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Accessibility in Physical and Digital Academic Library Spaces

Headshot of NadiaNadia Clifton(she/her/hers) is a second-year MLIS student at UNC-Chapel Hill, and graduates in May 2019. She is a 2017-2019 Association of Research Libraries (ARL)/Society of American Archivists (SAA)/ Mosaic Fellow and works as a Graduate Assistant in the Rare Book Collection of UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library. Nadia’s interests include rare books and special collections, academic librarianship, instruction, and outreach.

Whitney Hughes is in her first year in the Library Science program at UNC. She received her bachelor’s degree from Mount Holyoke College. She is interested in outreach and accessibility, especially in public libraries.

Evan Miles (He/Him/His) is a first year MSLS student. He is a research assistant in the Interlibrary Services Department at Davis Library and the managing editor for The Carolina Quarterly. He is interested in user experience and collection development in academic libraries.

Disability and Public Library Instructional Services: Assessing Community Needs, Designing Accessible Websites, and Creating Accessible Materials

Headshot of PaulPaul Khawaja (he/they) is a first year Masters of Information Science (MSIS) student at UNC Chapel Hill. Paul’s area of interest is in Human Computer Interaction and User Research, with a focus on how individuals with various disabilities access digital information with or without assistive technology.

 

Headshot of NicoleNicole Pawelski (she/her/hers) is an MSLS student interested in community outreach and social justice issues within archives and public libraries. She has a BA in English from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and is a graduate of the University of Denver Publishing Institute. She has experience in both book publishing and book sales. In 2017, she was awarded the Society of North Carolina Archivists’ Gene J. Williams Award for her paper titled A Responsibility for Tomorrow: The Role of Archives in the History, Memory, and Identity of Groups Victimized by Genocide and Other Human Rights Abuses. Originally from South Florida, she has lived in the Triangle area of North Carolina for 18 years.

Headshot of Rachel~AnneRachel~Anne Spencer will graduate from the School of Information and Library Science at UNC Chapel Hill with a Masters of Science in Information Science in May 2019. Her role as 2018 President of the Information and Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) connected her to incoming Community Workshop Series (CWS) program coordinator, Katie Kehoe who invited her to collaborate on the design of instructional materials because of her experience in public libraries and as co-founder of the Future Leaders of User Experience organization (FLUX) at UNC. Spencer’s publications include her Masters Project which follows the update and evaluation of six instructional packets, a co-authored chapter on “Knowing Your Learners”, and an Undergraduate Honors Thesis which discusses barriers to use of eReading devices provided by public libraries.

Capitalism and Storytelling: Profiting Off of the Other

Macy FergusonMacy Ferguson is a first year MLS student at UNC SILS interested in archives, records management, information ethics, and information accessibility. She is also a lover of Law & Order SVU, rock music & fiction of all kinds. You can follow her on Twitter at @mferg336.

 

Meg FosterMeg Foster (she/her) is a second-year MSIS student and a Carolina Academic Library Associate (CALA) in E-Resources and Serials Management at Walter R. Davis Library and in Research and Design Services at the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. Meg is interested in law and technology and will be attending Northeastern University School of Law in the fall.

Sarah Sculnick Sarah Sculnick (she/her/hers) is a second year MSLS student. She is interested in advocacy and representation in librarianship and literature, and how the library can work as a resource in conjunction with the community in which it is located. She hopes to be a teen librarian upon completion of the program.

Going the Next Mile: How 21st Century Initiatives Like Mobile Makerspaces and Bookmobiles Can Break Down Barriers to Patrons’ Access to Information Services in Low-Income Communities

Catherine M. Gallagher (she/her/hers) is a first year MLS student at UNC-Chapel Hill and currently works at the UNC School of Law Kathrine R. Everett Library as a Circulation Desk Assistant. She is passionate about incorporating art and art history into school librarianship, and promoting a diverse and inclusive collection to young students.

Margaret McGuire (she/her/hers)  is an MSLS student interested in scholarly communications and user access services, women’s and gender history, and global history. She received a Bachelor’s degree in History from the University of the South and a Master’s in British and European History from the University of Oxford.

Deane Rynerson (he/his/him) is a third semester MSLS graduate student at the school of Information and Library Science of the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He has spent his pre-college school life in international schools in Asia and has traveled to many parts of the world, exposing him to people of many different cultures and backgrounds and instilling a dedication to diversity and appreciation of varied cultures. Deane has interned in public and school libraries and wants to expand his knowledge and skills in order to acknowledge and support all groups who would benefit from library services, hoping to innovate the professional library space he will end up working in to do so.

Kristen Stockdale (she/her/hers) is a first year MSLS student. She currently works as a Graduate Assistant in the Park Library at the School of Media and Journalism, and is a Children’s Activity Tent intern at the South Durham Farmers Market. Kristen is passionate about community collaboration and outreach services. After completing her MSLS, she plans to work in a public library setting as a youth librarian.

Health and Data in the Digital Age: Who is Responsible?

Aleksandra DawsAleksandra (Ally) Daws is a senior Information Science student graduating this May. She is interested in the relationship between business and technology and will begin her career at Bank of America in Charlotte, NC this summer. She enjoys traveling and photography in her free time.

