UNT LEAP - Library Education for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific

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Affiliated Pacific - Cohort Program

The University of North Texas - Department of Library and Information Sciences (UNT/DLIS) is bringing its ALA-accredited Master's degree program and popular online format to the U.S.-Affiliated Pacific Islands (USAPI) through the LEAP Cohort Program beginning Fall 2011. You can earn your Master's degree by attending a nine day Web institute at the College of M

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It is with great sadness that I inform you that Yvonne Chandler passed away last night at the Grapevine Medical Lodge. Yvonne served as President of TLA in 2013-14, and was profoundly proud of her work with the association. She was a mentor, teacher, and friend to so many, and will be greatly missed. I most certainly will miss her hug, smile, and voice when we would see each other at conference each year.
Below is a brief statement that was sent to the faculty and staff at UNT, where she served as a faculty member:
We all know about her strong, hard-working, gracious, and vivacious personality. Her devotion to her students and her passion for shaping their career paths are a part of her legacy. Her commitment to impact the quality of library education and have diversity in the workforce of the library profession was evident in all her professional activities. This was clearly demonstrated with her IMLS grants. Her presence was felt beyond UNT, as she gave us visibility at state, national, and international professional associations.
TLA will be sharing an announcement with members and will also be sending flowers to the family. We will share more information about funeral and memorial services when we know more.
Sincerely, Christina
Christina H. Gola
2020-2021 President of the Texas Library Association
[email protected]
Office: 713-743-9761
Cell: 832-338-8191


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Photos from UNT LEAP - Library Education for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific's post 13/04/2019

Congratulations to Natalie!


The University of Guam awarded the Triton Team Award to the RFK Librarians. Four University of North Texas Department of Information Sciences Graduates from the 2013 LEAP Cohort were honored with a letter of commendation, a $500 cash prize, and a Latte Stone Trophy. The librarians are: Ismael Perez, Jefrey Libao, Wai Yi Ma, and Roland San Nicolas #

Photos from UNT LEAP - Library Education for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific's post 21/11/2016

Justin is in Fort Worth for the LITA Conference. I surprised him with Charlotte. He hadn't seen her since the Guam Institute. We had a great time. It was just like old times.

Photos from UNT LEAP - Library Education for the U.S. Affiliated Pacific's post 03/04/2016

LEAP Graduates from Palau and Saipan got together for dining and visiting last week. I'm so jealous!!!! So great to set Imengal Mad from Palau and Rosalyn Ajoste, Angelina Yobech, Maria Ornes, and Natalie Hill from Saipan of the Northern Marianas Islands at Naked Fish in Saipan

Timeline photos 03/03/2016

Look at my LEAPERS - here is the group at the Guam Department of Education Library Conference. YEA for UNT/DLIS.

Timeline photos 25/01/2016

Congratulations to LEAP Graduates -- Roland, Kris, and Antonio

2015 2016 Officers of the Guam Library Association.
From Left
Roland San Nicolas - Vice President, Membership
Kris Seerengan - President
Christine Matson - Vice President, Programming
Paul Drake - Treasurer
Antonio Perry - Secretary


Congrats to my colleagues Jane Barnwell and newlywed Richard Li for our second award from IMLS. Back to the Pacific! YEA!!!!!
Award Amount: $499,991; Matching Amount: $143,384
Contact: Dr. Yvonne Chandler
Associate Professor
(940)565-3777; [email protected]
The University of North Texas, in partnership with the Brigham Young University–Hawaii, will support a three-year master’s in library and information science degree program to continue to increase the number of degreed library professionals for the geographically dispersed US Affiliated Pacific Islands. The IMLS LEAP-II project will educate twelve more indigenous librarians and information stewards with skills in curation and preservation of digital projects and collections with an emphasis on digital content management. Students will receive tuition, travel support, a computer, and association dues and will complete enhanced enrichment activities including professional development programs, library and museum tours, individual mentors, and specialized workshops on advanced digital technologies and information literacy.


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