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ASERL Launches “Guide to Southern Barbecue”

Summer time, and the living is easy.  In North Carolina, where barbecue is a near religion for some, we know our ‘cue.  Apparently our library colleagues in other southern states think they do too.  Rather than fighting about it, we’ve joined together for the benefit of all.

With tongue firmly planted in cheek the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries (ASERL), representing libraries at 40 research institutions across 11 states, has officially launched its own “Guide to Southern Barbecue,” a listing of recommended barbecue joints near ASERL campuses across the Southeast.  The ASERL Guide to Southern Barbecue is published as a freely-available, open-access guide to good eating in the region. UNCG is a member of ASERL and contributed to the Guide.

 “After years of good-natured in-fighting about where to get the best barbecue in the South,” says ASERL President Lynn Sutton of Wake Forest University, “we decided to publish our own guide.  As librarians, we have t…

Beth Bernhardt Appointed to Assistant Dean Post at the University Libraries

Beth Bernhardt has been appointed Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications for the University Libraries at UNCG.  She was previously Electronic Resources Librarian at UNCG, and has consulted with a number of other libraries and organizations.  Prior to coming to UNCG in 2000, she was Associate Director of Library Services at Greensboro College. In her new position, Bernhardt will lead, administer, and coordinate collection development, technical services and scholarly communications. She will serve as the primary spokesperson for the University Libraries regarding collections to faculty, students and administrators and will forge collaborations with academic departments and programs.  She will also provide campus-wide leadership in a collaborative environment to chart a sustainable future for scholarly communication. Bernhardt will also be explaining alternative publishing models and consulting on author's rights while acting as the chief resource on co…

Author Jill McCorkle to Visit UNCG on October 29 at 4 pm

We have confirmed that author Jill McCorkle will be with us on Tuesday, October 29 at 4 pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House on the UNCG campus.  She will read from her new book Life After Life and will sign copies afterward. 

Sponsored by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the event will be free and open to the public.

For more about Jill McCorkle, see

For more about Life After Life, her first novel in some time, see