2022 Faculty Election
Winifred Fordham Metz
Running for: Advisory Committee
- Media Librarian and Head, Media & Design Center
- University Libraries
- Appointed: 2003
- MLS, University of North Carolina, 2000
At UNC, I lead a team of public service professionals devoted to student success. As Head of the Media & Design Center for the University Libraries, much of my work focuses on our digital literacies program engaged with multimodal communication, media design and pedagogical support. My work also includes curating the research-level Film & Media collection; consulting on media production, analysis, and consumption; and leveraging the use of film, television, and new media for instruction and research. I am passionate about visual and media literacies and believe digital storytelling and visual narrative to be vital in making all voices heard.
At UNC, I serve on both the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee and the Global Cinema Advisory Board and have previously served on Faculty Council and the Library Advisory Board. Off campus, I work on the programming team with the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival; write about film; and am consulted on licensing, distribution, and post-production for documentary film.
In all my work on and off campus, one constant thread remains―helping people from every background communicate across modalities. My experience with UNC began as a freshman, carried through graduate school and continues now as a professional. In that capacity, I am lucky to work closely with diverse faculty, students, and staff across campus. I welcome the opportunity to continue serving on the Chancellor’s Advisory Committee, bringing this experience and perspective.