Adjunct Faculty

Earl Bailey is a SILS alumni twice over, having completed both a Masters in Information Science as well as his doctoral degree. He has spent most of his career working in networking and technology and has extensive experience as a networking consultant. He is particularly interested in how humans use technology to satisfy their information needs and how they attain expertise with that technology.

Angela Bardeen is the Head of the Humanities and Social Section in Research & Instructional Services and she is the Behavioral and Social Sciences Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received a BA in Psychology from Bard College and her MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Todd Barlow manages analytics feature development in SAS’s customer intelligence solutions. He has over 20 years experience in the design and development of enterprise analytics software. . He holds a B.S.I.D from the Georgia Institute of Technology, a B.A. from the University of Maryland, and M.S from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, and a Ph.D. from North Carolina State University.

JJ Bauer is the Visual Resources Curator for the Department of Art and Art History of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is on the faculty in the department, where she teaches classes in modern decorative arts, architecture, film and digital humanities. She has a Ph.D. in Art History from UNC-Chapel Hill and an M.A. in Art History from Pennsylvania State University.

Div Bhansali holds a B.S. in Industrial Management from Carnegie Mellon University and an MBA from University of Virginia. He has over 15 years of experience as a marketing and strategy leader for a variety of organizations. Div has previously taught management and information systems courses at University of Maryland Baltimore County, and marketing courses at Seattle University.

Dr. Sambit Bhattacharya is a Professor in Computer Science at Fayetteville State University, a member institution of the University of North Carolina System. He directs several projects funded by national agencies and industry that focus on applied research, curriculum development and student engagement. He teaches Computer Science and Data Science classes. Dr. Bhattacharya collaborates with researchers from multiple disciplines in areas like application of machine learning to bio imaging, deep learning for multiple data types, geospatial data analytics and robotics. He has delivered numerous presentations and has published more than 50 peer-reviewed conference and journal papers.

Thomas Bodenheimer holds a B.S. in Computer Science from North Carolina A&T and an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC-Chapel Hill. He currently works at Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center on clinical and research data management applications and databases. Prior to working at LCCC, Tom spent several years at IBM and Fidelity Investments, primarily as a data warehouse and business intelligence engineer. As an adjunct faculty member, he enjoys working with students on the pragmatic application of newly-learned information science topics and theory.

Joan Boone has a B.S. in Mathematics and an M.S. in Applied Science from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.S. in Computer Science from UNC at Chapel Hill. She spent most of her professional career as a Senior Software Engineer at IBM, where she worked in the software labs developing networking middleware and mobile applications. Prior to joining IBM, she worked on various software projects for the FAA and NASA's Space Shuttle program. In addition to her adjunct faculty position at SILS, she is also a research analyst and instructor at Drexel University.

Ron T. Brown has a B.S. in Mathematics Sciences, a M.S. in Information Science and a Ph.D in Library and Information Science from UNC at Chapel Hill. He has worked as an Assistant Professor at the University of South Carolina, as a technical Enablement Specialist at IBM and currently as a Professional Services Enablement Lead at Talend.

Stephanie Willen Brown is the director of the Park Library at the UNC School of Media and Journalism. She guest lectures in classes throughout the School of Media & Journalism, including Media Management, Digital Media Economics, PR Case Studies and PR Campaigns. She also actively participates in celebrating the School's First Amendment Day. Stephanie serves as chair of the School's assessment group, coordinating the assessment of required courses in the School of Media & Journalism as well as Internships and graduate programs. Stephanie is actively involved in teaching news literacy to librarians, students, faculty, and the public in an effort to combat the proliferation of false news. Prior to her work at UNC, Stephanie worked at Hampshire College and as the library director for the then Springfield Mass. Union-News. She as an A.B from Mount Holyoke and an M.S. from Simmons College.

Susan Brown is the Director of the Chapel Hill Public Library and the Executive Director for Chapel Hill Community Arts & Culture.  She also writes, speaks, trains, and consults about libraries, leadership, management and marketing.  Susan received her SILS degree in 2001 and was named Distinguished Alumnus in 2014.

