Book ‘Em North Carolina Writers Conference and Book Fair brings together more than 75 authors, including New York Times bestselling author, Mary Alice Monroe, Hollywood Producer/Director/Screenwriter/Actor Chuck Williams and more than 24 award-winning authors, and authors of almost every genre for all ages under one roof to sell and sign their books, participate in panel discussions and talks, network and interact with fans one-on-one.
The conference is free and will be held at Robeson Community College in Lumberton, NC. The ECU Department of Library Science will have a table there, so drop by and say hello!
For details, visit http://www.bookemnc.org/
In what has become a yearly tradition, the DLS faculty gathered for a holiday celebration and brought children and young adult books to be donated to the Little Willie Center in Greenville, NC.
Founded in 1990, the Little Willie Center was created to be a safe place for local children. It provides life lessons and educational programs for adults as well as children.
Pictured above from left to right:
(Rear) Dr. Barbara Marson, Dr. John Harer, Dr. Gail Munde
(Front) Dr. Al Jones, Dr. Jami Jones, Dr. Lou Sua
Congratulations to Charity Worley, a current MLS student at Chadbourn Elementary School for receiving a $1,900 Bright Ideas grant. Her grant was titled “Core into Reading,” and provides funds to obtain books related to the Common Core.
The Department of Library Science invites all December graduates to a reception on December 14 from 2:00 – 4:00 PM in Room 2409, Joyner Library. This reception will precede the Graduate Recognition ceremony in Minges Coliseum at 5:00.
Come and celebrate with your fellow graduates! If you plan on attending the reception, please email Dr. Sua at email@example.com with your name and the number of people accompanying you.
Dr. Patrick Valentine’s The Social History of Books and Libraries from Cuneiform to Bytes has just been published by The Scarecrow Press. This is a significant accomplish by Dr. Valentine and represents a substantive publication in his area of expertise. The Department of Library Science congratulates him on this achievement.
Congratulations to Julie Sellers and P.J. Frick, who won scholarships awarded by the North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA) during the annual conference held in Winston-Salem, October of 2012. Julie completed her MLS in the fall of 2011 and is a Media Coordinator at Nakina Middle School. P.J. graduated in the spring of 2012.
You are cordially invited to two ECU Department of Library Science events at NCSLMA
On Friday evening (October 5) the Department will sponsor a reception from 5:30 to 7ish at the Corpening Room, second floor of the Marriott. We hope to see current students, alums, and friends of the Department at this reception—even if you only have time to drop by for a quick chat.
If you will be arriving on Thursday (October 4) and are looking for somewhere to eat, the Department has made reservations at Bib’s Downtown for a dutch-treat dinner. The alcove has been reserved starting at 6:45 p.m. Bib’s is a three block walk at 675 West Fifth Street from the convention center. Please feel free to bring friends. The website for Bib’s is www.bibsdowntown.com
The Department of Library Science is pleased to welcome Dr. Lou Saunders Sua as a Teaching Assistant Professor. Dr. Sua has been in librarianship for 35 years. She has worked in public, academic and schools libraries. She has also worked in the non-profit arena and as a Children’s librarian, Young Adult librarian, Family Literacy coordinator, and the Branch Manager of a lifelong learning center. Her work in libraries has given her the opportunity to develop, implement, and present programs for adults, children, young adults, parents, teachers and communities. She also has experience as an Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro teaching storytelling and The Public Library courses.
Dr. Sua’s Ph.D. research involved listening to the life stories of Black women who are activists. Their stories validated her work in the community and her work as a librarian.
The Department of Library Science has received the results of the American Association of School Librarians (AASL) report that was submitted in the spring of 2012. Our program passed with flying colors and will continue its full NCATE recognition for the initial preparation of school librarians under the 2010 AASL standards.
For the spring of 2012, the Diane Kester Award went to Brenda Mercer and the Outstanding Graduate Award was presented to Kathy Gaines. We congratulate these two outstanding MLS students!