Upcoming UNCG LIS Town Hall Meetings

The UNCG Department of Library and Information Studies is an ALA-accredited program and we are in the process of an accreditation review.  In the past year we have invited you to participate in our strategic planning process to obtain your input in the process (see 2010-15 plan http://lis.uncg.edu/about-us/strategic-plan/), all of which has been considered and was of much help in writing our Program Presentation.  Thank you for your contributions.

We now invite you to continue to participate in the accreditation process by attending the forthcoming town hall meetings and the external review panel visit.

Town Hall Meetings:

Thursday January 20, 2011, 5:00 – 7:00 pm (Charlotte) – UNC-Charlotte, Fretwell 124
Thursday, January 27, 2011, 5:00-7:00 (Greensboro) — Macdonald Center, Curry Building, #231, UNCG

ALA Committee on Accreditation (ALA COA) External Review Panel (ERP) Visit, Feb. 4-8, 2011- schedule TBA
Friday, Feb. 4th (8 am-5pm)   visit (Diane Barlow) – UNC-Charlotte, Fretwell 126
Sunday, Feb. 5-Tuesday, Feb 8th (Greensboro campus)

At the town hall meetings we will share information on the accreditation process and obtain your input on our Program Presentation, where we describe our  MLIS program, faculty, students, alumni and community.  The Program Presentation and other accreditation information can be found at: http://lis.uncg.edu/about-us/accreditation/

During February 4-8, 2011 we will be welcoming the following External Review Panel and hope you can participate in the meetings with them to share your experiences with our program (detailed schedule will soon be posted):

  • Chair: Diane L. Barlow, Associate Dean, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland
  • Diane Covington, Chemistry and Biology Librarian, Mellon Institute Library, Carnegie Mellon University
  • Jennifer Jung Gallant, Associate Director, Elyria Public Library System
  • Gertrude S. Koh, Professor, Graduate School of Library and Information Science, Dominican University
  • James R. Rettig, University Librarian, University of Richmond

We have found that preparing for our accreditation visit and review has allowed us an opportunity to highlight our efforts in offering the highest quality MLIS education and develop plan on continuous improvement.  We are committed to graduating MLIS professionals who connect people, libraries, and information through research, teaching, and service to enrich living and working in a global environment.  We look forward to your participation and continued support.