (MSLS) program, she taught middle school science in North Carolina and Kentucky, and earned a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from the University of Louisville. She earned her MSLS from SILS in 2011 and completed her PhD at SILS in 2016. You can learn more about her work by visiting her website at https://caseyrawson.web.unc.edu
Megan Winget earned her Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) from SILS in 1999 and completed her PhD at SILS in 2006. While at Carolina, she worked in the University Archives, the Southern Historical Collection, the Rare Book Room, and for Documenting the American South. From 2006 to 2013, she taught at the University of Texas at Austin, where she specialized in digital preservation, specifically of new media artifacts like video games and new media art. Since 2013, she has worked as an independent consultant for industry, focusing on taxonomy development and leveraging big data to improve business systems. As an adjunct faculty member at SILS, she has taught classes in digital curation, digital preservation, and organizing information.