UNCG Libraries International Visiting Librarian Program -- 2006

Professor Natalya Masyuk, Fulbright Scholar at UNCG, October 2005- April 2006

In fall 2005, Dr. Natalya Masyuk, Professor and former Vice Rector for Financial Affairs and Head of the Department of Economics and Finance at the Ivanovo State Textile Academy (ISTA) in Ivanovo, Russia, visited UNCG as a Fulbright Scholar. She was hosted by the Department of Economics at UNCG.

Ivanovo is a large industrial city located about 400 kilometers (250 miles) northeast of Moscow. The city has been considered a center of textile manufacture in Russia. ISTA was founded in 1918 with a concentration on textile technology, garments manufacture, mechanical engineering and automation, economics and management, cultural services, and design. There are about 4,000 full-time and 5,000 part-time students on campus which is recognized by the Federal Education Agency as a state institution of higher education in Russia.

During her visit at UNCG, Professor Masyuk spent much of her time at the Jackson Library where she found most needed materials on world economics and finance, in the formats of monographs, e-journals, and databases. The library resources and services (e.g., ILL) enabled her to complete her Fulbright research projects. Rosann Bazirjian, Dean of University Libraries, and Sha Li Zhang, Assistant Dean for Collections & Technical Services, met with Professor Masyuk several times during her stay at UNCG and discussed her needs on library resources. In spring 2006, Professor Masyuk was invited by Dean Bazirjian to give a lecture to library staff and LIS students on library economics and Russian history/politics. The lecture was well received by the audience.

Upon her return, Professor Masyuk introduced some of the UNCG Libraries’ methods of resource management and services to the ISTA Library. She also facilitated the invitation and visit of a UNCG Libraries’ deletion to ISTA in summer 2007.

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