Honorary and Affiliated Appointments

Photo of Deborah BalsamoDeborah Balsamo
Professor of Practice

National Program Manager, Environmental Protection Agency National Library Network
As National Program Manager for the EPA Library Network, Deborah Balsamo is responsible for coordinating the operations of the agency’s 26 libraries, overseeing the implementation of policies and procedures, and leading the strategic direction of EPA's information services. She is an active member of the American Library Association (ALA) and the Special Libraries Association (SLA) and her achievements have been recognized by professional awards from both organizations. She holds a BA from Florida Atlantic University and earned her Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of Beta Phi Mu International Library and Information Studies Honor Society. She received the SILS Distinguished Alumni Award in 2010.

Photo of J. Michael BarkerJ. Michael Barker
Professor of Practice
Interim Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Informatin Officer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Michael Barker oversees ITS Research Computing and Teaching & Learning resources and staff at UNC-Chapel Hill. He has broad experience in IT infrastructure, server/storage hosting, database design and performance, messaging strategies, LMS support, portal/web support and high-performance, high-throughput, and data-intensive, scientific computing. As Chief Technology Officer, he is charged with ensuring Carolina implements common technology frameworks that share coherent adoption criteria. As the scope of the University’s technology profile continues to expand – through cloud adoption, cybersecurity improvements, identity management protocols, disaster recovery planning, and other service needs – Barker is responsible for supporting, examining, and refining our technology plans.

Paul B. Eaton Distinguished Professor of Law, UNC School of Law
Andrew Chin holds a JD from Yale University and a PhD from Oxford University. He earned his doctorate studying combinatorial mathematics and computational complexity theory at St. Catherine's College, Oxford, on a Rhodes Scholarship and a National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship. After graduating from Yale, he clerked for Judge Henry H. Kennedy Jr. of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, and assisted Judge Thomas Penfield Jackson and his law clerks in the drafting of the findings of fact in United States v. Microsoft Corporation. He then practiced in the corporate and intellectual property departments in the Washington, D.C., office of Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP. Chin joined the faculty of the UNC School of Law in 2001. He teaches antitrust, intellectual property, and patent law.

Photo of Evelyn H. DanielEvelyn H. Daniel
Dean and Professor Emerita, UNC School of Information and Library Science (SILS)
Evelyn Daniel’s five-year term as dean was marked by a number of significant accomplishments. Chief among these was the increased breadth of the School’s curriculum and research, reflected by a change in name from the School of Library Science to the School of Information and Library Science and by the addition of two new degrees. A master’s track in information science was initiated in 1988, and the post-master’s Certificate of Advanced Study was added that same year. After her time as dean concluded, she continued to be an active faculty member and administrator. Her research and teaching focused on management of information services, communication processes, education for library and information science, information transfer and scholarly communication, corporate librarianship and information brokering, curriculum issues for school library media specialists, and user education. For her exceptional ability as an educator, she received the SILS Award for Teaching Excellence in 1999 and again in 2009. She was the recipient of the ALISE Service Award in 2000 and received the Edward G. Holley for the Good of the Order award during SILS 2010 spring commencement ceremony. She holds a PhD in information science and MSLS from the University of Maryland and an AB in history from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington.

Photo of Cory DoctorowCory Doctorow
Professor of Practice

Cory Doctorow is a science fiction author, activist, jour­nalist, and blogger, and co-editor of Boing Boing. He is the author of Walkaway, a novel for adults, a young adult graphic novel called In Real Life, the nonfiction busi­ness book Information Doesn’t Want to be Free, and YA novels like Homeland, Pirate Cinema, and Little Brother. Doctorow works for the Electronic Frontier Foundation and is an MIT Media Lab Research Affiliate and Visiting Professor of Computer Science at Open University. He co-founded the UK Open Rights Group. Born in Toronto, Canada, he now lives in Los Angeles. Photo by aula Mariel Salischiker, pausal.co.uk


Photo of Brewster KahleBrewster Kahle
Professor of Practice
Founder & Digital Librarian, Internet Archive

A passionate advocate for public Internet access and a successful entrepreneur, Brewster Kahle has spent his career intent on a singular focus: providing Universal Access to All Knowledge.  He is the founder and Digital Librarian of the Internet Archive, one of the largest libraries in the world.  Soon after graduating from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he studied artificial intelligence, Kahle helped found the company Thinking Machines, a supercomputer maker.  In 1989, Kahle created the Internet’s first publishing system called Wide Area Information Server (WAIS), later selling the company to AOL. In 1996, Kahle co-founded Alexa Internet, which helps catalog the Web, selling it to Amazon.com in 1999. The Internet Archive, which he founded in 1996, now preserves 30 petabytes of data—the books, Web pages, music, television, and software of our cultural heritage, working with more than 450 library and university partners to create a digital library, accessible to all. 