Lorin Bruckner is the Data Visualization Services Librarian in the Digital Research Services Department at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While assisting students, faculty and staff with their research, she relies on her knowledge and experience in data analysis as well as her 10 year background in web design and creative direction. She obtained her MS in Information Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Jeff Campbell is the Head of Infrastructure Management Services at the University Library at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Analog at birth, digital by design, Jeff discovered his love for libraries and technology in 7th grade where he worked for three years as a Media Center AV and computer specialist. Not wishing to settle on a profession at age 15, Jeff explored working in HVAC installation, retail, the US Army Reserves, and criminal justice as a Deputy Sheriff before finally coming full circle as a Librarian. Jeff entered the information profession during the infancy of the World Wide Web and during the PC revolution. Ever an advocate for improving access to information, Jeff has played a pivotal role in improving access and Library services through technologies during his career. Jeff holds a Masters of Library Science and a Masters of Information Science from North Carolina Central University.

Sarah Cantrell is the Associate Director for Research and Education at the Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives. Sarah is responsible for planning, implementing, and evaluating the Library's research and education programs, which include instruction, reference, consultations, and systematic review searching. She is also the liaison to the Graduate Medical Education programs at Duke Health. Sarah teaches evidence-based medicine to medical students, residents, and faculty. She also serves as a Co-Director of Duke's national EBM workshop for clinicians and librarians.

Evan Carroll is a technology speaker and author who helps companies innovate with the right blend of tech-driven and human-to-human interactions. He is the author of two technology books and has appeared in major news outlets including The New York Times, CBS Sunday Morning, NPR’s Fresh Air, The Atlantic, and Popular Science. With a career spanning roles in user experience design, marketing, and product management, Evan has contributed to the success of leading agencies and technology companies, including IBM, Ketchum, and ChannelAdvisor. Evan holds MS and BS degrees in Information Science from UNC-Chapel

Jason Carter is an IT Engineer with Cisco Systems. He develops machine learning systems to improve the corporate content experience. He also works collaboratively with a distributed team of software developers. As Adjunct Faculty, he teaches students how to think logically and analytically, how to program using Python, and how to design database systems.

Jason Casden is the Head of Software Development at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Libraries. He is passionate about helping information professionals apply technological expertise to challenges in our human information systems in order to continually improve and expand our support for communities and the resources that bind them. Jason holds an M.S.L.S. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Ramana Chamarty is a technology practitioner and a faculty teaching intermediate and advanced database management systems and emerging technologies  for over 20+ years. His areas of interest include databases, identity centric cyber security, security analytics and related emerging technologies.

Alexandra Chassanoff is a Research Program Officer at the Educopia Institute, where she investigates and supports the adoption and ongoing implementation of digital preservation and digital curation practices in cultural heritage institutions.  She is also a research affiliate at MIT’s Program in Information Science, and recently completed a postdoctoral fellowship in software curation at the MIT Libraries.  She received both her master’s degree and doctoral degree in Information Science from UNC SILS.

Eric Chernoff graduated from UNC Chapel Hill in 1998. Since then, Eric has enjoyed the opportunity to build complex applications for large enterprises, small businesses, health researchers, non-profit organizations and (too) many side projects along the way.  Eric is both a code person and a people person and gratified to see his applications in action supporting colleagues in their daily work. Eric is currently a Principal Software Developer at

Dr. Charles Chowa is an entrepreneur who is interested in the burgeoning Data Science/Artificial Intelligence solutions area. He obtained his PhD in Business Administration from the university of Missouri in Saint Louis. He taught for a number of years at the university of North Carolina at Greensboro, in their Information Systems department of the Business School, before going into private practice. He has taught INLS 585 in the school of Information and Library studies for a number of years. Dr. Chowa’s current interests include data science solutions specifically in the financial services industry, management of information systems, and Strategic management.

Rachael Clemens is a qualitative researcher in the area of information behavior and decision making in crisis contexts. Prior to UNC she was a reference and instruction librarian at California State University Fullerton and public relations administrator for Lexus, division of Toyota in Los Angeles. She has a BA in philosophy and political science from Concord University in West Virginia, an MLS from Texas Woman's University, and PhD from UNC SILS. 

Tammy Cox is the Associate Dean for Administration and Special Academic Programs as well as an adjunct faculty member at SILS.  She has an MAEd in Adult Education from East Carolina University and a B.S. in Business/Accounting from the University of Mount Olive.  Her academic interests include distance education, finance, project management, and diversity.

