The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of the NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2010 – 2012: Brian Norberg and Adam Rogers, effective July 1, 2010, and L. Hill Taylor, effective August 2, 2010.
The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program develops future leaders for academic libraries, with a focus on science, engineering, and digital librarianship, on diversity, and on library management. For more than ten years, the program has attracted an impressive group of talented new graduates from universities throughout North America. NCSU Libraries Fellows are appointed for a two-year term as members of the library faculty, combining a project assignment on an initiative of strategic importance with a half-time appointment in a home department.
Brian Norberg is soon to graduate with the Master of Library Science (Digital Library Specialization) from the Indiana University at Bloomington. While in graduate school, Norberg has worked on a number of projects relating to digital librarianship. As an e-text editor for the Digital Library Program, he has created workflows, written XSL transformation documents, and developed a subject and genre taxonomy to improve browsing and searching functions for the Victorian Women Writers Project and the Indiana Authors Project. He also worked on the Victorian Women Writers Project as both an intern and library assistant; encoding documents, identifying user needs, and training other students and assistants. He has held internships with the Indiana Magazine of History and the Swinburne Project, encoding documents for web delivery. During the summer of 2009, Norberg was a Junior Fellow Intern at the Library of Congress, where he worked with the Network Development staff, catalogers, reference specialists, and Division Chiefs to develop an XML database for searching bibliographic records of the Library’s special collections. He has served as an adjunct faculty member teaching Literature and Composition classes at Argosy University, Triton College, and Morton College. Norberg holds the Master of Arts in English Literature from the Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and the Bachelor of Arts in English Literature from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Adam Rogers will complete the Master of Science in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), where he has held a variety of positions. In the Park Library of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication, he provided discipline-specific reference, taught RefWorks classes, adapted instructional materials for distance students, and contributed to monograph and serial cataloging projects. In the UNC-CH Libraries’ Southern Folklife Collection he conducted a mass audio digitization project on the Eno River Festival, cataloged over two thousand 45rpm records, and reformatted metadata for the Soundings public radio collection. He was a graduate assistant in the Music Library where he digitized and cataloged materials for the 19th-Century American Sheet Music Digitization Project. Rogers is a field experience intern at Davis Library, collaborating on special projects with the Reference Librarian for Emerging Technologies. He served as the Vice-President of the UNC Chapter of the American Society for Information Science and Technology and is a founding member of the UNC Chapter of the Progressive Librarians Guild. He earned the Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology and English from University of Virginia.
L. Hill Taylor will earn the Master of Science in Library Science from UNC-CH. He was a recipient of a Carnegie Tuitional Fellowship at the UNC-CH School of Information and Library Science. In this Fellowship he explored, developed, and implemented digital technologies for the provision of instructional services, library instruction and reference, produced a monthly podcast, and participated in the selection and acquisition of library materials. Taylor completed internships at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, and at Duke University Libraries in Data Services/GIS. He currently serves as a Lecturer at UNC-CH in the Department of English and Comparative Literature, where he teaches classes in Information Literacy, New Media, and Interdisciplinary Research Methods. Taylor has also taught courses at the University of District Columbia and North Carolina State University on topics including Composition and Rhetoric, Interdisciplinary Research Methods, and Technical Writing. Taylor holds the Doctor of Philosophy from UNC-CH in Educational & Instructional Technology, a Cultural Studies Certificate from UNC-CH, the Master of Arts in English from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, and the Bachelor of Arts in Management, with a concentration in Marketing and a minor in English, from North Carolina State University.