Dr. Lee Shiflett died May 27. A longtime faculty member in the School of Education’s Department of Library and Information Studies, he was deeply involved in the libraries and information studies field for almost five decades. His research into American library history resulted in the publication of three books and his interest in history and rare books resulted in another. He taught many courses including cataloging, government documents, management and special collections. In 2001, he was appointed chair of the Department of Library and Information Studies until 2009. Since 2014, he had served as interim chair of the department.
Before joining UNCG in 2001, he was on faculty at Louisiana State University and at University of Wisconsin – LaCrosse.
The memorial service information may be viewed here. Those who would like to make a memorial gift may choose to do so to the UNCG Library and Information Studies Alumni Endowment, which has been established in his honor (online here or via mail at LIS Alumni Endowment, University Advancement, PO Box 26170, Greensboro NC 27402).