Former Atkins Fellows have gone on to do some amazing things in libraries and archives, both with their fellows projects, and beyond. Below we highlight some of the former fellows and their accomplishments.
Turning fellows projects into presentations and publications
Atkins Fellows projects can turn into presentations and publications! At least eleven poster presentations at various conferences have resulted from Atkins Fellows projects. Below are some of the publications.
Erin Gallagher (2017) and our University Archivist, Katie Howell published an article about their Atkins Fellows project in the Journal of the Society of North Carolina Archivists: “Laying the Groundwork for a Born-Digital Records Management Program.” Erin is Digital Description Archivist for the State Archives of North Carolina.
Julia Glauberman (2015) is Instructional Outreach Librarian at Binghamton University. She wrote about her curriculum mapping project with our Engineering Librarian, Jeff McAdams in the conference proceedings of the 2017 ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition.
Natalie Ornat (2017) presented her Atkins Fellows project at the biennial conference of the North Carolina Library Association and later published an article in C&RL News with her project supervisor, Renee Moorefield: "Process Mapping as an Academic Library Tool." She currently works full time at Atkins Library as our Humanities Librarian.
Georgia Westbrook (2019) published research from her Atkins Fellows project in an annotated bibliography on institutional repositories and library publishing in Codex, the open access journal of the Louisiana chapter of ACRL. Georgia recently accepted the OER & Instruction Librarian position at Touro College.
Contributions to our profession
LaQuanda T. Onyemeh (2017) co-founded WOC+Lib with Lorin Jackson as a platform for WOC/POC in librarianship. Follow them at @wocandlib LaQuanda currently works as Diversity Resident Librarian at Texas A&M University Libraries.
Karna Younger (2015) Stephen Krueger (2016) and Natalie Ornat (2017) all participated in the ALA Emerging Leaders program.
Stephen Krueger (2016) is the Access and Outreach Services Librarian at Randolph College. He published an article in Public Services Quarterly on "Serving Transgender Patrons in Academic Libraries" (Preprint) and recently published a book on the topic: Supporting Trans People in Libraries (ABC-CLIO). In 2017 he founded the Gender Variant LIS Network, a group for trans and gender-variant library workers and students.
Karna Younger (2015) is Faculty Engagement Librarian at the University of Kansas Libraries. She published an open textbook with her colleagues at KU on information literacy for journalism, PR, advertising, and marketing students.
Erin Baucom (2015) is Assistant Professor and Digital Archivist at the University of Montana. She published “An Exploration into Archival Descriptions of LGBTQ Materials” in a 2018 issue of The American Archivist and authored the August/September 2019 Library Technology Reports, “Planning and Implementing a Sustainable Digital Preservation Program.”
You can learn more about former fellows from the profiles they created about themselves while participating in the program. Some of our former fellows will be participating in the upcoming online informational sessions. This will be a great opportunity to ask questions about their experience!
Return to the Atkins Fellows homepage to learn more about the program and to register for one of the informational sessions.