The MLIS program at UNCG has again been awarded a Laura Bush 21st Century Librarian grant! The grant will provide support to the Academic and Cultural Enrichment (ACE) Scholars program, which recruits and trains culturally diverse librarians. Read more about the grant here. Congratulations to principle investigators Dr. Nora Bird and Michael Crumpton, and to the LIS Department!
The UNCG LIS Department Graduation Celebration is set for Friday May 10, 2013. The event will take place from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in room 120 of the School of Education Building. There is no rehearsal and cap and gown are not required. Graduates should report to the back lobby of room 120 by 2:15 pm. Please note that this information is for the LIS department celebration only. The School of Education commencement information can be found here. Bring your friends and family and join your colleagues in celebrating this exciting achievement.
UNCG’s Department of Library and Information Studies http://lis.uncg.edu/ has moved up in the ranks of the new U.S. News & World Report 2014 edition of “Best Graduate Schools.” It is now #22, up from #29 (2009 ranking), of the U.S. master’s degree programs in library and information studies accredited by the American Library Association. The rankings, which were released March 12, 2013, will be featured in the “Best Graduate Schools 2014″ edition, available on April 9th. The rankings are based solely on the results of a fall 2012 survey sent to the dean of each program, the program director, and a senior faculty member in each program.
The CDLC Fellowship Committee selected a proposal by LIS professors Dr. Clara Chu, Dr. Nora Bird, and Dr. Fatih Oguz entitled “Preserving Montagnard Refugee Cultural Heritage through Intergenerational Dialogue” as one of the four to be funded for 2013 in the amount of $3,000. This proposal seeks to understand and preserve the cultural heritage of a unique language community by collecting oral history from community elders and facilitating the intergenerational transmission of cultural priorities among the Montagnard population in North Carolina and beyond.
Are you interested in an online practicum, embedded librarianship, information literacy, community colleges and gaining real-world work experience? This is the project for you! The Central Piedmont Community College Library and the UNCG LIS Department are working together to offer this incredible practicum opportunity. CPCC will provide training and mentor you through your embedded librarian experience as you interact in a CPCC course. This is a competitive opportunity so get your application in now! Check out the video below and visit Embedded Extension Service website to apply.
Please join us for the UNCG LIS Alumni Luncheon! This is a great networking opportunity!
That’s right! The event you wait for all year long is coming up this Saturday! This year’s luncheon will be held on March 23, 2013 at 12:00pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the UNCG Alumni House. This year the Cora Paul Bomar lecture on Librarianship will be delivered by Susan Sharpless Smith. You can read an interview with her here. We will also be presenting the Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement to this year’s deserving alumnus. Alumni, family, friends, and LIS faculty and students are all welcome to attend!