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Mar 24 2009

NCSU Libraries Announces 2009–11 Fellows

The NCSU Libraries is pleased to announce the appointment of the NCSU Libraries Fellows, 2009–2011: Joyce C. Chapman, effective August 17, 2009, and David N. Woodbury, effective July 6, 2009.

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. Now in its tenth year, the program continues to attract 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.

Joyce ChapmanJoyce Chapman will complete the Master of Science in Information Science from UNC-CH. While in graduate school, Chapman has worked on a variety of projects for the Southern Historical Collection. She is currently leading a project to redesign the online display of finding aids, oversee the migration of finding aids, and conduct usability studies. Working with both the Southern Historical Collection and Southern Oral History Program, she directed a migration project of the oral history collection into CONTENTdm. She is currently leading comparative mass digitization testing as a research assistant for the Carolina Digital Library and Archives, where she also encoded digital image metadata. She completed a field experience at the Minnesota Historical Society, where she directed a style sheet redesign project, assisted in migration of finding aids, and wrote best practice guidelines. Before attending graduate school, Chapman taught internationally in Japan and Nicaragua, and within the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned the Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and German summa cum laude from UNC-CH, where she was awarded the UNC Chancellor’s Award in Germanic Languages and Literature, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.

David WoodburyDavid Woodbury will earn the Master of Science in Information Science from UNC-CH. He is currently a research assistant and project manager in the Metadata Research Center at the School of Information and Library Science, UNC-CH. He is responsible for managing promotion, recruitment, and administrative activities for Bot 2.0, a National Science Foundation funded project aimed at retaining student interest in biological and botanical sciences and addressing the lack of diversity in the student population pursuing the botanical sciences. He is responsible for organizing sessions on botany, technology, and research for underrepresented undergraduate students. He also writes web and promotional materials and has co-written grant proposals. Before beginning graduate school, Woodbury worked in the Higher Education Division at John Wiley & Sons Publishers. He held a variety of sales and marketing positions, including National Product Consultant and Marketing Manager, in which he served as the national sales representative for college textbooks and electronic products in mathematics, physics, accounting, and management. Woodbury holds the Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Kansas, where he was a member of the Honors program.