LINK: Complete and return the attached form email@example.com by the end of the day on Wednesday, October 31
The National Library of Medicine has acquired the papers of Dr. Charles F. Whitten. Dr. Whitten, who passed away in 2008, was the first African American physician to serve as a department head in a Detroit hospital, and was known for his work with sickle cell disease: For more information please visit the Library Journal
Archived 18, March 2011
Attention Spring 2011 Graduates!
January 21, 2011 is the SLIS final deadline for application for graduation!
Click here for the application form and here for the graduation checklist.
Please mail or fax your forms to Tysha Jacobs.
Save This Date! The 20th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference will be held March 10, 2011 at The William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education, Chapel Hill, NC.
The Call for Papers for the 20th Annual North Carolina Serials Conference can be found HERE
New Digital Librarian Track in MLS!
SLIS is pleased to announce the new Digital Librarian (DL) Track in MLS effective from Fall 2010. Please check the course requirements of the new Digital Librarian (DL) Track. Also please visit the NCCU-SLIS Digital Library Site at http://www.nccuslis.org/digitallibrary/ to learn about a brief history of the launching process and to get a glimpse of the class projects of the Introduction to Digital Libraries class. For the further inquiries about the new DL track, contact Dr. Eun-Young Yoo-Lee via email at eunyoung (at) nccu.edu. SLIS offers congratulations to Dean Irene Owens, the 2010 Recipient of the DEMCO/ALA Black Caucus Award for Excellence in Librarianship!
This award recognizes significant accomplishments that promote the status of African American librarians in the profession, or the development and implementation of resources and services for the African American community.
The attached photo (with commemorative statue) was proudly taken at the Awards Ceremony with IMLS Diversity Scholars at the BCALA Conference.
Archived 27, September 2010
SLIS New Student Orientation
The Fall 2010 Student Orientation will be held at 5:30PM on the evenings of Tuesday, september 14th & 16th. Please plan to attend both sessions! See below for details.
Tuesday’s Schedule, September 14, 2010
Welcome and Introductions of Faculty and Staff– Dean Owens
Policies and Procedures for matriculating in the SLIS – Ms. Tysha Jacobs
Library Resources for SLIS students and Faculty (Including Consortia arrangements and the Shepard Library)- Ms. Jones, Ms. Preston, Dr. Shields.
Prizes, Lemonade and Cookies!
Thursday’s Schedule, September 16, 2010
Joint Degree Programs (School of Law and School of Business)
SLIS Student Chapters of ALA, SLA, ASIST
The North Carolina Library Association
SLIS Study Abroad to Denmark
Prizes, Lemonade and Cookies!
Withdraw from class by Sept 17 for a partial refund
You must withdraw by SEPTEMBER 17th, 2010 for a partial refund on your tuition.
SLIS Requirements for Graduation Application
Your applications are due to the SLIS by SEPTEMBER 10th, 2010 so that we can submit to the Registrar’s Office by October 8, 2010!Make sure you check the correct semester for graduation.
Please add a personal email in addition to your NCCU email for future contact.
Please fill out each line of the application.
Applications will not be accepted after September 15th.
Make sure you sign and date your application.
Make sure you get your Advisor’s signature, list your major and area of concentration.
Please complete the 2010 Graduation Checklist.
September 14 and 15 – Jostens, Inc. will be at the University Bookstore from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. taking orders for class rings, personalized graduation announcements and graduation caps & gowns. For additional information, please contact the University Bookstore at (919) 530-6445
Archived 4, May 2010 - The 2nd Annual IMLS Diversity Scholars Research Colloquium was held at the Farrison-Newton Communications Building on April 30th, 2010. The theme is Library as Place: Creating Diversity in Our Communities. We are excited to weclome our keynote speker, Dr. Roberto A. Ibarra, Associate Professor at the University of New Mexico.
