NCSU Libraries announces Libraries Fellows class

The NCSU Libraries is proud to announce its incoming class of Libraries Fellows for 2017-2019. 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. 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. For more than 15 years, the program has attracted an impressive group of talented new graduates from universities throughout North America.

The 2017-2019 NCSU Libraries Fellows are:

Nicola Andrews is completing the Master of Library and Information Science at the University of Washington (UW), while serving as Online Learning Specialist for the UW Libraries. In that position, she develops and provides training on the use of online learning technologies, creates learning objects for use in online degree programs, and creates and maintains documentation for instructional design, online learning, and digital production tools. As a Fellow in the Association of Research Libraries Career Enhancement Program, Andrews completed an internship with the UW Libraries that included preparing digital content for HathiTrust in the UW Digital Library and developing an assessment of space and use of the Odegaard Undergraduate Library Active Learning Classrooms. Previously she served as an administrator and as a marketing assistant for Auckland City Libraries, the largest public library system in New Zealand.

Andrews’ research on the place of indigenous knowledge within the library and information science curriculum is featured in her presentations Negotiating Indigeneity: Fostering Indigenous Knowledge with LIS Experiential Learning, IFLA WLIC Conference, 2016 and Amplifying Indigenous Voices: Reflections of the ARL CEP Fellowship, National Diversity in Libraries Conference, 2016. She holds the Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences from Auckland University of Technology.

Andrews will join the Teaching & Learning program in Learning Spaces & Services. Her initiative will be Building a Pipeline for Diversity in Academic Librarianship. She will join us on August 1.

Shelby Hallman is completing the Master of Library and Information Science with specializations in data curation and special collections at the University of Illinois. Throughout her graduate program she has been the Physical Science and Engineering Graduate Assistant in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center. In addition to providing reference and research services to students and faculty in the Library Information Center, she has re-designed resource webpages and created a database for engineering standards. Hallman was named a Library of Congress Junior Fellow in 2016, assigned to the Preservation Research and Testing Division where she classified, organized, and created a database for the Center for the Library’s Analytical Scientific Samples (CLASS), facilitating scholarly and scientific study of the Library’s unique reference sample collection. She has also served as the Flat Paper Conservation Intern at the University of Illinois, responsible for assessing, treating, and repairing rare documents. Hallman serves as Co-Head of the International Committee for her ALA student chapter. She presented Increasing Online Visibility of Departmental Research Productivity at the LITA Conference, 2016. She holds the Bachelor of Arts in Comparative Literature and the Bachelor of Arts in German with a minor in Engineering Mechanics from the Pennsylvania State University.

Hallman has been named the Lois Madden Todd Library Fellow for 2017-18. Lois Todd, the first woman graduate in chemical engineering at NC State, established this endowment to help support recruitment and professional development for the named Fellow.

Hallman’s home department will be Collections and Research Strategy. Her initiative will be Visualizing Digital Scholarship in Digital Library Initiatives. She will start July 5.

Erica Hayes will earn the Master of Information Science and the Master of Library Science with specialization in digital libraries from Indiana University Bloomington (IUB). She currently holds multiple assignments with the IUB Libraries, serving as Metadata Assistant in Digital Collections Services, as TEI Encoder for the Petrarchive Digital Archive Project, and as Web Development Assistant in the Lilly Library. Her education and experience have focused on using technologies such as visualization and GIS tools to facilitate access to information and data, including designing interactive touchscreen exhibits. She has also served as an Institutional Repository Assistant in the Libraries’ Scholarly Communication department and, as a Graduate Assistant to an IUB professor, she has evaluated Altmetrics classifications of Twitter user accounts, expanding her interest in open scholarship initiatives and new forms of scholarly communication.

Hayes presented Maximizing Your Research Impact: An Overview of Scholarly Metrics, (with R. Higgins) as part of the IU Scholar’s Commons Workshop Series, Spring 2016, and Linking Research Infrastructure and Funding to Scholarly Output in Astronomy, (with E. Zegler-Poleska and P. Monegeon) at Force11 (Future of Research Communication and e-Scholarship) Force 2016 Conference. She was selected as a HASTAC scholar in 2016. She holds the Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, California State University, Long Beach and the Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, Chapman University.

Hayes has been named the Cyma Rubin Library Fellow, 2017-18. Cyma Rubin, past president of the Friends of the Library and holder of an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from North Carolina State University, is an award-winning producer of musicals, documentaries, and exhibitions, whose endowment helps support recruitment and professional development for the named Fellow.

Hayes’ home department will be in the Copyright and Digital Scholarship Center. Her initiative will be Evolving Spaces, Evolving Services in User Experience. She will begin on July 3.

Colin Nickels is completing the Master of Science in Information Science at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). Nickels was selected for the prestigious Carolina Academic Library Associates program and assigned to the Kenan Science Library, where he has collaborated with faculty to create course-integrated instruction and developed and taught technology-focused workshops, including makerspace workshops. He leads a team of graduate student assistants in the daily services and operations of the Kenan Science Library’s new makerspace, expanding programming for diverse audiences. He was selected to serve on a library-wide team revamping UNC Libraries’ implementation of Google Analytics and is serving as an advisor to the Morehead Planetarium and Science Center for a major renovation that will include creation of a makerspace for visitors. Before beginning a career in libraries, Nickels worked as a Genius Administrator for Apple, Inc. followed by service as an AmeriCorps volunteer. He then worked at the NCSU Libraries as a University Library Technician, helping to launch the Ask Us service in the newly opened James B. Hunt Jr. Library.

Nickels’ graduate studies in Information Science have focused on usability and databases, including database design and development. He is member of UNC-CH Be A Maker Network Research Committee and he presented Solving Real-World Problems with Tinkercad, LAUNC-CH, 2016. He holds the Bachelor of Arts in Classical Studies from Brandeis University.

Nickels will have a home assignment in Learning Spaces & Services. His initiative will be Raising the Profile of the NCSU Libraries' Research Support Strategies & Engagement in Collections & Research Strategy. He will start on July 3.