We are very pleased to announce the appointments of Katherine Hill, effective 9 July 2012, and Jennifer Garrett, effective 10 September 2012. They will join Bret Davidson as the 2012-2014 class of the NCSU Libraries Fellows.
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 an assignment on an initiative of strategic importance with an appointment in a home department.
Jennifer Garrett is completing the Master of Library and Information Studies and serving as a graduate academic assistant in the Humanities & Social Sciences Library at the University of British Columbia. She is an Association of Research Libraries Diversity Scholar, a Career Enhancement Program (CEP) Fellow, and an American Library Association Spectrum Scholar. As a CEP Fellow, she interned at the University of Kentucky, with placements in the Special Collections Library and the Medical Center Library. This internship included liaison work, attending clinical rounds, completing research requests for physicians, and concluded with her presentation, “Bridging the Gap: Libraries, Librarianship, and Life,” to faculty and students. She has also completed a practicum at the University of Oregon’s MAP/GIS Library, where she developed a comprehensive set of resources and a webpage for theUniversity’s Sustainable Cities Initiative.
Garrett holds the Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in History, Political Science, and Religious Studies from the University of Oregon. She is a recipient of the Faculty of Arts Graduate Award, the Diversity Excellence Scholarship, the Ford Family Foundation Scholarship, and is a member of Phi Beta Kappa Society.
Katherine Hill recently graduated with the Master of Arts in Library Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Through the course of her graduate studies, she has focused on the intersection of digital librarianship, humanities, and the scholarly community. In a practicum with the University Archives, she created a digital video exhibit highlighting the history of Nobel Prize laureates at Wisconsin, incorporating photographs and oral histories from the Archives. This video was featured at the Wisconsin Science Festival and on the homepage of the University of Wisconsin. She also completed a practicum in library instruction at Memorial Library, University of Wisconsin, and served as a graduate assistant in the Oscar Rennebohm Library at Edgewood College where she worked on both electronic resource management and reference services. This spring, she will be interning at Wisconsin Library Services, exploring open licensing possibilities for e-book purchasing.
Hill served as Conference Committee Keynote Liaison for the Wisconsin Association of Academic Librarians, as co-chair of the Academic Library Student Association, and received the Larry Jacobson Innovation in Library Science Award. She holds the Bachelor of Arts in Religious Studies and Classics from Macalester College.
The 2012-2014 Fellows placements are as follows. Bret Davidson’s home department is Digital Library Initiatives; he is assigned to the Libraries’ strategic initiative on “Digital Media Platforms and Audio/Visual Services.” Jennifer Garrett’s home department is Research and Information Services; she is assigned to the Libraries’ strategic initiative to “Create the Visitor Experience in the Hunt Library.” Katherine Hill is assigned to User Experience as her home department and to the “Next-Generation Library Management System and Knowledgebase” initiative.