Practicum Opportunity at Charles Aris Inc.


The Company

Charles Aris Inc. is a Greensboro-based executive search firm now in its 47th year of delivering highly qualified, available and interested candidates to elite organizations around the world. Its dedicated recruiting and research professionals use the company’s proprietary 14-Step Priority Search Process to produce superior results for corporate clients on a daily basis.

 The Practicum

UNCG’s Department of Library & Information Studies has partnered with Charles Aris Inc. to provide a practicum in which MLIS students earn hands-on experience and academic credit for the 2016 summer sessions, 2016 fall semester or 2017 spring semester. The practicum provides an opportunity for students to conduct real-time research using professional online recruiting tools in a fast-paced business environ focused on pairing senior-level talent with corporate clients including Fortune 500 firms in 44 states and 13 countries.

The K.M. Experience

Resourceful students join the firm’s Knowledge Management team for a semester, gaining direct experience and developing proficiency in business research and database management while earning academic credit toward their degree.

Like the firm’s full-time researchers, UNCG’s MLIS students:

  • use cutting-edge online tools to conduct industry, client and candidate research in support of an expert team of researchers, practice leaders and associate recruiters
  • contribute to the planning, designing and development of the firm’s next intranet site
  • learn about every major aspect of the Staffing & Recruiting industry in general and Charles Aris Inc. in particular, gaining valuable training and insights along the way

Eligibility considerations

  • Academic progress toward an MLIS degree in UNCG’s School of Education is required
  • Related coursework, either in progress or completed, is strongly encouraged

Professional support

Internships are coordinated by senior director of knowledge management Brian Styers (336-217-9103;  Additional student support is provided by senior researcher and 2010 MLIS alumnus Ben Wolf (336-217-9138;; senior researcher and 2012 MLIS alumnus Lauren Poteat (336-217-9144;; and marketer / researcher and 2013 MLIS alumnus Rachel Stas (336-217-9135;

How to apply

If interested, please see or contact Dr. Nora Bird (336-252-4751; or contact Brian Styers directly.



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iDEAL Summit Registration

iDEALsumSo the iDEAL Summit is coming up quickly — this weekend! Have you registered yet? This year’s iDEAL Summit will feature Laurence Copel, winner of the 1st Lemony Snicket Prize for Librarians Facing Diversity.  For more information about Laurence Copel, you can visit her website or follow her on Facebook.

Panels will include topics from several local area librarians on how they promote outreach in North Carolina.

Please register through this form.

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!!

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

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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