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NC Literary Map Project Receives New Grant Support

The North Carolina Literary Map has received a 2012-2013 LSTA grant from the State Library of North Carolina in the amount of $21,880.00.

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries, partnering with the North Carolina Center for the Book, has developed an online literary resource to support public interests, encourage student research, and document writers from all geographical areas of North Carolina.  The North Carolina Literary Map is a database-driven, searchable/browse-able, multi-level, multi-media online research tool that includes novels, biographies, historical works, poetry, plays, short stories, children’s books, and young adult literature.   Presently, the Map contains 2348 authors and 3655 books or publications relating to 601 locations in North Carolina.  The North Carolina Literary Map is available at

This year's grant will pay the wages of graduate students who will work on updating author and book information as we…

Chinese American Librarians Association (CALA) Recognizes Sha Li Zhang and Clara Chu of UNCG

Dr. Sha Li Zhang and Dr. Clara Chu have received the Association’s 2012 President’s Recognition Award, along with a third colleague from San Jose State University. According to the citation on their award, "the award recipients, as individuals and as a group, possess a philosophy of dedication, quality of service, and professional integrity for their significant contributions to the library community that have shown leadership in many areas of great importance to the mission and goals of CALA, and particularly in their important roles to advise, support, and shape CALA’s long term success through the Presidential Initiatives this year in the theme of diversity and international collaboration. " Dr. Sha Li Zhang is the Assistant Dean for Collections & Technical Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro. In her distinguished service and contribution to CALA, as a president and a board member, among many other roles, she has tirelessly promoted internationa…

University Libraries Receive Grant for "Textiles, Teachers and Troops"

The University Libraries have been informed by the State Library of North Carolina that it has received a 2012-2013 LSTA Project Digitization Grant in the amount of $203,910. The grant will fund a project called Textiles, Teachers, and Troops: Greensboro, North Carolina, 1881-1945. Digital Projects Coordinator David Gwynn, is the principal investigator for the grant.

Textiles, Teachers, and Troops: Greensboro, North Carolina, 1881-1945 will make available some 165,000 digital images including photographs, manuscripts, rare books, scrapbooks, printed materials, and oral histories documenting the social and cultural development of Greensboro. For the first time, all five colleges and universities in Greensboro, along with the Greensboro Historical Museum, will be collaborating on a project to make primary source materials available online. The participating colleges and universities are UNCG, N.C. A&T State University, Guilford College, Bennett College and Greensboro College. 

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UNCG Receives Major Gift to Support Music: Music Library to be Named in Honor of Greensboro-born Composer Harold Schiffman

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro announces a $2 million planned gift from Dr. Harold A. Schiffman and Dr. Jane Perry-Camp. The couple’s gift will provide music scholarships and support the University Libraries, and the Music Library will be named for this gift. A naming ceremony will take place in September.
Dr. Schiffman was born in Greensboro.  “During my childhood days,” Schiffman says, “the Woman’s College of the University of North Carolina (now UNCG) was very important, even crucial, to my development as a musician.  I attended many concerts and even had some performances of my music there.  Now, UNCG has become a home for my musical archive, and I am truly grateful for the wonderful care for it from the staff of the Jackson Library and the School of Music, Theater, and Dance.”
John Deal, Dean of the School of Music, Theatre and Dance at UNCG, says, "This generous bequest from Harold Schiffman and Jane Perry-Camp, along with their previous gifts to the Jackson …