Library and Information Studies Student Association at UNCG

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Welcome to LISSA 2015-2016!!!

We are so excited to make BIG things happen this school year, and want you to join us! Please check out our site, and let us know if you’d like to be a part of an awesome student association. We’d love to have you!

Things we’re looking forward to:

-NCLA 61st Biennial Conference

-Library Outreach

-Satellite Campus Meetups

…And so much more!!

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LISSA Raffle and Invitation to Co-Sponsored Dinner Event

Dear UNCG LIS Students,
LISSA would like to support Greensboro’s Glenwood Library by raffling a pair of tickets to a fundraising dinner to be held Monday, April 20th on campus at UNCG’s Alumni House. Tickets are valued at $25 each, but entering the drawing is free. The Glenwood Library is noted for its multicultural collections and outreach to the international community, including immigrants and refugees. The speaker will be Steve Sumerford, former assistant director of the Greensboro Public Library.
If you would like to enter the drawing, please respond here by April 6th:
Please see the official dinner invitation below for more details.
LISSA Officers
(Library and Information Studies Student Association)
Robert Manzo, President
Ingrid Johnston, Vice President
Laura Brown, Secretary
Susan deGuzman, Treasurer
Hallie Fields, Social Media Manager and Blogger
Dr. Rebecca Morris, Advisor
We would like to invite you to the inaugural ACT (Aspiring Change Together) dinner being organized by the Divan Center and UNCG LISSA (Library and Information Studies Student Association) This fundraising dinner is a collaborative and community-engaged initiative to benefit a selected community organization, which is, for 2015, the Greensboro Public Library Foundation and is designated for the Glenwood Branch Library,
ACT Dinner attendees will be able to participate in a community discovery icebreaker, enjoy food, hear an inspiring social change leader, and network with others committed to social change in the Piedmont Triad.
Date & Time: Monday, April 206:30-8:30PM
Location: Virginia Dare Room of the UNCG Alumni House, 404 College Ave, Greensboro, NC 27412
For more information about the ACT Dinner including ticketing, table sponsorship, and RSVP, please visit Please kindly RSVP by April 15th for ticket purchases,
We look forward to seeing you there,
ACT Dinner Organization Committee

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Landing Your First Job Workshop

You’re invited to the Landing Your First Job Workshop: From Resume to An Interview. This workshop will be on April 8th at 3 PM in Bryan 106. You can also join us virtually using this link. Submit your resume and cover letter before the session and an LIS professional will review your application and answer any questions you may have about the process. Submit materials to by the end of March

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Women of Library History Tumblr

The Women of Library History Tumblr features stories about the exceptional women who have changed library history. These biographies, submitted by other librarians and writers who recognized the feminist gap in library history, celebrate the diverse women of libraries. This history is a project of the Feminist Task Force of the American Library Association. It aims to highlight the everyday contributions that women of the past and present make to their libraries. The Feminist Task Force gives a voice to the women who history sometimes forgets. The history project shows that even small libraries have big leaders who can make a difference.

Check out more Feminist Task Force links:

Feminist Task Force homepage

Feminist Task Force facebook group

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Notes from the GSA meeting on 1/29/2015

Important notes on the GSA meeting:

Graduate Student Association meeting, Thursday, 1/29/2015


GSA election coming up!

Nominations for 2015-16 executive board currently being accepted. Election will be held in April. The four open positions are President, Vice President (VP) of Public Relations, VP of Finance, and VP of Programming. E-mail

Interested in being a senator for the LIS Dept.?

LISSA is looking for student senators. In order for LIS students to be eligible for travel & research funding available through the GSA, the LIS department must have two designated GSA senators. Any enrolled LIS student can serve as a senator. At least one senator attends every GSA meeting, held monthly on campus. E-mail


Finance Workshop. Wed., 2/18, 3:00pm, Bryan 205. Learn how to apply for funding to help with your research or conference travel needs. With Melle Elmes, VP of Finance.

Research Methodology Workshop. Mon., 3/2, 4:30pm, EUC Claxton Room. UNCG faculty will present a GSA-sponsored workshop titled “Beyond ANOVA and Focus Groups: Other Methodological Approaches to Research.”

Graduate School Networking Social. Thurs., 3/26, 5:00-6:30pm, EUC Kirkland Room. Come out and meet fellow grad students! Open to grad students from all departments.


U. of North Carolina President’s Ouster Comes Amid Political Shift. The Chronicle of Higher Education, 1/16/2015.

Important news about UNC System President Tom Ross’s forced resignation. Mr. Ross has served as UNC president for 5 years. The system’s president is chosen by the 32-member UNC Board of Governors (BoG), which itself is appointed by the NC General Assembly. The BoG has not stated a reason for their decision. Critics declaim BoG’s lack of transparency and apparently arbitrary exercise of power. The big debate is whether, in a newly Republican-dominated state legislature, this decision was politically motivated. Ross is associated with the Democratic party. This is one story amid larger critical concerns about the downward trend of state political support for higher education in NC.

More on the story from the Daily Tar Heel, UNC-CH’s student newspaper:

·         Ross accepts resignation but “doesn’t want to leave.”

·         Letter: A statement on Ross removal by the BOG. From “UNC School of Law on behalf of the Concerned Faculty and Friends of UNC.”

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LISSA Capstone Session


You’re invited to our Capstone Session!

We will be discussing the Capstone course requirement that every LIS student must complete before they graduate at UNCG. This session will feature former UNCG LIS students who have completed the capstone. This session will allow you to learn more about the course and ask questions to students who have insight and advice!

You can also participate in this session online

Have a question you want to ask our alumni panel? Fill out your question in this google form


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