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News and information from the UNCG Library and Information Studies Department

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Written by Sup

January 25, 2011 at 11:51 am

Posted in Site-related News

LIS Orientation for ALL NEW STUDENTS

New Student Orientation, Saturday, August 21, 2010

Time Activity
8:30 – 9:00 a.m., 225 Curry Check in and continental breakfast (muffins, fruit, juice, coffee, etc.)
9:00 – 9:30 a.m., 225 Curry Welcome and introduction of faculty
9:30 – 10:00 a.m., 225 Curry Introduction to the program requirements
10:00 to 10:15 a.m.,  225 Curry Break, refreshments will be served
10:15 to 10:45 a.m., 225 Curry

and 241 Curry (Charlotte students)

Campus information – 2 sessions, one for Greensboro in curry 225 and one for Charlotte Curry 241

  • Parking
  • Books, bookstores and other book buying options
  • Jackson Library, TLC and TRC
  • LISSA membership
  • Campus computer labs
  • A walk through Curry will be given on the way to lunch
10:45 to 11:30
Various Classrooms (Assignments TBD)
Meet with Advisor (Andrews, Bird, Carmichael, Chow, Chu, Durham, Gann, Hersberger, Kealy, Martin, Oguz, and Shiflett)
11:30 to 1:00 p.m. Lunch with a current LIS student/LISSA member

  • Each group will be assigned one current LIS student/LISSA member
1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Technology Boot Camp (304 and 305 Curry) – Signed copy of a technology competency checklist at the session for student folder will be handed out upon completion.

Written by Ting Li

August 16, 2010 at 12:36 pm

Posted in Upcoming Events

UNCG at 2010 ALA Annual Conference

Please join us at the ALA 2010 Conference in Washington.  You are invited to an Alumni Reunion Reception and to visit with us at the Exhibits where we will be participating in the ALISE/LIS Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion and the ALISE/LIS Cooperative Education Pavilion, respectively.  See information below and the list of participating schools is at: http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=112732

Thank you to the faculty and students who have volunteered to staff the booth at the ALISE/LIS Cooperative Education Pavilion.  See the schedule below and visit with us as well as join the UNCG LIS Alumni Association http://uncglisaa.wordpress.com/ for $10 and get a UNCG LIS bag or participate in our free raffle.  We are exhibit space #924 in Hall C.

ALISE/LIS Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion

Sunday, June 27, 2010, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel – Grand Ballroom

UNCG LIS is participating in the Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion hosted by ALISE.  We’ll be raffling something special.

ALISE/LIS Cooperative Education Pavilion

June 25-28, 2010; Washington Convention Center (801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington DC).

UNCG LIS will join ALISE and several of its member schools in hosting a booth in the Library and Information Science Education Pavilion (#924, Hall C) in the exhibit hall.

UNCG Exhibit Volunteer Hours/Booth Time Slots

Friday, June 25

5:15pm – 7:30pm   Clara Chu

Saturday, June 26

9:00am -11:00am  Nora Bird

11:00am -1:00pm  Sarah Anderson

1:00pm – 3:00pm   Clara Chu

3:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, June 27

9:00am -11:00am  Clara Chu

11:00am -1:00pm  Nancy Poole

1:00pm – 3:00pm

3:00pm – 5:00pm   Nora Bird 3–4; Sandra Andrews 4-5, Billie Durham 3-5 pm

Monday, June 28

9:00am -11:00am  Barrett R. Mardre

11:00am -1:00pm  Alesha Lackey

1:00pm – 3:00pm   Clara Chu

3:00pm – 4:00pm   Clara Chu

Written by lisuncg

June 23, 2010 at 11:59 pm

Posted in Department News

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LISSA, UNCG Libraries and LIS Surpass Spectrum Scholarship Fundraising Goal

The UNCG Library and Information Studies Student Association (LISSA), University Libraries and LIS Department raised $571 toward the Spectrum Scholarship.  The fundraising dinner and silent auction were held on June 19, 2010 with a fundraising goal of $500.  https://uncglis.wordpress.com/2010/06/17/uncg-lis-and-piedmont-area-librarians-host-spectrum-scholarship-fundraiser/ This event was held in support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative, a renewal of the association’s pledge to promote diversity. http://spectrum.ala.org/

Donations were made by Nora Bird, Sandra Andrews, Rosann Bazirjian, Clara M. Chu, Whit Preston, Julie Hersberger, Sha Li Zhang, Linda Gann, Billie Durham and Karen Gavigan.

Silent auction items were contributed by Jim Carmichael, Pam Barron, Gerald Holmes, Sharon Walker, Sha Li Zhang, Nora Bird, Nancy Poole and Patrick Burger.

Thank you to all donors for your generous contributions.

Written by lisuncg

June 23, 2010 at 11:48 pm

Open Position: Clinical Assistant Professor/Charlotte Program Coordinator

Clinical Assistant Professor/Charlotte Program Coordinator
Library and Information Studies
Position Number: 3082
The Department of Library and Information Studies invites applications for the position of Clinical Assistant Professor/Charlotte Program Coordinator. This is a 9-month position at the lecturer, non-tenure track level with the option of teaching in the summer. The successful candidate will be hired on a three-year contract and will complement the existing strengths of the LIS program and faculty. Salary is commensurate with experience.

