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James David Gwynn Jr., M.L.I.S.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
224 Jackson Library, P.O. Box 26170, Greensboro, North Carolina 27102
Phone: 336.256.2606
Email: jdgwynn@uncg.edu

Academic Background

  • L.I.S. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C., 2009
  • A. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, N.C., Geography/Sociology (Psychology minor), 1991

Professional Experience

  • Associate Professor and Digital Projects Coordinator, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (July, 2010 – Present), Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Digitization Consultant, North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics (July, 2015 – Present), Durham, North Carolina.
  • Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (August, 2014 – Present), Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Visiting Professional Librarian (Civil Rights Greensboro Project Manager), University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (November, 2009 – June, 2010), Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Craighead Davidson Intern, Greensboro Historical Museum (May, 2009 – June, 2009), Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Digitization Assistant, University Libraries, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (August, 2008 – October, 2009), Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Graduate Assistant, Department of Library and Information Studies, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (August, 2008 – October, 2009), Greensboro, North Carolina.

Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Articles

  • Gwynn, D., Craft, A., & Henry, T. (2019, submitted). Collection creation as collection management: Libraries as publishers and implications for collection development. Proposal accepted for Collection Management.
  • Craft, A., Gwynn, D., & McCarty Smith, K. (2016). Uncovering social history: An interdepartmental approach to scrapbook digitization. The American archivist 79 (1). http://dx.doi.org/10.17723/0360-9081.79.1.186
  • Gwynn, D. (2016). Community connections, community collections: Building partner support for a large collaborative digitization project. OCLC systems & services: International digital library perspectives 32 (2). http://www.emeraldinsight.com/doi/abs/10.1108/DLP-08-2015-0013
  • Gwynn, D. (2015). [Review of the book, Cultural heritage information: Access and management, edited by I. Ruthven and G. G. Chowdhury]. Technical services quarterly 33 (1). http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/07317131.2015.1093864
  • Gwynn, D., Craft, A., & McCarty Smith, K. (2013). Descriptive metadata for scrapbooks: Interdepartmental collaboration to support efficiency and discovery. Archiving 2013.
  • Chow, A., Shaw, T., Gwynn, D., Martensen, D., & Howard, M. (2011). Changing times, changing requirements: The evolution of an LIS department. LIBRES 21 (1). http://libres-ejournal.info/1038/

Book Chapters

  • Gwynn, D. (2018). Working with grant funding and project-based staff. In Press, In Bird, Nora J. and Crumpton, Michael A. (Eds.), Short-term staff, long-term benefits: Making the most of interns, volunteers, student workers, and temporary staff in libraries.
  • Gwynn, D., Crumpton, M., Crowe, K., Harper, J., Lock, M. and Scanlon, M. (2018, in press). The status of entrepreneurship in libraries: Content analysis and assessment from the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians. In Press, In Hines, S. and Crum, J. Advances in library administration and organization: Supporting entrepreneurship and innovation.
  • Gwynn, D. (2011). Minimizing privacy and copyright concerns with online local history collections. In Carol Smallwood and Elaine Williams (Eds.), Preserving local writers, genealogy, photographs, newspapers and related materials. Scarecrow Press.

