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The NCSU Libraries has announced the appointment of the NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2007-2009, effective July 2007: Kristen Blake, Hyun-Duck Chung, Sandra Littletree, Emily Mazure, and Joseph Ryan.
The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program develops future leaders for academic libraries, with a focus on science, engineering and digital librarianship, and on library management. Now in its ninth year, the program continues to attract a diverse and 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.
Kristen Blake brings experience in science library public and technical services, as well as an interest in innovation and leadership to the Fellows program. Blake’s home department will be Metadata and Cataloging. Her project will focus on the implementation of E-Matrix, an electronic resource management system developed by the NCSU Libraries.
This May, Blake will receive the Master of Science in Library and Information Science and the Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries from Syracuse University. She was awarded a graduate assistantship at the School of Information, where she plans promotional appearances and writes press releases for the school, and she has served as the interim communications manager for that program. Blake also served as a library intern at the Moon Library, State University of New York, College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where her duties included reference work and original cataloging of theses and dissertations. Before starting her graduate work, Blake was a freelance reporter. She holds the Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and English from Lehigh University.
Hyun-Duck Chung’s experience with digital projects will serve her well in her project assignment in Digital Publishing. She will build on her reference and instructional experience in her home department, Research and Information Services.
Chung will receive the Master of Information Studies from the University of Toronto in June. As a graduate assistant at the Gerstein Science Information Centre, Chung provides reference and instructional services in the health sciences. In the course of her graduate program, Chung has contributed to digital projects, including a digital library of North Korean photographs at the Cheng Yu Tung East Asian Library, University of Toronto, and a digital repository of materials of historical value at the Legislative Assembly of Ontario. Chung received the Samuel James Stubbs Award, the Susan Iannucci Scholarship, and was named a Diversity Scholar by the Association of Research Libraries. She earned the Honours Bachelor of Arts with High Distinction in English Literature and USA Studies from the University of Toronto.
Sandra Littletree will capitalize on her extensive experience in education as she works on her project on the Librarian as Instructor in Research and Information Services. Her home department will be Collection Management.
Littletree received the Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. While earning her degree, she provided reference service and instruction service at the Perry-Castaneda Library, University of Texas, and at Austin Community College. She served as a Graduate Research Associate with the Honoring Generations Scholarship Program at the School of Information, updating the website, working with Native American scholarship applicants, and publicizing the program. Littletree has experience in a variety of educational environments, including higher education, K-12, and adult education. Among other academic honors, she was selected as a Spectrum Scholar and a Udall Scholar. In addition to her graduate degree in Information Science, she earned the Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction, as well as the Bachelor of Science in Communication Disorders from New Mexico State University.
Emily Mazure brings varied experiences in science reference and a commitment to excellent instruction to her Fellows assignments. Mazure’s background and interests are well-suited to her home assignment in the Veterinary Medical Library and her project on the Librarian as Instructor based at the Natural Resources Library.
Mazure will receive the Master of Science in Information from the University of Michigan in April. She holds two internships at the University of Michigan: at the Taubman Medical Library, she prepared an online tutorial for health care providers and offered orientation classes for incoming nursing students; at the Shapiro Science Library, she developed instructional mini-courses for databases and bioinformatics tools provided by the National Center for Biotechnology Information. Mazure is also a Research Assistant at the Center for Sustainable Systems, responsible for formulating and implementing a new organization system for print and electronic research documents. Before pursuing the Master of Science, Mazure earned the Bachelor of Science in Biology from Central Michigan University.
Joe Ryan has been appointed to the position of Digital Projects Librarian and will join the NCSU Libraries as a member of the 2007-09 Fellows program. His home department assignment will be Digital Library Initiatives. Ryan’s project assignment will be in Administration, contributing to planning for the new library on Centennial Campus. Ryan brings a passion for helping people embrace new technologies, as well as extensive experience with technology projects to his new position.
In May, Ryan will receive the Master of Science in Library and Information Science from Syracuse University, where he recently earned the Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries. As a Graduate Assistant, Ryan contributed to a document management system for the School of Information Studies and developed a new information architecture for the their website. He served as the Usability and Design Intern at the Syracuse University Center for Natural Language Processing and was previously an Information Processing Consultant for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Library Technology Group. Through these experiences he has mastered a broad range of hardware and software skills, including many library-specific programs. Ryan is a recipient of the Gaylord Graduate Award, based on academic merit. He earned the Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.