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School of Education - Library and Information Studies


LISAA Executive Board 2013-2014

President: Katie O’Connor
Vice President: Jake Ellis
Secretary: Chanda Green
Treasurer: Sophie Kranz
Communications Manager: Robert Manzo
Social Media Manager: Ellen Stevens
Faculty Liaison: Dr. Jim Carmichael, Professor

Alumni News

Alumni Ambassador Form

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.

Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement

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:

  • Exceptional service to the users of libraries and school media centers
  • Innovative and creative leadership that benefits colleagues, institutions, and professional organizations
  • Scholarly excellence in research and publication
  • Excellence in the education and mentoring of future librarians

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:

  • Susan Sharpless Smith
  • Carol Stanley
  • Wanda Brown
  • Wilma Bates
  • Frances Bradburn
  • Mary Kit Dunn
  • Judy LeCroy
  • Sue Spencer
  • Lou Sua

Beta Phi Mu

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.

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