Graduate Assistantships for Spring 2017 – Applications Due on January 6, 2017 at 5:00 pm

SLIS is hiring graduate assistants for the Spring 2017 semester.  We are hiring multiple Graduate Assistants who will serve in one of three roles as Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Technology Assistants. This is open to on-campus and online students.The description of each position is below and is also detailed in the online application.
You must meet important requirements. 
1.       Minimum GPA: Students  have at a least a 3.0 GPA
2.       Admission Status: Student must be admitted to the program unconditionally (or met the requirements to remove their conditional status)
3.       Enrolled full-time: Students are required to be registered for at least 9 credit hours. If you are a new student, you may skip the GPA requirement.
Students may apply at  Applications are due on January 6, 2017. Please attach a resume and a cover letter confirming you meet the general requirements for employment and stating which position you are interested in and why. Assistantships begin on February 1st, 2017 and run through May 13th, 2017. Graduate assistants also assist with SLIS Graduation. Next year’s graduation for Spring 2017 semester will be held on  May 12, 2017.
Position Duties and Descriptions:
1.       Graduate Teaching Assistants and Graduate Technology Assistants –
·         Will assist with the development, delivery and maintenance of SLIS’ digital learning ecosystem and distance (online) education courses in various combination of roles in instructional design, online course technical support, content developers and instructor development and support.
·         Will assist with the SLIS web site and social media platforms to develop strategies, develop content, web development, and maintenance.
2.       Graduate Research Assistants –
·         (High priority) Assist with the grant proposal writing and development and the related research to prepare grants and seek funding opportunities.
·         Support faculty research in various areas TBA based on faculty needs.
3.       Graduate Dean’s Office Assistant –
·         Assist with high priority activities to manage activities in the student lifecycle ranging from recruiting, on-boarding, enrollment, financial aid, service learning, graduation, alumni relations and fund raising  through marketing and communications, IT strategy, database development, CRM management, data analysis, data curation, business process reengineering and records management.
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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 December 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,


Job Opening: Discovery and Systems Librarian – William & Mary in Williamsburg, VA

William & Mary Libraries is seeking a Discovery and Systems Librarian at Swem Library. The Discovery and Systems Librarian will learn our new Alma and Primo system, assume a leadership role in its configuration and ongoing development, and collaborate closely with staff in our libraries and in our consortium in order to make it the best library catalog possible.
For more information and to apply for this position, please see
Review of applications will begin 1/25/2017.

Position Announcement – Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian – The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Outreach and Community Engagement Librarian. Due to recent staff changes, we are recruiting again for a person to fill a second Outreach and Community Engagement position.
SUMMARY: The librarian in this position will; advance the mission of the university in education and community service by maintaining support for the library’s outreach and community engagement services; participate in the development of outreach and grant programs; work collaboratively with librarians and staff to plan, implement, and assess programs, communications, and marketing to enhance community awareness of the UT Health Science Center Libraries; assist with the coordination of library outreach and community engagement activities related to marketing of services, resources and events.
Required education and experience:
• Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program
• Minimum of 0-1 year of post-MLS experience
• Commitment to excellent service and ability to manage multiple priorities; excellent oral and written communication skills
Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge of marketing principles; experience with promotion and publicity, social media management, project coordination, writing, and assessment
• Experience with outreach programming; developing educational and promotional materials in print and digital formats
• Strong background in the use of information technologies and information management tools
Apply online at the UT Health Science Center Human Resources Employment web site: where the position is posted under Library Operations – Librarian. Please include a cover letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three references with your application.
All positions are security sensitive and will require criminal background checks.


Job posting: International Studies Librarian at Indiana University Bloomington

The Indiana University Libraries seek a knowledgeable, innovative, dynamic, and service oriented individual to serve as International Studies Librarian.

For more information, see here.

NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences Commencement

Congratulations to the NCCU SLIS Class of 2016!
The University-wide NCCU Commencement Ceremony will be held in the McDougald-McLendon Arena on Saturday, December 10, 2016 at 9:00 AM. Immediately following the Commencement exercises, we will host the SLIS Commencement and Awarding of Degrees ceremony in the School of Library and Information Sciences located in James E. Shepard Memorial Library in room 337. A reception will follow the program in room 339.
We look forward to seeing students, families, friends, and SLIS alumni on this most special of days!


Bowling event: Wednesday December 6, 2016

Invitation: Bowling For Book Lovers


Join us for an end of the semester celebration for all the hard work we’ve put into the MLS program at North Carolina Central University. This event is being hosted by the student chapters for the American Library Association and the Special Library Association. We are meeting at Kings North Hills Bowling at Kings


Wednesday, December 7, 2016
6:30 PM-9:30 PM


Kings North Hill Bowling
141 Park at North Hills St., Suite 120
Raleigh, North Carolina 27609 Get directions

Please RSVP to Jaccqueline Guilford:

Scholarship opportunities

From Dean Gant:

Please see the link the Generation Google Scholarship. The opportunity is targeted to students in computer science or related fields. Information Science is a related field. I am happy to advise anyone who applies on how to best to market your MIS or technically oriented LIS program for this opportunity.

A second opportunity available is the Women Techmakers Scholars Program . this program fits well for both LIS and MIS women students. “A group of female undergraduate and graduate students will be chosen from the applicant pool, and scholarships will be awarded based on the strength of each candidate’s academic background and demonstrated leadership and impact on community.”

Again for these or any opportunity that you find, I am happy to talk with you further to advise you on how to best communicate about your program and its fit.

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