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Elizabeth Figa, Ph.D.
Citizen of Earth  ~ Storyteller/Dancer/Runner ~  Associate Professor
University of North Texas    College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
elizabeth.figa@unt.edu / Office: 940-565-2187 / Department: 940-369-7873

Professional Index
Personal Index

E.'s Campus Involvement:
LIT Group
Digital Storytelling Group
Beta Phi Mu
UNT Faculty Senator

E.'s National/State Organization Involvement:
Storytelling Association

Associate Editor:
Storytelling, Self, Society

E.'s Publicly
Available Resources:

Information Access and Retrieval Resource Websites

History and Culture of Youth Information Services Websites

Graphic Novels &
Comics Websites

LIS Employment

Terminology Resources
for LIS Professionals


Interviews and Stories

Storytelling Concerts

Storytelling Concerts

Go West
Spring 2004
Storytelling Concert

Stores from the Heart
Mini-Mester 2004
Storytelling Concert

Campfire Tales
Spring 2005
Storytelling Concert

Funny Bone
Mini-Mester 2005
Storytelling Concert

Creature Features
Spring 2006
Storytelling Concert

Summer 2006
Storytelling Concert

Heroes & Heroines
Spring 2007
Storytelling Concert

Ripples and Waves
Spring 2008
Storytelling Concert

I am Woman
Summer 2008
Storytelling Concert

Wild Tales
Spring 2009
Storytelling Concert

Tell Me  Heroes Tale
Mini-Mester 2009

1 Websites publicly available; additions/corrections
are welcomed.

"Map of the Internet"
 from The Opte Project



2009 Dallas White Rock Marathon

    Clapping with Joy ...                      Then Tears of Relief ...        Finisher's Medal Smile!

Rollerblading South Beach / Speaking at Graduation / Snorkeling Maui

Fort Worth Trinity 5000 Race / Don Henley Eagles Concert Dallas 2008 / 2009 Big D Texas Half Marathon

 As is true for most of us, I have a variety of interests and favorite things that include:

  • My family (see below!).

  • Dancing:   ballroom, west coast swing, east coast swing, country-western, contra, tap dancing in the garage ... and more.

  • Sports:   running (marathons and half-marathons); rollerblading, biking, hiking, etc.

  • Arts:  Pretty much anything goes from traveling to see any and all Don Henley/The Eagles concerts, the Dallas Symphony  Orchestra, a myriad of musical theater venues ...  to jazz and music at the University of North Texas.  I like festivals and arts events held around the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex.

  • Libraries:  I  like to visit libraries all over the world!

  • Conference Presentations and Travel:  I have had wonderful opportunities to travel for my work over the past nine years and give research papers given at international conferences in Strasburg, France; *Darmstadt, Germany; Larnaca, Cyprus and literally cities from sea-to-shining sea across America including Alaska and Hawaii.

  • Study abroad: I co-led a three week study abroad experience in Chiang Rai, Thailand.

  • Star gazing.  See shots from Hubble:



I am truly blessed to have come from a great family with really wonderful parents and siblings with whom I am very close. I realize how lucky I am to have shared a youth full of family fun, sports, activities, and what now seems like something very rare: a real childhood with outdoors play and parents who gave me their time and attention.  It truly was a "Mayberry" childhood. I am very proud of my most amazing family.

Below is the last picture I took of my parents together ... they were quite a pair!  Dancers, card players, and they loved nothing better than a pizza and Sunday afternoon football.  They were big-time  Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, and Celtic fans. We're all Bostonians, of course!

Dad and the Grandkids: 
My wonderful dad before cancer ...
He just loved those grandchildren! Rachel, Sarah, Casey, Caroline and Ryan.

Elizabeth, Sydney Lynn, Ryan, Scott, and Tara

Family Wedding

Tara, Sydney, Elizabeth, Scott, Ryan, Sarah, Marc, Louise,
Rachel, Jared, Allie, Kerry Beverly and Riley


My Contact Information
I can always be found/reached by calling either the SLIS office toll-free (877) 275-7547 or my direct office line at (940) 565-2187 or via email at elizabeth.figa@unt.edu.

Elizabeth Figa, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of North Texas
College of Information
Department of Library and Information Sciences
University of North Texas
1155 Union Circle 311068
Denton, TX  76203-5017
Phone:  940-565-2187

I hope you have found this information to be of assistance to you. If I can help you in any way, you are encouraged to contact me.



This Website was designed and written by Elizabeth Figa.
Copyright Elizabeth Figa 2009



This Website was designed and written by Elizabeth Figa.
Copyright Elizabeth Figa 2010