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Broward County Library Pilot Tackles Digital Divide

As part of an effort to bridge the digital divide, Broward County Library (BCL), FL, in partnership with T-Mobile, the county’s Enterprise Technology Services division, CareerSource Broward, and the School Board of Broward County, has launched a two-year pilot program that will provide 300 tablet computers and data access plans to eligible residents of the Broward Municipal Services District (BMSD).

Link: http://lj.libraryjournal.com/2017/05/industry-news/broward-county-library-pilot-tackles-digital-divide/

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

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.


JOB POSTING: USC Associate Director of Research and Instruction Services

University of Southern California
Associate Director
Research and Instruction Services
The Norris Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented librarian who is prepared to lead a team of library faculty and staff in support of the research, instruction, clinical, learning, and knowledge discovery initiatives of the University of Southern California.  The Associate Director for Research and Instruction Services manages, plans, coordinates, and promotes the Library’s research and learning resources as well as oversees the operations of reference, and mediated searching. For more information about this position, please visit: http://jobs.usc.edu:80/postings/69634.

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 degrees 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: http://www.nccu.edu/futurestudents/applynow.cfm. 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, sbutler8@nccu.edu.

Degree question contacts:

MIS – Dean Gant, jpgant@nccu.edu                     

MLS – Dr. Patrick Roughen, 919-530-5151, proughen@nccu.edu


Internships at the EPA Library

Below are announcements for internships at the US Environmental Protection Agency Library in Research Triangle Park, NC. We are recruiting for the 2016-2017 academic year. We have two types of internships available. The first is the traditional library science internship where students rotate through different areas of the library. The second is geared towards LIS or IS students with some programming skills and an interest in science information.

Please note that a science background is not required for either of these internships. The EPA Library internship is excellent preparation for many types of library and information jobs and our former interns work in all kinds of libraries.

NCCU students can apply for these positions by visiting the following links:

Library Science Internship:


Information Science Internship:


3 Intern positions at Duke University Libraries

We are currently recruiting for the internships listed below. Please share with students in your LIS program.

Please click the links for more detailed information and application instructions.