Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Home Economics and Nutrition Pamphlets Collection Noted

1917 publication
in the collection

OCLC, the worldwide library cooperative, has featured UNCG's Home Economics and Nutrition Pamphlets Collection on its website for April.

The Home Economics and Nutrition Pamphlets Collection consists of government and commercial publications on the subject of home management and nutrition and include educational materials, recipes, household hints, and other materials. The digital collection was built from resources held in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives and the University Libraries Government Documents Collection. All materials are presumed to be in the public domain.
1921 publication
The U.S. Government Food and Nutrition pamphlets in this collection are part of the Association of Southeastern Research Libraries’ Collaborative Federal Depository Program (CFDP). UNCG is the ASERL Center of Excellence for the USDA Food and Nutrition Service and as part of its mandate has digitized these documents. We have documents from the Service’s establishment in 1969 to the present. For questions about the collection contact Lynda Kellam (

Dean Rosann Bazirjian Elected to Library Leadership Post

Dean of University Libraries Rosann Bazirjian has been elected a Delegate-at-Large to the Global Council of OCLC, the worldwide library cooperative.  OCLC connects libraries in a global network to manage and share the world’s knowledge and to form a community dedicated to the values of librarianship: cooperation, resource sharing and universal access. She will serve a four-year term, beginning July 1, 2014.

The OCLC Global Council supports the OCLC Mission by serving as a key link between member libraries and OCLC management, facilitating communication and responding to expressed concerns from Global Council members, general members, and others to help shape future directions of the organization.

Monday, April 14, 2014

Textiles, Teachers, and Troops Website Now Available for Searching

Greensboro history buffs - start your engines.

The Textiles, Teachers, and Troops website, written about earlier on this blog is now available for public use. 

After celebrating the launch of the website with a program at the Greensboro Historical Museum on Tuesday that featured a visit by North Carolina's Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz and a keynote by Deputy Secretary of Archives and History Kevin Cherry, the partners on the project are ready for you to take a look at the website and provide feedback, especially on resources that you find especially useful.  Tell us what you learned and how the website helps you gain a better understanding of Greensboro's history.  Please email us at

Here are some photos from the launch.
(L-R) State Librarian Cal Shepard; Deputy Secretary of Archives and History Kevin Cherry; Greensboro Historical Museum Director Carol Hart; Secretary of Cultural Resources Susan Kluttz;, Dean of University Libraries at UNCG Rosann Bazirjian

Kevin Cherry addressing audience at the launch

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