The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

School of Education - Library and Information Studies

Career Day is September 21st!


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Where:  The UNCG School Of Education and Virtually

If you are attending on campus the event will be in the School of Education Building and there will be signs directing you to the event space

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When:  Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM

Panelists:  Corporate, Special, Public, Academic…to name a few


9:00 – 9:30  –  Registration
9:30 – 10:00 –  Practicums, Clothes, What do I need to know?
10:00 – 11:20 – Career Panel
11:30 – 12:30 – Tips for the job search


Mike Crumpton Michael Crumpton
Assistant Dean for Administrative Services,
UNC Greensboro

Mike oversees administration of budgets, human resources and facilities; organizes and addresses space and remodeling issues. He is the former Director of Library Services for Wake Tech Community College and Access Services Manager at the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County. He is certified as a Senior Human Resources Professional and also holds a graduate certificate in Adult Teaching. His published works includes a monograph; “Handbook for Community College Librarians”, Library Unlimited, 2013, as well as several other chapters and articles not currently in the institutional repository.

Patrick Fitzgerald Patrick Fitzgerald
Director, Harnett County Public Library

Patrick Fitzgerald grew up in Allentown, Pennsylvania. After traveling and livng in Philadelphia for a time, he moved to Georgia for twelve years. His first job in libraries was as a Student Assistsant at Georgia State Univeristy, where he received his B.A. in Religious Studies in 2000. Since starting in public libraries in 2004, he has held several positions including Library Assistant, Circulation Manager, Nonprofit Coordinator, Branch manager with two different organizations, the world’s shortest stint as a Children’s Librarian, and Director, not in that order. He moved to Greensboro, North Carolina in 2007 to pursue his MLIS which he completed in December 2010. He has served as the Director of Harnett County Public Library since February of 2013, fulfilling his dream of an office space with windows receiving natural light. He has two children, as well as an international student he is hosting for the year, and a puppy, and therefore has no hobbies.

 Heather-Hans-245x300 Heather Hans
Learning Commons Librarian,
High Point University

Heather Hans graduated with her MLIS from UNCG in May 2013. To keep things interesting, she started her first full-time library job the month before, in April, as an embedded librarian at High Point University, where she does a variety of tasks ranging from reference to liaison work to social media and communications.  This summer she led the redesign of HPU Libraries’ website, and this fall she is learning to teach library instruction for the first time.  Her interests include user experience, library advocacy, international librarianship, and instructional design. Heather is excited to take part in the Recent Grads panel and hopes that she can impart some wisdom on the ever-challenging (but possible!) process of getting your first library job.

 joli_2 Joli McClelland
Digital Learning Librarian,
Queens University of Charlotte

Joli Barham McClelland holds a Masters in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and a Masters of English from The University of North Carolina at Charlotte.  She currently serves as Digital Learning Librarian at Everett Library, Queens University of Charlotte and is President of the Metrolina Library Association for 2012-2013.  Outside of librarianship, Joli has two amazing children, writes on and reads extensively in the field of children’s literature, especially young adult fantasy literature, and is obsessed with all things Sherlock Holmes.

 Mendy Ozan Mendy Ozan
Health and Human Services Librarian,
UNC Charlotte
Mendy Ozan is a 2011 graduate of the UNCG LIS program. She has worked in academic libraries and most recently in a medical library. Before becoming a librarian she worked in publishing. Mendy is currently the Health and Human Services Librarian at UNC-Charlotte.
 Gerald Ward serious Gerald Ward
Operations Manager,
Digital Conversions Solutions and RecordSave

These two divisions of the HF Group are focused on (1) digitization and reformatting bound and loose items and (2) the conservation, stabilization, and reformatting of government records and the town and county levels. Prior to his current position, he was Senior Conservator and Conservation Manager for Etherington Conservation Services – Midwest (also a division of the HF Group), located in North Manchester, Indiana, a position that he accepted shortly after graduating from UNCG’s MLIS program in 2007 with a focus in Academic Libraries. Gerald has worked with the HF Group since graduating with a BA in English from UNCG in 2005.His current areas of focus are conservation theory and practice, preservation administration, rare book restoration, the history of books and paper, and digital reformatting technologies.

 Ben Wolf Pic Ben Wolf
Knowledge Management Researcher,
Charles Aris Inc.

Ben Wolf is a 2010 alumnus of the UNCG LIS program who now works as a Knowledge Management Researcher at Charles Aris Inc in downtown Greensboro.  He conducts most of his industry research in Chemicals, Industrial and Technology.  Prior to joining Charles Aris, Ben was the Evening Reference Librarian at High Point University.

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