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Showing posts from September 15, 2013

Celebrating Jane Austen

Hepsie Roskelly will lead a public discussion on Monday, October 21 at 7 p.m. in the Virginia Dare Room in the Alumni House on the UNCG campus entitled "Loving Jane" about how participants are drawn to Austen, and what aspects of popular culture have attracted them, ranging from film and TV adaptations to parodies to zombie movies. Dr. Roskelly will engage the audience in assessing why they like Austen and how widely she has influenced our modern culture.  The program, sponsored through the generosity of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, is part of a series of programs celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of Pride and Prejudice.

In February, the UNCG Theatre will present an adaptation of Pride and Prejudice by Joseph Hanreddy and J. R. Sullivan from the novel by Jane Austen and directed by John Gulley.  The play will be performed in UNCG's Taylor Theatre, 8 pm on February 14, 15, 21, 22; 2 pm on February 16 & 23; 7:30 pm February 18-20. Tickets are…

Three Librarians Named FTLC Fellows for 2013-14

The Faculty Teaching & Learning Commons at UNCG inaugurated a Fellows program in the spring semester 2013. Three of the new Fellows this fall are faculty of the University Libraries.These talented professionals will bring insights to our campus culture and will work to create opportunities as our university meets the challenges of teaching and learning in the twenty-first century. INFORMATION LITERACY: Amy Harris Houk, Reference Librarian and Information Literacy Coordinator will be working on the College Star grant project, universal design for learning, and alternative research assignments for students in lieu of papers. TECHNOLOGY TOOLS FOR LEARNING: Beth Filar Williams, Distance Learning Librarian and Interim Head of the Digital Media Commons,has developed a number of workshops and tech toolkits for librarians and faculty to teach distance education students more effectively.She will be expanding and coordinating those efforts with additional faculty. SUSTAINABILITY IN THE C…

Karen Grigg Appointed Science Librarian

Karen Grigg has been appointed Science Librarian at UNCG's University Libraries, effective August 1. 

Previously, Karen was Collection Development Services Librarian at Duke Medical Center Library & Archives from 2004-2013.  Before that, she was the Life Sciences Subject Specialist and Textiles and Engineering Services Librarian at the North Carolina State University Libraries from 1999-2004.  Her first professional position was at Lockheed Martin on the US EPA Contract in Research Triangle Park, NC as a special librarian/technical specialist. She graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with an MSLS in 1998.  She has a BA in English Literature from Old Dominion University, and did undergraduate work in Wildlife Biology at the University of Montana and in Mathematics at Montana State University.