Dr. Peterson has published the article "The Effectiveness of the Practice of Correction and Republication on the Biomedical Literature" in the April issue of the Journal of the Medical Library Association
On March 2, 2010, Dr. Peterson gave a presentation for the Center for University Teaching and Learning on the topic "An Introduction to Classroom Podcasting". The notes and podcast can be found here.
Dr. Abdullahi has published a chapter entitled 'Collaboration among Developing Countries' in Developing LIS Curricula in Library and Information Science in Digital Age vol. I & II. 2009
ALA President Elect Roberta Steven has appointed Dr. Abdullahi as a new Chair of ALA Committee in Education 2010-2011. Roberta Steven will speak at NCCU-SLIS in November 2010.
We welcome Professor Edmiston as instructor for LSIS 5440 for Spring 2010. She can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Ballard has contributed to the process of refereeing papers for publication in The International Journal of the Book and has completed a report for the paper 'Controversial Issues in Media'.
The 19th North Carolina Serials Conference, hosted by the North Carolina Central University's School of Library and Information Sciences, will be held April 15, 2010 at the William and Ida Friday Continuing Education Center in Chapel Hill, NC.
The 2010 conference theme is New Tricks for Old Dogs: Serials Control and Access. Watch this spot for more details!
SPRING 2010 STUDENT ORIENTATION VIDEO IS NOW AVAILABLE!
Spring 2010 Orientation was held on December 18, 2009. Over 25 attended on campus and at remote sites. New students are required to attend or view program online, and must complete assessments discussed at the orientation (contact Dr. Deborah Swain, Interim Associate Dean at email@example.com for details).
Financial assistance for graduate education in archival science
Mosaic Scholarship grants $5,000 in financial support to minority students, while promoting diversification of the American archives profession and the American historical record. Visit http://www.archivists.org/recognition/ for more information.
August 23, 2008: Dr. Neal served as an invited Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Sydney from August 4-15, 2008. She was hosted by Dr. Andrew J. Campbell.
July 31, 2008: Dr. Neal has been invited to serve as a program committee member of iConference 2009.
July 31, 2008: Dr. Abdullahi has been invited to serve as a program committee member as well as speak at the 2008 Indian Library Association's International Conference in Mumbai.
July 27, 2008: Prof. Tate was featured on NC Bookwatch on Friday, August 1, at 9:30 p.m. and again at 5 p.m. on Sunday, August 3, on UNC-TV. She discussed reading, writing, and her book Celeste's Harlem Renaissance.
July 22, 2008: Dr. Abdullahi was invited to join the editorial board of The Journal of Pan African Studies, a transdisciplinary scholarly journal devoted to an Africological synthesis of African world community studies and research.
July 22, 2008: Dr. Abdullahi's paper proposal "Globalization and Library and Information Science: Ethical Challenges" has been accepted for presentation at the international conference on "Information Capital, Property, and Ethics" in Taipei, Taiwan, November 21-22, 2008. July 22, 2008: Dr. Abdullahi's proposal to organize an IFLA pre-conference called "Bridge Building: connecting hearts and minds of LIS education in developing countries" in August 2009 in Milan, Italy was approved by the IFLA Professional Committee. The conference will bring together LIS educators from Africa, Asia, and Latin America. July 1, 2008: Dr. Yoo and Dr. Bracy have received a 2008 Diversity Research Grant from the American Library Association. (More) June 17, 2008: NCCU SLIS has been awarded $839,073 by the Institute of Museum and Library Services to continue the School's Diversity Scholars program. (More) May 24, 2008: Dr. Diane Neal has accepted an invitation to become a Research Associate of the Prometheus Research Team at the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia. (More) May 19, 2008: Ms. Eleanora E. Tate's young adult historical fiction novel Celeste's Harlem Renaissance has beennamed an International Reading Association (IRA) 2008 "Teachers Choice" award winner. May 14, 2008: Dr. Ismail Abdullahi is serving on the panel "Challenges of Library Development in Africa" at the American Library Association Annual Conference in