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Susan Hendrickson Honored with Martha Ransley Staff Service Award for 2013

The 2013 Martha Ransley Service Award winner is Susan Hendrickson.  Below is an adaption of the remarks of Selection Committee Chair Stacey Krim in making the announcement recently:

Susan has been a library employee for 16 years, and has been described as “the face” of Jackson Library for a variety of library patrons the rest of the staff rarely sees.  She has greatly improved the efficiency of the interlibrary loan operation and has enhanced the reputation of the University Libraries and UNCG in doing so. This reputation for excellence extends not only throughout the state and the region; it extends both nationally and internationally as well.

Susan has recently embraced the challenge of additional public service work, adapting well to the demands of new technology and bringing a cheerful spirit to the new duties and public interaction.

She interacts with other Library staff members frequently, and is known for warmth and good humor. Susan trains and supervises students to meet high…

Friends of the UNCG Libraries Elect New Officers

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries elected new officers at their recent annual meeting, which featured John Shelton Reed discussing his new book Dixie Bohemia, about the New Orleans literary scene in the 1920s. Outgoing chair Howard E. Covington, Jr. served as master of ceremonies at the event, attended by 248 members and other attendees.  Funds raised at the dinner support the University Libraries, and a special drive was initiated to renovate the landscaping in front of Jackson Library on the UNCG campus.

The new Chair of the Friends is Billie Durham of Asheboro. She is retired from UNCG’s Library and Information Studies Program, which she joined in 2004 as an adjunct instructor, becoming an Assistant Professor and School Library Media Program Coordinator in 2008. She holds the MLS degree from UNCG. Durham’s background includes 17 years as a school library media specialist in Randolph County and five years as a public services librarian at Montgomery Community College. In addition, s…