Digital Scholarship Librarian & History Liaison
Boston College, January 2017–present
- Collaborate with faculty, students, and library colleagues to imagine, carry out, and sustain scholarly digital projects
- Develop programming to build community and capacity for digital scholarship at Boston College
- Select and acquire materials in all formats for history and library science
- Perform outreach and instruction to undergraduate, master’s, and PhD students in history
- Conduct one-on-one research consultations with history faculty and students
Digital Initiatives Librarian
Wake Forest University, August 2013–December 2016
- Initiated, led, and contributed to cross-organizational teams building out infrastructure and managing process for digital collections development and strategy; digital preservation strategy; and digital humanities projects
- Created and oversaw workflows to digitize rare and unique materials, from capturing digital images to creating descriptive metadata, performing quality control, and ingesting to DSpace
- Coordinated Wake Forest’s contribution to the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) via the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center
- Supervised and mentored full-time Library Specialist for Digitization and Metadata, grant-funded digitization technicians, and graduate-level practicum students
- Partnered with faculty and students creating digitally inflected research or pedagogy, providing consultation and ongoing collaboration
- Planned events and led workshops to foster a digital humanities community of practice
Metadata Research Center, January 2013–July 2013
- Created and administered mixed methods research design to explore the practicality and benefits of using Helping Interdisciplinary Vocabulary Engineering (HIVE) across the DataNet architecture
- Collected and analyzed quantitative survey data and qualitative interview data
North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, January 2012–December 2012
- Digitized newspapers (bound and loose), photographs, scrapbooks, and manuscript materials
- Created descriptive metadata for photographs, scrapbooks, and manuscript materials using the Dublin Core metadata schema and controlled vocabularies such as Library of Congress Subject Headings, Library of Congress Name Authority File, Thesaurus for Graphic Materials, and Art and Architecture Thesaurus
- Wrote technical documentation related to digitization workflows and descriptive metadata creation
- Regularly contributed content to Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, and the DigitalNC blog
Library of Congress, May 2012–August 2012
- Interviewed curatorial staff of four divisions, documenting current digital preservation practices
- Analyzed current practices against a draft digital preservation policy framework to determine whether the framework provided a sufficient level of guidance
- Authored report noting patterns across divisions to support strategic planning and policy development by the Library’s Preservation Working Group
- Regularly contributed posts to the Library of Congress’s digital preservation blog, The Signal
North 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
- Performed digital preservation actions such as inventorying born-digital accessions, moving accessions to network storage, and performing fixity checks
- Wrote technical documentation describing procedures for pre-processing born-digital accessions
Writing Associates Program Intern
Swarthmore College, August 2009–June 2011
- Assisted faculty director and student coordinators with the planning and implementation of tutor training workshops, writing workshops for students, faculty panels, and other events
- Maintained the program’s budget of $125,000, making purchasing recommendations and decisions
- Managed payroll for 55–70 student writing associates per semester
- Assisted with hiring of new writing associates and intern
- Gathered requirements and performed user testing when the Writing Associates Program moved from a paper-based appointment scheduling system to one integrated with Banner
- Supervised 6–8 student Writing Associates during one evening shift of the Writing Center per week
- Conducted 413 one-on-one conferences to provide student writers in a variety of disciplines with feedback and assist them in constructing a plan for revision
Publications & Presentations
Johnson, Andrew, Alix Keener, Brianna Marshall, Chelcie Juliet Rowell, and Joel B. Thornton. “Deconstructing Digital Scholarship Consultations in the Library.” Preconference workshop presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2018.
Dickson, Eleanor, Kate Dohe, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, Chelcie Juliet Rowell, and Angie White. “Constructing Digital Praxis: Pedagogy for Digital Collections.” Workshop presented at the Digital Library Federation Forum, Pittsburgh, PA, 2017.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Thematic Digital Collections.” Workshop presented at the Boston College Digital Scholarship Incubator, Chestnut Hill, MA, 2017.
Melton, Sarah, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Archives and Exhibitions with Omeka.” Workshop presented at the Association of Research Libraries Digital Scholarship Institute, Dover, MA, 2017.
Dickson, Eleanor, Kate Dohe, Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Elizabeth Joan Kelly, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Digital Library Pedagogy Incubator: A Workshop to Design Instruction with Digital Collections.” Workshop presented at the Digital Library Federation Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 2016.
Christian-Lamb, Caitlin, Chelcie Juliet Rowell, and Stewart Varner. “Introduction to Digital Humanities for Archivists and Librarians.” Preconference workshop presented at the Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Conference, Charlotte, NC, 2016.
Berger, Courtney, Rebecca Kennison, John D. Martin, Sylvia Miller, David Phillips, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Publishing Makerspace: Workshop for Digital and Multimodal Research Projects.” Workshop presented at the John Hope Franklin Humanities Institute, Duke University, Durham, NC, 2015.
