Thursday, November 29, 2012

UNCG makes ‘Best for Vets’ list

Military Times Edge magazine has named UNCG a “Best for Vets” school. UNCG is the only public university in North Carolina included in the annual ranking.  As the home of the Betty Carter Women Veterans Historical Project, the University Libraries takes special pride in receiving this recognition.

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Carolyn Weill LeBauer Fund is Established


In this season of Thanksgiving, we take a moment to appreciate one of the many special donors to our University Libraries and say thank you to all.
Carolyn Weill LeBauer, a 1936 graduate of Woman’s College, cherished her alma mater.  She was a Greensboro native who contributed greatly to the community through her association with civic, cultural and medical auxiliary activities over many years.  She died in March 2012, and we are pleased to announce that her estate has now established the Carolyn Weill LeBauer Fund to support the book arts collection housed in the Special Collections of Jackson Library at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.. 

“This is an appropriate way to honor Carolyn’s memory and interests,” says Dean Rosann Bazirjian of the University Libraries.  “She was a member the Friends of the UNCG Libraries for many years, and she and her husband Maurice gave a special volume to the book arts collection back in 1975, one which remains one of the jewels of our collection.  We were and are grateful for her support and interest in the University Libraries at UNCG.”

Monday, November 19, 2012

Community Literary Events

From our Friends at the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at UNCG comes this calendar of upcoming events:

Winston-Salem Writers’ Open Mic Night—Tuesday, November 20th, 7:00PM
Community Arts Café, 411 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Free and open to the public
You’re invited to join in on the third Tuesday of each month for an open mic. Read 5-minute excerpts from your prose or poetry to a friendly and receptive audience. Unlike a “slam,” there’s no judging. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Local Author Mary Flinn Book Launch: A Forever ManTuesday, November 20th, 6:00PM
Bistro 150—Oak Ridge Commons, 2205 Oak Ridge Road, Oak Ridge, NC 27310
Free and open to the public
Award-winning Greensboro author Mary Flinn launches A Forever Man, her fourth novel in the saga beginning with The One.
Autographed copies will be available for purchase just in time for holiday shopping.
Guests are encouraged to stay and dine at one of Oak Ridge's finest restaurants.

Poet.SHE SLAM Battle of Words Poetry Slam—Sunday, November 25th, Doors at 7:00PM, Event at 8:00PM
Tate St. Coffee, 334 Tate St., Greensboro, NC 27403
$5 Student $7 Adult $10 to Compete
Poet.she's debut poetry slam series brings you only the best poets and features from the Southeast.
Our first feature to kick off this amazing event is none other than the winner of Women of the World Poetry Slam 2011: Theresa Davis! *Editor’s note, I’ve seen her many times in Atlanta, and she’s fantastic.
Sign ups start now! Looking for 12 to 14 competitors! First place prize valued at $100 (cash + gift)

NC Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti Reading and Book Signing—Saturday, December 1st, 5:00PM
Barnes & Noble, 3102 Northline Ave., Greensboro, NC 27408
Free and open to the public
Reading Connections joins with Barnes& Noble to host North Carolina Poet Laureate Joseph Bathanti. He is professor of creative writing at ASU and has taught writing workshops in prisons for more than three decades. You’re invited to join them for this special event.

A Not So Silent Night—Monday, December 3rd, 6:30PM Reception, 7:00PM Show
Greensboro Historical Museum, 130 Summit Ave., Greensboro, 27401
$20—Buy in advance
Internationally renowned storytellers Bill Lepp, Andy Offutt Irwin and Kim Weitkamp join forces in this hilarious, family friendly performance to welcome in the holiday season!
You will leave this event with a smile on your face and a song in your heart!
This event is a collaboration between Triad Story Exchange, Greensboro Public Library, Friends of the Library, City Arts and the Greensboro Historical Museum.

Eclectic Book Club—Wednesday, December 5th, 7:00PM
Barnes & Noble, 3102 Northline Ave., Greensboro, NC 27408
Free and open to the public
This fun but focused group reads from a wide variety of genres. This month they're reading The Reading Promise by Alice Ozma. Our January the discussion will be a Reader's Choice; read any book and share your insights with the group.