Photo of Anne KlinefelterAnne Klinefelter
Professor of Law and Director of the Law Library, UNC School of Law
Anne Klinefelter teaches courses on privacy law and serves as faculty advisor to the North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology. She writes and speaks on information policy and law topics including privacy and confidentiality law, particularly as these areas apply to libraries and legal information management. Professor Klinefelter has been active in library associations and library education. In 2012, she received the Distinguished Lecturer Award from the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL.) She served as chair of the American Association of Law Schools Section on Law Libraries, president of the Southeastern Chapter of AALL, and chair of the Copyright Committee of AALL. She has also held leadership roles in two library consortia and served on the Board of Editors for Law Library Journal. She currently serves on the UNC School of Information and Library Science Administrative Board and as faculty advisor for students in dual degree graduate programs linking law and library or information science at UNC.

Photo of Chris KieltChris Kielt
Professor of Practice
Vice Chancellor and Chief Information Officer, Washington University in St. Louis

Chris Kielt brings more than 30 years of experience in higher education, including more than two decades at Yale University, where he worked in a variety of academic, information technology and business roles that spanned health care services, administrative applications, student systems, finance, and facilities operations. He served as Yale’s Deputy Chief Information Officer before heading to Stony Brook University to become its Chief Information Officer. He joined UNC-Chapel Hill in September 2012 as the Associate Vice Chancellor for Administrative Systems and Business Transformation and assumed the role of Vice Chancellor for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer in July 2013. He assumed the same role at Washington University in 2018.

Photo of Joanne Gard MarshallJoanne Gard Marshall
Alumni Distinguished Research Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Email: marshall@ils.unc.edu
Joanne Gard Marshall served as dean of SILS from 1999-2004. Her areas of research interest include the evaluation of library and information services, workforce issues, evidence-based practice, and health information services. Her passions include linking research to practice, yoga, and gardening. In addition to her PhD in Public Health, she holds a Master of Health Science from McMaster University and a Master of Library Science from McGill University. In 2005 she received an honorary doctorate from McGill University in recognition of her contributions to improving research and practice in health library and information services. She served as president of the Medical Library Association (MLA) from 2004-05 and has received a number of awards from MLA, including a doctoral fellowship, the Eliot Prize for the most significant research in medical librarianship for 1982 and 1992, and the Donald Lindberg Fellowship in 2010. She received the Award of Outstanding Achievement from the Canadian Health Libraries Association in 1992 as well as several awards from the Special Libraries Association (SLA) including the H.W. Wilson Award in 1997, the John Cotton Dana Award 1998, and the Factiva National Leadership Award in 2004. She is a fellow of both the Medical Library Association and the Special Libraries Association.

Photo of Barbara B. MoranBarbara B. Moran
Distinguished Research Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Barbara Moran joined the SILS faculty in 1981 and served as dean of the School from 1990 to 1998, during which time she enhanced technical resources, added an undergraduate minor program, and increased graduate enrollment by 32 percent. She expanded the international involvement of SILS and began the very successful London and Prague summer seminars, a legacy that SILS is working to continue and expand through the Barbara B. Moran Fund for Global Programs. After her deanship concluded, Moran again became an active member of the SILS faculty and was named the inaugural Louis Round Wilson Distinguished Professor. She has written more than 85 journal articles and book chapters and co-authored Library and Information Center Management, a textbook used by library science programs worldwide.

Photo of Lilly U. Nguyen Lilly U. Nguyen
Assistant Professor, Department of Women's and Gender Studies, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Adjunct Assistant Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Affiliate, Carolina Digital Humanities Initiative

Lilly U. Nguyen holds a PhD from the Department of Information Studies at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MSc. in Media and Communications from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Her research and writing draw from the diverse fields of information studies, feminist science and technology studies, and Asian American studies. More specifically, her work explores the cultural politics of ethnicity, expertise, and information technologies in transnational circulation. With a focus on Vietnam and the Vietnamese diaspora, her work asks how tenable is difference as a value to uphold when marginalized people seek to establish themselves as modern subjects, as equivalents, as legitimate equals through the work of information technologies? She explores these questions through anthropological fieldwork of software production and archival memorializing.

