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. 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.
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.
M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
B.S., Biology, Duke University
Sarah is an adjunct instructor for LIS 688.05 Introduction to Science and Technology Information Sources. She worked as the Research & Instruction Librarian for Science at Wake Forest University for 11 years. She is currently active in the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Science & Technology Section (STS).
Carol holds an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, and a Ph.D. degree in Higher Education Leadership & Policies. She has been working as an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina, and as an adjunct at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro after her retirement from the library at Queens University of Charlotte. Her publications include two books of poetry: Kaleidoscope, A Way of Seeing (2011), and Rosy Cellophane: A Book of Writings Inspired by a Journey in Search of Love and Understanding (2007).
Ph.D., Educational Research and Policy Analysis, North Carolina State University, expected 2014
M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
M.A., English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
B.A., English, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Research Interests: Adult interactions with science and technology, Informal learning, Public pedagogy.
Ed.D., Higher Education Administration, Florida International University
M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of Rhode Island
M.A., History, Rhode Island College
Richard has served as a library director for 17 years at Johnson & Wales University. He has also been a UNCG LIS instructor for 7 years (also have taught undergraduate computer, government, and history classes at JWU). His latest books published by ALA include: Fundamentals for the Academic Liaison (2014), and The Personal Librarian: Enhancing the Student Experience (2014).
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.
Liladhar is the Head of International Exchanges at Berkeley Library at the University of California. He also serves as a librarian for Central Asian, East European and Slavic Studies, as well as for Armenian and Caucasus Studies.
Research Interests: Central and East European Émigré Literature and Periodicals, Community Archives, Information Organization and Access, Metadata interoperability, 19th century Ottoman-Caucasus Relations, National identity/-ies, and politics of culture, Collection development and Special Collections. Russian America, Archives and Libraries in the Eastern Europe.
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.
Ph.D. (Candidate: 2015), Interdisciplinary: Library and Information Science/ Education Studies; minor: Organization Theory (Sociology) University of North Carolina, Greensboro, NC
M.L.I.S., Library and Information Science, University of North Carolina, Greensboro
M.B.A., Finance & Strategy with Statistics minor, Florida State University
B.A., Experimental Psychology (Biopsychology/psychopharmacology) Eckerd College and Florida Atlantic University
Research Interests: Community formation, network analysis, institutional theory, organization identity, medieval manuscripts (Books of Hours), provenance research, and bibliographic analysis.
Teaching Interests: Project management, organization theory, management, interview and focus group techniques, ethnographic methods, social group analysis, institutional research, research methods, statistics, history of the book, digital libraries.
Fun: African drumming, hiking, cooking, winetasting, whitewater canoeing, and facilitating Jungian dream groups.
Work: University teaching (Strategic Management and LIS), corporate accounting /IT liaison, tech writer, small business consultant and trainer, fund-raising research for public library system (Carrboro Friends, OCPL), business reference (UNCG), special collections inventory, archival work , and initial cataloging for Latin manuscripts at Duke University’s Rubenstein Rare Books and Manuscripts Library. And of course the usual stuff like cashiering at grocery stores, bookkeeping for a piano restoration artist, schlepping phone books in the snow, wait-staffing at a truck stop, hauling cinderblocks and drafting floor plans for the building contractors in my family.
Lori has been the Director of UNCG Teaching Resources Center since 2010. She worked as a school librarian for 12 years. She received an MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2000.
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.