Call Number, Volume 67, Number 2, Fall 2008 Page: 4
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Call Number Fall 2008
The Library and Information Sciences (LIS)
faculty and staff have experienced two exciting changes
in fall 2008, both landmark events. The first change
was the move to Discovery Park, a new and ambitious
UNT research facility. The second, precipitated by the
LIS move, was to join forces with the Department of
Learning Technologies, also moving to Discovery Park,
to become the College of Information, Library
Science, and Technologies.
LIS was flattered to be asked and delighted to
become a part of the new UNT research facility. The
primary missions of the research park are to promote
interactive and multidisciplinary research, education
and training that benefits students, faculty and
community, and to expand economic development
through education and technologies. Harold Strong, a
nationally recognized leader in research park
development and formerly director of the research
park at Texas A&M University, has been named
Discovery Park Director. He has a strong record of
developing partnerships between universities and
When it was learned that the Department of
Learning Technologies, formerly in the College of
Education, was also moving to Discovery Park,
discussion of common interests emerged. After careful
study and steps described in the dean's Column (p.l-
2), the College of Information, Library Science, and
Technologies was established.
The New Location '
The move to Discovery Park, which took place
August 18th, was a monumental undertaking. LIS has
been located in the same building, the former UNT
main library, throughout its 70 year history, except for
a two-year period in the mid-1970s when the building
was being renovated. As the student enrollment and
faculty size increased and technology facilities were
added, the space became more and more crowded.
The new and generous accommodations located in an
attractive setting were welcomed by both faculty and
The facility, located four miles north of the main
campus, was formerly a Texas Instruments
manufacturing plant. It was renovated as UNT
Research Park in 2002 and renamed Discovery Park in
2008. In addition to our new College, it also houses
the College of Engineering, and the Computing and
Information Technology Center. The 34,000 square-
foot facility on a 290 acre site has been renovated at a
cost of some $2.9 million to accommodate its new
The LIS new home, located at 3940 North
Elm Street, is easily accessed from 135, a short distance
away, or from downtown Denton via North Elm
Street, a main thoroughfare. Shuttle busses run
frequently for those arriving from the main campus.
Parking is available in several lots either by permit or
parking meter, with guest and handicapped parking
also available. The LIS offices and research facilities,
all constructed new this summer, are on the second
floor. Classrooms and a spacious library that includes
the entire Z collection (bibliography, library science,
and information resources) are on the first floor.
continued fromp. 3
Barbara Stein Martin
Hazel Harvey Peace Professorship
of Children's Services
Special Assistant to the Dean for
Distributed Learning and LIS
Learning Enhancement Specialist,
Center for Learning Enhancement,
Assessment, and Redesign
LIS Interim Chair
Assistant to LIS Chair
External Affairs CILST
Academic Counselor CILST
Assistant to the CILST Associate
Dean and PhD Program
Assistant to CILST Academic
Assistant General Access Computer
Special Assistant to the CILST
Graduate General Access
Computer Systems Manager
Assistant to the
Academic Counselor CILST
Admissions and Faculty Assistant
Academic Budget Officer CILST
LIS Web Institute Coordinator
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