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Arkansas residents to graduate with master’s degrees in information science from the University of North Texas at a Recognition Ceremony on December 20, 2015 in Little Rock

ELMS Cohort 2015 Photo


The Arkansas Library Association would like to congratulate the following Arkansas graduates from the Department of Library and Informations Sciences of the University of North Nexas College of Information:

1.    Katherine Blacksmith - Mount Vernon, AR

2.    Wendy Briley - North Little Rock, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

3.    Joyce Chamel - Pine Bluff, AR

4.    Morgan Chance - Hope, AR

5.    Victoria Chase - Jonesboro, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

6.    Wendy Christy – Benton, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

7.    Elizabeth Clements - North Little Rock, AR 

8.    Zac Cothren - Prim, AR   (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

9.    Laquita Dedmon - Wake Village, AR/TX (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

10.   Joanna Delavan - Maumelle, AR

11.   Carlye Dennis - Fayetteville, AR

12.   Maplean Donaldson - Pine Bluff, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

13.   Kristy Floyd - Malvern, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

14.   Stephanie Freedle - Prarie Grove, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

15.   Leah Frieden - Fayetteville, AR

16.   Broderick Glenn – Sherwood, AR

17.   Linda Green – Morrilton, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

18.   Arlisa Harris - Forrest City, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

19.   Natasha Hatchett - North Little Rock, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

20.   Libby Ingram -Little Rock, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

21.   Lavoris  Martin - Pine Bluff, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

22.   Shenise McGhee - North Little Rock, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

23.   Tim Muren - Little Rock, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

24.   Amy Nelson Lamont - Fayetteville, AR

25.   Sherrie Norwood - Little Rock, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

26.   Maria Rawls - Wynne, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

27.   Erin Renollet - Rogers, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

28.   Brittany Rodgers - Fayetteville, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

29.   Kelly E.  Smith - Jacksonville, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

30.   Letisha  Stacey - Little Rock, AR

31.   Dara Stine - Yellville, AR

32.   Rachel Stump - Fayetteville, AR

33.   Edith Alissa Turner - Benton, AR

34.   Taylor Vanlandingham - Gentry, AR

35.   Jennifer Watson - Benton, AR

36.   Kimberly  N. Wells - Jonesboro, AR

37.   Corinne Williams - Hot Springs, AR (UNT/IMLS/ELMS Scholar)

New Hires at Henderson State University Huie Library

Lacy Wolfe has been hired to be the Electronic Resources and Web Services Librarian, starting in January.
Natalie Scrimshire is the new Systems and Metadata Librarian..

Midland Public School District Educator Recognized By Discovery Education for Commitment to Collaboration, Enhancing Student Engagement, and Improving Academic Achievement

-Karen Wells, a Library Media Specialist and Teacher at Midland High School, Pleasant Plains, AR Selected as ‘Discovery Education Program Champion’ Through Competitive Application Process

Silver Spring, Md. (December 7, 2015) – Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, is pleased to announce that Karen Wells, a Library Media Specialist and Teacher at Midland High School and a distinguished member of the Discovery Educator Network, has been named a Discovery Education Program Champion for the 2015-2016 school year.
Chosen through a competitive application process, Wells was selected based on her passion for social studies and exemplary use of Discovery Education’s programs. Wells joins 13 fellow Program Champions who will represent specific topic areas – including STEM, health and wellness, and social studies. These educators will share various resources and supporting programs – available at no cost from Discovery Education and its partners – with their colleagues and peers around the world. Champions will also represent Discovery Education and its partners at education events and virtual conferences, and help shape the development and implementation of future Discovery Education programs, to ensure optimal efficacy and classroom relevance. To kickoff this new initiative, Wells and the other Program Champions recently attended a two-day launch event at Discovery Education’s headquarters in Silver Spring, Md.

Wells will share her passion with others on the topic of social studies. Specifically, Wells will inform educators worldwide about Discovery Education and the USC Shoah Foundation’s Auschwitz: The Past is Present initiative. A global education and communication initiative, this program provides students a deeper understanding of the Holocaust and the importance of its remembrance through survivor video testimonies, standards-aligned classroom activities, and a virtual experience featuring a Holocaust survivor.

"I believe that the partnership between Discovery Education and the USC Shoah Foundation – The Institute for Visual History and Education will help ensure that students around the world realize the importance of taking a stand when injustice is being carried out,” said Wells. “The Auschwitz: The Past is Present initiative is an excellent way for educators to incorporate awareness and remembrance into their specific curricular areas. As educators, we must continue to enlighten our students about why and how horrific events such as the Holocaust can occur, and how they must be ever diligent to make sure that evil is kept at bay." 

The Discovery Educator Network (DEN) is a global community of education professionals who are passionate about transforming the learning experience with digital media. As one of the largest professional learning communities, the DEN has impacted more than one million educators worldwide, and connects members across school systems and around the world through social media, virtual conferences, and in-person events, fostering valuable networking, idea sharing, and inspiration.

“Discovery Education is proud to recognize Karen as a Program Champion,” said Lance Rougeux, vice president of learning communities and instructional implementation for Discovery Education. “Karen is an outstanding educator and has a wealth of experience using Discovery Education’s programs and resources. I look forward to continuing to work with Karen to support the success of all students.”
For more information about Discovery Education, please visit www.discoveryeducation.com.

About Discovery Education
Discovery Education is the global leader in standards-based digital content for K-12, transforming teaching and learning with award-winning digital textbooks, multimedia content, professional development, and the largest professional learning community of its kind. Serving 3 million educators and over 30 million students, Discovery Education’s services are in half of U.S. classrooms, over 40 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries. Discovery Education partners with districts, states and like-minded organizations to captivate students, empower teachers, and transform classrooms with customized solutions that increase academic achievement. Discovery Education is powered by Discovery Communications (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB, DISCK), the number one nonfiction media company in the world. Explore the future of education at www.discoveryeducation.com.

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