The Department of Library and Information Studies in the School of
Education at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro is pleased to
announce the appointment of *Dr. **Anne Trice Thompson Akers *as School
Library Media and Graduate Support Coordinator, holding the title of
Clinical Assistant Professor, beginning May 2012.

Dr. Akers has served as Director of the College of Education Media Center
(curriculum materials center) at North Carolina State University (NCSU)
since 2002, where she also held an Adjunct Assistant Professor appointment
with the Department of Curriculum, Instruction, and Counselor Education
(CICE). She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses in instructional
technology, literacy, social studies, action research, and content area
reading.  Her teaching experience includes online and face-to-face
instruction using social constructivist pedagogy.  Prior to her position at
NCSU, she worked as a radio copy editor, a high school reading and English
teacher, and a media and technology coordinator in K-12 public schools in
both rural and urban settings in Virginia, Mississippi, and North Carolina.
 Additionally, she has also worked as a children’s librarian in a public

Dr. Akers received a bachelor’s degree in journalism and history from
Westhampton College of the University of Richmond, a master’s in history
from Virginia Tech, an MLS from East Carolina University, and a Ph.D. in
curriculum and instruction with a focus on literacy and technology from
NCSU.  Her dissertation was on the “Perceptions of talk, text,
transactions, and technology: Preservice Teachers, CMC, and Reader
Response.”  She holds a current North Carolina teaching certificate with
licensure in K-12 media and secondary English and social studies.  She has
provided professional development across the state, and presented at state
conferences and at the American Association of School Librarians
conference.  She is the recipient of various honors and grants, including a
2005 NCSU College of Education Award for Excellence.

*The LIS faculty enthusiastically welcomes Dr. Akers to the Department and
the UNCG community. *

Best regards,

Clara M. Chu, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor
Department of Library and Information Studies
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
446A School of Education Building, PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
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Main office: 336.334.3477, Fax: 336.334.4120