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LIS Career Night – Thursday, October 15th

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This semester’s Career Night will be Thursday 10/15 in Stone 186 (Greensboro) and in Fretwell 126 (Charlotte). It will be moderated by Dr. Richard Monitz and there will be an introduction by Dr. Chu.


5-5:30 Reception at both locations

5:30-6:30 Panel Discussion

6:30-7:00 Networking at each location.


  • Fredericka Bryant, of Wachovia
  • David Bryden, Director of Library Services at High Point University
  • Cathy DuPre, School Library Media Specialist
  • Jennifer Evans, of ITT Tech and Metrolina Library Association
  • Martin House, of The Public Library of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County
  • Lynda Kellam, Data Services & Government Information Librarian at Jackson Library
  • Pete Turner, School Library Media

Questions to be Covered:

  • What do you currently do in your position?
  • What has been your career path since leaving library school?
  • Advice for emerging librarian and information professionals, especially in terms of skills they should be learning in library school.
  • Predictions about the future developments in the library field
  • What do you do to stay current in the field?
  • What kinds of networking do you do as a professional?
  • What kinds of things could I do that I might not be thinking about as I finish my degree (e.g. write a paper for publication, volunteer at a library to get experience, etc.)?

There will be time for your own personal questions and networking. Look forward to seeing you there!

If you have any questions please contact Dr. Barbara Feldman at, Dr. Anthony Chow at, or Margaret Smith at


Written by Sup

October 13, 2009 at 4:20 am

Mentoring Program: Lauren Pressley

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The LIS department is happy to announce our third and final facebook mentor for Spring 2009, Lauren Pressley. She is the Instructional Design Librarian at Wake Forest University. She has worked in libraries since 2003, and earned her MLIS from the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in 2007. She is active in the American Library Association, Library and Information Technology Association, and the Association of College and Research Libraries. She regularly presents and writes on issues of education and technology. This summer her book, So You Want to be a Librarian, will be published by Litwin Books. She was a member of the 2008 ALA Emerging Leaders class and was named a Library Journal Mover & Shaker in 2009. Her website is

Click here for more information about the mentoring program.

Written by Sup

April 9, 2009 at 10:20 pm

Mentoring Program Continues

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UNC Greensboro’s LIS department is happy to continue this semester’s Facebook mentoring with Joyce Weaver, who will be answering questions from Monday March 30th- Friday April 10th.

Joyce Weaver is Librarian for The Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC. Since she took the position in 2004, the library has received an IMLS Grant for library automation, an NEH grant for conservation assessment of special collections, an Art:21 grant for contemporary art programming in partnership with Queens University Library and an Epson America grant for a professional large-format scanner. She implemented and maintains the library’s special exhibition resource wiki, the Mint Wiki which averages over 1500 visits a month from 68 countries and is being featured in a book about resources for small museums.

Joyce graduated from the UNCG LIS program in 2001 She also serves as Treasurer of the Museums, Arts and Humanities Division of the Special Libraries Association and on the Advisory Board for the School of Library and Information Studies at UNCG. She lives with her partner, John, 3 cats and Stanley, the dog. She enjoys riding her Townie bike and doing embroidery.

Click here for more information on on the mentoring program.

Written by David

March 30, 2009 at 4:46 pm