 7 on the 7th Reading and Open Mic—Friday, December 7th, 7:00PM
Glenwood Coffee and Books, 1310 Glenwood Avenue Greensboro, NC 27403
Free and open to the public
You’re invited to Glenwood Coffee and Books for this monthly reading series that always takes place at 7:00PM on the seventh day of every month. There will be a few featured readers before the reading opens up to an open mic. This event presents a lot of opportunities for the audience to share their work, so whether you’re interested in hearing local authors or sharing your own work, this is a great opportunity.

Winston-Salem Writers’ Open Mic Night—Tuesday, December 18th, 7:00PM
Community Arts Café, 411 West Fourth Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Free and open to the public
You’re invited to join in on the third Tuesday of each month for an open mic. Read 5-minute excerpts from your prose or poetry to a friendly and receptive audience. Unlike a “slam,” there’s no judging. Sign-up begins at 6:30 p.m. Food and beverages are available for purchase.

Monday, November 12, 2012

UNCG Libraries' Faculty Continue to Serve the Community in a Variety of Ways



Reference Librarian Steve Cramer is doing some training at the Chamber of Commerce next Wednesday as part of Global Entrepreneurship Week. His course will be Marketing Research Tools to Grow Your Business at Greensboro Entrepreneur on Wednesday, November 14, 2012 from 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM (EST). Register at http://gewnov14mrt-rest.eventbrite.com/

The North Carolina Library Association held the 2012 Leadership Institute on October 25th thru October 28th at the Caraway Conference Center. The mission of the Leadership Institute is as follows:

"The Mission of the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) Leadership Institute is to create opportunities for learning and skill building in leadership and mentoring. The Institute will cultivate an improved understanding of self and others, while inspiring participants to serve in leadership roles within the profession at local, state and national levels"

The University Libraries were well represented by four of our library faculty; Mike Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services, led the planning committee that created the mission and logo and planned the program. Steve Cramer, Business Librarian and Gerald Holmes, Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator are serving as Group Mentors, each working with a group of participants on activities planned for the next year leading up to the biennial conference in October in Winston-Salem. And Amy Harris, Reference Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator was selected as a participant of the institute and will graduate at conference with her group and a completed leadership project.



 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Library Colleague Rob Bixby Dies

It is with great sadness that we inform you of the death of our colleague Mr. Robert Bixby, who passed away on Friday, October 26, 2012 after an extended illness. Rob was an employee of the University Libraries working as a Digital Imaging Technician in Jackson Library since May 2009. Rob joined UNCG in April 2003, and worked for the Center for Youth, Family & Community Partnership as a Computing Support Tech II prior to transferring to the University Libraries.

His obituary can be found online at: http://obituaries.news-record.com/obituaries/news-record/obituary.aspx?pid=160734518


 

Retired UNCG Historian Richard Current Dies at 100


We have recently learned of the death of retired historian Richard Current, who taught at UNCG for many years. Dr. Current was one of America's leading historians, with a particularly strong reputation for his work about Abraham Lincoln. Dr. Current served as head of the Department of History and Political Science at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from 1955-1960, and was a University Distinguished Professor of History at UNCG from 1966 to 1983.

His papers are in the UNCG Archives and are described here.

See his obituary from the Washington Post here.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Virginia Dare in Fact and Fancy - Join Us Thursday, November 8 at 4 pm


You are invited to attend a presentation by author Marjorie Hudson about Virginia Dare, the first English child born in America, at 4 pm on Thursday, November 8 in the Virginia Dare Room in the Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public, and is sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries.

This project is also made possible by a grant from the North Carolina Humanities Council, a statewide nonprofit and affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

For more information, see http://uncgfol.blogspot.com/2012/10/virginia-dare-in-fact-and-fancy.html
. An interpreter for the hearing impaired will be available.

 

Tuesday, November 6, 2012