The University of North Carolina at Greensboro

School of Education - Library and Information Studies


The UNCG Department of Library and Information Studies (LIS) connects people, libraries, and information through research, teaching, and service to enrich living and working in a global environment.

In line with our mission, LIS is an intellectually rich, community-centered program leading future-oriented library and information education, innovation, and service. Six core values characterize our departmental culture and constitute the foundation for our actions: Advocacy, Authentic Practice, Collaboration, Creativity, Diversity and Inclusiveness, and Entrepreneurship.  These values direct our approach to our work and our initiatives. We invite you to:

  • Participate in iDEALS, an annual gathering of LIS students, faculty, staff, and alumni, the regional professional community, and other stakeholders to discuss and work on how we address a selected topic related to information, diversity, engagement, access, and libraries (iDEAL). Through the conference, participants consider how the selected topic affects LIS education, research, practice, and the communities served.
  • Gain a diverse and international perspective in the classroom with our diverse student body, some of whom are ACE Scholars, our international students, some of whom are iLEAD Fellows, and our international faculty, some of whom are visiting scholars or on faculty.
  • Connect theory to practice in the classroom with a practicum, and by talking with professional mentors.

Our program is a success due to our community approach and support.  We invite you to contribute your knowledge, time, and/or financial resources. We are counting on you, our community, to make the difference in our student’s education and our research.

At UNCG, we do something bigger altogether!


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