Welcome to librarianship, Joyce Chapman
I am pleased as punch that Joyce Chapman, who I have known since forever, and who has always impressed me as an intelligent and motivated person, has finished library school and is about to be one of the NCSU Library Fellows. Great choice of careers, Joyce. Great hire, NCSU!
Joyce Chapman will complete the Master of Science in Information Science from UNC-CH. While in graduate school, Chapman has worked on a variety of projects for the Southern Historical Collection. She is currently leading a project to redesign the online display of finding aids, oversee the migration of finding aids, and conduct usability studies. Working with both the Southern Historical Collection and Southern Oral History Program, she directed a migration project of the oral history collection into CONTENTdm. She is currently leading comparative mass digitization testing as a research assistant for the Carolina Digital Library and Archives, where she also encoded digital image metadata. She completed a field experience at the Minnesota Historical Society, where she directed a style sheet redesign project, assisted in migration of finding aids, and wrote best practice guidelines. Before attending graduate school, Chapman taught internationally in Japan and Nicaragua, and within the United States in New Orleans, Louisiana and Chapel Hill, North Carolina. She earned the Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics and German summa cum laude from UNC-CH, where she was awarded the UNC Chancellor’s Award in Germanic Languages and Literature, and was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa.