Thursday, June 12, 2014

Christine Fischer Recognized by UNCG for Supervisory Excellence

Christine Fischer, Head of the Acquisitions Department, was recognized this spring as the the faculty recipient of the 2014 Supervisory Recognition Award, and she was honored on April 4 during the Faculty and Staff Excellence Award ceremony.

Here are her comments about working in the University Libraries.


Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Katherine Nunnally Honored with Staff Service Award

(L-R) 2013 Service Award Winner Susan Hendrickson
with 2014 Winner Katherine Nunnally
(photo by Cheryl Cross)

"To recognize and reward members of the SPA Library Staff who provide outstanding leadership and service in furthering the accomplishment of the mission of the Library to provide service to students, faculty, staff and members of the community which the University serves."

Martha Ransley
For a number of years after Martha Ransley created the Staff Service Award for the University Libraries upon her retirement in 1997, she knew all of the first recipients well, and had mentored most of them. In more recent years, the award has gone to people who have come to work here after Martha retired, but they still demonstrate many of the same qualities that she admired and helped instill in the culture of the Libraries during her tenure. 

Katherine Nunnally, the 2014 winner of the staff service award, is such a person.  Nominating forms submitted recommending Katherine for the award speak of the qualities Ransley sought to recognize. Words like initiative, perseverance, creativity, “sense of humor"  and “beyond her own unit” are often mentioned in reference to  Katherine, just as they were outlined when Ransley first envisioned the award.   We are most grateful to Martha and others who established and sought to recognize a tradition of excellence in library service among our staff, and to Katherine, Susan and others who continue to embody it.
Katherine started in Jackson Library as a student worker in 2001.  As a student worker, she worked in both Cataloging and Access Services, and was hired full-time in Cataloging in 2005.

Congratulations, Katherine!

Carolina Consortium Marks 10 Year Anniversary, Plans for Future Cooperation and Savings

On May 13th, over 100 attendees visited the UNCG  campus for the annual meeting of the Carolina Consortium. The group discussed ways that libraries can save money through cooperative action, and enjoyed presentations on e-textbooks, streaming films, and effective resource sharing. Founded by and lead by UNCG librarians, the Carolina Consortium consists of nearly 150 NC and SC libraries that collectively save over $240 million a year on consortium deals. This year, the Carolina Consortium celebrates its first decade of extraordinary cost savings, and of an enormous expansion in the number of journals, databases, streaming media, and other resources available to students and faculty at community colleges, private colleges and universities, and state supported universities across the Carolinas.

Text by Tim Bucknall, Assistant Dean of University Libraries, UNCG
Founder and Convener - Carolina Consortium