Dolan, Lindsay, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Closing the Content-Rhetoric Gap: Working with Advanced Students on Underdeveloped Writing Skills.” Workshop presented at the National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing, Baltimore, MD, 2010.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Hybrid Positions, or 2-for-1 Digital Humanities Labor.” Short paper presented at Digital Humanities, Mexico City, Mexico, 2018.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “The Role of the Subject Librarian in Spatial Humanities.” Talk presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, 2018.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Building Capacity for Digital Scholarship by Cultivating Collaborators.” Lightning talk presented at the Association for Research Libraries and Coalition for Networked Information Fall Forum: Libraries and the Research Enterprise, Washington, DC, 2017.
Keener, Alix, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Tracing Contours of Collaborative Digital Pedagogy.” Snapshot presented at the Digital Library Federation Forum, Milwaukee, WI, 2016.
Christian-Lamb, Caitlin, Amy Ciesielski, Skip Elsheimer, Chelcie Juliet Rowell, and Steven Villereal. “Reel History: Home Movie Days Hosted by Cultural Heritage Institutions.” Talk presented at the Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Conference, Greenville, NC, 2015.
Cox, Richard, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Building Pyramids: Creating Partnerships in Digital Scholarship.” Talk presented at the North Carolina Library Association 61st Biennial Conference, Greensboro, NC, 2015.
Gilbertson, Kevin, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Build.ZSR: Doing Digital Humanities by Facilitating Digital Humanities.” Talk presented at the Collective, Knoxville, TN, 2015.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Building Library Exhibits with BiblioBoard Creator.” Talk presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, 2015.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Build.ZSR: Fostering and Sustaining Scholarly Digital Projects at Wake Forest.” Talk presented at Electronic Resources & Libraries, Austin, TX, 2015.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “A Pond Feeding a Lake Feeding an Ocean: Wake Forest University as a Contributing Institution to the Digital Public Library of America.” Talk presented at the Coalition for Networked Information Membership Meeting, St. Louis, MO, 2014.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “DSpace for Digital Special Collections: The Wake Forest Experience.” Talk presented at the Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Conference, Raleigh, NC, 2014.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Controlled Vocabulary Status and Potential in Data Repositories.” Talk presented at the American Library Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, 2013.
Reynolds, Emily, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Digital Preservation Policy Development at the Library of Congress.” Poster presented at Digital Preservation, Washington, DC, 2012.
Burress, Theresa, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Project Management for Digital Projects with Collaborators Beyond the Library.” College & Undergraduate Libraries 24, no. 2–4 (November 2017): 1–22. doi: 10.1080/10691316.2017.1336954.
Proceedings & Reports
Krewer, Drew, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Preservation Metadata for Complex Digital Objects.” Technical Services Quarterly 33, no. 2 (2016): 179–183. doi: 10.1080/07317131.2016.1135003.
Zhang, Yue, Adrian Ogletree, Jane Greenberg, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Controlled Vocabularies for Scientific Data: Users and Desired Functionalities.” In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology, 52:1–8. St. Louis, MO: Association for Information Science and Technology, 2016. doi: 10.1002/pra2.2015.145052010054.
Miller, Sylvia, David Phillips, Courtney Berger, Marjorie Fowler, Rebecca Kennison, John Martin, John McLeod, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Publishing Makerspace: A New Approach to Scholarly Publishing.” In Where Do We Go From Here? Charleston Conference Proceedings, 2015, 593–599. Charleston, SC: Purdue Libraries, 2015. doi: 10.5703/1288284316324.
Potvin, Sarah, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Preservation Metadata for Digital Forensics.” Technical Services Quarterly 32, no. 3 (2015): 320–325. doi: 10.1080/07317131.2015.1031606.
Potvin, Sarah, and Chelcie Juliet Rowell. “Involving Users in Preservation Metadata.” Technical Services Quarterly 31, no. 3 (2014): 264–268. doi: 10.1080/07317131.2014.908593.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Review of ‘U.K. Parliamentary Papers: House of Commons.’” ccAdvisor (2017). doi: 10.5260/CCA.199443.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Review of ‘Being Evidence Based in Library and Information Practice.’” Technical Services Quarterly 35, no. 1 (2017): 125–126. doi: 10.1080/07317131.2017.1385307.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Review of ‘Linked Data for Cultural Heritage.’” Technical Services Quarterly 34, no. 3 (2017): 341–342. doi: 10.1080/07317131.2017.1321426.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Review of ‘Metadata Standards and Web Services in Libraries, Archives, and Museums: An Active Learning Resource.’” Technical Services Quarterly 33, no. 3 (2016): 347–349. doi: 10.1080/07317131.2016.1169861.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Review of ‘Project Management for Information Professionals.’” Library Resources & Technical Services 60, no. 4 (2016): 280–281. doi: 10.5860/lrts.60n4.280.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Review of ‘Building and Managing E-Book Collections: A How-To-Do-It Manual for Librarians.’” Library Resources & Technical Services 57, no. 3 (2013): 180–181. doi: 10.5860/lrts.57n3.180.