Recent and Upcoming Presentations

  • Bird, N., Crowe, K., Crumpton, M., and Gwynn, D. (2019, April, proposal accepted). Curating student employees in academic libraries: Developing workforce skills for their future. Association of College & Research Libraries, Cleveland, Ohio.
  • Gwynn, D., Lawrimore, E. and McCarty Smith, K. (2018, November). Preserving community history through outreach activities. North Carolina Preservation Conference, Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Gwynn, D. (2018, September). Copyright issues for digital collections. North Carolina Library Association Special Collections Roundtable, Webinar.
  • Gwynn, D. (2018, August). Digitization standards for digital collections. North Carolina Library Association Special Collections Roundtable, Webinar.
  • Gwynn, D. (2018, May). Digitization has left the building: Community archiving and digitization initiatives. Beta Phil Mu Annual Meeting, Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
  • Donnald, E., Gwynn, D., Motszko, J., & Prescott, S. (2017, October). Taking care of business: Collaborations between an academic library and the business community. North Carolina Library Association, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • Motszko, J., Gwynn, D., & Prescott, S. (2017, March). Good medicine: Prescription for a successful digitization project. Society of North Carolina Archivists, Asheville, North Carolina.
  • Gwynn, D. & Motszko, J. (2016, October). Making connections: Strategies for funding collaborative community engagement projects with archival and digital collections. North Carolina Library Association, Greensboro, North Carolina.
  • Gwynn, D. (2016, May). Community engagement meets service learning: Digital Achievers exploring Greensboro history. Presentation at the Triad Academic Library Association Conference, Winston-Salem NC.
  • Motszko, J., McCarty Smith, K., Koelsch, B., & Gwynn, D. (2016, April). Who’s driving the bus?: How digitization is influencing archival arrangement and description. Presentation at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference, Pittsburgh PA.
  • Motszko, J. & Gwynn, D. (2016, March). Community Connections: Building Relationships through Collaboration and Digitization.   Society of North Carolina Archivists, Charlotte, North Carolina.
  • Gwynn, D. (2015, November, accepted). Hayes-Taylor YMCA Achievers: Digitizing Greensboro History. Presentation at 2015 iDEAL Summit, Greensboro NC.
  • Gwynn, D. & Motszko, J. (2015, October, accepted). Making connections: Strategies for funding collaborative community engagement projects with archival and digital collections. Presentation at the North Carolina Library Association 2015 Conference, Greensboro NC.
  • Gwynn, D., McCarty Smith, K., & Motszko, J. (2015, August, accepted). Prioritizing and processing for CONTENTdm: How digitization is influencing archival arrangement and description. Presentation at the CONTENTdm Fall 2015 User Group Meeting, Nashville TN.
  • Gwynn, D. & Catlett, S. (2015, June). At-risk youths as community history ambassadors: The Young Achievers Digitizing Greensboro History Explorers Program. ACRL Rare Books and Manuscripts (RBMS) Section Conference, Berkeley, California.
  • Gwynn, D., Craft, A., & Koelsch, B. A. (2015, May). Civil Rights Greensboro and the Women Veterans Historical Project: Migrating existing digital collections into CONTENTdm. CONTENTdm Users Group Conference, Baltimore, Maryland.
  • Gwynn, D. (2015, March). Community collections: Exploring three distinct approaches to collaboration and outreach through digitization initiatives. Society of North Carolina Archivists Annual Meeting, Greenville, North Carolina.

Research Grants

  • Gwynn, D. & Cox, R. (2018). Access to Historical Records: Major Initiatives, National Historical Publications and Records Commission. People Not Property. $294.603.00.
  • Motszko, J. & Gwynn, D. (2017). Common Heritage Grant, Co-Principal Investigator, National Endowment for the Humanities. PRIDE! Of the Community digitization and outreach project. $12,000.00
  • Gwynn, D., Cox, R., Tolbert, L., & Bird, N. (2017). Strategic Seed Grant – Community-Engaged Research and Creative Activity, Principal Investigator, UNCG Office of the Provost. North Carolina Runaway Slave Ads Project. $20130.00.
  • Motszko, J. & Gwynn, D. (2015). LSTA Digitization Grant, Co-Principal Investigator, LSTA/State Library of North Carolina. Good medicine: Greensboro’s hospitals and healers digitization project, $66,713.00.
  • Gwynn, D. & Catlett, S. (2014). IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant, Principal Investigator, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Young achievers DGHi (Digitizing Greensboro History) explorers program. $23,522.00.
  • Gwynn, D. (2013). Community-Based Research Grant, Principal Investigator, Office of Leadership and Service Learning/The Graduate School (UNCG). Project: Preserving local history: A field-based digitization pilot project. $3,000.00.
  • Gwynn, D. (2013). LSTA Digitization Grant, Principal Investigator, LSTA/State Library of North Carolina. Textiles, teachers, and troops digitization project, year two, competitive renewal. $103,333.00.
  • Gwynn, D. (2012). LSTA Digitization Grant, Principal Investigator, LSTA/State Library of North Carolina. Textiles, teachers, and troops digitization project, year one. $102,660.00.
  • Gwynn, D. (2011). LSTA/NC ECHO Digitization Grant, Principal Investigator, LSTA/State Library of North Carolina. North Carolina runaway slave advertisements digitization project. $40,356.00.

