The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

School of Education - Library and Information Studies

New/Current Students

 

Mentoring

 

Mission/Goal

The Professional Mentoring Program of the LIS Department encourages students to utilize LinkedIn to connect outside the academic environment with professionals working in the field to learn first-hand what it actually means to be successful as a library and information studies professional. and to begin to establish and understand the value of professional networks and personal learning communities (PLCs) .

Participation

Participation is completely voluntary.

Suggested Steps to Finding a Mentor:

If you’d like to participate, start by creating a professional profile in LinkedIn and then link to LIS UNCG.

Using the UNCG LIS connections, you can begin looking for people whose strengths and experiences relate to your interests.  Take some time to research people you think may be potential mentors.  The more you learn about them, the stronger and easier the connection will be.

When you have found someone that you think you would like to have as a mentor, connect with him/her professionally.  Write a succinct but personal note that is complementary of his/her accomplishments, explains your graduate status including your career interests, and enlists his/her support as a mentor.  Be brief, to the point, and grateful for his or her time and consideration.

If your potential mentor is interested, you will want to come to a mutual decision on time commitments, methods of, and frequency of communication.  For the relationship to work, you will need to be thoughtful and appreciative of the time and efforts of your mentor and you will need to initiate and continue to promote the relationship by your questions and interest.

 

 

 

 

 

LISSA

The Library and Information Studies Student Association (LISSA) is the student chapter of ALA at UNCG.
As a member of LISSA, you’ll get to take part in professional development activities, meet fellow students and librarians, volunteer in the community, and enjoy fun social events. Membership looks great on your resume. And we have t-shirts!

For further information on events and membership, please visit: http://lissaland.wordpress.com

President: Robert Manzo

Vice President: Ingrid Ann Johnston

Secretary: Laura Brown

Social Media Manager:  Lara Patterson

 

LISSA Membership Form

LISSA Constitution and Bylaws

 


Progressive Librarians Guild (PLG) Student Chapter

We are the Progressive Library Guild Student Chapter of UNCG. We aim to create a platform for critical discourse about the intersection of libraries, politics, and culture. We affirm librarianship is activism. Collectively we are interested in examining the library/information field through a social justice lens, both examining and eradicating oppression. UNCG PLG is committed to providing access to a diversity of materials, alternative media, equitable distribution, and free flow of information. We are invested in becoming culturally competent librarians and information workers. UNCG PLG members are aware it is only through collaboration, community-building, and education can we truly be socially responsible and be a catalyst for social change.

President: April Parker

Vice President: Rachel Smith

Secretary: Devon Stokes

Treasurer: Angela Carter

PLG Membership Form

PLG Facebook Page

Registering for the Capstone Class

Before registering for the Capstone class, a student at the end of his or her program should submit a completed, signed final plan of study (based on either the general MLIS concentration or the school library concentration) to his or her advisor, who will verify that the student has completed all program coursework, will approve the document, and will forward it to the LIS department administrative assistant, who will then register the student for the class.  For any classes the student will be taking in the same semester as the Capstone, s/he should indicate “in process” on the plan of study.

Guidelines and Rubric for the Capstone may be found here:  Capstone_Guidelines_and_Rubric (fall 2013 upd)

The Approved Final Plans of Study for MLIS students and MLIS students following the school library concentration may be found on the department’s website under forms here:  http://lis.uncg.edu/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/MLIS_Plan_of_Study_08032012.

For students pursuing school library licensure, here are the UNCG LIS Department Student Outcomes Correlated with AASL Standards:  LIS Student Outcomes Correlated with AASL Standards

Sample Capstone Portfolios

The Capstone Portfolio is traditionally produced in the last semester of a student’s degree program through a one-credit course (LIS 698). The portfolio serves as a way to demonstrate achievements in coursework while preparing students for the job search process and giving them a tangible record of their work and professional experience. The following links are meant to serve as examples, as portfolio requirements change and evolve based on the curriculum and the student’s particular interests and experiences.

The Capstone Portfolio is traditionally produced in the last semester of a student’s degree program through a one-credit course (LIS 698). The portfolio serves as a way to demonstrate achievements in coursework while preparing students for the job search process and giving them a tangible record of their work and professional experience. The following links are meant to serve as examples, as portfolio requirements change and evolve based on the curriculum and the student’s particular interests and experiences.

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