Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Stacey Krim Honored with Staff Service Award

The University Libraries Staff Service Award was established in 1997 upon the retirement of Martha Ransley, former Head of the Circulation Department,"to recognize and reward members of the SPA library staff who provide outstanding leadership and service in furthering the accomplishment of the mission of the Library to provide service to students, faculty, staff and members of the community which the University serves."

The 2010 University Libraries’ Staff Service Award was presented to Stacey Krim in May. Stacey works in Jackson Library, where she coordinates commercial serials binding among the Cataloging, Access Services, Music Library, Preservation and Binding departments. She also creates and maintains procedures for NC DOCKS institutional repository materials, and reformats, digitizes or collaborates with various departments for major serials cancellations and closeout projects. Stacey has been active in making the library more inclusive, sharing knowledge, and working collaboratively across library departments, with the LIS department, and the campus as whole. She has served on diversity and preservation related projects, committees and service, supported wellness efforts and represented the library at numerous campus events.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Downloadable eAudio Books

On April 15, 2010, the University Libraries at UNCG, through NC LIVE, began offering a new collection of downloadable audio books via Ingram Digital's MyiLibrary Audio Book Platform. The initial collection contained 750 titles, focusing primarily on language learning, history, biography, and classic literature. The eAudio content is downloadable to either an iPod or MP3 player, and playable on a PC or Mac computer.

On Friday, May 14, NC LIVE added the second installment of downloadable audio books to it's new collection, available from: http://uncgreensboro.myilibraryaudio.com/. As with the previous installment, the new titles were made available with an LSTA grant from the State Library of North Carolina. The new titles include approximately 250 new titles, as well as additional copies of previously owned content. The collection now contains nearly 1300 copies of audio books for public and academic libraries across the state.

Each audio book user will need to set up their own personal "bookshelf" within MyiLibrary, which functions much like a shopping cart. After adding items to their bookshelf, patrons can then download their audio book and listen directly from their computer, or add it to their iPod or MP3 player.

For books that are unavailable because all copies are checked out, patrons can place a hold. An email notification will let the patron know when their book is available for download.

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Shakespeare on the Lawn

We had a great turnout at our second annual sonnetfest, held on Friday, April 23. Friends, faculty, staff, and students read all 154 of Shakespeare's sonnets in under three hours. The weather cooperated, and we celebrated in style with cake! Hope you can join us next year.