Meet the 2012 DLF Forum Fellows!

The Digital Library Federation and the 2012 Program Planning Committee are proud to announce the recipients of the 2012 DLF Forum Fellowships for Librarians New to the Profession!

Each of the Forum Fellows will receive complimentary hotel, travel, board, and registration (up to $1,000) to attend the 2012 DLF Forum in Denver, CO. Fellowships are awarded to librarians, library staff, and LIS students new to the profession, based on strength of application essay, nomination, and resume.

This year’s Forum will be held November 4-5 in Denver, CO, with pre- and post-conference events taking place November 2, 3, and 6.

2012 DLF Forum Fellows

Harriett Green is the English and Digital Humanities Librarian and assistant professor of library administration at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research interests include the usability of digital humanities tools and digital collections, research methods of humanities scholars, and humanities data curation. Her publications include articles in College & Research Libraries (forthcoming November 2012), and the Journal of the Chicago Colloquium for Digital Humanities and Computer Science, as well as a contribution to Web Analytics Strategies for Libraries: A LITA Guide (forthcoming winter 2013). Her current research projects include being Principal Investigator on an XSEDE Allocation grant, and serving on the research teams for the Hathi Trust Research Center and Bamboo Technology Project. She is professionally active in the Association for College and Research Libraries, the Association for Computing in the Humanities (ACH), and the Association for Literary and Linguistic Computing (ALLC). She earned her MSLIS from the University of Illinois, and also holds a MA in Humanities/Creative Writing from the University of Chicago and a BA in History and Literature from Harvard University.

Alix Keener
is a current student at the University of Michigan School of Information, specializing in Library and Information Science. She has also been part of MPublishing’s Digital Production department since June of 2010, where she does digital conversion and production for the ACLS Humanities E-Book project. In addition to librarianship, her interests include digital preservation, book conservation, digital scholarly publishing, scholarly communication, and learning Python (and the list keeps growing with each week of classes). Alix will receive her MSI in 2014.

Wendy Kozlowski is the Science Data and Metadata Librarian at Cornell University. She is also Cornell’s Research Data Management Service Group (RDMSG) coordinator, serving as the liaison between the RDMSG participants, the RDMSG management council and the RDMSG faculty advisory board. As metadata librarian, Wendy’s work focuses on issues related to research data creation, management, sharing and curation, as well as on outreach and consultation efforts regarding information management and scientific data support needs. She has a B.A. in biology from Boston University and a M.S. in ecology from San Diego State University. Prior to coming to Cornell, Wendy spent 19 years in biology and oceanography research, working on multidisciplinary data sets and with teams from numerous institutions both in and outside the United States.

Mike Nutt is a Fellow at the North Carolina State University Libraries, where he works in both the Digital Library Initiatives and External Relations departments. His work has involved the facilitation of content strategies for the five large video walls that are
architecturally integrated into the new James B. Hunt Jr. Library, scheduled to open in January. He is also leading a strategic initiative called “Networked Library: Marketing the 21st Century
Library.” He received his Master of Science in Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. During his time at UNC-CH, he founded the student group Carolina Digital Story Lab and was a research assistant at the Carolina Digital Library and Archives.

Emily Frieda Shaw joined the University of Iowa Libraries as Digital Preservation Librarian in 2012. In this new position, she is working to incorporate preservation thinking and actions into the creation and management of Iowa’s digital collections. Emily received a B.A. in Anthropology from Barnard College, and completed an M.S. in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 2008. While working toward her M.S. and a Certificate of Advanced Study in Digital Libraries, she researched and taught undergraduate courses in communication, worked with archives and circulating collections in Library Conservation, and helped manage the Library’s mass digitization partnership with Google Books. After many years as a graduate student, Emily is excited to join formally join the profession at a DLF member library.

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We received many wonderful applications for the Forum Fellowship this year and it was a very difficult decision. We would like to thank everyone who sent in an application and encourage you to apply again next year!