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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 valdosta.edu> to the UNCG community.

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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. http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/
Directions: http://weatherspoon.uncg.edu/museum_info/directions.asp
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 http://www.uncg.edu/soe/news/graduation.html.
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 cpfelts@uncg.edu

Best,
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

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

Invitation to Town Hall Meetings in Charlotte and Greensboro Campuses

Dear LIS Community,

I am writing to invite you to the two town hall meetings being held by the Department of Library and Information Studies during Spring 2010 semester for two different audiences.  The Charlotte campus town hall is open to ALL and it is an opportunity to meet with me and our faculty, hear updates about the department and news from LIS community members, and an opportunity for dialogue in a Q&A session.  The Greensboro campus town hall is for STUDENTS ONLY to have a conversation with me regarding any issues.  See details below or flyers attached.

Charlotte LIS Town Hall, 3/18/2010, 4:45-6:30 pm.  Location: UNCC, Fretwell Bldg, room 113. Click here for flyer
Program:
4:45-5:15 pm Informal meet and greet
5:15-6:30 pm Town Hall (Welcome and introductions, Message from the Welcome and introductions
»    Clara M. Chu, Department Chair: Report (Master’s program review, COA, etc.)
»    Beth F. Williams, Distance Education Librarian: “Library Services for LIS education in Charlotte”
»    Bryant McEntire, School Library Media Specialist: “International Schools: Your MLIS Degree Will Travel”
»    Richard Moniz, Adjunct Professor and Library Director, Book Presentation: “Practical and Effective Management of Libraries: General Management Theory, Integrating Case Studies and Self-Understanding” (Chandos Publishing 2010)
»    Q&A

Greensboro LIS Student Town Hall, 3/29/2010, 4:00-5:15 pm.  Location: Curry Building, MacDonald Room (#231). Click here for flyer Participants: students only.  A conversation with Department Chair Clara M. Chu.  Information will be forthcoming about teleconferencing.

Please address questions to Barbara Feldman bffeld@comporium.net or Cindy Felts cpfelts@uncg.edu (336) 334-3477.

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 9:26 am