Anaheim, California on June 29, 2008. May 14, 2008: Dr. Ismail Abdullahi's proposal "Bridging the Gap: Networking of LIS Education in Developing Countries: for IFLA Pre-conference 2009 in Milan, Italy was approved by the IFLA Professional Committee. The pre-conference will take place August 6-8, 2009. Dr. Abdullahi is a convener of LIS Education in Developing Countries Discussion Group and Chair of its Steering Committee. May 8, 2008: Dr. Deborah Swain's proposal, "Disseminating National Library of Medicine Knowledge into Communities: Fighting Health Disparities," has been chosen to be presented in the first Call for Proposals Forum at the 2008 American Library Association Annual Conference. May 8, 2008: Dr. Diane Neal will serve on the panel "Keeping Your Computers Up and Running -- We Can Help!" at the 2008 American Library Association Annual Conference. May 6, 2008: Dr. Frank Exner, Little Bear, has published the chapter "North American Indian Personal Names in National Bibliographies" in Radical Cataloging: Writings from the Front, edited by K. R. Roberto. May 2, 2008: Dr. Ismail Abdullahi's article "Internationalization of LIS education in Europe and North America," published in New Library World, has been chosen as a Highly Commended Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008. April 21, 2008: Dr. Deborah Swain has been invited to speak on "Preparing Health Information Professionals for Knowledge Management" at the 2008 International Conference on Knowledge Management (ICKM), October 23-25, Columbus, Ohio. This year's theme is "Knowledge Management Competencies and Professionalism." (More) March 12, 2008: Dr. Diane Neal presented a paper titled "Who controls online user data, and who should control it?" at "The regulation of cyberspace: Balancing the interests," a session of the Oxford Round Table, March 23-28, 2008. (More) March 15, 2008: Prof. Eleanora E. Tate was a featured author at the North Carolina Reading Association's annual conference held March 10-13 in Greensboro, NC. Ms. Tate spoke on "Hunting for History" and how educators and media specialists can use her award-winning historical fiction novel Celeste's Harlem Renaissance and her other books to interest children in their own neighborhood history. March 7, 2008: Dr. Swain has published "Taking the Classroom into the Community: MIS Students Supporting Computational Learning Labs" in the Journal of Education for Library and Information Science, which is published by ALISE. February 18, 2008: Dr. Abdullahi presented "LIS Education in a Diverse and Global World" on March 5 from 12:00 1:00 pm via Webcast for the School of Information Sciences at the University of Tennessee. February 11, 2008: At the 2008 Midwinter meeting of the American Library Association (ALA), the ALA Council adopted a tribute resolution honoring Dr. Bracy for her service to ALA, to the American Association of School Librarians (AASL), and to the profession. February 11, 2008: Dr. Yoo has co-published "Understanding middle-aged women's health information seeking on the Web: A theoretical approach" in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology. January 7, 2008: Dr. Ballard has been invited to serve on the jury for the American Library Association's Diversity Research Grants awards. December 17, 2007: American Library Association President-elect Jim Rettig has appointed Dr. Abdullahi as Chair of the Committee on Diversity (Standing, Council) for 2008-2009. December 17, 2007: Dr. Neal presented library website usability workshops for members of the Central Texas Library System on December 12 and 13, 2007. November 19, 2007: Dr. Abdullahi presented a paper entitled "The Importance of Accreditation and Assessment of LIS Program in Asia Pacific Region" at the Asia-Pacific Conference on Library and Information Education and Practice in Taipei, November 22-25, 2007. November 1, 2007: Dean Owens has received the 2007 REMCo Roadbuilders' Award for Library Education. (More) October 22, 2007: Dr. Ballard has been appointed to the SLA Technical Standards Committee. October 9, 2007: Dr. Deborah Swain leads health informatics and health education initiatives. (More) October 8, 2007: Dr. Diane Neal has edited a special issue of the Bulletin of the American Society for Information Science and Technology on folksonomies. (More) October 8, 2007: Eleanora Tate is the winner of the North Carolina American Association of University Women Juvenile Book Award for 2007.
