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Spring Semester Book Discussions

We are pleased to announce the schedule for the Spring 2014  Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussions.  We invite our Friends and other interested community members to join us as we discuss books from past and present.  Each discussion will be led by a UNCG faculty member.  To reserve a spot at one or more discussion, please register on our website, or contact Barry Miller at 336-256-0112.

All book discussions will meet on Mondays in the Hodges Reading Room

Monday, February 24, 2014 at 4:00 pm: Goodbye to All That by Robert Graves.

Faculty Discussion Leader: Dr. Ron Cassell, History. 

 In 1929, Robert Graves published his memoir of World War I. Now remembered more perhaps for I, Claudius and his poetry, Goodbye to All That was an instant best seller--running "through some 30,000 copies within the first few weeks of its publication," according to the Times  of London.  In his introduction of the book, historian Paul Fussell notes "one thing that makes Goodbye …

UNCG Librarian Counsels ENT 300 Student Team

Each UNCG department and program has a librarian assigned as a liaison to work with the faculty and students in that discipline.  Here is a story about one such liaison relationship.

Steve Cramer, the UNCG Business Librarian, is the co-teacher for Entrepreneurship 300: Ideas to Opportunities: The Feasibility Analysis. This is a class required of all Entrepreneurship majors and minors. The required follow-up class is ENT 336: Opportunities to Action: The Business Plan. Our entrepreneurship program has won several national awards under the leadership of Professor Dianne Welsh, the program coordinator. There is background information about ENT 300 on Steve’s professional blog, and a follow-up after his first semester serving as co-teacher.

Student teams in ENT 300 are charged with creating a detailed (40-50 page) feasibility plan for a business or nonprofit idea that interests the students. Each semester a few of the business or nonprofit ideas are developed on behalf of community member…

What's a Library Liaison and What Do They Do?

For over twenty years the University Libraries have assigned liaisons to all UNCG academic departments and programs. Liaisons provide essential services to their departments by conducting research consultations for faculty and students, tailoring solutions to their particular research needs, collaborating on developing research assignments, creating online tutorials and providing information literacy sessions for students. In addition, they work to build print and electronic collections essential to research and teaching in each discipline. This liaison program allows librarians to become more knowledgeable about the research and curriculum of those departments to which they are assigned. In many cases, librarians have very close ties and function as teaching and research partners with faculty in their liaison departments. Liaisons also serve as a communication link between the Libraries and academic units.

Over the past two years the Libraries examined the roles and responsibilities…