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 t_vang@uncg.edu

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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 https://library.uncw.edu/directions

Light refreshments will be provided.

Abstract:

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: lis.uncg.edu

Biography:

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). https://sites.google.com/a/uncg.edu/cmchu/

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UNCG Alumni Luncheon Ticket Prices!

This year’s luncheon will be held on Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the UNCG Alumni House. RSVP and ticket prices are available here: http://bit.ly/MuW87x

You also have the opportunity to sponsor the attendance of an upcoming graduate (May 2014) or recent grads (August or December 2013)! You can  name your sponsorship for a specific student or help out any of them. Help our students attend! Please indicate on the form if you are interested.

We have Justin Hoenke, teen librarian extraordinaire, as our speaker and we will be giving away the Kovacs Award to an amazingly deserving alumnus (or alumna)! Our speaker, Justin Hoenke, is a teen librarian and video gaming enthusiast who has written about these subjects for publications such as Library Journal, Voices of Youth Advocates and is a regular contributor for the blog Tame The Web.  Justin is a member of the 2010 American Library Association Emerging Leaders class and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in March 2013. Justin is currently the Manager of The 2nd Floor/Teen Specialist at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, TN.  His professional interests include community building, working with teens in libraries, video games, and creative spaces. Follow Justin on Twitter at @justinlibrarian and read his blog at http://www.justinthelibrarian.com  His talk for our luncheon is entitled “21st Century Boys & Girls: Youth Services Leads the Change in Public Libraries”.

We hope to see all of you there! Justin Hoenke

Alumni Luncheon of the Year!!!

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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the UNCG Alumni House. We have Justin Hoenke, teen librarian extraordinaire, as our speaker and we will be giving away the Kovacs Award to an amazingly deserving alumnus (or alumna)!

Our speaker, Justin Hoenke, is a teen librarian and video gaming enthusiast who has written about these subjects for publications such as Library Journal, Voices of Youth Advocates and is a regular contributor for the blog Tame The Web.  Justin is a member of the 2010 American Library Association Emerging Leaders class and was named a Library Journal Mover and Shaker in March 2013. Justin is currently the Manager of The 2nd Floor/Teen Specialist at the Chattanooga Public Library in Chattanooga, TN.  His professional interests include community building, working with teens in libraries, video games, and creative spaces. Follow Justin on Twitter at @justinlibrarian and read his blog at http://www.justinthelibrarian.com  His talk for our luncheon is entitled “21st Century Boys & Girls: Youth Services Leads the Change in Public Libraries”.

We hope to see all of you there! More information about ticket prices coming soon.Justin Hoenke

 

Career Day at UNCG!

Click here to sign up!

The UNCG LIS department will host Career Day on Sept 21. All are welcome!

Where:  The UNCG School Of Education and Virtually

When:  Saturday, September 21 from 9:00 AM until 12:30 PM

Panelists:  Corporate, Special, Public, Academic…to name a few

Agenda:

9:00 – 9:30  –  Registration
9:30 – 10:00 –  What are you wearing?
10:00 – 11:20 – Career Panel
11:30 – 12:30 – Tips for the job search

Check out the LIS page, to see more information about the speakers and the event

Alumni Luncheon 2014 and Kovacs Award

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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 12:00pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the UNCG Alumni House.

We will also be presenting the Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement to this year’s deserving alumnus, for which we are currently accepting nominations. You can read about the award and its expectations below. Nominate someone for exceptional achievement using our handy form!

The Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement is presented annually by the UNCG-LIS Alumni Association to a graduate of the UNCG Department of Library and Information Studies who has made significant contributions to libraries, library users, and Information Studies. The award honors former faculty member Dr. Bea Kovacs and recognizes individuals whose service to community and career achievements reflect those exemplified by Dr. Kovacs. Among these achievements are:

  • Exceptional service to the users of libraries and school media centers
  • Innovative and creative leadership that benefits colleagues, institutions, and professional organizations
  • Scholarly excellence in research and publication
  • Excellence in the education and mentoring of future librarians
The Kovacs Award carries on a tradition which originated with the UNCG-LIS Alumni Association’s Outstanding Alumna / Alumnus Award. The award was officially renamed during ceremonies honoring Dr. Kovacs at the alumni luncheon on April 21, 2007.
And mark your calendars NOW for our alumni luncheon on Saturday, March 29, 2014.
alumni

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 ehsapienza@gmail.com. We hope you will join us on March 23!

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

Job opening! Librarian III, Head of Children’s Services

SALARY:

Based on Experience.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association in library or information science or related field; experience as a librarian, media specialist or childhood educator; some supervisory experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Eligibility for North Carolina Public Librarian Certification. Valid NC driver’s license. Bilingual (English/Spanish) skills preferred, but not required.

DUTIES:

Manages headquarters library Children’s Services division; develops objectives and policies; delegates staff for tasks as needed. Directs the development, promotion and implementation of library services, programs and materials for children and their families and caregivers. Assists in the recruitment and selection of department personnel; ensures proper training; assigns, directs and inspects the work of and supervises and evaluates assigned personnel; recommends suspension and termination. Manages division budgets. Plans, schedules, promotes, conducts and evaluates programs for children. Identifies, reviews and selects materials for patrons. Provides research assistance using electronic and print resources to patrons. Provides computer instruction and assistance to patrons. Provides reader advisory services to patrons. Serves on committees, boards and teams as required; works with outside organizations as necessary. Performs related duties as required. Work hours are Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 6:00pm. Some night and Saturday hours may be required.

APPLY BY:

5 p.m. Friday, January 25, 2013.

TO APPLY:

A Randolph County application is required and must be received at the above address by 5 p.m. of the closing date to be considered. Applications are available in the Human Resource Office, Randolph County Office Building, 725 McDowell Road, Asheboro, NC, or from our website at www.co.randolph.nc.us. Selection procedures will include detailed review of applications, interviews and reference checks on the top candidate(s). Applicants for positions that require the use of county-owned vehicles or personal vehicle will be subject to a Department of Motor Vehicle check. Drug-Free Workplace Policy Requires Testing. Equal Opportunity Employer.

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

www.co.randolph.nc.us