The SLIS is hiring!

SLIS is hiring graduate assistants for the semester.  We are hiring multiple Graduate Assistants who will serve in roles to support faculty research, support strategic initiatives and school operations, and support the schools teaching mission as either Graduate Research Assistants, Graduate Teaching Assistants, and Graduate Staff Assistants. The description of each position is below and is also detailed in the online application.

You must meet important requirements:

  1. Minimum GPA:  Students must have at a least a 3.0 GPA. (If you are a new student, you may skip the GPA requirement.)
  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.


Students may apply at

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 September 1, 2017 and run through December 16, 2017.
Graduate assistants are also required to assist with SLIS Graduation. Next year’s graduation for Fall 2017 semester will be held on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at 9 AM.


Position Duties and Descriptions:

  1. Graduate Teaching 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.


  1. 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.


  1. Graduate SLIS Strategy and Operation 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.
  •          Will assist with the SLIS web site and social media platforms to develop strategies, develop content, web development, and maintenance.


If you have any further questions, please contact me at



All new and returning students in degree and certification programs at the School of Library and Information Sciences are invited to attend Orientation on August 7. Come in person or online. There are three sessions to choose from:

  • Monday August 7, 2017, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm, In-person, Shepard Library, Room #337
  • Monday August 7, 2017, 1:30 pm – 2:30 pm, Online WebEx Event and In-Person, Shepard Library, Room #337
  • Monday August 7, 2017, 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Online WebEx Event

Use this link to register as soon as possible please:

During the Orientation you will meet fellow students, faculty and staff and have a chance to form connections, learn about programs and opportunities, discuss your plans, and exchange ideas.   In addition, there is an open house for all on Friday, August 11, 1-4pm at the SLIS. Everyone is invited!

Classes begin Monday, August 14. Be sure to meet with your advisor and register for classes as soon as possible if you have not.

For more information, please see the Letter From the Dean

Reidsville High School (Reidsville, NC) is currently seeking a Media Coordinator

Reidsville High School (Reidsville, NC) is currently seeking a Media Coordinator. This is an exciting opportunity as the media center has been renovated to include a variety of innovative spaces.


Included in the media center/maker space are:

  • 2 3D printers
  • Video recording studio (cameras, lights, backdrops, portable green screen, and more)
  • Audio recording studio (Mac, microphones)
  • Flat panel tv with comfortable seating
  • Cafe tables
  • Whiteboard tables
  • Minecraft for EDU installed on desktop computers
  • 30 Dell laptops with Adobe software installed
  • 3 Doodlers, Arduino, Makey-Makey, Electronics Toolkit, and Snap Circuits
  • Arts/ Crafts materials
  • Deconstruction/ Upcycling Station
  • Vinyl Cutter and Heat Press
  • and more

This short video provides snapshots of our students enjoying this renovated space:


Thank you for sharing this opportunity with your recent students. Those interested may apply at:

Job Announcement: Government Documents Librarian in Washington DC

LAC Federal is seeking a Government Documents Librarian to work for a federal agency in the Washington, D.C. metro area. Librarian will oversees daily operations of collection management for the Federal Depository Library Program collection. This is a 12 week full time position (40 hour a week; Monday-Friday), no benefits.


  • Oversee daily operations of collection management such as item intake and cataloging, record keeping, weeding, and the retrieval of pertinent un-selected items from the New Electronic Titles list
  • Manages Government Documents page on library website
  • Provides assistance to patrons in accessing depository items and resources.
  • Review of the library’s depository selection profile and makes resulting changes.
  • Create original and copy-cataloged records for monograph, serial, and monograph-as-serial items and uploads these records into the library’s OPAC
  • Proficient in the use of constant data forms


  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an institution accredited by the ALA
  • Thorough knowledge and experience in cataloging workflows; Experience with RDA, OCLC, MARC21 and other standards used in cataloging
  • Experience providing reference support
  • GovDocs experience is preferred
  • Various branding, marketing, and promotional activities experience preferred

To apply, please visit:

2 positions at Alabama A&M campus library

2 positions at Alabama A&M campus library

Student Vision Scholarships

The Middle Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association is currently accepting applications for its Student Vision Scholarships. We have 5 scholarships available for eligible library students interested in health science librarianship to attend the 2017 MAC/MLA Conference, Oct. 22-24, in Staunton, VA. And we would truly love it if we could award all five scholarships.
We would really appreciate if you would post the attached scholarship announcement on the students’ listserv, social media or forward it to them. Our application deadline is September 2nd.


This message relates to scholarships that the Association of North Carolina Health and Science Libraries (ANCHASL) is offering to support an upcoming meeting.

If you are planning to attend the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the Medical Library Association (MAC/MLA) 2017 Annual Meeting (October 21-24 in Staunton, VA), please consider applying for one of the scholarships (continuing education awards) being offered by the ANCHASL Scholarship Committee. The ANCHASL Board has authorized the Scholarship Committee to award two scholarships of up to $250 each (or more scholarships, if those who apply are requesting smaller $ amounts–e.g., for a C.E. course only).

Meeting details are at


To be eligible, you must live or work in North Carolina (or be a student enrolled in a library program located in NC) and be a member of ANCHASL.  Not an ANCHASL member?  Don’t let that stop you! Join now!
For more information, consult the ANCHASL membership page at

An application form is attached below and is also available on the ANCHASL Scholarship Committee Web site, in case the attachment gets stripped from this e-mail message. Complete and return the form to me at The submission deadline is the end of the day (midnight) on Saturday, August 26, 2017. We’ll notify scholarship recipients by Thursday, August 31, so that you’ll have time to meet the conference early-bird registration deadline (Sept. 15).


Carol Vreeland, Chair

ANCHASL Scholarship CommitteeApplication MAC October 2017