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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.

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.

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

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


Competitive and commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Effective Date:
August 1, 2010


Written by lisuncg

June 17, 2010 at 5:14 pm

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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    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:

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

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.


Clara M. Chu
Chair and Professor

Written by lisuncg

June 17, 2010 at 5:00 pm

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

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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

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Events Planned to Mark 50th Anniversary of Woolworth Sit-Ins

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Fifty years ago, students from Woman’s College stood for change by sitting with peers from N.C. A&T State University and Bennett College to protest segregation at Woolworth’s lunch counter in downtown Greensboro.

More information is available at

Written by Ting Li

January 23, 2010 at 9:35 pm

Posted in Uncategorized