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Storyteller and Author Mitch Capel to Appear in Greensboro and Winston-Salem

Mitch Capel “Gran’daddy Junebug” is a storyteller, recording artist, poet, actor and author. He was born in Southern Pines, North Carolina and has been delighting audiences nationally with his warmth, wit and compelling style since 1985. He refers to his style of storytelling as “sto’etry” (stories recited poetically) and has been described as a “word magician,” “national treasure,” “unexpectedly powerful” and a “transformer of lives." He has been featured at numerous festivals and has performed his character education programs in more than 2,000 schools. Additionally, Capel has received numerous awards from local, state and national organizations for his work as a storyteller.  He won the the Zora Neal Hurston Award from the National Association of Black Storytellers and co-founded the African American Storytellers’ Retreat in 1990 held annually in North Carolina. 

The University Libraries at UNC Greensboro, with the help of the Pam and David Sprinkle Children’s Book Author and S…
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Greensboro Bound: A Literary Festival

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries wants to make you aware of a budding book fair/literary festival, to be held May 18-20, 2018. Greensboro Bound:  A Literary Festival targets bringing 60+ authors to downtown Greensboro for presentations, workshops, panels and an array of family-centric activities.  

Spearheaded by Guilford County's two indie bookstores, Scuppernong Books of Greensboro and Sunrise Books of High Point, plus an emerging group of community partners, the all-volunteer organizing committee would love to get feedback from FOL to help craft programming and identify the authors you'd love to see in Greensboro.   Take a moment and help us launch Greensboro Bound:  A Literary Festival
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Jenay Solomon Will Present at the Diversity and Outreach Fair of the American Library Association's Annual Conference in Chicago

Jenay Solomon, Diversity Resident Librarian, will present a poster at the Diversity and Outreach Fair of the 2017 American Library Association (ALA)'s Annual Conference and Exhibition on June 24 in Chicago.

Her presentation, "Global Engagement in the Academic Library," highlights University Libraries's programs and services for international students, including its annual Diversity Expo and outreach to faculty.

As part of this annual event, the Diversity and Outreach Fair celebrates library services, programs and collections to underserved and under-represented communities. 

The ALA is the oldest and largest library association in the world and holds its Annual Conference each summer. It brings together up to 25,000 librarians and library staff, educators, authors, publishers, Friends of Libraries, trustees, special guests and exhibitors to engage and participate in the ongoing transformation of libraries and to network.

Ennio Bolognini's Personal Papers and Artifacts Added to the UNCG Cello Music Collection

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives recently welcomed the addition of Ennio Bolognini's personal papers and artifacts to the UNCG Cello Music Collection. Bolognini is the 13th cellist represented in the Cello Music Collection, which is the largest single holding of cello music-related material in the world. While the collection is small, it contains a few manuscripts, musical sketches and caricatures drawn by Bolognini, articles, concert programs and photographs relating to his life and career.
Bolognini was born in Buenos Aires, Argentina on November 7, 1893. His mother was a prominent singer and opera coach at the Teatro Colón. His father was an Italian correspondent for the Paris-based newspaper Le Figaro and an amateur cellist, who taught his son the instrument. Bolognini made his debut at the age of 12 and soon enrolled in the St. Cecilia Conservatory in Buenos Aires. At 15 he won the Iberian-Am
erican international cello competition and was…

Students' Love of Libraries Makes Impact on Capitol Hill

Librarians from across the U.S. gathered in Washington, D.C. on May 1 and 2 to visit with lawmakers as part of the American Library Association's National Library Legislative Day. This year, representatives from University Libraries, the Master of Library and Information Studies program in UNCG's School of Education, the North Carolina Library Association and the State Library of North Carolina represented North Carolina with students and families to visit their representatives on Capital Hill. 

Current issues for 2017 included continued funding for libraries, which was at the center of every conversation with lawmakers. Advocates asked Congress to fully fund the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) at $186.6 million, to reauthorize the Museum and Library Services Act (MLSA) and to appropriate $27 million for the Innovative Approaches to Literacy (IAL) program. 

LSTA is the only federal funding program for libraries. Most of its resources flow to each state through the IML…

Ryan Ridpath Wins 2017 Undergraduate Research Award from University Libraries

Assistant Dean Michael Crumpton and Undergraduate Research Award Committee Chair Jennifer Motszko presented the 2017 University Libraries’ Undergraduate Research Award to Ryan Ridpath on May 3 at the Student Honors Convocation. This award is given in recognition of an outstanding original research project or paper written by an undergraduate student or students at UNCG. A successful project demonstrates sophistication, creativity, originality and depth or breadth in the use of library collections and scholarly resources, an exceptional ability to use these resources in the creation of an original research project or paper and responsible use of information including appropriate and accurate citations and credits.
In his paper, Ridpath explores “women’s roles and the emotions attributed to them, comparing them to men in Njal’s Saga, and analyzing the sorts of gendered language and insults hurled by both genders” to “derive a more concise understanding about the societal values of legi…

Friends of UNCG Libraries Announce New Board Members for 2017-2018

Jennifer Koenig has been named Chair of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries. She is an attorney with Shell Bray Attorneys and Counselors at Law in the trusts and estates practice group. She also has extensive experience representing charitable organizations and corporate fiduciaries. In addition to representing public charities, Koenig assists clients in creating private foundations and other charitable entities. In her free time, Koenig enjoys spending time with her husband, Dan, and their daughter, Nel. She is on the Business Ethics Award Committee and serves on many volunteer boards in the Greensboro community, including the Community Foundation of Greater Greensboro's Future Fund Steering Committee and its Professional Advisors' Committee. 

Elizabeth Hudson has been named Vice-Chair of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries. She is a native of North Carolina who grew up in the small community of Farmer, near Asheboro. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in English from The Unive…