Will Cross is the Director of the Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center in the NCSU Libraries, an instructor in the UNC SILS, a Mozilla Open Leader, and an OER Research Fellow. Trained as a lawyer and librarian, he guides policy, speaks, and writes on open culture and navigating legal uncertainty. As presenter coordinator for the ACRL Scholarly Communication Roadshow, Will has developed training materials and workshops for international audiences from Ontario to Abu Dhabi.Will serves as co-PI on three IMLS-funded projects. One is focused on developing OER for teaching scholarly communication, a second is focused on the development of an “Open Textbook Toolkit” that leverages library publishing services to support open pedagogy, and the third is dedicated to developing a three-day Copyright Institute to train librarians about copyright and related issues.

Doug Edmunds served as assistant dean for IT for the UNC School of Law from 2007-2017, after a long tenure at the UNC school of education, where he eventually served as its first IT director. In fall 2017 he left the university for a job in the private sector, accepting a position as director of IT for Summit Design and Engineering Services based in Hillsborough. There he manages the IT department, provides strategic direction and develops innovative solutions that support key business initiatives. Doug is a proud double Tar Heel, having earned his BA in English with highest honors, Phi Beta Kappa ('90) and his MSIS from the School of Information & Library Science ('07).

David G. Ernsthausen is the Faculty Teaching and research Support Librarian at the University of North Carolina t Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business school. He consults and instructs faculty and students in the selection and efficient use of resources that are most likely to provide useful information for their research and instruction needs. He also guest lectures for classes in the MBA and Bachelor's degree programs on library and research resources available to students at UNC at Chapel Hill. David has worked at the Kenan-Flagler Business School since 1997. Prior to 1997, he worked for 7 years as a reference librarian in the Z. Smith Reynolds Library at Wake Forest University. David has an MBA from the Babcock Graduate School of Management at Wake Forest University and a Master of Library Science degree from Indiana University. With Rita W. Moss, he is the co-author of the 3rd edition of Strauss's Handbook of Business Information: A guide for Librarians, Students and researchers and a regular reviewer  for CHOICE.

Chad Haefele is the Head of User Experience and Assessment at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries. His department explores evaluation and improvement of the campus libraries' web presence and other points of interaction with users. He holds a B.S. in Computer Information Systems from Grove City College, an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh, and a Certificate in Technology and Communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Lori Haight serves students and alumni as the Career Services Coordinator in the School of Information and Library Science. Prior to joining SILS, Dr. Haight was part of the Academic and Career Planning staff at Meredith College, the Director of Student Involvement at Chowan College, and Assistant Director for the first Career Services office at Villa Julie College. She received a bachelor of arts in English from the University of Richmond, a master of arts in Higher Education and Student Affairs from the Ohio State University, and a doctorate of education in Higher Education Administration from North Carolina State University.

Dana Hanson-Baldauf is a social science researcher, licensed educator, and ed-tech professional whose research and work predominantly center on advancing knowledge, services, and resources in support of individuals with disabilities and their everyday life information needs.  Dana was awarded her PhD in 2013 from UNC-SILS and holds a master’s and bachelor’s degree in Special Education from the University of Kansas. Outside of work, Dana enjoys running, reading, spending time with family, and coaching track and cycling for Special Olympics of Orange County.

Andrew Hart is the Head of the Preservation Department of the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His interests include inter-institutional cooperation and the social, technological, and economic contexts that shape preservation practice. He holds an MLS and Certificate of Advanced Study in Preservation Management from the University of Pittsburgh.

Lew Hassell holds an A.B. in Philosophy from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in Philosophy from the New School for Social Research, and an M.S. and a Ph.D. from Drexel University. Before retirement, Lew taught information systems design at SILS and before that at Drexel University, where he helped start Drexel’s online MSIS. Lew has taught in the areas of database management, systems analysis, information assurance, and cloud computing.

Barrie Hayes is the Bioinformatics & Research Data Librarian at the UNC-Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library (HSL). She received her Masters of Science in Library Science from UNC-Chapel Hill, a B.S. in Biology from North Carolina State University, and an A.B. from Vassar College. Her primary professional interests are the information needs of scientists and clinicians throughout the research lifecycle including data discovery, bioinformatics methods and tools, data management, and research impact measurement and visualization.

