The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

School of Education - Library and Information Studies

Faculty & Staff

The Library and Information Studies faculty continues to impact the field through their scholarly publications, service, and grant awards.

Dr. Lee Shiflett

Interim Chair
(336) 334-3481
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Office hours:  Thursday 12 – 4 and by appointment

Ph.D., Library Science, Florida State University
MLS Rutgers University
BAE (English/Education) University of Florida

Research Interests: History of libraries and publishing.


Dr. Anne Akers

(336) 334-3477
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Office hours:  Tuesday 2 – 4 and by appointment

Ph.D. Curriculum & Instruction, North Carolina State University
MLS Library Science, Eastern Carolina University
MA History, Virginia Tech
BA History & Journalism, University of Richmond

Research Interests: Reader response, Motivation, Active learning, YAL and Children’s literature, Content area reading, Instructional technology and literacy.


Dr. Nora BirdDr. Nora Bird

(336) 256-1313
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Ph. D. Rutgers University School of Communication, Information and Library Studies
MS in Library and Information Science, Simmons College
BA, Biology, cum laude, Boston University

Research Interests: Community college librarianship, E-learning, Information use, Digital libraries, LIS pedagogy.


Dr. Jim Carmichael

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Office hours:  Monday 3 – 5 or by appointment

Ph.D., Information and Library Science, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
MLS, Masters of Librarianship, Emory University
BA, French, Emory University.

Research interests: Library history, especially Southern libraries, Gender issues


Dr. Anthony Chow

(336) 303-8786
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Office hours:  Friday 11 – 1 or by appointment

Ph.D. Instructional Systems, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
M.S. Educational Psychology, Learning & Cognition, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL
B.A. Developmental Psychology (Cum Laude), Philosophy minor, San Francisco State

Research Interests: Current and emerging library technologies, Library leadership and management, Library advocacy and outreach, Data analytics and informatics, Web design and usability, Educational technology and online learning, Educational informatics, Technology and identity formation.


Dr. Linda Gann

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Ph.D., Educational Leadership and Policy Studies, University of Oklahoma

MLIS, University of Oklahoma
BS, University of Oklahoma

Research Interests: National school library standards, Young adult literature (Dystopian literature), Children’s picture books, E-readers and e-reading for children and young adults.


Dr. Julia Hersberger

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Ph.D., Information Science, Indiana University

MLS, Library Science, Indiana University
BA, Spanish and Portuguese, Indiana University

Research Interests: Information behavior, Resilience theory, Virtual communities, Social networking.


Rebecca MorrisDr. Rebecca Morris

(336) 334-3477

Office hours:  Tuesdays, 5:30-6:30; Wednesdays,  4:30-5:30; and by appointment.

Doctor of Philosophy in Library and Information Science, 2011
University of Pittsburgh, School of Information Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA

Research Interests:  School Libraries and Educational Preparation of School Librarians; Digital Storytelling and 21st Century Skills in K-12 schools/libraries; Children’s and Young Adult: Resources, Information Seeking, & Information Literacy.

School Library Monthly Blog (I’m the “official” blogger):


Dr. Fatih Oguz

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Office hours:  Tuesday 2 – 4 and by appointment

Ph.D., Information Science, University of North Texas
MBA, The Institute of Social Sciences, Yeditepe University, Istanbul
BS in Chemistry, Bogazici University, Istanbul

Research Interests: Information access, Digital libraries, Online education, Bibliometrics.


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