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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

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

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

LIS Alumni Luncheon May 1st – “Sponsor a Graduate”

Dear LIS Community,

The UNCG LIS Alumni Association is proud to start the new tradition of “Sponsor a Graduate to the LIS Alumni Luncheon” and the LIS faculty are happy to participate in sponsoring an LIS graduate of August 2009, December 2009 and May 2010.  LIS alumni and friends are invited to sponsor one or more 2009-10 UNCG LIS graduates ($10/ticket) to this year’s UNCG LIS Alumni Luncheon taking place Saturday, May 1st, in the Virginia Dare room at the Alumni House at UNC-Greensboro.

This year’s speaker, presenting the Cora Paul Bomar Lecture, will be Dr. David Cecelski, a lover of libraries and librarians, and an independent historian and writer on Southern history.  In his lecture, “Love in the Archives: the Search for Abraham Galloway”, Dr. Cecelski, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, recounts his journey through the nation’s archives and libraries to uncover the extraordinary story of a fugitive slave, Union spy, and African-American political leader.

Please join me at the luncheon and in sponsoring a graduate by contacting Jeff Stabnau at jeff.stabnau@syngenta.com or (336) 632-7570.  More information on the luncheon and alumni activities can be found below or at: http://uncglisaa.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/spring-2010-alumni-luncheon/

Best regards,
Clara M. Chu, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
349-C Curry Building, PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
336.334.3481, Email: cmchu@uncg.edu
Main office: 336.334.3477, fax: 336.334.5060

Written by Ting Li

April 5, 2010 at 3:30 pm

LIS Alumni Luncheon May 1st – Invitation to all and Complimentary ticket to 2009-10 Graduates

TO: LIS Graduates of August 2009, December 2009 and May 2010

The UNCG LIS Alumni Association invites you to attend the UNCG LIS Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, May 1st, in the Virginia Dare room at the Alumni House at UNC-Greensboro.  Your luncheon ticket is generously sponsored by the LIS faculty, alumni and friends who are participating in our “Sponsor a Graduate to the LIS Alumni Luncheon” initiative.

This year’s speaker, presenting the Cora Paul Bomar Lecture, will be Dr. David Cecelski, a lover of libraries and librarians, and an independent historian and writer on Southern history.  In his lecture, “Love in the Archives: the Search for Abraham Galloway”, Dr. Cecelski, who received his Ph.D. from Harvard University, recounts his journey through the nation’s archives and libraries to uncover the extraordinary story of a fugitive slave, Union spy, and African-American political leader.

Please join us at the luncheon, to celebrate with fellow graduates and meet UNCG LIS alumni by sending an RSVP to Jeff Stabnau at jeff.stabnau@syngenta.comor (336) 632-7570.  Registration begins at 11:30 with the luncheon and business meeting at Noon. The menu will be an Italian Pasta Buffet, salad, breadsticks, tea, and tiramisu cake.  Should you wish to invite others, the cost of the luncheon is $25 per plate and $10 for current MLIS students, and tickets can be purchased from Jeff Stabnau. Free parking is available near the Alumni House and behind the Weatherspoon Art Gallery.  More information on the luncheon and alumni activities can be found below or at: http://uncglisaa.wordpress.com/2010/03/08/spring-2010-alumni-luncheon/

Written by Ting Li

April 5, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Invitation to Participate in Focus Groups – Charlotte and Grensboro Campuses

The UNCG Department of Library and Information Studies is preparing for re-accreditation by the American Library Association in Spring 2011 and is in the process of strategic planning.  To inform this work it is conducting focus groups of adjunct faculty, students, alumni and employers/practicum supervisors.  We are interested in hearing about your experiences, perspectives and suggestions for change in a small group discussion setting.  We encourage your participation and welcome your input! Please address questions to Mimi Smith-DeCoster mrsmithd@uncg.edu or Cindy Felts cpfelts@uncg.edu (336) 334-3477.

Participation by students, alumni and employers/practicum supervisors is welcome and up to 24 may sign up for each session type by clicking on the Doodle link next to the session listed.  The focus groups are scheduled on the following dates:

Charlotte Campus Focus Groups

3/25/2010, 3:00-4:30 pm – Charlotte Adjunct Faculty Focus Group.  Location: UNCC.

3/25/2010, 4:45-6:00 pm – Charlotte Students Focus Group (max. 24 participants).  Location: UNCC.  Doodle link: http://doodle.com/wfsmi48rxzv8kfbz

4/1/2010, 3-4:30 pm – Charlotte LIS Employers/Practicum Supervisors Focus Group (max. 24 participants). Location TBA.  Doodle link: http://doodle.com/dyub7r6dbay4gkpm


4/1/2010, 6:30-7:45 pm – Charlotte LIS Alumni Focus Group (max. 24 participants).  Location: TBA.  Doodle link: http://doodle.com/b92rrstcpim6bc8t

Greensboro Campus Focus Groups

3/30/2010, 3:30-5 pm – Greensboro LIS Employers/Practicum Supervisors Focus Group (max. 24 participants).  Location: Curry Building, MacDonald Room (#231).  Doodle link: http://doodle.com/7g3ecwux8nsciysf

4/5/2010, 4:00-5:15 pm – LIS Students Focus Group (max. 24 participants).  Location: Curry Building, MacDonald Room (#231).  Doodle link: http://doodle.com/thxsfhpwhawedbuc

4/7/2010, 5:30-7:00 pm – Greensboro LIS Alumni Focus Group (max. 24 participants).  Location: Curry Building, MacDonald Room (#231).  Doodle link:http://doodle.com/9u67p28zd6ydpwnq

To be scheduled: 3/31, 4/6 or 4/7, 3:30-5:00 pm – LIS Adjuncts.  Location: Curry Building, MacDonald Room (#231).  Doodle link: http://doodle.com/6xu6gt84afebyktw

Sincerely,

Clara M. Chu, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
349-C Curry Building, PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
336.334.3481, Email: cmchu@uncg.edu
Main office: 336.334.3477, fax: 336.334.5060

Written by Ting Li

March 18, 2010 at 9:51 am