Tuesday, April 28, 2015

A Review of Major Events and Accomplishments of the University Libraries, Friends Programming, and Special Support 2014-2015

June
  • Bill and Wilma Bates give to renovate and support the Bates Collaboratory in the Jackson Library Tower to provide versatile functionality, group study equipment, and comfortable seating.
July
  • Pat and Ira Gruber make a planned gift of a Discretionary Endowment to benefit the University Libraries.
August
  • Charlotte Holder Clinger and Noel W. Clinger establish the Colonel Charlotte Holder Clinger ’65 Oral History Fund to support the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Project.
September
  • Author and storyteller Doug Elliott comes to UNCG and to the Bookmarks Festival in Winston-Salem under UNCG sponsorship with support from the Pam and David Sprinkle Children’s Book Author and Storyteller Fund.
  • Keith Debbage leads a book discussion of Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class, Revisited.
  • The University Libraries at UNCG receive funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services to support the UNCG Hayes Taylor YMCA Digital Explorers project to work with teenage students in East and Southeast Greensboro to identify, catalog, and digitally preserve historically valuable community materials.
  • The University Libraries receive a grant to expand training in the use of Makerspaces such as the one in Jackson Library.
October
  • Dr. Joy Kasson of UNC Chapel Hill presents a talk about author and illustrator Lois Lenski, whose papers are in UNCG’s Special Collections. 
  • The University Libraries at UNCG partner with Wake Forest to sponsor the 2014 Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians.
  • The University Libraries host the inaugural event for a new series, “Margaret Maron Presents Women of Mystery.” This year’s guest is author Nancy Pickard.
  • Anne Hershey leads a book discussion of Michael Pollan’s In Defense of Food.
November
  • Richard A. DeMillo, author of Abelard to Apple: The Fate of American Colleges and Universities opens a series created by the University Libraries and the Provost’s Office called What Is College For?
  • Beth Macy, author of Factory Man: How One Furniture Maker Battled Offshoring, Stayed Local - and Helped Save an American Town speaks about and signs copies of her book.
  • Keith Cushman leads a book discussion of Carson McCullers’ The Member of the Wedding: the Play in conjunction with performances of the play by Triad Stage.
  • The Greensboro Public Library announces that Music Librarian Sarah Dorsey is the winner of the 2014 Thomas Berry Award for her sustained effort to implement environmental programs that advance a mutually enhancing human/earth relationship.
December
  • Jackson Society members enjoy an evening at the home of Leigh and Carl Seager.
  • A Conference Room in Jackson Library is named for outgoing U.S. Representative Howard Coble, whose papers are housed in the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives.
  • Gerald Holmes, Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator at the University Libraries, is named the 2014 Achievement in Library Diversity Research Honoree by the American Library Association.
February
  • Charlie Lovett, author of First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love, and Jane Austen gives a presentation and signs books in the Hodges Reading Room.
  • Keith Gorman of the University Libraries leads a discussion of Regeneration by Pat Barker.
  • Jim Schlosser presents a talk about “Greensboro at the Beginning of World War I.”
March
  • Jackson Society members enjoy an evening with author Michael Parker at Scuppernong Books.
  • The University Libraries and the Provost’s Office sponsor a screening and discussion of the documentary film, Ivory Tower, as part of the What Is College For? series.
April
  • The What is College For? series continues with a presentation by Andrew Delbanco of Columbia University.
  • Greg Grieve of the Religious Studies Department presents “Playing with Religion andDigital Games in the Library.”
  • Karl Schleunes leads a discussion of Ordinary Men: Reserve Police Battalion 101 and the Final Solution in Poland by Christopher Browning

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