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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.

New Academic Support Hub to Provide Services to SOE Students

The SOE building with spring buds on the trees

Undergraduate students in the UNC Greensboro School of Education can now take advantage of new support services thanks to the launch of the SOE Academic Support Hub. The center is the combined work of the SOE Office of Student Success, Michel Family Teaching Resources Center, Department of Teacher Education and Higher Education, Department of Specialized Education Services, and Department of Library and Information Science.

Abstract to Actual: ITI Program Empowers Transformation of Ideas Into Reality

Michelle Bennett-Copeland, an Atlanta area librarian and Christy Dyson, created a banner displaying Fulton County Library System’s collaboration with Dr. Noah Lenstra’s initiative. As part of their summer reading club kick-off, the two shared the initiative with the Mayor of Atlanta, Keisha Lance Bottoms on May 30, 2019.

An 8 year-old girl maneuvers a plastic knight that is almost as tall as she is. Scooting it diagonally across a giant black and white checkerboard, she completes her chess move with a smile. In another room, an instructor leads a yoga class for seniors. On the event board, a poster informs visitors that a cooking class will be held on an upcoming weekend.

Graduates Find Unique Careers With Information Science

LIS Faculty and Students

One of UNCG’s newest undergraduate degree programs is the Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS). Offered at only one other North Carolina public university, the program’s multidisciplinary curriculum prepares students to organize and analyze complex data, making it accessible for decision-making.

MLIS Graduate Flourishing in Role at Elementary School

Head shot of MLIS graduate Amber White

School media specialists work with every student in a school and work to make their libraries a welcoming place for their students, providing them with an environment to learn and expand their knowledge. One of those media specialists is Amber White, a 2022 master’s graduate of UNC Greensboro’s library science program who is currently employed at Kirkman Park Spanish Immersion Elementary School.

Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo (LIS) publishes book on heavy metal

Guy Capuzzo and Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo

“Metaldata,” released last year, is a unique bibliography of heavy metal resources. The volume, co-authored by UNCG’s Dr. Guy Capuzzo and Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo (LIS), will help music librarians build collections of resources, and help researchers in numerous fields. Read more from the UNCG Research & Engagement Spotlight, UNCG Research … Continued