HPU Librarians Publish Articles At Annual Library Conference

HIGH POINT, N.C., Sept. 8, 2010 – Two of High Point University?s librarians recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to write for the American Library Association?s (ALA) annual conference publication, titled Cognotes.

Kathy Shields and Amy Pace were among 20,000 librarians from around the world in attendance at this year’s ALA conference, and their articles covered many of the programs that they attended at the conference including an author series featuring John Grisham, Audrey Niffenger, and Junot Diaz.

“Being around so many amazing, creative librarians at ALA is an incredible experience,” says Shields. “I made wonderful connections, gathered new ideas, and gained different perspectives that have had a positive influence on my reference interactions, teaching, and day-to-day tasks at the HPU Libraries.”
Shields, head of reference services at Smith Library, wrote articles including “Librarians Just Wanna Have Fun!,” “Improving Library Instruction in Theory and Practice,” “New Librarians Know Thyself,” “John Grisham Thanks Libraries” and more.

Pace, lead librarian for the University Center Learning Commons, wrote articles including “Librarians Can Change Society,” “Reference, A Love Story,” “Rely on Evidence, Not Anecdotes, in Instruction, Speakers Urge” as well as several others.

“I am so grateful and happy that HPU supported our trip to ALA Annual,” says Pace. “I met many interesting people and learned much that will help me in my position here at HPU.” 

At High Point University, every student receives an extraordinary education in an inspiring environment with caring people. HPU, located in the Piedmont Triad region of North Carolina, is a liberal arts institution with over 4,200 undergraduate and graduate students from 51 countries and 46 states at campuses in High Point and Winston-Salem. It is ranked by US News and World Report at No. 3 among Regional Colleges in the South. Forbes.com ranks HPU in the top 7 percent among “America’s Best Colleges.” Parade Magazine lists HPU in the top 25 private schools in the nation. The university offers 50 undergraduate majors, 42 undergraduate minors and seven graduate degree programs. It is accredited by the Commission of Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and is a member of the NCAA, Division I and the Big South Conference. Visit High Point University on the Web at http://www.highpoint.edu/.

Chris Dudley

Vice President for Administration

336-841-4530 cdudley@highpoint.edu

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