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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. This event was held in support of the Spectrum Presidential Initiative, a renewal of the association’s pledge to promote diversity.

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

iDEAL Summit Coming November 9th

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On November 9, 2009, the Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) is holding a town hall meeting, the Information, Diversity, Engagement, Access and Libraries Summit (iDEALS), to bring together LIS students, faculty, staff and alumni, the regional professional community and other stakeholders to discuss and work on how we address information, diversity, engagement, access and libraries (iDEAL) in our education, research, practice and community.

Click here for more information.

Written by Sup

October 8, 2009 at 11:11 pm

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Welcome, 2009 ACE Scholars

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UNCG is proud to welcome the first cohort of ACE Scholars within the Department of Library and Information Studies. With the goal of increasing the number of culturally diverse librarians in adademic libraries, UNCG instituted the Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars Program in 2009. Using a generous grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services’ Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian Program, we have recruited twelve students from under represented communities into a two-year MLIS degree program.

Meet the 2009 ACE Scholars cohort.

Written by Sup

September 21, 2009 at 10:15 pm