Alumni Mixer to Welcome Dean Gant – October 22

The SLIS Alumni association invites you to an alumni mixer welcoming Dean Jon Gant to the NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences!  Join us at the Durham Southwest Regional library from 2:00-5:00 PM on October 22 to meet Dean Gant and to reconnect with classmates and library professionals.  Please see the attached flyer for more details:


Admissions Deadlines for SLIS

Soar to the top! Join the Masters program students in information science and library science for an MIS or MLS degree. We offer several concentrations as well as dual degree in MBA/MIS and JD/MLS with the NCCU Schools of Business and Law.

 See our Admissions page for details on application. The online ApplyYourself form is located at: You can start your application process now.

The deadline for admissions in the Spring 2017 semester is Oct 1.  See contacts below.

If you have any questions about applying, please contact: Ms. Sabrina Butler, Director of Graduate Recruitment, 919-530-7388,

Degree question contacts:

MIS – Dr. Deborah Swain, 919-530-7502,                            

MLS – Dr. Chad Morgan,


Clemson Libraries – Health Sciences Librarian Position Announcement

The Clemson University Libraries seek a Health Sciences Librarian.  The successful candidate will provide research assistance, instruction, collection development, and outreach services for health sciences and nursing disciplines.  This is a 12-month tenure-track position with faculty rank and status and works under the direction of the Head of Information & Research Services.


Position announcement

University of North Texas
College of Information   
Department of Library and Information Sciences
Application Link and Complete Description: 
Assistant Professor or Associate Professor  
Job Summary/Basic Function:
Teach, conduct research, contribute service and provide leadership in the school library certification program of coursework and develop close relationships with practitioners and educators in the field. Advise master’s and doctoral students, and provide supervision for practicum experiences at K-12 schools. Participate in professional LIS organizations at the state, national, and international levels. 

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit – and takes actions to prevent – discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. 
The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.  
Minimum Qualifications:
The minimum requirement for appointment is an earned doctorate in information science, education or other related fields at the time of appointment. The program seeks candidates with expertise in one or more of the following areas: research of K-12 school library related areas, evidence-based practice research, information literacy and information network technologies. Candidates will demonstrate evidence of effective teaching, research, and scholarship with experience/expertise in the broad area of information science and the specific area of school librarianship.  
Preferred Qualifications:
Preference will be given to candidates with a demonstrated record of 
funded scholarly research and publication. 
Closing Date:
Open Until Search Closed




Title National Digital Stewardship Residency
School Faculty of Arts and Sciences
Department/Area Museum of Comparative Zoology
Position Description The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is a collaborative field experience program developed by The Library of Congress Office of Strategic Initiatives and the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). The program aims to develop a community of professionals in the dynamic fields of digital stewardship and (biodiversity) informatics. This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis , MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017.

This program will provide qualified post master and doctoral candidates the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills involving the collection, selection, management, long-term preservation, and accessibility of digital assets.

Experience with large data sets, knowledge of user-interface design, and the ability to incorporate user perspective in system planning is important. The resident should be comfortable working in a highly collaborative virtual environment.

This resident cohort will enable five residents to work on projects related to the Biodiversity Heritage Library at BHL partner institutions in Cambridge, MA, Washington, DC, Chicago, IL, St. Louis, MO or Los Angeles, CA from January 2017 to December 2017. NDSR participants will get a first-hand look into the preservation issues and topics challenging these institutions. Through collaboration with other interested organizations, this project plans to identify guidelines for best practices in a digital library for collection analysis and data linking. Residents will each be assigned one of the following host institutions and corresponding projects.

STIPEND: $50,000 for 12 months


Carnegie-Whitney Awards up to $5,000

Carnegie-Whitney Awards up to $5,000
The American Library Association Publishing Committee provides a grant of up to $5,000 for the preparation of print or electronic reading lists, indexes or other guides to library resources that promote reading or the use of library resources at any type of library.
Funded projects have ranged from popular, general-reader proposals such as “ReadMOre,” a reading list for Missouri’s state-wide reading program, to more specialized, scholarly proposals such as “Librarianship and Information Science in the Islamic World, 1966-1999: An Annotated Bibliography.”
Applications must be received by November 6, 2016. Recipients will be notified by the end of February 2017.
For more information and guidelines, visit or contact Mary Jo Bolduc, Grant Administrator, American Library Association, 50 E. Huron Street, Chicago, IL 60611; Fax (312) 280-5275; e-mail:

Hinari Event


October 27, 2016

When? 8:30am-12:30pm, light refreshments will be served
Where? The Classroom, The Frontier
800 Park Offices Drive, RTP, NC
What? Lead by Lenny Rhine, Ph.D., this 4 hour hands-on course will teach practical skills for locating, accessing,
evaluating and promoting resources in Hinari, which allows low/emerging-income countries to gain access to important and influential literature in biomedical and related social
sciences. Attendees can gain 4 CE hours for their participation. To learn more about Hinari, visit:
Who should attend? Librarians, information professionals, students, faculty and community members with an interest in global health. If your students or faculty work with others in developing countries, please attend!
Ready to register?

NCCU Hire Me Summit Monday, October 3rd | 5pm – 7pm

The following organizations will be hosting concurrent information sessions at the Hire Me Summit:
  1. Cisco Systems – Computer Science and Business, Business Administration
  2. Enterprise Holdings – All Majors
  3. Northwestern Mutual – All Majors (Focus: Student Athletes)
  4. PNC Bank – Business Administration, Finance, Accounting
  5. Red Hat – Computer Science and Business, Information Sciences, Business Administration Majors
  6. Howard Foundation – Mass Communications, English, Computer Science and Business
  7. Teach for America – All Majors (Focus: Education, History, Political Science, English Majors)
  8. Vanguard – Business Administration, Finance, Accounting, Computer Science and Business
The following event details are below:
Hire Me Summit
Monday, October 3rd | 5pm – 7pm
M.H.M School of Education
Registration deadline: September 26th
Please encourage students to upload their resumes to Eagle Career Network so that we can review prior to the event.  All organizations will receive a resume book of all students registered for the event.
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 919-530-6337 or contact me directly via email at

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