Kate Foster Boyd
Associate Director for the Midlands Region (Midlands Regional Coordinator)
boydkf at mailbox.sc.edu
Kate Boyd is Director of Digital Research Services and Collections for the University of South Carolina Libraries. In this role, she works with the Scholarly Communication Librarian, Research Data Librarian, Data Visualization Librarian, and Digital Collections Librarian in their efforts to lower technological barriers for research and increase scholarly impact for faculty and students. In addition, she assists in coordinating USC’s Humanities Collaborative’s Digital Humanities Working Group outreach on campus. Kate received her MLIS from the University of Michigan in 1999 and her BA from Kenyon College in 1992.
As Associate Director for the Midlands Region, Kate serves as the first point of contact for midlands institutions interested in adding content to the SCDL.
Associate Director for the Coastal Region (Coastal Regional Coordinator)
gilberthj at cofc.edu
Heather Gilbert is the Associate Dean of Collection and Content Services at the College of Charleston. In this role, she manages Acquisitions and Resource Management, Descriptive and Cataloging Services, and Digital Services for the College of Charleston Libraries. Additionally, she served as Interim Director of Special Collections and Archives from 2018-2021 and kept Special Collections and Archives in her management portfolio from 2021-2023. She is also the Co-Director of the Lowcountry Digital Library. Her research interests include evidence-based collection development, copyright and cultural heritage materials, digital librarianship, digital preservation, and metadata aggregation. Heather earned an MLIS from the University of South Carolina and an MFA from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. Before a career in librarianship, Heather worked in higher education administration and in web development.
As Associate Director for the Coastal Region, Heather serves as the first point of contact for coastal institutions interested in adding content to the SCDL.
Associate Director for Upstate (Upstate Regional Co-Coordinator)
vinsonc at clemson.edu
Chris Vinson is the Head of Digital Strategies at Clemson Libraries, where he provides leadership, strategic planning, project management, and budget development for technology initiatives and systems implementations across all divisions in the libraries. Additionally, he supports the Associate Dean for Organizational Performance and Inclusion as a Special Assistant on efforts related to focused strategic planning, organizational process improvement, and DEIA. Chris received his MLIS from the University of South Carolina in 2008, and his BA in English from Winthrop University in 2006.
As Associate Director for the Upstate Region, Chris serves as the first point of contact for upstate institutions interested in adding content to the SCDL.
Upstate Regional Co-Coordinator
rick.jones at furman.edu
Rick Jones is Manager of the Digital Collections Center at Furman University’s James B. Duke Library. He graduated from Furman University with a BA in Studio Art in 1990 and earned an MFA from the University of North Dakota in Ceramic Sculpture with a minor in Printmaking in 1995. He began his academic library career at Montana State University in 1996 working in Access Services. His cataloging and metadata experience started with the Furman University Library’s Cataloging Department in 1998. He began working in the Digital Collections Center in 2010 and has managed the Center since 2013.
As Manager of the Digital Collections Center, Rick oversees the planning, management, and completion of Furman’s digital projects and collections.
mobleyt at cofc.edu
Tyler Mobley is the Digital Services Coordinator for the College of Charleston Libraries. He is also the Co-Director of the Lowcountry Digital Library. 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 the SCDL in Columbia, SC.
As Technical Coordinator, Mr. Mobley manages the web site and harvester for SCDL.