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

 

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.
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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.

Kovacs Award nominations are neeeded!

The LIS Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement. 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. We will honor the next recipient at our Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
And mark your calendars NOW for our alumni luncheon on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement Nominations!

The LIS Alumni Association is accepting nominations for the Kovacs Award for Outstanding Alumni Achievement. 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. We will honor the next recipient at our Alumni Luncheon on Saturday, March 23, 2013.
And mark your calendars NOW for our alumni luncheon on Saturday, March 23, 2013.

Sponsor an LIS Student for this year’s luncheon!

Please take note of the following announcement from Dr. Clara Chu, Chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies at UNCG:

Dear LIS alumni and friends,

The UNCG LIS Alumni Association is proud to continue its tradition of “Sponsor a Graduate to the LIS Alumni Luncheon” and the LIS faculty are happy to participate in sponsoring an LIS graduate of August & December 2011 and May 2012.  LIS alumni and friends are invited to sponsor one or more 2011-12 UNCG LIS graduates ($10/ticket) to this year’s UNCG LIS Alumni Luncheon taking place Saturday, March 31st, noon, in the Virginia Dare room at the Alumni House at UNC-Greensboro.

Please contact Erin Sapienza (ehsapienza@gmail.com) to sponsor a graduate and/or to rsvp for the event ($25 for alumni and friends and $10 for current MLIS students).  Registration begins at 11:30 with the luncheon and business meeting at Noon.  Free parking is available near the Alumni House and behind the Weatherspoon Art Gallery http://www.uncg.edu/online_map/.

I look forward to seeing many of you on the 31st.

Best regards,
Clara