Michele Hayslett is the Librarian for Numeric Data Services and Data Management in the University Libraries' Digital Research Services Department. She received a B.A. with honors from Earlham College in Richmond, IN, and an M.S.L.S. from UNC-Chapel Hill. Before returning to Carolina to become the Librarian for Numeric Data Services and Data Management, she worked as the Demographics Specialist for the State Library of North Carolina, and as the Librarian for Data Services and Government Information at the North Carolina State University Libraries in Raleigh. She is active in the North Carolina Library Association's Government Resources Section and the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology (IASSIST). Her ORCID ID is #0000-0001-8783-2783.

Patrick Hodges is a SILS alumni with a B.S. in information science and is a practicing information security professional. Before joining SILS, he was a penetration tester and currently works in the Triangle helping secure financial services and users from a variety of threats. His current role involves threat modelling, data protection, and leading cloud security functions. As a member of ISSA and OWASP, he continues to drive towards open source security projects and helping protect data across industries. At SILS, Patrick created and now teaches an introductory course based in information security theory, industry best practices, and control implementation.  

Emily Jack is the Community Engagement Librarian in the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where she manages the library’s social media presence, cultivates brand identity and awareness for the special collections library, and coordinates efforts that engage the campus community with the library in research and learning activities outside of the curriculum. She’s passionate about the open culture movement and is one of the founders of a regional Wikipedia user group. She received her MSLS at the School of Information and Library Science at UNC-Chapel Hill.

Larry Jones is the owner of Lawrence Jones Design. He leverages PHP, mySQL, jQuery, linux, and other open source solutions to design, build and host data-driven websites. Prior to getting into web development, he worked as a writer, graphic designer, and photographer for the City of Raleigh Community Development Department. He began teaching digital and darkroom photography in 2006 at TASIS, the American School in England, London, UK. Since returning to North Carolina, he has taught graphic design, web design, photography, and art at the Durham Arts Council. He has a B.A. in Journalism/Advertising from UNC at Chapel Hill.

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Caroline Keizer is the Humanities Cataloger and a Special Collections cataloger. She has been a cataloger at UNC-Chapel Hill since 1999. She has both her undergraduate (AB Ed. 1990) and graduate degree (MLS 1998) from UNC-Chapel Hill.

Julia Khanova is a two-time SILS alumna (BSIS and PhD).  Her dissertation and post-doctoral research focused on various aspects of teaching and learning in higher education, such as pedagogical approaches, delivery modalities, and course/curricular design.  This was complemented by work on academic course and program development, primarily in the area of health informatics.  She continues to contribute to SILS and Carolina Health Informatics Program (CHIP) academic program development efforts.

Anne Klinefelter is Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library at UNC.  Professor Klinefelter has held positions in libraries at the University of Alabama, Boston University, and the University of Miami before coming to UNC in 1999.   Her interests include law library management and the intersection of privacy law and libraries.

Gerry Larson After growing up in Southern Pines, NC, Geraldine (Gerry) Larson graduated from Duke University in 1971 with a B.A. in English.  She taught English and Social Studies in the Durham Public Schools for 3 years, and then earned an MLS degree at UNC-SILS in 1979.  She worked as a school librarian in the Durham Public Schools for the next 25 years at Chewning Middle, Neal Middle and Durham School of the Arts.  She earned National Board Certification and has been a young adult book reviewer for School Library Journal for 30 years.  She is in her 6th year as Field Experience Coordinator for UNC-SILS graduate library students seeking public school certification.  Gerry has 3 children and 3 grandchildren and lives in Durham.

