Adjuncts & Visiting Scholars
Sonia Archer-Capuzzo holds an MLIS and a DMA (in Clarinet Performance, with a minor in Ethnomusicology) from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG). She is a part-time cataloger at the UNCG Jackson Library, where she works with a variety of materials and projects, especially those related to music and the library’s Cello Collection (http://library.uncg.edu/info/depts/scua/collections/cello/). During the Spring 2014 semester, she will teach Cataloging and Classification for UNCG’s LIS Department.
An active researcher, Sonia has presented papers and posters at a number of conferences, including those hosted by the Southeast Music Library Association, North Carolina Library Association, and International Clarinet Association. She recently published an article in Music Research Services Quarterly. Additionally, she has begun to provide Resource Description and Access (RDA) training, including a webinar sponsored by NCLA and a workshop at SEMLA. She has taught Music Librarianship courses online for UNCG and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
In addition to her current work as a cataloger and professor, Sonia also works as a Writing Coach for the online MBA program at the University of Maryland University College. Prior to becoming a librarian, Sonia worked as a professional musician and music teacher in Texas and North Carolina. She also spent two years as the Executive Director of a nonprofit concert series based in Greensboro, managing most aspects of the organization’s activities. Sonia lives in Greensboro with her husband, a professor at UNCG, and their two corgis.
Steve is the UNCG Business Librarian. He began working in Jackson Library in April 2001 and was awarded tenure in 2007. Steve is a co-founder of Business Librarianship in North Carolina (BLINC), a member of ALA’s BRASS, and a Carolina Consortium negotiator. He co-teaches MKT 426: International Marketing and ENT 300: Feasibility Analysis. His blog is http://liaisonlife.wordpress.com/.
As a Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship Education, Steve is teaching LIS 530: Researching Opportunities in Entrepreneurship & Economic Development.
He came to UNCG from Duke University, where he served as the Digital Services Librarian and business specialist in Perkins Library. Before that, he was a librarian at Davenport College (now University) of Business in Holland, Michigan. Steve earned a BA in Medieval and Renaissance Studies from the University of Michigan in 1991, and a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill in 1994.
Starting in 2007, Mr. Crumpton has served as the Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at UNCG Libraries, where he was awarded tenure in 2013.
His professional experience in the field of librarianship follows a 22-year successful retail management career, which provided experience in managing sales and profit performance, human resource development, and a wide variety of operational issues in the pursuit of achieving goals and advancement. More recent emphasis has been placed on teaching and research activities, library administrative development, and skills needed to complement emerging trends within library service and operations.
Mr. Crumpton received his Masters of Library Science from the University of Kentucky in 2003. Prior to that, he received a BS in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida. Since receiving his MLIS, he has also obtained his North Carolina State Public Librarian Certification, his Senior Professional Human Resource Certification, and his Community College Teaching Certificate (North Carolina State University). Additionally, Mr. Crumpton has completed the UNCG Essential Supervisor Program.
Chris’s interests include surviving his doctoral program; reading; playing World of Warcraft, Starcraft II, and way too many other video games; and traveling and exploring new places.
Jennifer received her undergraduate degree in History, with a concentration in Medieval Studies, from the University of Wisconsin – Madison in 2003. After a year working in retail, she went on to get a dual master’s degree in History and Library and Information Science from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. While in graduate school Jennifer worked at the Harley Davidson Corporate Archives where she gained an extensive knowledge of motorcycle history. She has been at UNCG since 2008, working at the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives. In 2013, Jennifer became the Manuscripts Archives Librarian here at UNCG and is charge of special collections, rare books, and manuscript materials. As all good librarians do, Jennifer enjoys reading in her free time.
Karen Perry holds a BA in Intermediate Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a master’s degree in Library Science, also from UNC. A National Board Certified Teacher in Library Media, Karen is interested in instructional technology and in children’s literature. She has served as an adjunct instructor in both areas for Old Dominion University. She has taught both LIS654 and LIS692 for the LIS Department here at UNCG.
Currently Karen writes a monthly book review column that appears in the Greensboro News and Record and reviews audio books for Library Journal. She is serving her first year of a two-year ALA appointment to the YALSA Great Graphic Novels Committee. Karen also supports the North Carolina Battle of the Book program by volunteering as an official with local, regional, and state competitions.
During the Spring 2014 semester, Karen will supervise LIS students who are completing school library certification with the practicum experience.
Kathy Shields currently serves as the Head of Reference and Instructional Services at High Point University in High Point, NC. She received a BA in English from Mississippi State University and an MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Her research interests include information literacy, emerging technologies, facilitating interdisciplinary research, and faculty-librarian partnerships. She is the current president of the UNCG LIS Alumni Association and is also a volunteer with BOOKMARKS, a literary arts nonprofit based in Winston-Salem.