The iSchool faculty welcomes these Syracuse University community members as affiliated faculty members.
Assistant Records Manager and Archivist
Meg Mason has been the Assistant Archivist in the University Archives at the Syracuse University Libraries since 2009. She oversees the Archives' collection management, including accessioning and processing. She also supervises student employees and interns, whose work ranges from processing collections to digital projects. Meg holds a Master in Library and Information Services degree as well as a Master in History degree, both from the University of Maryland, College Park. She previously worked in the Manuscript Division at the Library of Congress.
- Internship supervisor
- Archival Management
Dean of Libraries and University Librarian
David Seaman is Dean of Libraries and University Librarian at Syracuse University. He leads a talented library staff to deliver the services and collections necessary to drive 21st century research, teaching, and learning, and to provide innovative spaces for study, collaboration, and innovation. David comes to Syracuse after library leadership positions at Dartmouth College, The Digital Library Federation, and the University of Virginia. He has lectured and published extensively in the fields of humanities computing and digital libraries, and for many years has taught at the University of Virginia’s Rare Book School.
- Library leadership
- Digital Library developments and technologies
- Digital Humanities
- Digital Publishing
Librarian/Conservator, Special Collections
David Stokoe is an English Library Conservator trained primarily through the U.K. Society of Archivists (S.o.A) beginning in 1982. He studied at the Newcastle College of Arts & Technology (U.K.) for 4 years and was certified in Craft Bookbinding in 1988. Having attained the S.o.A "Conservation Certification" after 3 years of apprenticeship, he attained S.o.A “Registered" status in 1996 & went on to be one of the UK's first "Accredited Conservator-Restorers” through the UK National Council for Conservation – Restoration (NCCR) in 2000.
He has a wealth of experience and training in the library conservation profession and related fields including treatments, custom re-housing, disaster planning, exhibition production, training events, presentations and mentoring. He has worked as Assistant Conservator at Newcastle County Record Office in the north east of England, as Conservator for the Isle of Man's National Archive & Library, then as Senior Conservator for Cumbria County Archive Service in North West England. More recently in the U.S., he was appointed Preservation Administrator for the Burke Library at Union Theological Seminary in Manhattan prior to becoming Rare Book & Paper Conservator for the SUL Preservation Department. He attained “Professional Associate” (P.A.) status with the American Institute of Conservation in 2008 and has also become a P.A. mentor.
- 624 Adjunct Professor (Spring 2016)
- Guest lecturer for IST 511
- Possible conservation/preservation internships
Associate Professor of Information and Records Management, Anadolu University
Ozgur Yilmazel is Associate Professor of Information and Records Management at Anadolu University in Eskişehir, Turkey. He is also CEO and co-founder of big data and search services company Dilisim.
From 1999 to 2008, he served as Chief Software Engineer for the iSchool’s Center for Natural Language Processing, and from 2008 to 2013 was assistant research professor at the iSchool.
His research interests include big data analytics, evidence extraction, machine learning, information visualization technologies, and text classification using natural language features.
- Research collaborations
- Guest lecturer / speaker
- Big data and cloud computing opportunities