Adam Lee is a Research Informatics Specialist for UNC’s NC TraCS Institute, performing data mining and extraction for researchers, additionally he specialized in integrative and interfacing technologies with the Epic EHR, also he serves as the TraCS REDCap’s Database Administrator. He is currently earning his Ph.D. in Health Informatics from the UNC Graduate  School, holds his Master’s in Business Administration, Bachelor’s in Information Technology, and 5 Epic Systems certifications (Clarity Database Administration, Cogito Data Warehouse, Bridges Interfaces, Chronicles, and Hyperspace Configuration)

Heather Maneiro is an (ERP) Implementation Consultant with InterDyn Artis in Charlotte, NC.  Heather is a Microsoft Certified Professional with expertise in Microsoft Dynamics GP and Business Central.  Heather holds her Master’s in Library and Information from Syracuse University.  Heather has worked in a wide variety of locations and settings including Minnesota State University, Valley City State University, Microsoft.  Her clients have included Shuffle Master, the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, Golden Corral, and Volvo.  Her most memorable day; however, was the one when she talked to the staff for the Al Gore presidential campaign and the George Bush presidential campaign – both were tracking their finances using GP software.  Heather’s research interests include the impact of information literacy education and training on first-year college students and information seeking strategies and training in ERP knowledge workers.

Dr. C. Dianne Martin is a retired professor emeritus of computer science from the George Washington University School of Engineering and Applied Science. Dr. Martin served as Chair of the ACM Special Interest Group on Computers and Society (SIGCAS) and led a national task force to develop the standards for teaching ethics in computer science. She is a Fellow of the ACM, and in 2005 she received the Association of Women in Computing Augusta Ada Lovelace Award, awarded nationally to an outstanding woman in the computer field. Dr. Martin received seven outstanding teaching awards from the GW Engineer’s Council as well as the university-wide GW Bender Teaching Award in 2005. She continues to teach courses in information and computer ethics and information policy.

Carlton Moore's research interests focus on the intersection between quality improvement and clinical informatics. Broadly, his research interest is evaluating the impact that health information technology has on quality of care and patient safety. Specifically, he is interested in patient safety and quality of care during hospital discharge, and the use of health information technology to improve timely follow-up of abnormal test results. His current research focuses on using text mining and natural language processing tools to identify abnormal results in free-text clinical notes and investigating the effects of electronic health record usability on patient safety. Dr. Moore received a BS and MS in Electrical Engineering from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. After working as an engineer designing satellite communication systems, he went on to obtain his MD from Cornell University and MS in Clinical Research from Columbia University. He is currently Associate Division Chief for Hospital Medicine.

Sarah Morris is the Humanities Research and Digital Instruction Librarian at UNC-Chapel Hill Libraries. She has presented and published on a number of topics, including digital humanities and pedagogy, teaching with primary sources, library programming and orientations, and graduate student labor and training. She received her M.S.L.S. from UNC SILS. 

Prithima Reddy Mosaly is a research assistant professor in the Department of Radiation Oncology at UNC. She holds a PhD in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, and a MHA from UNC Gilling School of Public Health. Her interest is in studying eye behavior to assess interface driven task difficulty, cognitive workload and performance during human-computer interaction (HCI) in healthcare.

Brian Moynihan: MBA | MSIS | MA. Brian is the Head of Health Technology and Informatics at the UNC Health Sciences Library. He has both an MBA and Masters of Information Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Brian has been Adjunct Faculty in the Carolina Health Informatics Program since 2015 and serves as faculty advisor for health informatics and ARVR student groups. Brian co-founded of Health 2.0 NC Triangle, a group with over 1,300 members working in health innovation. He is the Founder of the UNC ARVR Interest Group, has organized local health hackathons, and is an active mentor of students and startups in the Triangle health innovation community.

Brian Naess is a GIS Analyst and Lecturer for UNC's Institute for the Environment and the Environment, Ecology and Energy Program (E3P). Brian's research focuses on using geospatial techniques for improving local-scale air quality modeling. He coordinates the environmental capstone program for E3P, and he also manages the EcoStudio, a new program focused on pairing outstanding undergraduate students with faculty and graduate student advisors for environmentally-focused, client-based research, applied learning projects, and internships.

Uduak Ndoh serves as the Associate Dean for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer at the UNC School of Medicine. He brings more than 20 years of experience in the field of information technology with a diverse background in both corporate and academic settings. He has extensive experience in research applications, enterprise computing and business systems. Prior to joining UNC, Uduak served as the Director of Information Technology at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) and has led technology implementations at several Fortune 500 companies.  Mr. Uduak received his Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from North Carolina A&T State University and his Masters of Business Administration from the Babcock School of Business at Wake Forest University.