Writing on the Web
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Authenticity Amidst Change: The Preservation and Access Framework for Digital Art Objects.” The Signal: Digital Preservation (blog), December 21, 2015.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “‘A Natural Symbiosis’: An Interview with Ashley Sanders.” dh+lib (blog), December 2, 2015.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Teaching Integrity in Empirical Research: An Interview with Richard Ball and Norm Medeiros.” The Signal: Digital Preservation (blog), September 12, 2014.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “A Pond Feeding a Lake Feeding an Ocean: Wake Forest University’s Perspective as a Contributing Institution to the DPLA.” Digital Public Library of America (blog), May 29, 2014.
Rowell, Chelcie Juliet. “Controlled Vocabulary Use by Data Repositories: Determining Status and Potential for Promoting Interoperability.” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2013.
Service to the Profession
Secretary, ACRL Digital Scholarship Section, July 2018–present
Co-Chair, DLF Digital Library Pedagogy Working Group, January 2018–present
Editor, ALCTS News, July 2017–present
Member, ACRL Digital Scholarship Section Executive Committee, July 2017–June 2018
Field Reviewer, 2018 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, February 2018
Panel Reviewer, 2018 IMLS National Leadership Grants for Libraries Program and Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, November 2017
Member, Library Resources & Technical Services Editorial Board, July 2015–June 2017
Co-Chair, DLF Liberal Arts College Preconference Planning Committee, February–November 2016
Member, ALCTS President’s Program Committee, July 2015–June 2016
Field Reviewer, 2015 IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grants for Libraries Program, April 2015
Co-Chair, ALCTS Preservation & Reformatting Section (PARS) Preservation Metadata Interest Group, July 2013–June 2014
Service to Boston College Libraries
Web Strategy Committee, March 2017–present
Search Committee for Research Librarian & Bibliographer for the Theology and Ministry Library, January–May 2018
Search Committee for Research, Instruction, & Digital Services Librarian for the John J. Burns Library, May–June 2017
Service to Community
Instructor, English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) Intermediate Conversation Classes, Irish International Immigrant Center, June–July 2018
Reader, Read Aloud Program, Boston Partners in Education, September 2017–May 2018
Service to Oglethorpe University
Vice President of Communications, Alumni Board, April 2018–present
Member, Alumni Board, April 2016–March 2018
Service to Wake Forest University
Advisory Committee for the Interdisciplinary Journalism Minor, August–December 2016
Search Committee for Director of Humanities Institute, March–December 2016
Task Force on Accessibility, October–December 2016
Search Committee for Dean of Z. Smith Reynolds Library, January–June 2015
Service to Z. Smith Reynolds Library
User Experience Committee, June–December 2016
Communication Committee, July 2015–December 2016
Search Committee for Developer for Digital Scholarship, March–May 2016
Governance Committee of the Librarians’ Assembly, July 2014–June 2016
Search Committee for Collections Archivist, July–November 2014
Service to UNC School of Information & Library Science
President, Information & Library Science Student Association (ILSSA), January–December 2012
Accessibility and Digital Environments, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2018
Digital Humanities Pedagogy: Integration in the Curriculum, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2017
Issues in Large Project Planning and Management, Digital Humanities Summer Institute, University of Victoria, June 2016
Digital Preservation Management Workshop, Emory University, March 2016
Project Development, Humanities Intensive Learning and Teaching, University of Maryland at College Park, August 2014
Triangle Scholarly Communication Institute, Duke University, November 2014
Institute for Research Design in Librarianship, Loyola Marymount University, June 2014
Data Curation for Digital Humanists, Digital Humanities Winter Institute, University of Maryland at College Park, January 2013
Honors & Awards
2016 American Library Association Emerging Leader
Sponsored by the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services
Outstanding Service to the School Award
UNC School of Information & Library Science, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Beta Phi Mu (Epsilon Chapter)
UNC School of Information & Library Science, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Master of Science in Information Science, August 2013
Oglethorpe University, Bachelor of Arts in English with a Minor in Art History, May 2009
Experience using content management systems common in academic environments, including WordPress and Drupal. Experience using GitHub Pages and Jekyll to create static websites. Experience authoring HTML. Experience modifying PHP and CSS.
Familiarity with current and emerging tools and methods used in digital scholarship, such as:
- Adobe Creative Suite for multimedia production
- ArcGIS, CartoDB, Google My Maps, and StoryMap JS for representing knowledge spatially
- Google SketchUp for 3D modeling
- Hypothes.is and CommentPress for facilitating open peer review of scholarly outputs
- LaTeX and Git for collaborative writing workflows
- Omeka for creating digital collections
- PressBooks for publishing research and open educational resources
- PressForward for developing editorial workflows to curate scholarship from the open web
- Scalar for representing argument and narrative in non-linear form
- SIMILE and Timeline JS for representing knowledge temporally
- Tableau for data visualization
- Voyant for introductory large-scale text analysis
Comfort at the command line using Unix, rsync, and ImageMagick commands to manage digital assets.