Congratulations to all MLS graduates! The COE Recognition Ceremony will be held on May 11 at 9 AM in Minges Coliseum. Kathy Gaines, one of our MLS spring graduates, will be the graduate student speaker.
A departmental reception will be held after the ceremony at 11 AM in Chili’s Too (Croatan Building, 2nd floor) on campus.
Heather Blackwell is the recipient of a College of Education scholarship for next year. Congratulations, Heather!
Congratulations to Mary Tobin, who has been awarded the Linda Haddock McRae Scholarship for this year!
Congratulations to Michele (Mikie) Broadhurst, who has been awarded the 2013-14 Emily S. Boyce Scholarship.
Dr. Kaye Dotson submitted an article based on the results from a survey on student perceptions of diversity. The article has been accepted for publication by the Journal of Continuing Higher Education.
Congratulations to Tabitha Dickerson! Based on the survey she completed for the YALSA/Best Buy Mobile donation program, her school has been selected to receive the $2000 donation from Best Buy to purchase digital resources for teen services.
Sedley Abercrombie (Summer 2011) presented at the NCTIES (North Carolina Technology in Education Society) conference in Raleigh in March, 2013. She had over 40 elementary media coordinators drop in to hear her present “Utilizing Digital Resources in the Elementary Media Center”. Sedley is currently the library media coordinator at Fair Grove Elementary School in Thomasville.
If you would like to learn more about how Sedley uses these resources, you can connect with her on twitter @sedley1 or join the Edmodo discussion group using Edmodo code# u4jken.
Dr. Marson represented the Department of Library Science at the annual Book ‘Em Conference held at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, NC on February 23. The event brought together more than 75 authors, all interested in fighting illiteracy. The day’s activities included book signings, panel discussions and individual writers speaking about their works, and the writing and publishing businesses in general.
Some of the characters in attendance were the Cat in the Hat, Rumpelstiltskin, and Puck!
Dr. Kaye Dotson and Rita Anderson from Martin County Schools (MLS 2011) presented Leadership, Vision, and Partnerships: The Foundation for Expanded Formats of Education at the NCSLMA (N.C. School Library Media Association) conference in October 2012.
Dr. Kaye Dotson from our department, Dr. Kylie Dotson-Blake from the ECU Dept. of Higher Adult and Counselor Education, and Rita Anderson (ECU MLS 2011) published a recent article on partnering and online education:
Dotson, K. B., Dotson-Blake, K. P. & Anderson, R. (2012). Partnering to expand opportunities: School library leadership in high school online education. International Journal of Instructional Technology and Distance Learning, 9 (5), 33-42.