October 2, 2007: Dr. Diane Neal is serving on a panel and co-presenting a poster at the 2007 ASIST Conference. October 1, 2007: Dr. Ismail Abdullahi has been invited to present the lead paper at the 24th Indian Association of Teachers in Library and Information Science National Conference, November 19-21, 2007. September 14, 2007: Dr. Eun-Young Yoo will present a paper on "Understanding Undergraduates' Use of Information Sources and Social Networking Media: Implications for Librarians in the Networked Community" at the January 2008 Conference of ALISE (Association for Library and Information Science Education) in Philadelphia. (Abstract)
September 7, 2007: Dr. Ismail Abdullahi has been invited to serve on the International Editorial Advisory Panel of the Sri Lankan Journal of Librarianship and Infromation Management. August 28, 2007: Dr. Diane Neal's article, "CREST+ Model: Writing Effective Online Discussion Questions," has been published in the June 2007 MERLOT Journal of Online Learning and Teaching. (More) August 14, 2007: Dr. Eun-Young Yoo's article, "Understanding of Middle-Aged Women's Health Information Seeking on the Web: A Theoretical Approach," has been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.
July 22, 2007: Dr. Deborah Swain's paper, "Using Modes of Collaboration to Share Project Knowledge" has been accepted by the 2007 International Conference on Knowledge Management in Vienna, Austria. August 6, 2007: Dr. Gabe Peterson will be joining the NCCU SLIS faculty in the Fall 2007 semester. ... (More) July 11, 2007: Dr. Diane Neal will be joining the NCCU SLIS faculty in the Fall 2007 semester. ... (More)
June 30, 2007: Dr. Abdullahi has been elected ALA Councilor-at-Large for the second time. June 1, 2007: Dr. Abdullahi will speak at the IFLA Congress in Durban, South Africa, in August 2007 and at the Asia Pacific Conference of Library and Information Science Education and Practice in Taipei, Taiwan, in November 2007. June 1, 2007: Dr. Yoo will present a paper on the use of social networking Websites and media by undersgraduates at the 2007 annual meeting of the American Society for Information Sciences & Technology in Milwaukee.
January 22, 2007: Dr. Yoo has received a grant to study undergraduates' selection of information sources. (More) December 17, 2006: Dean Irene Owens received the UNC School of Information and Library Science Distinguished Alumni Award at UNC's 2006 December commencement ceremony. (More)
June 12, 2006: Dr. Swain and MIS student Jill Wagy presented a poster session at the 2006 Joint Conference on Digital Libraries.
February 28, 2006: Dr. Swain receives grant to develop computational learning labs. February 3, 2006: Dr. Yoo receives $20,177 grant for developing a digital librarianship curriculum. March 13, 2006: Dean Owens and Rebecca Vargha (MLS 1983) are co-presenters at the 2006 Librarians' Association at UNC Conference: "Looking Beyond the Five Year Plan: The Academic Library in 2025"
November 16, 2005: Dr. Burgin named Associate Dean October 19, 2005: Professor Emeritus Kenneth Shearer's Obituary May 23, 2005: New Faculty Appointments for Fall 2005
May 13, 2005: Dr. Irene Owens Begins as New Dean April 12, 2005: New Director of Graduate Studies February 2, 2005: Professor Burgin Edits Book on Nonfiction Readers' Advisory
May 18, 2004: Yoo Joins Faculty April 27, 2004: Dr. Swain to Present at 2004 ASIST Conference January 2, 2004: Hill Joins Faculty for Spring 2004
July 20, 2003: Professors Burgin and Bracy Study Impact of NC School Libraries July 18, 2003: Professor Ballard Named Interim Dean July 18, 2003: Professors Bracy and Burgin to Lead NCLA in 2003-2005