Meet-and-greet with Department Chair Clara M. Chu

UNCG LIS Students and Alumni are invited for a meet-and-greet with Department Chair Clara M. Chu who will be in Wilmington next week (see talk/info. session below). Please join her at Port City Java (21 N Front St, Wilmington, NC 28401; (910) 762-5282)

on Monday, March 10th, 5:30-7:00 pm

– Please rsvp to


You are invited to a talk hosted by UNCW’s Randall Library on “Visualizing the Library Education of the Future” and “An MLIS at UNCG: Online or Face2face” by Clara M. Chu,Chair and Professor

with MLIS graduates

Department of Library and Information Studies
UNCG School of Education

When: Tuesday, March 11, 2014; noon to 1 p.m.

Where: Randall Library’s Technology Enhanced Collaboration Space (TECS), Room 1045, UNC Wilmington, 601 South College Road, Wilmington, NC 28403

Directions & Parking: see

Light refreshments will be provided.


The library profession has experienced dramatic change in recent years and library education is likewise evolving. Some would describe change as a challenge and others as an opportunity.  This presentation will share trends and efforts in adapting library and information education and preparing the next generation of librarians.  It will also describe the MLIS program at UNCG which is preparing new librarians with a mindset and skills to provide information services to their diverse communities in 21st Century libraries.  More information at:


Dr. Clara M. Chu is Chair and Professor in the Department of Library and Information Studies at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.  Her research examines the information needs of diverse communities to shape information policy, technologies and services that enhance access to information for and by multicultural communities.  As a multilingual Peruvian-born, Chinese Canadian American, her transnational and ethnic minority experiences shape her worldview and the distinctive position from which she examines information issues, learns with students, and informs professional practice.    She is the President of the Association for Library and Information Science Education (ALISE) and is a Member of the Governing Board of the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA).


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