First LISSA meeting tomorrow!

Our first LISSA meeting of the semester is tomorrow from 4-5 in 222 School of Ed Building.  We hope you all can make it!  If you’d like to attend virtually, email Amy Archambault at for a link to the Elluminate session.

We’ll be discussing our plans and goals for the year, talking about places to volunteer in the community and the LIS department, and (best of all!) hearing from a panel of students and alumni about their experiences volunteering in libraries and information organizations.  Afterwards we’ll head across the street to Old Town!

Meet the Panelists:

Dr. Sonia Archer-Capuzzo is a librarian, educator, and musician. She holds the Doctorate of Musical Arts in Clarinet and Ethnomusicology and the Master’s in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Sonia currently works part-time as a writing coach for a MBA program and volunteers for the UNCG Cataloging Department and Music Library. She lives in Greensboro with her husband and their two Pembroke Welsh Corgis.  Find Sonia on the web at and follow her on Twitter @SoniaArcher.


Lara Crews is a children’s librarian for Forsyth County Public Libraries.  She has been a librarian in the system for a year, but has been involved in libraries in Forsyth County for over two years, initially starting out as a volunteer and then a page while in the LIS program.  She started volunteering the summer she was accepted into the program and was able to enjoy learning in several libraries while in school.  Contact Lara at


Amanda Fonorow is a Greensboro, NC native.  She holds a B.S. in Alternative Medicine from Everglades University.  She arrived at librarianship after a series of unfortunate jobs, including property manager, skin care consultant, and many stints as a server.  Amanda volunteered at the Interactive Resource Center and is currently enjoying internships at Elsewhere Artists Collaborative and UNC-Greensboro’s Digital Projects Department.


Leslie Batten is from Decatur, Georgia, and holds degrees in psychology and horticulture.  She has worked as a science teacher, lab manager, and greenhouse manager, and has volunteered at a school library for two years.  She is a mom of one human, two dogs, and four cats.


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