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UNCG Libraries Team Chosen to Participate in Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success

The Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) has selected a team from the UNCG Libraries to be among the 54 institutional teams to participate in the third year of the program Assessment in Action: Academic Libraries and Student Success (AiA). The program supports the design, implementation and evaluation of a program to strengthen the competencies of librarians in campus leadership and data-informed advocacy.

The UNCG team members will be:
•    Karen Grigg, Science Liaison Librarian
•    Kathy Crowe-Associate Dean for Public Services
•    Lea Leininger- Health Science Reference Librarian
•    Dr. Kim Sousa-Peoples,Director, Orientation & Family Programs
•    Jeff Lail-Assistant Director for Student Groups and Assessment

Each team accepted into the AiA program identified goals for action learning projects that will be pursued during the next year.  UNCG’s project is to extend work resulting from a survey of incoming transfer students in order to assess the information lit…

Kyle Pope Wins Undergraduate Research Award from the University Libraries

Associate Dean of University Libraries Kathy Crowe  and Dean Rosann Bazirjian presented our Undergraduate Research award at the recent research awards ceremony on campus.  This award recognizes  outstanding work that demonstrates the ability to locate, select and synthesize information and use it in the creation of an original research project.

The recipient for 2015 is Senior History Major Kyle Pope of Black Mountain, NC for his paper, “Lightbulb Moment:  Electricity in the YWCA Scrapbook”  which he wrote for History 430: Historical Research Methods for Social Studies. For this research assignment, students examine and contextualize scrapbooks from the early days of the university that are held in our University Archives. Kyle noticed that his scrapbook from the early 1920’s had numerous clippings that focused on light bulbs.  This led to a light bulb moment of his own when he realized many of the students at that time likely came from rural areas without electricity.  It led him to …

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 So…