Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Friends of the UNCG Libraries Elect New Chairperson, Directors



UNCG alumna Pat Sevier (shown left) has been elected chairperson of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries. Ms. Sevier is involved in many local cultural and community service organizations and has served on the Board of Trustees of the Greensboro Historical Museum, the Board of Directors of Hospice and Palliative Care of Greensboro, and the Board of Visitors of Greensboro College. She is also co-owner of The Perfect Wedding, an event consulting firm.

The Friends are pleased to welcome five new Board members, including three alumnae: Evans Garber of Greensboro (MA in history), Sandra Hildebolt of Winston Salem (MS in library science), and Dr. Rebekah Megerian of Asheboro (Ed. D in higher education administration). Dr. Lisa Levenstein, an assistant professor of history at UNCG, and Jeri Rowe, News & Record columnist, are also joining the Board.

Susan Farr Honored with Staff Service Award


Susan Farr (on right in photo), Documents Manager at Jackson Library, has received the University Libraries Staff Service Award for 2009. The award recognizes and rewards members of the SPA library staff who provide outstanding leadership and service in furthering the accomplishment of the library's mission. Susan has worked in the University Libraries since 1997. In presenting the award, Service Award Committee Chair Carolyn Shankle (on left in photo by Dean Rhoades) likened Susan's work to that of a gardener, knowing how and where to weed to keep a collection strong. The federal documents collection has been weeded, moved and reclassified during Susan's time in the position. "She knows the topography of the collection," Shankle says, "its strengths and weaknesses, and serves as an able guide to all who want to reference it for added wisdom." Farr was also commended for her work on the blog, "In the News" at http://uncggovinfo.blogspot.com/ The Service Award was established in 1997 by Martha Ransley, long-time Head of the Circulation Department.

Storyteller and Children's Book Author Willy Claflin to Appear at UNCG and BOOKMARKS: The Triad's Festival of Books




You are invited to this free event. For more information about Willy Claflin, see http://www.willyclaflin.com/ For more information about the BOOKMARKS Festival, see http://www.bookmarksbookfestival.org/