Curriculum Vitae

Education: 

2014-2019: PhD (expected)
University of North Carolina
Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Research Interest: Oral information practices

Description:
For my dissertation I am investigating information practices within Carapace, a reality storytelling community


2009–2011: Specialist in Education (EdS) in Learning Design and Technology, School Library Media
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Thesis project: American Librarian

Description: This project details my experience volunteering with the 2nd Air Division Memorial Library in Norwich, UK. In the site, I especially highlight the particular issues an American librarian might face working in a foreign country.


2006–2007: Masters in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
University of Alabama
Tuscaloosa, Alabama

Focus: Children's Library Services


2002–2006: Ars Baccalaureate - Latin, English
University of Georgia
Athens, Georgia

Study abroad - Rome, Italy 
2005, UGA Department of Classics

Phi Kappa Literary and Debate Society

Grants and Awards

NSN Member Grant - National Storytelling Network

Carnegie Grant - UNC SILS

Conference Travel Grant - UNC SILS

Akers Fellowship - UNC SILS

Asheim Fellowship - UNC SILS

HOPE Scholarship - Georgia Student Finance Commission

National Merit Scholarship - National Merit Scholarship Corporation

Publications:
Jarrahi, M. H., & Nelson, S. B. (in press). Human and technological agency in social informatics: A sociomaterial examination of the dual roles played by IT and the configuration work of human agents. The Information Society.

Sturm, B., & Nelson, S. B. (in press). What can folktales teach us about higher education teaching? Storytelling, Self, Society.

Nelson, S. B., & Jarrahi, M. H. (2017). Too much information: Video conferencing for professional communication. In Proceedings of the Association for Information Science and Technology (Vol. 54, pp. 764–765). Washington DC. https://doi.org/10.1002/pra2.2017.14505401148

Nelson, S. B., & Sturm, B. (2017). Storytelling. In J. McDonald & M. Levine-Clark (Eds.), The Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (4th ed.). Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press.

Jarrahi, M. H., Nelson, S. B., & Thomson, L. (2017). Personal artifact ecologies in the context of mobile knowledge workers. Computers in Human Behavior, 75, 469–483. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.chb.2017.05.028

Nelson, S. B., Jarrahi, M. H., & Thomson, L. (2017). Mobility of knowledge work and affordances of digital technologies. International Journal of Information Management, 37(2), 54–62. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijinfomgt.2016.11.008

Sturm, B. W., & Nelson, S. B. (2016). With our own words: Librarians’ perceptions of the values of storytelling in libraries. Storytelling, Self, Society, 12(1).

Refereed Conference Papers:
Nelson, S. B., Sacchitello, A., & Sturm, B. (2017). Saying "Yes" to performing arts for STEM students, presented at National Communication Association Convention, Dallas, Texas.

Nelson, S.B., & Kaplan, S. (2017). That's not funny!: Understanding AskReddit users by the jokes they tell, presented at Chicago Ethnography Conference, Chicago, Illinois.

Presentations:
Nelson, S. B. (2017, October). Presenter, "Safe for whom?" SIGUSE workshop, ASIS&T Meeting, Washington, D.C.

Nelson, S. B. (2017, July). Presenter, "Voices from Two Renaissances: A Discussion Based on Oral Histories." National Storytelling Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

Nelson, S. B. (2017, March). Presenter, "Breathing Life into Read Alouds." Georgia Conference on Children's Literature, Athens, Georgia

Nelson, S. B. (2016, October), Presenter, "Meet me on the Porch: Presentation of Research on the Roots of Reality Storytelling." Stories on the Edge of Night, Atlanta, Georgia

Nelson, S. B., & Whitehair, S. (2016, July). Moderators, "Getting Personal: A Performance & Panel from the Second Renaissance." National Storytelling Conference, Kansas City, Missouri

Nelson, S. B. (2016, July). Presenter, "Taking Stories Off the Page." NSN Day of Community Outreach, Kansas City, Missouri


Experience:

2016-
Present:






2014-2016:
Instructor and Graduate Research Assistant
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- INLS 490-247 Telling Your Story: Representing Yourself in a Business Setting
- INLS 690-248 Oral Culture in Modern Times
- INLS 732 Children's Literature and Related Materials
- INLS 513 Resource Selection and Evaluation


Graduate Research Assistant
University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, North Carolina
- Gathered literature to support research
- Transcribed and coded interviews
- Co-authored research articles

2010-2014: Lower School Librarian 
The Lovett School - Atlanta, Georgia
- Taught library class to 3rd, 4th, and 5th grade students
- Managed the collection
- Assisted students and teachers with location and use of library materials

2008-2009: Program Volunteer
2nd Air Division Memorial Library - Norwich, United Kingdom
- Created a collection of American picture books
- Delivered programs on American culture and WWII

2007-2008: Children's Library Assistant
Athens-Clarke County Library - Athens Library
- Delivered weekly preschool storytimes
- Created and presented puppet shows and other special programs
- Assisted patrons in location and use of library materials






Memberships


Interests and Activities:
Storytelling:
- Reality storytelling performer: Carapace, The Monti, The Moth
- Fringe performer: Atlanta Fringe Festival, Classic City Fringe Festival, Greensboro Fringe Festival
- Festival performer: Peachstate Storytelling Festival, Joyful Jewel Storytelling Festival, Stone Soup Storytelling Festival

Running:
- AthHalf Athens, Georgia
- Raleigh Rock and Roll Half and Full Marathon Raleigh, North Carolina 
- Le Tour de Carrboro Carrboro, North Carolina
- Lakeside Trail Race Browns Summit, North Carolina
Tobacco Road Marathon Cary, North Carolina
- Tarheel 10 Miler Chapel Hill, North Caroina
- Philosopher's Way Trail Run Chapel Hill, North Carolina