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Michael Crumpton Publishes

September 2nd, 2015

Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean of University Libraries has published Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries.

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Success for Recent Graduate Kelsey Cheshire

September 1st, 2015

Congratulations are in order for recent LIS grad Kelsey Cheshire, who has accepted a full-time position as the Behavioral Sciences Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. A graduate of the Spring 2015 class, Kelsey is starting her new job on October 1. Congratulations Kelsey! We are proud of you!

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Success for Recent Graduate Laura Brown

August 25th, 2015

Laura Brown photoCongratulations are in order for recent LIS grad Laura Brown, who has accepted a full-time position as the Adult Services Librarian at the Granville County Public Library.

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Dr. Lee Shiflett Publishes

August 20th, 2015

Interim Chair of the LIS department, Dr. Lee Shiflett has published William Terry Couch and the Politics of Academic Publishing (McFarland).  The book is a biography of William Terry Couch’s intellectual and editorial life, and his career in building one of the nation’s leading university presses.

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Librarian Gerald Holmes Receives Two Awards

August 20th, 2015

Gerald Holmes, Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator for the University Libraries has been honored with two awards. The General Alumni Association of UNC Chapel Hill has honored him with the Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award, which recognizes outstanding black alumni who have been stellar leaders within the university community and/or within their local community. He will formally receive the award on November 6.

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Dr. Rebecca Morris Publishes

August 20th, 2015

Dr. Rebecca Morris has published School Libraries and Student Learning: A Guide for School Leaders (Harvard Education Press). The book demonstrates how school leaders can strengthen and support quality school library programs for key learning outcomes, including interdisciplinary curricular content learning, critical thinking and inquiry, multiple literacies, personal growth and collaboration, and college and career readiness. Read more about the book here: Harvard Education Press

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Important Deadline Reminders – All LIS Students

August 17th, 2015

Hello all LIS Students!
I have two important deadline reminders that are coming up soon:

  1. Drop/add deadline is August 21 by 5pm EDT – if you have to drop/add a course it must be done by that deadline.  There is no financial penalty if you drop by this date. The next window to drop a course without receiving a WF grade is October 9.
  2. December Graduation application deadline is August 24 – You must apply for graduation by this date! This is an absolute deadline; I have had people hurt by failure to complete the application in time.
    Apply for graduation here

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Local History Project Featured in Greensboro News and Record

June 23rd, 2015

A local history project funded by an Institute for Museum and Library Services Spark grant and led by the University Libraries Digital Projects unit was featured on the front page of the Greensboro News and Record on Saturday, June 20, 2015. Stephen Catlett and LIS alumnus David Gwynn led the project that taught local youth at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA to digitize, organize, and describe local history contributed by community members. The celebration of the event featured the collection of more artifacts from the attendees.

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Alumnus Part of Award-winning Team

June 17th, 2015

Derek Long, ’13, reports that a project he worked on while at the State Archives of Florida, RadioFloridaMemory.com, has won the Archival Innovator Award from the Society of American Archivists. Derek, a trained sound engineer and history undergrad before entering the program, honed his skills in audio archiving by doing a practicum and an independent study at the Southern Folklife Collection at UNC Chapel Hill.

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