Andreas Orphanides is Associate Head, User Experience at the NCSU Libraries. He holds a BA in mathematics from Oberlin College, an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill's School of Information and Library Science, and a Master of Computer Science from NC State's College of Engineering. Dre's responsibilities at NC State include user experience design, instructional design, user research, and technology management for public services. In a past life, Dre taught high school mathematics in Providence, Rhode Island. He is the spouse of a SILS alum and the proud parent of a dog, six cats, varying numbers of poultry and fish, and (as of a few months ago) a human child.

Irene Owens is the former Dean of the North Carolina Central University School of Library and Information Sciences (2005-2016), and a 2006 Distinguished Alumnae of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science. While serving as Dean, she also served as a member of the American Library Association Committee on Accreditation (2012-2015), and a member of the Board of Governors of the UNC Press (2013-2016). She is a recipient of the Texas Excellence in Teaching Award (2000) at the University of Texas at Austin where she was the first African American to earn tenure at their Graduate School of Library Science (now the University of Texas at Austin School of Information). She is the recipient of other awards and recognitions, including the DEMCO Black Caucus of the American Library Association Award for Excellence in Librarianship and the North Carolina Library Association Award for Library Education. Owens currently serves on the Advisory Board for an IMLS Grant with UNC-Greensboro.

Annie Peterson is the Preservation and Digitization Librarian at LYRASIS. LYRASIS supports enduring access to our shared academic, scientific and cultural heritage through leadership in open technologies, content services, digital solutions and collaboration with archives, libraries, museums and knowledge communities worldwide. She was the Preservation Librarian for the Howard-Tilton Memorial Library at Tulane University from 2012 - 2015, and she has an MLIS from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

Emily Pfaff is the Administrative Director for Informatics and Data Science for the NC TraCS institute. She holds a Master's in Information Science, a graduate certificate in clinical informatics, and three Epic certifications (Clarity Inpatient, Research: Clinical Tools, and Research: Billing). She has expertise in healthcare data structures, SQL, data warehousing, electronic health records, clinical data research networks, data security, and HIPPA and other data regulations. Ms. Pfaff currently oversees data analytics, research data management, and web development for the CTSA, and is heavily involved with data security, data sharing, and data governance efforts within the University, the UNC health Care System, and across institutions. She is a lecturer at the Kenan-Flagler Business School as well as an adjunct professor at the School of Information and Library Science.

Joseph Purvis is currently a lead architect on the Cryptographic Services team at Cisco Systems, where he is responsible for reviewing cryptographic systems design and implementation in Cisco's infrastructure, product portfolios, and supply chain, as well as representing Cisco on industry bodies such as CA/Browser Forum. At twenty years and counting as a technologist, Joseph holds an MS-IS from Boston University as well as the CISA, CISSP, and SANS GCUX certifications, and is the co-author of IPC's 1071 standard on IP protection in PCB manufacturing and the SANS guide to Linux security. When not being chased by his kids, he can be found trying to keep his hounds from barking up the neighborhood.

David Rankin is the Assistant Dean for Information Technology for the UNC Adams School of Dentistry.  He has been working in information technology since 1983 in a variety of technical and managerial roles including work in the private sector, the Federal government, state Government and higher education. He has been managing information technology professionals since 1996. David joined UNC Chapel Hill in 1993 as a Server Administrator for Administrative Data Processing and has worked for the Adams School of Dentistry since 2011.  He is a graduate of Hampton University with a bachelor's degree in Mass Media Arts. He has a master's degree in Technology Systems and a Post Graduate Certificate in Information Assurance from East Carolina University. He also has a Certified Government Chief Information Officer certificate from the UNC School of Government. Most recently, David achieved the Certified Information Systems Security Professional from ISC2. He is a member of the Epsilon Pi Tau technical honor society, the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers and the International Information System Security Certification Consortium.

Kimberly Robasky leads Translational Science efforts and contributes to Data Science and Analytics at the Renaissance Computing Institute, RENCI. She is a student of George Church from the Department of Genetics at Harvard, and is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor to the Department of Genetics at UNC Chapel Hill. Robasky’s Translational Science team creates sustainable, extensible, “FAIR” and innovative dashboards for shedding light on otherwise “dark data”. In addition to Translational Science, her research interests include genomics, bioinformatics, machine learning, and medical informatics.