Websites and Digital Collections

Teaching Activities

As Instructor of Record

  • LIS 644 – Digital Libraries. Department of Library and Information Studies. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Spring 2016).
  • LIS 644 – Digital Libraries. Department of Library and Information Studies. The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (Fall 2014 and Spring 2015).

As Guest Lecturer

All at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro:

  • HIS 212 (United States History since 1865)
  • HIS 391 (Historical Skills and Methods). Guest Lecturer.
  • HIS 626 (The Practice of Public History)
  • LIS 600 (Foundations of Library and Information Studies)
  • LIS 630 (Computer-related Technologies for Information Management)
  • HIS 631 (Digital History). Guest Lecturer.
  • LIS 640 (Organizing Library Collections). Guest Lecturer.
  • LIS 643 (Metadata). Guest Lecturer.
  • LIS 644 (Digital Libraries). Guest Lecturer.
  • LIS 688 (Archives Management). Guest Lecturer.

Service

Department Assignments

Member

  • 2009-present: ERIT Development Team

Library Assignments

Chair:

  • 2018-present: Mentoring Program Coordinator
  • 2012-2014, 2018-present: Elections Committee
  • 2015-2016: Diversity Resident Search Committee
  • 2013-2014: Manuscripts Archivist Search Committee

Member:

  • 2018: Scholarly Communications Librarian Search Committee
  • 2016-present: University Libraries Peer Evaluation and Tenure Committee
  • 2013-present: Social Media Committee
  • 2012-present: Elections Committee
  • 2013-present: Preservation and Disaster Recovery Committee
  • 2013-present: Diversity Committee
  • 2010-present: Student Worker Supervisors Group
  • 2011-present: Grants Oversight Committee
  • 2010-present: Digital Projects Priorities Team
  • 2015-2016: First-year Instruction Librarian Search Committee
  • 2013-2014: Research Support Coordinator Search Committee
  • 2011-2013: Preservation Committee
  • 2010-2011: Metadata Cataloger Search Committee
  • 2010-2011: University Archivist Search Committee

University Assignments

Chair:

  • 2013-2015: Interdepartmental committee to create a UNCG copyright information website

Member:

  • 2012-2014, 2018-present: Faculty Senate Committee on Committees
  • 2012-2018: Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Committee
  • 2014-2015: UNCG Digital Humanities Research and Teaching Network Steering Committee
  • 2010-2012: Web Accessibility Text Transcript and Closed Captioning Product Selection Team

Professional Service

Chair:

  • 2017-present: Triad Digital History Group, Greensboro, North Carolina.

Member:

  • 2018-present: Statewide Leadership Project: Digital Preservation Exploration. Planning committee.
  • 2017-present: MetaArchive Cooperative, Indianapolis, Indiana.   Institutional representative.
  • 2011-present: Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians.  Conference planning committee.
  • 2014-2016: UNCG LIS Alumni Association, Greensboro, North Carolina.  Communications liaison.
  • 2011-2012: Piedmont Triad Digital Humanities Initiative, Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
  • 2011-2012: NE ECHO Digitization Guidelines Review Committee.

Other:

  • 2013-present: Proceedings of the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians.   Managing editor of conference proceedings.
  • 2009-2016: Journal of Backcountry Studies.  Managing editor of a peer-reviewed academic journal.

Technology Skills

  • Operating systems: Microsoft Windows 10, MacOS High Sierra, some limited UNIX experience
  • Content management systems: WordPress, Drupal, CONTENTdm, Islandora, Joomla
  • Adobe Creative Cloud 2017 (Photoshop, Bridge, Dreamweaver, Acrobat)
  • Microsoft Office 2016
  • Familiar with XML, EAD, HTML
  • Some experience with PHP, MySQL
  • OpenRefine
  • Audacity, video editing tools, batch file editing and manipulation tools