Alumni Luncheon 2013!

That’s right! The event you wait for all year long is coming up in just a few weeks! This year’s luncheon will be held on March 23, 2013 @ 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. 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!

Our speaker this year: Susan Sharpless Smith is Associate Dean at Z. Smith Reynolds Library, Wake Forest University.  Her responsibilities there include strategic planning, budgeting/financial management, building renovation projects, digital initiatives, grants and special projects. Prior to transitioning into academic librarianship in 1996, she worked in both special and public library environments.  Smith started her career in the Charlotte Observer library, then worked at the Public Library of Charlotte & Mecklenburg County – first in the North Carolina Room and then helped create the original “Virtual Library”. Smith received a master’s degree in library and information studies from University of North Carolina-Greensboro (UNCG) and a master’s degree in educational technology leadership from George Washington University. She received the 2008 Association of College and Research Libraries Instruction Section (ACRL IS) Innovation award and was the recipient of UNCG LIS’s  2011 Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement . The third edition of her monograph Web-Based Instruction: A Guide for Libraries (ALA Editions) was published in 2010.

Tickets are $25 for alumni (and other non-students) and $15 for current LIS students. Please RSVP to We hope you will join us on March 23!

Check out some of the highlights from past luncheons are here and here.

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