UNC Greensboro

Graña one of ten recipients of I Love My Librarian Award

Gabriel Grana delivers a speech after receiving his ALA honor

Out of nearly 1,400 nominees, Gabriel Graña, a 2015 graduate of the University of North Carolina Greensboro’s Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) program, was selected as one of 10 recipients of the I Love My Librarian Award from the American Library Association


Online MLIS Program Rated Among Nation’s Top 10

A student takes an online course while seated at a computer

The online Master’s of Library and Information Science program in the University of North Carolina Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Information, Library, and Research Sciences has been ranked the ninth-best program in the nation and the top one in North Carolina.


Information Science Students Receive Real-World Experience in Class Project

Microchip Technologies logo on the left and UNCG ILRS logo on the right, all on a white background

Students in Dr. Izzet Lofca’s Information Organization 3 class in the UNC Greensboro School of Education’s Department of Information, Library, and Research Sciences recently had the opportunity for a hands-on learning experience by working with Microchip Technology to crawl the company’s website, produce a sentiment analysis, and develop FAQ documents. 


SOE Mourns Passing of Dr. Lloyd Bond

Dr. Lloyd Bond headshot next to UNCG SOE logo on a blue background

Longtime UNC Greensboro professor, Dr. Lloyd Bond, passed away on September 28. Bond spent over a decade teaching in the School of Education’s former Department of Educational Research Methodology. 


Cool Majors: Information Science

UNCG lecturer Lisa Barron stands at the front of the classroom, addressing a room of students

Information science addresses the needs of a world where we can feel overwhelmed by all the data at our fingertips. Dr. Lisa O’Connor, associate professor and chair of library and information science, developed the program within the School of Education to teach students how to organize information and make it accessible to people, communities, companies, and other organizations.


Dawkins Awarded Grant to Assist Libraries Develop Community Relationships

April Dawkins headshot with ILRS department logo on a blue background

Looking to help train library practitioners and organizations in techniques for community collaboration and civic engagement along with professional soft skills not typically addressed in Library and Information Science curriculum, Dr. April Dawkins in UNC Greensboro’s Department of Library, Information, and Research Sciences and Dr. Lucy Santos Green of the University of Iowa have been awarded a nearly $250,000 grant for a two-year project. 


SOE Announces New Department of Information, Library, and Research Sciences

Department of Information, Library, and Research Sciences logo

As the 2023-2024 school year begins, the UNC Greensboro School of Education has announced the merger of the Department of Library and Information Science (LIS) and the Department of Educational Research Methodology (ERM). The joined unit will be known as the Department of Information, Library, and Research Sciences (ILRS). 


Online Program Enables Student’s Dream

LIS student Kat Robinson stands in front of stacks in a library

Kat Robinson spent many years as a stay-at-home mom to her two sons, who are enrolled in the North Carolina Virtual Academy and complete schoolwork at home. A suggestion from one of her son’s teachers sent her down a new path.


School of Education Students Claim Awards at Annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase

TEHE graduate student Chibor Chibor presents at the annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase

Three School of Education students walked away with honors at the completion of the annual Graduate Research and Creativity Showcase held by the UNC Greensboro Graduate School on Tuesday, April 4. Earning recognition were Chibor Chibor (Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education), Paula Hernandez (Department of Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations), and Natasha Monteith (Department of Educational Research Methodology).