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  • 1. C HELCIE J ULIET R OWELL 222 Old Fayetteville Road, Apt M108, Carrboro, NC 27510 | | 770.862.0750EDUCATIONUniversity of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. M.S. in Information Science, August 2013 Master’s Paper: “Attitudes of Scientific Data Creators, Curators, and Users Regarding the Lifecycle Management of Research Data” (in progress)Oglethorpe University, Atlanta, GA. B.A. in English with a Minor in Art History, May 2009DIGITIZATION & DIGITAL PRESERVATION EXPERIENCEGraduate Assistant Chapel Hill, NCNorth Carolina Digital Heritage Center January 2011–Present• Oversee digitization of college and university student newspapers, from capturing digital images to creating descriptive metadata and publishing in CONTENTdm• Digitally convert newspapers from print (both bound and loose) following FADGI Technical Guidelines for Digitizing Cultural Heritage Materials• Create descriptive metadata using guidelines adopted from the National Digital Newspaper Program• Contribute social media content to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and the blogJunior Fellow Washington, DCLibrary of Congress May–August 2012• Analyzed current practices against the draft digital preservation policy framework to support strategic planning and policy development by the Library’s Preservation Working Group• Interviewed curatorial staff of four custodial divisions to capture a snapshot of existing digital preservation practices at the Library• Wrote report for each custodial division as well as summary report noting patterns across divisions• Contributed 5 posts to NDIIPP’s blog, The Signal, at Assistant Raleigh, NCNorth Carolina State University Libraries September 2011–May 2012• Manually screened collections slated for large-scale digitization for items that pose privacy, copyright, or preservation concerns• Carried out digital preservation actions, such as moving born-digital accessions to storage on a preservation server and performing checksumsPROGRAM MANAGEMENT EXPERIENCEDigital Library Federation Intern Washington, DCCouncil on Library & Information Resources July 2011–September 2011• Developed and implemented a communication strategy for a joint submission to the Digital Public Library of America Beta Sprint by the Digital Library Federation and IMLS Digital Collections and Content project• Provided administrative support for planning the 2011 Digital Library Federation Forum• Organized, filmed, and edited brief six video interviews with presenters and participants of the forum to be published on the Digital Library Federation websiteWriting Associates Program Intern Swarthmore, PASwarthmore College August 2009–June 2011• Assisted Director and student coordinators with the planning and implementation of tutor training workshops, writing workshops for students, faculty panels, and other events• Conducted 413 one-on-one conferences to provide student writers with feedback and assist them in constructing a plan for revision• Maintained the program’s budget of $125,000, making purchasing recommendations and decisions• Assisted with hiring of new Writing Associates and Writing Associates Program Intern
  • 2. SPECIAL COLLECTIONS EXPERIENCECollections Management Intern Philadelphia, PARosenbach Museum & Library June 2010–August 2010• Developed metadata creation guidelines for the Rosenbach’s contribution to the Union First Line Index of English Verse hosted by the Folger Shakespeare Library and entered 1,015 records• Assisted with exhibition installation and provided feedback on text for panels and item labels• Transcribed 40 letters for the Civil War sesquicentennial blog “Today in the Civil War: Dispatches from the Rosenbach Collection”• Catalogued 20 final drawings and layouts for Meindert DeJong’s Hurry Home, Candy illustrated by Maurice SendakSummer Assistant Swarthmore, PAFriends Historical Library June 2010–August 2010• Developed textual conventions for the 500+ page transcription of the John Hunt journal• Edited text of the transcription to be published both as a PDF and as text accompanying the digital image of each page in Triptych, a consortial digital library powered by CONTENTdm• Wrote textual note explaining textual editing decisions and introductory note discussing Hunt’s journal as a record of a historical readerCentral Library Intern Washington, DCFolger Shakespeare Library May 2009–August 2009• Wrote script to link approximately 1,500 catalog records and digital images, enabling image searches in both the Folger’s OPAC and the “Picturing Shakespeare” collection hosted by CONTENTdm• Assisted with miscellaneous exhibitions works, including item selection, case layout, installation, and assisting guest curators to search and browse the collections• Researched biographical information for the creation of Name Authority RecordsPROFESSIONAL SERVICEDocument Coordinator Chapel Hill, NCDublin Core Science and Metadata Community (DC-SAM) September–present• Maintain the web presence of DC-SAM on and wiki.dublincore.orgPresident Chapel Hill, NCUNC Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) January 2012–present• Serve as liaison between SILS faculty and master’s students by attending SILS faculty meetings, appointing representatives to committees, and facilitating Town Hall Meetings• Lead ILSSA Executive Board in developing social and professional development programming for SILS master’s students including a “Third Thursday” networking series and a “What I Wish I’d Learned in Library School” panel of recent SILS alumniPeer Mentor Chapel Hill, NCUNC Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA) August 2012–present• Mentor two first-semester students through their transition to SILS, especially by ensuring each is aware of appropriate professional development opportunitiesInstructor Chapel Hill, NCCommunity Workshop Series August 2012–present• Team teach workshops at local public libraries on topics ranging from the Microsoft Office suite and email management to resume writing and evaluating online health informationVolunteer Tutor Chapel Hill, NCPhiladelphia Center for Literacy October 2009–June 2011• Worked one-on-one with an adult learner whose first language was not English to develop literacy and numeracy skills; in 8 months the tested reading level of the woman with whom I worked rose from third to tenth grade
  • 3. PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENTPresentationsCo-presented poster titled “Digital Preservation Policy Development at the Library of Congress”at Digital Preservation 2012, a partners’ meeting of the National Digital Information Infrastructure andPreservation Program and the National Digital Stewardship Alliance.Co-led workshop titled “Closing the Content-Rhetoric Gap: Working on Underdeveloped Writing Skillswith Advanced Students” at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, November 2010.MembershipsAmerican Library Association Special Libraries AssociationSeptember 2011–present September 2012–present ALCTS Preservation & Reformatting Section Washington, DC Chapter ACRL Digital Curation Interest Group Museums, Arts, & Humanities DivisionConference & Workshop AttendanceDigital Humanities Winter Institute • College Park, MD • January 2012Digital Library Federation Forum • Denver, CO • November 2012THATCamp Digitial Humanities & Libraries • Denver, CO • November 2012Digital Preservation 2012 • Washington, DC • July 2012Symposium on Big Data in the Era of Digital Curation • Washington, DC • July 2012American Library Association Annual Conference • Anaheim, CA • June 2012Digital Humanities: Theory & Practice • Anaheim, CA • June 2012Digital Public Library of America Plenary Meeting • Washington, DC • October 2012Institute of Museum & Library Services WebWise • Baltimore, MD • March 2012CurateGear: Enabling the Curation of Digital Collections • Chapel Hill, NC • January 2012Digital Library Federation Forum • Baltimore, MD • October 2011SKILLSDigital Collection & Content Management Digital Production EquipmentCONTENTdm 5 & 6 Phase One 645DF camera systemWordPress Zeutschel 12000C overhead color scannerOmeka Fujitsu 5900 sheet-feed scannerGeneral Web DevelopmentMicrosoft Excel, Powerpoint, Word HTML, CSS, and basic JavaScriptAdobe Bridge, Illustrator, InDesign, PhotoShop