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 childrenís librarian in a public library.

Dr. Akers received a bachelorís degree in journalism and history from Westhampton College of the University of Richmond, a masterís 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 ďPerceptions of talk, text, transactions, and technology: Preservice Teachers, CMC, and Reader Response.Ē 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
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Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
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