The Clinical Assistant Professor/Charlotte Program Coordinator’s chief responsibilities include: administration and coordination of the Charlotte program, instruction, student affairs, assessment, external relations, staff supervision and university service. The Coordinator reports directly to the Department Chair.

The Department has a Masters of Library and Information Studies (MLIS) enrollment of over 250 students and delivers the program via the Internet, through the campus Tele-learning Center or face-to-face to students in Greensboro and Charlotte. The Charlotte Program serves approximately 90 students. The American Library Association accredits the MLIS program.

Founded in 1891, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is classified by The Carnegie Foundation as a comprehensive doctoral, research university with “high research activity” and in the community engagement classification under Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships. The University has a diverse student body, with an enrollment of 17,540, and is located in the Triad area of North Carolina.

Qualifications:
Candidates must have earned an ALA accredited MLIS or a masters degree in a related field at minimum. An earned doctorate in LIS or a related field is preferred. Demonstrated teaching potential and appropriate experience is required. Commitment to distance education and flexibility in a variety of delivery modes are an essential component of the position.

The University seeks a dynamic, creative, talented and self-motivated/directed person with effective communication, administrative management, time management and technology skills. It is expected that the Clinical Assistant Professor/Charlotte Program Coordinator will have strong public relations skills and be able to forge productive links between the UNC Charlotte and UNCG campuses and with their respective academic units and external constituencies.

Deadline:
The deadline for applications is June 25, 2010 or until filled.

Contact:
Candidates should send via email: (1) a letter of application that addresses stated responsibilities and qualifications, (2) current vitae, and (3) the names, addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses of three or more references (optional: evidence of teaching experience, such as course evaluations, sample syllabi) to:

Dr. Julia Hersberger
Department of Library and Information Studies
349D Curry Building, UNCG
1109 Spring Garden Street
Greensboro, NC 27412
336.334.3482, jahersbe@uncg.edu
http://www.uncg.edu/lis

EEO/AA

Salary:
Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Effective Date:
August 1, 2010

Written by lisuncg

June 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

UNCG LIS and Piedmont Area Librarians host Spectrum Scholarship Fundraiser

You are invited to a Spectrum Scholarship Fundraiser hosted by UNCG LIS and Piedmont Area Librarians.

Saturday, June 19, 6:00PM to 9:30PM
More info. at: http://www.evite.com/pages/invite/viewInvite.jsp?inviteId=SWJJVXNQVFOFTMANOGFQ

Enjoy great company and food at a dinner to raise funds for Spectrum Scholarships to strengthen the diversity in librarianship (see info. below).  We will also have a silent auction.  If you wish to contribute to the silent auction, please email lisuncg@gmail.com with information on the item and starting bid price.

Catering is from African Sister Food Services (owner Nsona Kayanda, a native of the Democratic of Congo, 375-9620) serving baked chicken, okra, jasmine rice and fried french beignets.

Dinner donation: $35.  Fundraising Goal: $500

Come join the fun!!!  Please RSVP by June 17, 2010.

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The Spectrum Presidential Initiative, a renewal of the association’s pledge to promote diversity. http://spectrum.ala.org/ Our goal is to raise $1 million so we can:

* Offer additional Spectrum Scholarships to MLIS students
* Strengthen the Spectrum Scholarship Endowment
* Build a foundation for recruitment and career development

Written by lisuncg

June 17, 2010 at 5:11 pm

Posted in Upcoming Events

UNCG LIS at ALA 2010 – Invitation and Volunteer Request

Dear UNCG LIS Community,

Please join us at the ALA 2010 Conference in Washington.  You are invited to an Alumni Reunion Reception and to visit with us at the Exhibits where we will be participating in the ALISE/LIS Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion and the ALISE/LIS Cooperative Education Pavilion, respectively.  See information below.

We would like to have volunteers at the booth and would welcome your participation.  The shifts are noted below.  Please write to Nancy Poole nkpoole at uncg.edu    if you can volunteer for one or more shifts.

ALISE/LIS Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion

Sunday, June 27, 2010, 5.30 pm – 7.30 pm at the Renaissance Mayflower Hotel

UNCG LIS is participating in the Cooperative Library and Information Studies Alumni Reunion hosted by ALISE.  The list of participating schools is at: http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=112732

ALISE/LIS Cooperative Education Pavilion

UNCG LIS will join ALISE and several of its member schools in hosting a booth in the exhibit hall. The exhibits will be held June 25-28, 2010 at the Washington Convention Center located at 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington DC.  The list of participating schools can be found at http://www.alise.org/mc/page.do?sitePageId=112732

Exhibit Volunteer Hours/Booth Time Slots

Friday, June 25
5:15pm – 7:30pm

Saturday, June26
9:00am -11:00am
11:00am -1:00pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Sunday, June 27
9:00am -11:00am
11:00am -1:00pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 5:00pm

Monday, June 28
9:00am -11:00am
11:00am -1:00pm
1:00pm – 3:00pm
3:00pm – 4:00pm

I look forward to meeting and seeing many of you.

Sincerely,

Clara M. Chu
Chair and Professor
UNCG LIS

Written by lisuncg

June 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm