Meeting at the Museum Event!

museum flyer portrait
The first HUB event for 2014-2015 will be held Saturday, October 11 at the Mint Museum Uptown in Charlotte!  Join us for free food and drink, a chance to meet and mingle with current LIS students and faculty, free gallery access, giveaways, and updates on the LIS program. The event will be held from 1-4 p.m. at the Mint Museum Uptown at the Levine Center for the Arts, 500 South Tryon St., Charlotte, NC 28202.

All LIS students are invited and encouraged to attend!

Be sure to register here:

Once you register, you should receive an e-mail with directions and parking information, as well as information about current exhibits at the Mint Museum.


who has the coolest LIS alumni association?

Yes, we do. Here they are. Hot off the presses. The UNCG LISAA sticker with QR code. You know you want to show your “G” pride at NCLA. Stop by the LISAA table to get one. Just look for the table with a very, very large sign, as big as a child, or two or three.

And don’t forget to meet at Carrabba’s Wednesday night at 5pm.

Say it loud, say it proud. We are G!


Say it loud, say it proud. We are “G”. NCLA 2011

Lots of info coming your way for NCLA!  The “G” has alumni representing at the conference this year. Below is a partial list. If you are not included, let  us know! Add your event in the comments.  Say it loud, say it proud. We are “G”.

Several of us will be live blogging the sessions right here at Minerva’s Library. Want to write for us? You know you do! Just email Lynda

We will be meeting at the Hickory Carrabba’s at 5pm on Wednesday night. Be there! Or the lions will eat you.

Kathy Shields, Randall Bowman, Anders Selhorst, Jennifer Balance: Panel Presentation, “Lessons Learned: Getting the most out of LibGuides”. Wednesday, October 5, 1:30 – 2:45 pm.  Other panelists: Michelle Cosby, Jenny Dale, Nina Exner, Susan Wolk Neilson.

Randall Bowman: Panel Presentation, “Event Planning Without Tears”. Thursday, October 6, 9:00 – 10:00 am.  Other panelists: Dale Cousins, Harry Frank, Carolyn Willis, and Bryna Coonin.

Lauren Pressley: Preconference: Everybody Teaches: Creating Effective Online e-Learning Experiences, Tuesday 1-4

Pete Turner: Bringing Storytime Alive with Acting and Storytelling Techniques: An Interactive Workshop, Wednesday 1:30

Melinda Livas: R.A.M.S.: Developing a Master Teacher Librarian Program…That Works!, Wed. 1:30-2:45

Jeff Mortimore: Guide your patrons through the online resource jungle, Wednesday 3:45 (with Leslie Sierra, Dave Trudeau, Aletha Andrew)

Jacqueline White, Camilla Bahr: Public Library Design and Technology, Wednesday 3:45 (with Anthony Chow)

Jeff Mortimore: Beta Phi Mu breakfast, Thursday 7:30 AM

Chase Baity, David Rachlin, Christian Burris: To Fine or Not to Fine– Are Fines or Rewards more effective motivators?, Thursday 9AM (with Anthony Chow)

Carol Walters: Programs, Politics, and Possibilities: Trustees/Friends/Librarians/Advocates, Thursday 10:30

David Bryden: OCLC Web-Scale Management Services: Unlocking Efficiency, Cooperation, and Collaborative Innovation, Thursday 11:00-12:00

Michelle Bridges, Patricia Commander, Amy Figley: What does a typical library website look like?, Thursday 4:15 (with Anthony Chow)

Mendy Ozan: Free & Easy 2.0: Online Tools to Support Teaching, Learning & Productivity, Thursday 4:15

Amy Harris Houk: Meet ADDIE:Designing Successful Learning Outcomes, Friday 8:30

Lynda Kellam: “Do We Really Need to Pay for this Anymore? The best free v. fee sources for statistics and country research”, Thursday, 9:00 am

Lynda Kellam, Amy Harris, Lauren Pressley: “Patrons Left to their Own Devices: Library Databases and E-Readers, Thursday, 11:00.

Time to celebrate LIS’s new home!

The Department of Library and Information Studies invites you to a gathering to Celebrate Library and Information Studies: Connecting the Past, Present and Future

Date: Tuesday, September 20, 2011
1:00-3:00 pm LIS Open House, School of Education Building, 4th floor
3:30-5:00 pm Celebration Program and Reception, School of Education Building, Room 118

You are also invited to join the celebration by participating in our Ustream broadcast from 3:30 -5:00 pm.  You can find our real-time broadcast at  If you have problems or questions about accessing the broadcast contact Fatih Oguz at

Visit us in our new space in the new School of Education Building, celebrate our ALA reaccreditation, share memories of our past, and look forward to our future of IDEAs (information,
diversity, engagement and access). Bring your favorite moments to share at the open mike session of the celebration program.

Look for more information of the event and other activities to dedicate our new School of Education Building at You are also invited to all the
School of Education Building dedication activities. Parking Information:

We hope you will join us on the Sept. 20th. If you have any questions, please contact Touger Vang

get yer party-hopping boots on!

Some librarians are going to rock Hickory during NCLA! And to get the festivities started the LIS Alumni Association is going to meet up at Carraba’s on Wednesday, October 5 from 5:00-7:00 pm. Carrabba’s told us that they don’t have a happy hour, and we said “Don’t worry. We will bring the happy.”  We know other events may compete but none will be as cool. Feel free to stop by and say hello to your fellow alumni as well as some recruited current students.

In addition to happy hour, the LISAA board will be live blogging the events as possible. If you would like to live blog for us on Minerva’s Library, email Lynda.

We missed you at the UNCG LIS Alumni Luncheon!

The UNCG LIS Alumni Luncheon was a wonderful success. We had a great turnout, yummy food, and an engaging speaker. Our speaker, Lauren Pressley, gave a thoughtful talk on the changing library. We also awarded the Bea Kovacs Award to Susan Sharpless Smith. More information coming soon about her!

Kovacs Award Winner is Susan Sharpless Smith

The only thing missing was you! Hope you can join us in 2012. We will announce the date for next year’s luncheon very soon. Keep an eye out for more information or join our listserv to find out more!

Lauren Pressley, Luncheon Speaker

I’ve posted only a few pictures from the event. You can see all of them on our Flickr page.

The LIS Alumni Association Executive Board

Alumni of course!

LISAA Brunch

Breakfast of course!

We missed you all! We will be doing a brunch (or lunch or wine) at a city near you. Get in touch with Jennifer Smith or Lynda (on the Executive Board) if you are interested in hosting a brunch (or lunch, etc) in your own fair town. We have one more wonderful event on the schedule! Don’t miss out if you live in Eastern NC!

LISAA Brunch

Lauren Pressley and Kathy Shields


The last alumni event scheduled for this spring is in Asheville next Saturday. If you attend, please send us pictures!

We will schedule more events for this summer. We have had a request for a lunch date at Jack’s in Greensboro (woohoo WFUers!). If you have a request or a suggestion, let us know! These are super fun and chill events. Just waiting for YOU!

Amy Harris