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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 http://jobs.nccu.edu/postings/8758

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 kbaile45@nccu.edu.



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

Thanks to Dr. Abdullahi

The School of Library and Information Sciences announces the resignation of Dr. Ismail Abdullahi as the Interim Associate Dean effective June 1, 2017.  We are grateful to Dr. Abdullahi for his assistance to develop with a team of faculty members three new joint programs that were approved earlier this month. The new programs include joint degrees in information science with the School of Law, School of Education’s Department of Educational Technology and Instructional Design and the Public Administration Department.  Dr. Abdullahi will return to his faculty position and focus on global LIS education.

Congratulations to Professor EunYoung Yoo-Lee!

The SLIS offers huge congratulations to Professor Yoo-Lee on her appointment to the Editorial Board pf the Korean Biblia Society for Library and Information Science: https://kbiblia.jams.or.kr/co/main/jmMain.kci

Serials Conference

On Friday, March 31st, 2017, the 26th annual NC Serials Conference will be taking place at the William and Ida Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Please find attached a flyer with registration information. We hope to see you there! Please share with your classes as this is an excellent networking opportunity and we would love to see more SLIS student representation at the conference.

Duke University Press – Digital Content and Systems Coordinator (Data Manager), Project Euclid

Digital Content and Systems Coordinator (Data Manager), Project Euclid 
Duke University Press, a not-for-profit scholarly publisher, is seeking a Digital Content & Communications Coordinator to join the Project Euclid team. The Digital Content & Communications Coordinator works closely with the Director of Publishing Services to supervise day-to-day operations of Project Euclid and provides expertise and training in Euclid systems to Press staff and partner-publishers; responsible for successful implementation and maintenance of digital initiatives; coordinates digital content and development for Euclid; manages Euclid’s social media program.
Project Euclid (projecteuclid.org), which is a joint-venture between Duke University Press and Cornell University Library, is a growing multi-publisher electronic publishing platform for mathematics and statistics, with an annual budget of more than one million dollars and includes in excess of 80 journals and 200 monographs from over 35 partner-publishers based all over the world. A successful candidate for this position will be energized by finding creative solutions to business and technology challenges in scholarly publishing.
The position is listed with the University as Job Code 1018, Job Level 10, Job Title of “Data Manager”, and is eligible for Duke University benefits. If interested, please complete the University-required application process, including submission of an electronic cover letter & résumé prior to close of the position at Noon on 03/13/2017.  Please apply for requisition number 401231351.
·         Job Description:
                                  I.          Administrative / Training
    1. Provide technical expertise to partner-publishers on XML and metadata related issues.
    2. Serve as Project Euclid liaison to other Duke University Press teams, principally the Customer Relations team, and provide training on Euclid systems and services.
                                II.          Digital Content Production and Development
    1. Responsible for initial implementation of new publisher websites on Project Euclid; provide training for publishers on metadata preparation procedures and maintain relationships with them; monitor & ensure that metadata is correct; provide support for publisher production issues and assist in metadata preparation as needed.
    2. Provide oversight & training on publishers’ XML subscription access files.
    3. Manage & oversee content conversion and digitization projects; coordinate relationships with associated vendors.
    4. Analyze project needs in regard to metadata and digital content; develop appropriate user manuals, instructional brochures, and other documentation as needed.
    5. Liaise with IT systems experts and programmers at Duke University Press and Cornell University Library on hardware and software issues affecting accessibility of Euclid content.
    6. Research & recommend strategies for improving Euclid as a hosting platform; monitor trends in digital content development and scholarly communications.
                             III.          Website Development and Maintenance
    1. Create website content, write copy, and help resolve site errors; assess competitors’ sites and recommend improvements to Euclid’s website and platform.
                             IV.          Social Media
    1. Manage Project Euclid’s social media presence; responsible for increasing Euclid visibility.
o    Required:  Experience with digital content production. Working knowledge of HTML/XML standards and practices, current digital information technologies and publishing formats, digital format specifications, and standards-based metadata schemes and DTDs. Ability to translate technical issues and communicate with both experts and non-experts. Strong project management and problem solving skills, detail-oriented and highly organized; ability to prioritize and juggle many tasks simultaneously. Excellent communication, interpersonal, research, and editing skills. Familiarity with online academic research resources.
o    Preferred Qualifications:  Familiarity with the TeX typesetting system; familiarity with mathematics and/or statistics.


NCCU James E. Shepard Memorial Library To Host Open House and Dialogue With Library Officials

The Friends of the North Carolina Central University (NCCU) James E. Shepard Memorial Library will host an open house and dialogue on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 3:30 p.m. in the library on campus to discuss plans for digital library development.

The forum, entitled Enhancing the Intellectual Capital and the Study of Knowledge for the 21st Century Learners: Meeting them at the Point of Need, will feature Jon Gant, Ph.D., dean of the NCCU School of Library and Information Sciences (SLIS), and Theodosia T. Shields, Ph.D., director of library services for the James E. Shepard Library.
Attendees will have an opportunity to engage with the newly appointed dean and learn about the library’s services, special activities and new enhancements. Gant and Shields will also share how the SLIS and James E. Shepard Library will partner to enhance course offerings and the student experience.

Full announcement: Shepard Library/SLIS Open House

Register Here: http://friendsofthelibrary11-06-2016.eventbrite.com