 

Christina Getaz Christina Getaz (she/her/hers) is a first year MSLS student and treasurer of SCALA at SILS. She is interested in user services and instruction across library and other information settings. Starting this summer, she will be a graduate assistant in the Park Library in the School of Media and Journalism.

Kathryn Konrad is a sophomore Information Science and Statistics undergraduate. She is interested in how technology and data impact the health and hospital systems and how it can be used to help improve health outcomes.

Sophi Link (she/her/hers) is a first-year MSLS student. She is a Research Assistant in the Desktop Support unit at Walter R. Davis, and over the summer, she will be interning in the research library at the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System in Washington, D.C.

Public Libraries in Times of Crisis

Genna Crites (she/her) is a sophomore Information Science undergraduate student at UNC Chapel Hill. She is interested in the interactions between open access, censorship, and educational equity for rural areas. Genna intends to finish her BSIS and continue to a MSLS.

Sharon Demorest (she/her/hers) is in her first semester of the MSLS program and working at the Chapel Hill Public Library as a Youth and Family Experiences Assistant.  Sharon has a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School, practiced law in Michigan, and worked for years as a Children’s Lead Bookseller at Barnes & Noble.  She is interested in the role of public libraries in the life of the community and hoping to learn more about the world of legal librarianship.

Reclaiming Privacy and Dignity in a Digital, Algorithmic World

Brian LeeBrian Lee is a junior undergraduate student at the University of North Carolina pursuing a dual degree in Political Science and Information Science. Brian’s is interested in the intersection of information sharing technologies and ethics.

 

Nor Ortiz is in his second year of the MSLS/JD dual degree program at UNC Chapel Hill. He will be a Graduate Assistant at the Kathrine R. Everett Law Library next academic year. His interests revolve around human expression and sexuality with particular concern around the First Amendment, privacy, and copyright.

Yihan (Jessica) Qiu (she/her/hers) is a senior Information Science student at UNC-Chapel Hill and graduates in May 2019. She is also double majoring in Statistics and Analytics. She is interested in using data analytics to bring business intelligence. She is going to pursue a master degree in information system management upon graduation.

Madeline Snipes (she/her) is a first-year MSIS student. She is the Research and Instructional Services Humanities Intern at Duke University Libraries.

The Right to Happily Ever After: Representing People of Color and LGBTQ+ Populations in Adult Romance Sections of Public Libraries

Meg McMahon (they/her) is a first-year graduate student studying Information Science at UNC-Chapel Hill. She is current the current president of the Information and Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) at UNC. She currently works at the Undergraduate Library as a Research and Design Instruction as a Graduate Assistant and at the Kenan Science Library as a Makerspace Research Assistant. She is passionate about introducing others to new technology and UX principles and helping them make their ideas tangible and create a meaningful impact on the communities they serve.

Holly Roper is a first-year MSLS student at UNC-Chapel Hill and works as a Research & Instruction graduate assistant at Wilson Special Collections Library. She received her Masters in Teaching from UNC-Chapel Hill and from 2015 to 2018 she taught social studies at Northwood High School in Pittsboro, North Carolina. With her background in social sciences and education, Holly is interested in pursuing a career as an instructional librarian at an academic or special collections library.

 

Faith Wahlers – Faith (she/her/hers) is a second year library science master’s student at SILS, and a graduate reference assistant at Davis library.   Her interests include public libraries, community partnerships, and accessibility. Faith is a co-author for the makerspace chapter in the upcoming book, Picking up STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics Instruction in Public Libraries

 

The Ethics Behind the Advancement and Economics of the E-Sports Industry

Peter Conlon Peter Conlon is a first-year MSLS student. He is the library intern at PharmIntell Consulting. In his spare time he reads. He plans on working in an academic library. He hopes to be graduating May 2020.

 

Mike McGinniss is a junior Information Science undergraduate and graduates in December 2019. He is planning on attaining his Master’s in Accounting after graduating from UNC-Chapel Hill. He is interested in systems analysis and hopes to do IT consulting on accounting systems for his career.

 

Working Toward a Radically Inclusive Historical Record Through Culturally Competent Archival Description

Brooke Csuka (she/her/hers) is a MSLS candidate at UNC’s School of Information and Library Science. Her research interests are social justice, access and engagement, and digital humanities in archives and cultural heritage sites. She has a BA from Wake Forest University and worked in publishing prior to enrolling in graduate school.

 

 

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Nicole Pawelski (she/her/hers) is an MSLS student interested in community outreach and social justice issues within archives and public libraries. She has a BA in English from Hendrix College in Conway, Arkansas, and is a graduate of the University of Denver Publishing Institute. She has experience in both book publishing and book sales. In 2017, she was awarded the Society of North Carolina Archivists’ Gene J. Williams Award for her paper titled A Responsibility for Tomorrow: The Role of Archives in the History, Memory, and Identity of Groups Victimized by Genocide and Other Human Rights Abuses. Originally from South Florida, she has lived in the Triangle area of North Carolina for 18 years.

 

Tierra Thomas (she/her/hers) is a first-year MSLS student at UNC, Chapel Hill. She holds a B.A. in History with a minor in African American Studies from Georgia State University. Currently, she works as a research assistant in the University Archives at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. Her interests include archival activism and using archives for social justice, uplifting the voices of historically marginalized groups, and outreach in public and academic libraries.