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UNCG Contributing Heavily to State and National Professional Conferences This Fall

UNCG faculty and staff are especially active in presenting at the upcoming conferences of the NC Library Association, the Society of North Carolina Archivists, and the Charleston Conference.

Here's a guide to our presentations at the conferences prepared by reference intern Katie O'Connor:

UNCG Presenters at NCLA (North Carolina Library Associaton)
Tuesday, October 15
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM LAMS/Leadership Institute with Adair Cates

Michael Crumpton, UNCG; Adair Cates
The morning will begin with a workshop on basic emotional intelligence principles as demonstrated in last year’s NCLA Leadership Institute, by Michael Crumpton. Followed by the afternoon session with Adair Cates. Adair came into this world with a clear and forceful intention to fully live her life and share her experience to inspire others. Her devotion to the passionate life has resulted in an impressive list of accomplishments: She held teaching positions in several schools from middle school to college where her enthus…

Nikki Giovanni to Keynote Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner on March 6, 2014

Author, poet, essayist, and professor Nikki Giovanni will address the Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner on March 6, 2014 in the Elliott University Center on the UNCG campus.  Giovanni will present "An Evening of Poetry, Love, and Enlightenment."  Some of her books will be for sale at the event, and there will be a book signing following her presentation.
Giovanni's visit will be made possible in large measure through the generosity of Woman's College alumna Kat Rorison ('46).
Details will follow nearer to the event.  Tickets will go on sale in January at the beginning of the Spring semester. Our thanks to all the Board members for their input and ideas, especially the Programming Committee and Chair Jim Schlosser.

Friends Chairperson Billie Durham shared this link from Nikki Giovanni's excellent interview with Bill Moyers in 2009.  If you'd like to get a preview, see

More about Nikki Giovanni

Election Guide

Lynda Kellam, the Data Services & Government Information Librarian and adjunct lecturer in Political Science, has put together an election guide just in time for Greensboro’s Oct. 8 primary. Learn about the candidates for City Council and mayor, locate your polling place, view a sample ballot and check your registration. The guide is at

Seeking community input for the First-Year Summer Read

The UNCG New Student and Spartan Family Programs office has asked us to share the call for recommendations for the First-Year Summer Read with the Friends of the Library. They'd like to have some community input on the selection.

If you would like to give your input, please link to

Center for Creative Writing in the Arts: Events Newsletter 10/5/2013

Just passing along this resource created by Shawn Delgado for the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts at UNCG. 

UNCG-Sponsored Literary Events:
UNCG Spoken Word Competition—Wednesday, October 9th, 7:00PM
Stirling Auditorium, Elliott University Center, UNCG
Free and open to the public
This will be the preliminary round of the Spoken Word competition during UNCG’s celebration of Hip-Hop in October. UNCG students will compete for cash prizes and your applause. For more information, visit:
Tom Kealey Fiction Reading—Thursday October 10th, 7:00PM
Faculty Center, UNCG
Free and open to the public
Tom Kealey is the author of The Creative Writing MFA Handbook. His stories have appeared in Best American NonRequired, Glimmer Train, Story Quarterly, Prairie Schooner, the San Francisco Chronicle, and elsewhere. His nonfiction has appeared in Poets and Writers and The Writer. He received his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Massachusetts Amher…