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Nataly Blas Named Emerging Leader by American Library Association


Nataly Blas, Diversity Resident at the University Libraries at UNCG, is among the 2014 class of Emerging Leaders named by The American Library Association (ALA).  The Emerging Leaders Program is designed to enable library staff and information workers to participate in project planning workgroups; network with peers; gain an inside look into ALA structure and have an opportunity to serve the profession in a leadership capacity early in their careers.

ALA Past-President, program facilitator and subcommittee Co-Chair, Maureen Sullivan, stated: “This very successful program has enabled a number of very talented new professionals to assume leadership positions in ALA at earlier career stage. These individuals have brought fresh ideas, new approaches and significant energy to the association. I welcome this next class and look forward to working with them.”

Nataly is the third UNCG Librarian so honored.  Mac Nelson was named to the list in 2007 and Lynda Kellam in 2010.

Crumpton and Bird of UNCG Publish Book on Community College Librarianship

Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean of the University Libraries at UNC Greensboro, and Nora Bird, assistant professor in the Department of Library and Information Science, have co-authored Handbook for Community College Librarians, recently published by Libraries Unlimited.  Their book  covers all aspects of librarianship that apply to community colleges in a one-stop reference book. It provides information that enables the librarian to become more successful in the community college environment and reflects on its unique qualities, identifying the specific skills required and the differences from other library settings. The authors address instructional design and highlight the distinctions in the types of information literacy appropriate to the specialized curriculum and certification needs of a community college. Besides being an outstanding professional development tool, this handbook is also intended to be useful to library and information science students studying service in commun…

Center for Creative Writing in the Arts Literary Event Calendar

The following was prepared for the newsletter of the Center for Creative Writing in the Arts by Shawn Delgado.

UNCG-Sponsored Literary Events:
4th Annual MFA Poetry Showcase at Tate Street Coffee—Monday, November 4th, 7:30PM
Tate Street Coffee, 334 Tate St., Greensboro
Free and open to the public
The MFA Writing Program is proud to host its fourth annual reading to feature current students focused on poetry. These fine emerging writers will be sharing selections from their work which will ultimately become a part of their creative graduate theses. Please feel free to come enjoy the poetry stylings of some talented young writers who are on their way to great things.
Sarah Lindsay Poetry Reading—Thursday, November 14th, 8:00PM
Faculty Center, UNCG
Free and open to the public
Sarah Lindsay is the author of the chapbooks Bodies of Water and Insomniac’s Lullaby along with her full-length collections Primate Behavior (finalist for the National Book Award), Mount Clutter, and Twigs and Knucklebones w…

Why Join the Friends of the UNCG Libraries?

At a recent meeting of the membership committee of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, the discussion focused on why one should join the Friends of the UNCG Libraries.

The conclusion was that while motivations differ, in general the Friends join “to support the UNCG libraries, have access to resources, and enjoy a like-minded community through a variety of events.” Let’s examine that a bit closer.

It’s no secret that state funding can only go so far to create a great library, and the Friends help to give the University Libraries the extra edge, providing funds for programs and author visits, identifying special collections that might be acquired, undertaking projects like the recent landscape renovation in front of Jackson Library to make it a beautiful and sustainable entrance for many of the 1 million plus visitors to Jackson Library each year.Many join the Friends each year simply to support the continued excellence of the libraries that serves their needs and those of their students a…

Student Libraries Advisory Council Sponsors Book Talk November 7

On Thursday, November 7th at 6:30pm, the Student Libraries Advisory Council will be co-hosting a Book Talk with the UNCG Historical Society in the Reading Room of Jackson Library. This talk, which is free and open to the public,  will feature Dr. Andrew Darien, who has recently written a book entitled Becoming New York's Finest: Race, Gender, and the Integration of the NYPD, 1935-1980. Dr. Darien will describe his book and the research process that he used to write it, and there will be time for questions. There will also be a small reception after the talk.

Rachel Sanders, the Chairperson for the Student Libraries Advisory Council here at UNCG says the group works as a communication channel between the staff of the UNCG Libraries and students at UNCG who might have questions or comments or suggestions.  If students have questions, they can contact slacuncg@gmail.com.