Photo of Davenport (Dave) RobertsonDavenport (Dav) Robertson 
Professor of Practice
Chief, Library and Information Services Branch, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences/National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC (retired)
Dav Robertson (MSLS ’75) served as chief of the library and information services branch at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) in Research Triangle Park from 1988 until his retirement in 2010. During his 22 years at the helm, he was the guiding force in the transformation of the NIEHS Library from a traditional repository of printed information to a state-of-the-art electronic-based special library capable of tailoring its services to the changing needs of the NIEHS scientific community. His eagerness to embrace new information services technologies led to NIEHS being one of the first Medline search centers. Robertson received the National Institutes of Health Award of Merit three times, the North Carolina Special Library Association’s Information Management Award (2001) and Meritorious Achievement Award (1992), and the SILS Distinguished Alumni Award (2004).

Photo of Arlene TaylorArlene Taylor
Professor Emerita, School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh
Distinguished Adjunct Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science

Arlene G. Taylor (PhD ’81) is Professor Emerita from the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, where she taught for 12 years prior to retiring. Her career as a library school educator lasted more than 30 years, and included teaching at Columbia University and the University of Chicago. She is lead author or co-author of widely-used texts, including Introduction to Cataloging and Classification (6th to 11th editions) and The Organization of Information (four editions). Taylor's international activities include serving as workshop leader, teacher, and/or consultant in Brazil, England, Thailand, and Israel. For her work in the latter two countries, she received Fulbright Senior Specialist Program Grants. She has held leadership positions on many professional association committees, including the ALA/ALCTS Catalog Form and Function Committee (Chair, 1995–1998) and the ALA/ALCTS/CCS Subject Analysis Committee (Chair, 1992–1994). Her professional contributions have been recognized with the ALA/ALCTS Margaret Mann Citation, the ALA/Highsmith Library Literature Award for The Organization of Information, and the Distinguished Alumnus Award from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Graduate School of Library and Information Science Alumni Association.

Photo of Todd J. VisionTodd J. Vision
Adjunct Associate Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Associate Professor of Biology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Todd Vision is an Associate Professor of Biology at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, where he has been since 2001. He was Associate Director for Informatics at the National Evolutionary Synthesis Center from 2006 to 2015, where he developed a strong interest in open access publication, open source software and open data. In addition to his research in Evolutionary Biology and Bioinformatics, Todd has been studying the way large-scale reuse of data and information mined from the scholarly literature is changing scientific practice and the construction of knowledge. Todd has served on the board of a number of scholarly communication nonprofit organizations, including Dryad, ORCID and Phoenix Bioinformatics. He advises a number of initiatives to advance the infrastructure for research communication in the U.S. and abroad, and served on the Advisory Committee for Cyberinfrastructure to the National Science Foundation. At UNC, he co-chaired the UNC Faculty Task Force on Open Access.

Photo of Elaine L. WestbrooksElaine L. Westbrooks
Vice Provost of University Libraries & University Librarian
Elaine L. Westbrooks was appointed University librarian and vice provost for University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in August 2017. She had previously been associate university librarian for research at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she led the library’s support of the research enterprise, facilitated the management of the operations and budget. Prior to her time in Ann Arbor, she worked at research libraries at three other universities. She served as associate dean of libraries at the University of Nebraska at Lincoln, held several positions in technical services at Cornell University Libraries, and worked as a digital research and Latin American Cataloger at the University of Pittsburgh. Westbrooks earned a bachelor of arts degree in linguistics and a master’s degree in information and library science from the University of Pittsburgh.

Photo of Barbara M. WildemuthBarbara M. Wildemuth
Distinguished Research Professor, UNC School of Information and Library Science
Barbara Wildemuth arrived at SILS in 1988. She served as Associate Dean of Academic Affairs from 2010-2016 and was the chief architect of the SILS Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) program. She was also instrumental in shaping the Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) program and the curricula for all of the SILS degrees. Her research focuses on people’s use of information and information technologies, with particular emphasis on people’s online searching behaviors.  She is an internationally recognized scholar with thousands of citations to her papers, and information schools around the world use her book on research methods, Applications of Social Research Methods to Questions in Information and Library Science, now in its second edition.