E.'s Campus Involvement:
Digital Storytelling Group
Access and Retrieval Resource Websites
History and Culture of Youth Information Services Websites
Graphic Novels &
for LIS Professionals
Stores from the Heart
Heroes & Heroines
Ripples and Waves
I am Woman
1 Websites publicly available; additions/corrections
"Map of the Internet"
from The Opte Project
2009 Dallas White Rock Marathon
Clapping with Joy ...
Then Tears of Relief ... Finisher's
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!).
west coast swing, east coast swing, country-western, contra, tap dancing in
the garage ... and more.
(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,
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
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
Elizabeth Figa, Ph.D.
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
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
Copyright Elizabeth Figa 2009
This Website was designed and written by Elizabeth Figa.
Copyright Elizabeth Figa 2010