President: Amy Harris
Vice President: Kathy Shields
Treasurer: Erin Sapienza
Communications Director: Lynda Kellam
Assistant Communications Director: Lara Crews
Secretary: Mendy Ozan
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Jim Carmichael, Professor
If you are a UNCG LIS alumnus, we invite you to serve as an Ambassador to represent the department in recruitment and other events in person or virtually. An Ambassador will be asked to share with potential students and other audiences your experiences and knowledge of our program.
Please fill out this form to participate.
The Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement is presented annually by the UNCG-LIS Alumni Association to a graduate of the UNCG Department of Library and Information Studies who has made significant contributions to libraries, library users, and Information Studies. The award honors former faculty member Dr. Bea Kovacs and recognizes individuals whose service to community and career achievements reflect those exemplified by Dr. Kovacs. Among these achievements are:
The Kovacs Award carries on a tradition which originated with the UNCG-LIS Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumna / Alumnus Award. The award was officially renamed during ceremonies honoring Dr. Kovacs at the alumni luncheon on April 21, 2007.
Recipients of the award:
Beta Phi Mu was founded in 1948 by a group of leading librarians and library educators to recognize and encourage scholastic achievement among library and information studies students. The motto, Aliis inserviendo consumor, meaning “Consumed in the service of others” was selected by the founders based on the concept of dedication of librarians and other information professionals to the service of others. Eligibility for membership in Beta Phi Mu is by invitation of the faculty from an American Library Association accredited professional degree program. Please visit the Beta Phi Mu webpage for more information about the organization.
The UNCG LIS department is the Beta Beta Zeta Chapter of Beta Phi Mu.