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Giving Tuesday: November 28, 2017

#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving celebrated on the Tuesday following Thanksgiving. Now in its sixth year, this worldwide movement kicks off the charitable season by providing a platform to encourage others to donate time, resources and talents to help address societal challenges.

Join the challenge! In honor of our 125th anniversary, be one of 125 alumni to support UNCG on #GivingTuesday. As we celebrate the season of giving, perform an act of kindness to share on social media using #UNCG125. For more information about Giving Tuesday, click here.
Make a gift. In celebration of our 125th anniversary, be one of 125 alumni to help our students continue to change the world by supporting the area of UNCG that you care about most. Build community. Share why you gave to UNCG using #GivingTuesday and #UNCG125. Consider changing your Facebook photo frame for the day, or even the week, to encourage your friends to do the same. Support University Libraries University Libraries is the heart …
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Library Faculty Elected to the North Carolina Library Association's Executive Board

On October 20, the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) held its 62nd Biennal Conference in Winston-Salem where its membership elected the following University Libraries' faculty to the Executive Board for the 2017-2019 biennium.

Mike Crumpton, Assistant Dean of Administration has been elected to the office of President. Amy Harris Houk, Head of Research, Outreach and Instruction, has been elected as Assistant Treasurer. Lynda Kellam, Librarian for Data Services and Government Information and Assistant Director of International and Global Studies has been elected as the American Library Association Counselor.

An affiliate of the American Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association, NCLA is the only statewide organization concerned with the total library community in North Carolina. Its purpose is to promote libraries, library and information services, librarianship, intellectual freedom and literacy. Learn more about NCLA by visiting its website.

Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project Celebrates 20 Years and Announces Annual Luncheon

The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) began with a luncheon in 1998 to honor the unrecognized military service of women, including many Woman's College (now UNCG) alumnae. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of the WHVP and the 125th anniversary of UNCG, University Libraries will be celebrating the history of the WVHP and hearing from some of the veterans who are a part of the project.

Thanks to the generosity of Glenda Schillinger, UNCG alumna and U.S. Air Force Nurse Corps veteran, tickets to the November luncheon will be free. As always, the luncheon is open to the public and all are invited.

One of the primary focuses of the project is oral histories. This year, 17 new oral histories were added to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives, including those from Megan Mead, Rachel Puckett, Barbara Marshall, Deborah Branson, Kate Germano, Caroline Cleveland and Amanda Westfall Dayman.

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Jenny Dale Will Lead Book Discussion of "Behind the Beautiful Forevers" on October 24

Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator in Research, Outreach and Instruction at University Libraries, will lead a book discussion of Behind the Beautiful Forevers: Life, Death and Hope in a Mumbai Undercity by Katherine Boo on October 24, 2017 at 4 p.m. in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Reading Room, located on the 2nd floor of Jackson Library.

The book, chosen as the 2017 UNCG Keker First Year Common Read at UNCG, is based on three years of reporting and the winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction. The event is sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries and is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information or for disability accommodations, please contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at 336-256- 0184 or

Lincoln Douglas Debates Presented to Chancellor Gilliam to Commemorate the 125th Anniversary of UNC Greensboro

On September 13, Abraham Lincoln's Political Debates Between the Honorable Abraham Lincoln and the Honorable Stephen A. Douglas was presentedto Chancellor Gilliam to commemorate the 125th anniversary of UNC Greensboro. The book was chosen by the members of the Walter Clinton Jackson Society at the Third Annual Members Choice event in April along with the other volumes that were added to the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives.

When published as a presidential campaign tool in April 1860, the collected speeches became a best-seller, and by the time of Lincoln’s official nomination, some 30,000 copies were in circulation.

The book is a first edition and was published in 1860. The debates were Lincoln's springboard to fame and feature the publisher's original embossed cloth and gilt engraved spine. The Lincoln–Douglas debates are unquestionably the most famous, and most important, of such confrontations to have been staged in the history of A…

Book Discussion Will Feature Sheryl Oring and the "I Wish to Say" Project

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Oring's I Wish to Say Project was a recipient of University Libraries' 2016-2017 Digital Partners Grant, an initiative that supports a collaborative approach to the creation and sharing of digital content of enduring value to UNCG  and the global scholarly community. The Digital Projects unit, part of the Electronic Resources and Information Technologies (ERIT) Department, worked closely with Oring to create a searchable web-based archive of her on-going public art project consisting of dictated postcards to the U.S. President and included more than 2,000 postcards and supplemental photographs created during performances h…

2017 Aspire IT ("IT is for Girls/Women") Summer Camp

University Libraries’ Digital Media Commons (DMC) partnered with the Aspire IT (“IT is for Girls/Women”) Summer Camp, a Women In Information Technology (WIIT) initiative and AAUW Greensboro during the week of July 24 through July 28 to encourage middle school girls to pursue paths and careers relevant to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields and build leadership, teamwork and collaboration skills.   

While the camp offered students insight into the many aspects of IT, it also included talks from women in various STEM fields, demonstrations in 3D printing, robotics and a visit to Analog Devices in Greensboro. The camp, led by Dr. Lakshmi Iyer, UNCG Associate Professor and Director of Information Systems and Supply Chain Management Graduate Programs, began in 2009. This year, the camp hosted four sessions for 68 middle schoolers and 22 high school/college mentors. The workshops included app development, robotics, filmography and creating Arduino/Makey-Makey style gadget…