Rob Ross is the Executive Director of NC LIVE, North Carolina's statewide library cooperative.  His responsibilities include setting the strategic vision for NC LIVE; managing its finances; engaging with member libraries; establishing partnerships with other organizations; negotiating with vendors; conceiving new programs and services; and demonstrating the value of NC LIVE to external stakeholders.

Connie Schardt retired as Associate Director for Research & Education at the Medical Center Library at Duke University in 2013. She is a distinguished member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals, a Fellow of the Medical Library Association, and holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley and a M.L.S. from San Jose State University. She is currently Co-Director of "Supporting Clinical Care: An Institute in Evidence-based Practice for Medical Librarians", an annual 4 day workshop held in Denver.  Ms. Schardt is also Co-Director of the "Australian Evidence Based Practice Librarian's Institute" held annually in Australia.   She has published and presented numerous papers and workshops on evidence-based practice, hospital library standards, the JCAHO accreditation process, and distance education.

Erik Scott is a systems architect at UNC's Renaissance Computing Institute. He has 27 years of software development experience in research and finance, focused on very large databases and the problems of data management. His recent work concentrates on cryptographic methods for collaborations using highly sensitive data and on the design and implementation of resilient cyberinfrastructure for long lived, national-scale laboratories.

Grace Shin received B.S. in Computer Science from Sookmyung Women's University in Korea, M.S. in Computer Science from Georgia Tech, and Ph.D. in Information and Library Science from UNC Chapel Hill. Before joining this SILS community (right before her Ph.D. program), she worked at AT&T as a full-time application developer. Her research interests lie in the area of Everyday Life Information Seeking (ELIS) and Health Informatics. Her research focuses on exploring how technology can be designed to promote individuals’ health behaviors in everyday life and empower healthy individuals to participate in their own healthcare, such as accessing and visualizing health data and knowledge. In particular, she investigates how interactive technologies can be designed and developed to facilitate health-related information awareness and understanding.

Michael Shoffner is a Senior Research Software Architect at RENCI, a UNC Chapel Hill research institute, where he applies expertise in cybersecurity, cloud operations, software engineering, data management, and technical project leadership to advance research collaborations. His experience includes emerging technology strategy, early-stage technology entrepreneurship, and client-facing consulting and commercial product development. He co-authored one of the first books on the Java programming language and spearheaded the world’s first online radio station simulcast.

Jacqueline Solis is a Director of Research and Instructional Services in the University Libraries at UNC-Chapel Hill. She received her MLS from Emporia State University and her B.A. in Romance Languages from the University of Oregon. Prior to UNC, she was the Outreach Librarian at California State University Northridge, a reference librarian at Burbank Public Library, and Research Librarian for Waggener Edstrom Worldwide. Her research interests include international librarianship, open educational resources, and information literacy.

Jennifer Solomon is co editor-in-chief of the Journal of Librarianship and Scholarly Communication. Her research interests include diversity and inclusion in scholarly communications, Open Access sustainability, and building community for academy-owned publishing. Previously, she served as the Open Access Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and the Global Open Knowledgebase Editor at North Carolina State University.

Kristina Spurgin is Library Data Strategist and head of Library Data Strategy & Services (LDSS) in the University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. LDSS is responsible for batch MARC cataloging of e-resources; non-MARC metadata for institutional repository, digital collections, and other projects; extract and transformation of heterogeneous data and metadata from internal library systems and external partners for reuse and reporting; and managing data flows into our consortial online catalog. LDSS is also a service point assisting our colleagues with library projects requiring data wrangling, cleaning, merging, and transformation. Kristina is particularly interested in metadata as data at scale, automated (or semi-automated) methods of remediating and enhancing legacy and vendor metadata, programming/scripting in Technical Services, improving discovery by making better use of existing metadata, and the future of linked data in libraries.

Camille Tyndall Watson is the head of the Digital Services Section at the State Archives of NC, overseeing both the digital access and digital preservation programs for the institution. She holds an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA from Boston College, and her BA from ECU. She has worked in a variety of institutions, ranging from corporate archives to public libraries, including the archives of the North Carolina Railroad Company, the National Museum of the American Indian Media Archives, the Southern Folklife Collection, and the base library on the Cherry Point Marine Air Station.

