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Kate Foster Boyd, SCDL Program Director and Associate Director for the Midlands Region
boydkf at mailbox.sc.edu 
Kate Foster Boyd is the Digital Collections Librarian at the University of South Carolina. Ms. Boyd was a reference librarian at USC from 2001-2003. She also spent 2 years at the National Digital Library at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C., where she was a Digital Conversion Specialist and helped create the digital library Meeting of Frontiers. Ms. Boyd received her M.L.I.S. from the School of Information at the University of Michigan in 1999 and a B.A. in Art History and French Area Studies from Kenyon College in 1992.

As Program Director, Ms. Boyd handles the grants and fund raising administration for SCDL. She is also the first point of contact for the midlands institutions to add their content to SCDL. Please contact Ms. Boyd with any funding or midlands region questions.

Christopher Vinson, Associate Director for Upstate 
vinsonc at clemson.edu 

Christopher Vinson is the Head of the Office of Library Technology at Clemson University Libraries and is responsible for developing policy and providing support in these areas: digital scholarship and production, programming services, and enterprise systems management. Chris has been with Clemson University Libraries since May 2011, when he was hired as the Digital Projects Librarian to manage digitization and metadata activities, establish workflows, and foster partner relationships. Chris serves as the Principal Investigator and Project Director for the Open Parks Network, an IMLS National Leadership Grant awarded to Clemson in 2010 that aims to digitize 200,000 archival artifacts and 1.5 million pages of gray literature held at the libraries and museums of the parks, historic sites, monuments, and battlefields managed by the National Park Service. Chris also serves as the Director of the South Carolina Hub for the Digital Public Library of America (DPLA). In this role, Chris manages the disbursement of DPLA grant funds, monitors grant activities, coordinates the standardization of metadata practices across the state, oversees technology integration, and solicits new partners for digital projects for inclusion in the South Carolina Digital Library.

Prior to arriving at Clemson, Chris served as the Head of Library Systems at the College of Charleston, where he and his staff provided support for the Millennium ILS, remote authentication, web development, and server maintenance. In addition, Chris played a key role in the early development of the Lowcountry Digital Library.

Before the College of Charleston, Chris worked as the Assistant Project Coordinator of the South Carolina Digital Library, first at the Partnership Among South Carolina Academic Libraries (PASCAL), then at the University of South Carolina Libraries.

Chris received his MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 2008, and his BA in English from Winthrop University in 2006. 

John White, Ph.D., Associate Director for the Coastal Region 
whitej at cofc.edu 
John White is the interim Dean of the College of Charleston Libraries and the Head of Digital Scholarship and Services at the College of Charleston. He has been an archivist in the Special Collections Department of the College of Charleston and a member of the PASCAL Digital Collections Committee since 2001. Dr. White received his Ph.D. in History from the University of Florida Gainesville in May 2006. He also received a Masters in History from the College of Charleston in 1999 and a B.S. in Political Science from Bridgewater College in 1996.

As Associate Director for the Coastal Region, he is the first point of contact for coastal institutions to add their content to SCDL. Please contact Dr. White with any coastal or lowcountry region questions.

Tyler Mobley, Technical Coordinator
mobleyt at cofc.edu
Tyler Mobley is a Digital Services Librarian for the College of Charleston Libraries. He has worked with the South Carolina Digital Library since 2010 in various capacities, including multiple site migrations and redesigns. Mr. Mobley received his MLIS from USC in 2010 while working for SCDL in Columbia, SC.

As Technical Coordinator, Mr. Mobley manages the web site and harvester for SCDL.

Heather Gilbert, Metadata Coordinator
gilberthj at cofc.edu
Heather Gilbert is the Digital Scholarship Librarian for Addlestone Library at the College of Charleston and the Project Coordinator for the Lowcountry Digital Library. She also serves as the DPLA metadata coordinator for the state of South Carolina. She has presented nationally at conferences on metadata standards and digital librarianship. Ms. Gilbert graduated from the University of South Carolina with her MLIS in 2011 and also holds an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts.

As Metadata Coordinator, Ms. Gilbert maintains the metadata standards for all SCDL collections.