Thursday, December 5, 2013

Mike Crumpton and Kathy Bradshaw of the University Libraries Contribute to New Book

Contributions from Assistant Dean for Administrative Services Michael A. Crumpton and Human Resources Librarian Agnes K. Bradshaw at UNCG are featured in a new book, Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future

Editor Samantha Hines says “the genesis of this book came when, as the immediate past president of a library association, I had to face the difficult challenges of dwindling membership and conference attendance. I was finally able to put into words the overarching question I had for several years: “Why do library workers attend conferences?” This book answers that question in my chapter, but also goes on to address other areas of professional development for library workers from several authors who work in many different types of librarianship.”

For more information on Revolutionizing the Development of Library and Information Professionals: Planning for the Future, including a complete table of contents, chapter abstracts, and brochure, you may visit: This title is also part of the Advances in Library and Information Science (ALIS) book series, which aims to expand the body of library science literature by covering a wide range of topics affecting the profession and field at large.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Celebrating Promotion and Tenure at UNCG

Earlier this semester the Provost's Office and the University Libraries hosted their annual event to recognize those recently promoted and receiving tenure, as they have since 2006.   Each honoree is invited to select a book for the University Libraries that has been particularly significant for them.

For your enjoyment, check out the honorees, the photos and this video, created by a student worker (Jenna Schad) in the University Libraries' Digital Media Commons.

Here's a list of this year's honorees and the books they chose.