Ryan Urquhart designs and evaluates online, interactive web-based products (desktop and mobile) that meet user's goal at BCBSNC. Prior to working at BCBSNC, he worked as a Human Factors Engineer in the Software Division at IBM, designing and evaluation enterprise applications, where he was awarded a patent and several technical publications. He is the past Chairman of the System Development Technical Group (208-2012) of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. He holds a B.S. and M.S. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the North Carolina A&T State University and a Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, with an area of specialization in Human Factors Engineering.

Rebecca Vargha is Librarian, School of Information and Library Science (SILS) at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill since 2001. Her responsibilities as head of this library include collection development, staff supervision, liaison with departmental faculty and the central library, reference and research assistance, and facilities management. She is Faculty Advisor for the SLA Student Group at SILS and Archivist for the North Carolina SLA Chapter.  Additionally, she is a Past President of the Special Libraries Association. Before SILS she worked as Senior Research Specialist at Nortel Networks, where she partnered with clients globally to develop and deliver enhanced, value-added strategic information solutions through training, demonstrations and presentations. Prior to Nortel, she was an information analyst for SAS (a software company). Her career began as an assistant librarian at the National Humanities Center.  Vargha holds a bachelor's degree in English from UNC-Chapel Hill and a master's degree in library science from North Carolina Central University. She is a member of Beta Phi Mu and won the Meritorious Achievement Award (1994) from the North Carolina SLA Chapter for making outstanding contributions to the profession and chapter. On October 31, 2008 she was awarded the Distinguished Alumna Award from North Carolina Central University. In May of 2012, she received UNC's Deborah Barreau Award for Teaching Excellence.  The award recognizes faculty members (one full-time faculty member and one who teaches on a part-time basis), who are nominated by students within the school, for outstanding teaching.

Todd Vision is an Associate Professor of Biology at UNC Chapel Hill. His biological research interests are the analysis of large-scale genetic and phenotypic variation and the evolution of genomes. His information science research is on the changing nature of scholarly communication, particularly regarding open science and open research data. He has served on the boards of the Dryad Digital Repository (as a founding director), ORCID, and Phoenix Bioinformatics (currently), and was a past member of the NSF Advisory Committee on Cyberinfrastructure.

Megan Von Isenburg is Associate Dean for Library Services & Archives at the Duke University School of Medicine. Megan is responsible for planning and implementing high-quality information services and resources to support the missions of Duke Health. She teaches evidence-based medicine to medical students, residents, and faculty, serving as co-course director for the School of Medicine's EBM course and co-director of Duke's national EBM workshop for clinician and librarians.

Camille Tyndall Watson is the head of the Digital Services Section at the State Archives of NC, overseeing both the digital access and digital preservation programs for the institution. She holds an MLS from UNC-Chapel Hill, an MA from Boston College, and her BA from ECU. She has worked in a variety of institutions, ranging from corporate archives to museums, including the archives of the North Carolina Railroad Company, the National Museum of the American Indian Media Archives, and the Southern Folklife Collection.

Elaine L. Westbrooks has been the Vice Provost of University Libraries and University Librarian at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill since August 2017. She is responsible for the leadership and general administration of the University Libraries which includes 9 libraries with approximately 300 staff. From 2014-17 Westbrooks was the Associate University Librarian for Research at the University of Michigan. Westbrooks’ served as the Associate Dean of Library Operations, 2008-12, at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  From 2000-08, she held a variety of positions at Cornell University Library, including Metadata Librarian, Senior Metadata Librarian, and Head of Metadata Services.  Westbrooks started her career as a Latin American Cataloger and Digital Research Librarian at the University of Pittsburgh. Westbrooks is a member of the ARL Advocacy and Public Policy Committee and the Executive Committee and Governing Board of the Triangle Research Libraries Network and the UNC Press Board of Governors.  She co-edited Metadata in Practice with Diane Hillmann (2004) and Academic Library Management: Case Studies with Tammy Nickelson Dearie and Michael Meth in 2017. She has a B.A in Linguistics and a MLIS from the University of Pittsburgh.

Alice Whiteside is Head of the Joseph C. Sloane Art Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her responsibilities include instruction and research services, collection development, staff supervision, programming and outreach, and facilities management. She holds a BA in Art History from Bard College and an MSLS from UNC-Chapel Hill.