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Archive for May 2010

Welcome to Assistant Professor Fatih Oguz

The Department of Library and Information Studies at the University of North Carolina (UNCG) is honored to announce the addition of Dr. Fatih Oguz to our faculty as an Assistant Professor, beginning in August 2010. He will have primary teaching responsibilities in the area of information technologies. Dr. Oguz received his Ph.D. in Information Science from the University of North Texas in 2007 and holds an M.B.A. from Yeditepe University in Turkey. His doctoral research focused on the impact of communities of practice as informal communication mechanisms on technology adoption decisions in digital libraries. He has served as an Assistant Professor in the Master of Library and Information Science Program at Valdosta State University since 2006. His current research is in the areas of diffusion of innovations, communities of practice, digital libraries, information architecture, Web 2.0 technologies, and XML-based Web services. He has presented his research in national and international conferences.

Dr. Oguz has presented his research at ASIS&T, other national and international conferences. He is a recipient of several grants. He currently represents Valdosta State University in a 3-year Institute of Museum and Library Services Grant ($857,005): The GALILEO Knowledge Repository: Advancing the Access and Management of Scholarly Digital Content. This project is a statewide initiative with institutions, including the University of Georgia, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State University to build, test, and launch a replicable collaborative institutional repository model. The LIS faculty and the faculty of the other departments of the School of Education at UNCG enthusiastically welcome Fatih Oguz <foguz at> to the UNCG community.


Written by lisuncg

May 14, 2010 at 9:05 am

Posted in Uncategorized

2010 Spring Graduation Celebration, Friday, May 14th, 2:30-4:00 pm

Dear LIS Community,

I wish to congratulate the Spring 2010 LIS Graduates and invite graduates, faculty, staff, family and friends to attend the Spring Commencement Celebration which will be held Friday, May 14th, 2:30-4:00 at the Weatherspoon Museum.
PARKING is located behind the building.

The LIS Celebration will be held between the general university commencement which takes place in the morning and the School of Education Diploma Recognition Ceremony which will take place at 6 pm
Please come dressed in your cap and gown or in business formal for the cake and punch reception, where we will have the opportunity to recognize the graduates, have photos taken, and have the UNCG community meet the graduates family and friends.

No RSVP needed. If you have any questions, please contact Cindy Felts

Clara M. Chu, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor

Written by lisuncg

May 14, 2010 at 8:55 am

Posted in Uncategorized

Congratulations to Andrea L. Bottoms, recipient of a REACH 21 Institute Scholarship

Andrea L. Bottoms has been selected as one of 20 REACH 21 Institute Scholarship recipients.  As a recipient, she will receive support (including travel within the U.S. and Canada, lodging and meals up to $1,500) to attend the upcoming 2010 Spectrum Leadership Institute June 23-25, 2010 in Washington, DC.  The REACH 21: Preparing the Next Generation of Librarians for Leadership project is funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

The Institute brings together LIS students and graduates from across the country to network, learn models of cross-cultural leadership, reaffirm professional values grounded in service to diverse communities, develop career skills and connect with a wide-range of leaders and potential mentors. It is designed to empower participants to attain and retain positions of leadership, thereby ensuring the quality and validity of library and information science for our increasingly diverse population of users.

Written by Ting Li

May 4, 2010 at 6:01 pm

Posted in Department News