Meet and Greet

This Saturday, September 28, the ECU MLS program is holding a “Meet and Greet”  at the Randolph County Public Library in Asheboro at 201 Worth St. from 10-Noon.

If you are aware of anyone who might be interested in our program, we would appreciate your sharing this information.  At noon, those who are interested in a Dutch treat lunch can join us at the restaurant Something Different on 1512-F Zoo Parkway.

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Dr. Munde Wins Prestigious Award

Dr. Gail Munde, Associate Professor, won an Emerald Literati Network award for “Outstanding Author Contribution for 2013″ for the 2012 book chapter Evaluating teaching in online programs: Comparing faculty self-assessment and student opinion, in Anne Woodsworth, W. David Penniman (ed.) Advances in Librarianship (Advances in Librarianship, Volume 35), Emerald Group Publishing Limited, pp.151-173.

This award is given to authors who have contributed something new and of significant value to the body of knowledge, either in terms of approach or subject matter.

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Jennifer Baker, New Professional on the Move!

Recent graduate Jennifer Baker, who is the librarian for Pamlico County High School, recently presented at NCTIES in Raleigh about the Pinterest site she created for her school and about gaming in school libraries.  She also has a forthcoming article in the Nov/Dec issue of Knowledge Quest, “Beyond Death by Chocolate: Pinning Professionally in the School Library Media Center.”)  This October at NCSLMA, she will present on professional pinning.  In addition to these accomplishments, Jennifer’s principal invited her to accompany her to the AdvancED conference, which is a leadership conference for NC school improvement and accreditation.   Jennifer has applied for the NCSLMA Emerging Leaders program, and we wish her luck.  Congratulations and keep up the good work!

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ECU MLS Meet, Greet, and Eat at NCSLMA

Students, alumni, and friends of ECU’s library science program who are attending NCSLMA in Winston-Salem are invited to a Dutch treat dinner and get together on Friday, October 4 at 7 p.m. We will be meeting at Bib’s restaurant at the corner of 5th and Spring which is a few short blocks from the convention center. The link to Bib’s is

If you are able to come please let Dr. Jami Jones ( know so she can get a general count and know how much room we will need. Even if you don’t know your schedule until the last minute, please feel free to join us! We can easily pull up an extra chair. We look forward to seeing you on the 4th.

We will have a booth at the exhibits, so please drop by!

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Scholarship Awards

COE Scholarship Ceremony 2013From the College of Education Awards Ceremony on August 23, from L to R: Dr. Elaine Yontz, Heather Blackwell, Michele Broadhurst, and Mary Tobin

The awards and scholarships for this year were:
$3,000 Emily S. Boyce Fellowship to Michele Broadhurst, who is from Hendersonville, NC
Awarded to a student who has outstanding potential for leadership and is committed to a career in Library Administration
Donors: Emily Boyce, family, and friends

$3,000 Linda Haddock McRae Scholarship Award to Heather Blackwell and Mary Tobin. Heather is from Cape Carteret, NC and Mary is from Hampstead, NC
Awarded to a graduate student pursuing a master’s degree in Library Science
Donor: The McRae family

Outstanding Graduate Award: Rhonda Zayas-Palmer
Awarded to the top graduate student in the department based on academic record, hours of completion, and departmental involvement as determined by the faculty.
Donor: Program of Library Science faculty

Diane Kester Innovator Award: Kathy McKinney
Awarded to students who demonstrate an innovative approach to technology use in school library media programs

Congratulations to all recipients!

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Important Dates for Fall 2013

August 20:        Classes begin
August 26:        Last day for drop/add, 5:00 PM
October 3-5:     NCSLMA Conference, Winston-Salem, NC
October 5-8:     Fall Break
Oct. 15-18:        NCLA, Winston-Salem, NC
October 18:       Registration for spring 2014 begins
October 24:       Last day for graduate students to drop courses without grades, 5:00 PM
Nov. 27 – Dec.1: Thanksgiving break
December 5:      Final exams begin
December 12:    Final exams close

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Read 2 Succeed Grant

The deadline is almost here for the Read 2 Succeed Grant from the NCSLMA. Remember that the applications are available on the NCSLMA webpage. 5 grants are available this year for up to $1000 each for a program that you will implement into you school this upcoming school year. This is a great way to start a program that hasn’t been in your budget!

Recipients of the Grant will be announced at the NCSLMA Conference in the Fall.

The deadline to submit your grants is June 30th. If you have any questions about the grant, please email Brene Duggins,

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Kathy Gaines, COE Student Speaker

Kathy Gaines, Spring 2013 MLS graduate was the student speaker for the College of Education’s Graduation Ceremony on May 11.  Thanks and congratulations to Kathy!

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Loftis on Panel Discussion

Kelley Loftis, current MLS student, was involved in the Panel Discussion for the Campaign for Grade Level Reading at the NCPLDA (NC Public Library Director Association) meeting on April 18, 2013.

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Congratulations to Spring 2013 Graduates!

Spring 2013 Graduates2Spring 2013 graduates, along with Dr. Kaye Dotson (left) and Dr. John Harer (right)

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