Deadline for Application for 2016 Graduation is September 16, 2016

The deadline for submitting the Application for Graduation to the School of Library and Information Sciences for the December 2016 Graduation is September 16, 2016.
Please submit your application  to your advisor by fax (919-530-6402),  via email  or by U.S. mail.  Do not send the application form to the Office of the Registrar.  Make sure you sign the form and  include your area of concentration and the name of your advisor.  Students are not required to complete the Approval for Graduation Form.


Graduate Assistantships Available!

Attention Students! Graduate assistantships for the Fall 2016 term are now available! Please note that students must be registered for 9 credit hours and be available to work at least 20 hours per week on-campus. Apply now!

Welcome Dean Jon Gant!

The School of Library and Information Sciences is delighted to welcome Dean John Gant to NCCU!  Dean Gant joins the SLIS after serving as a leader in teaching, research and service at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign since 2007.  Please join us in welcoming him to a great year!

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. However, with a rolling admissions process, you may be able to apply later. 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,

University of MN Job Posting


The University of Minnesota Libraries seeks an innovative, energetic and collaborative professional to develop the role of Learning and Inclusion Strategist.  This position will provide strategic direction for the University of Minnesota Libraries relating to teaching, learning, student success, and inclusion. This position represents a new opportunity within the University Libraries to grow an integrated program that embeds Libraries’ expertise into the campus curriculum, shapes services with a focus on equity, diversity, and inclusion, and assesses the impact of these programs on student learning. The Learning and Inclusion Strategist serves as the Chair of a new Libraries Teaching & Learning advisory group which draws together expertise from across the Libraries to develop a holistic plan and set of priorities that reflect a coordinated effort to partner with campus stakeholders on student learning. The position is also a standing member of the Libraries Diversity Leadership Committee.


Primary responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a Teaching and Learning Program centered on practices that are inclusive and effective for all students
  • Identify and foster opportunities to partner on learning, inside and outside of the classroom
  • Improve or develop services with inclusion in mind, serving to reduce barriers to learning and to create a sense of belonging among all library clientele
  • Position the University Libraries for innovation in learning 

    This is a full-time, 12-month, continuous-appointment track academic professional position with probationary appointment at the Assistant or Associate Librarian level.

    For full description and qualifications, and to apply, go to: ulib366

    UL366 JD Brief

Humanities Field Experience Duke University Libraries

Academic Libraries: Humanities Field Experience, Duke University

Fall 2016


Summary: This field experience is designed to provide library school students with a thorough immersion in Humanities librarianship, providing an introduction to a subject librarian’s role in academic libraries. There is a heavy emphasis on learning:  this field experience curriculum is designed in collaboration with the student, but offers a variety of opportunities. Different library functions will be represented, including conservation, catalogs and cataloging; instruction; bibliography.  These will be conveyed through interviews and tours with humanities librarians and functional experts, as well as by active participation in group meetings, teaching, and some work with LibGuides.  Approximately half of the field experience will be in Duke’s Classical Studies Department library.

Desired qualities:  unflagging accuracy in record keeping; initiative; a willingness to actively participate in teaching, research consulting; a friendly and professional approach to an academic department’s faculty, staff and students.

The work:

  1. Working with the Classical Studies librarian, students will help inventory the Classical Studies Department’s library, consisting of 7000 volumes.  This is an ongoing project and will require some experience with searching catalogs, amending records, and working collaboratively with others in a joint project.  Some of the books are rare.
  1. In addition, students will have many opportunities to work with the different humanities librarians, including team teaching; attending meetings; attending workshops; and getting tours of various functions in an academic library.

The schedule: flexible, in order to accommodate participation in instruction as well as attendance in workshops and meetings.  The Classical Studies Department is open from 8am to 5pm M-F.  Ideally, the student will work 5 hours a week on the department’s library inventory, but we do not live in an ideal world.

The pay: This is an unpaid field experience.  What we don’t pay in money will be made up with all the things you’ll learn and the skills you’ll acquire.  It’s a chance to feel like a librarian with real work, real colleagues and real respect.

To apply: Please send a letter of interest and a resume by August 31st, via email to:

Greta G. Boers, MLIS

Librarian for Classical Studies and the Linguistics Program

Duke University Libraries

Media coordinator position at George Watts Montessori Magnet School

The media coordinator position at George Watts Montessori Magnet School in Durham is open. You can find  information about the job on the Durham Public Schools site:
Emily Daly, a parent of children who attend the school and also the Head of the Assessment & User Experience Department at Duke University Libraries, would love to share more details about the Watts media center and the school itself with anyone interested in learning more. Those who are interested should apply soon, as the principal of Watts intends to review resumes and interview candidates within the next week! You can contact Emily at


JOB POSTING – Deputy Director, Health Sciences Library – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver metro area

JOB POSTING – Deputy Director, Health Sciences Library – University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Denver metro area

Deputy Director
The University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus’ Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a strategic leader with a passion for service excellence, people, planning, and budgets. This position serves as the top level administrative officer under the Director and is involved in library-wide planning, budgeting, and staffing decisions that lead to the attainment and stimulation of a diverse library faculty and staff to support a culturally sensitive working environment.  The HSL provides a highly collaborative, welcoming and technologically progressive space for the faculty, staff and students of the Anschutz Medical Campus.
Minimum Qualifications:
  • Masters degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association.
  • Seven years professional experience in an academic health sciences center or large academic library.
  • At least three years of the required experience must include supervisory, planning and budgeting experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated ability to improve and implement new services for library users.
  • Evidence of personal involvement in and service to the library profession.
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
$90,000-$110,000 per year
Application Materials Instructions:
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by August 31st, 2016.  Applications are only accepted electronically at
Questions should be directed to


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