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Ann Perdue Honored With 2015 University Libraries Staff Service Award

Ann Perdue of Access Services has received the University Libraries Staff Service Award for 2015.

The University Libraries Staff Service Award was established in 1997 upon the retirement of Martha Ransley, former Head of the Circulation Department "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."

Ann has actually been employed by the library twice -- from 1994-1998 and then coming back from more in 2007.  She started in 1994 as the Circulation Desk Manager, moved into the Stacks Manager position in 1996, left the Library in 1998, but came back in 2007 when the Stacks/Remote Storage Manager position became available.
In announcing her award, her nominator cited the quality of her work, her energy, her stamina, and her sense of humor, noting especially how…

UNCG Project with Hayes Taylor YMCA Digitizes Greensboro History

Do you have a piece of Greensboro’s history in your possession?  Something that tells your story, or that of your family or neighborhood?  A photograph?  A document?  A letter?

If so, bring it along as you come to the Hayes-Taylor YMCA to see what the Achievers Program there has been doing to learn about and save Greensboro history in digital form so that it can be seen and used by future generations.

On Saturday June 20 from 11 am until 2:00 pm, students who have been participating since February in a project to collect and digitize Greensboro history will hold a free event to show others what they’ve been doing. There will be a multi-poster display of some of the interesting and important historical materials that have been discovered since February.

The “Digitizing Greensboro History” staff and students also invite the public to bring a cherished letter, document or photograph (individual, family, an older image of Greensboro or perhaps their neighborhood, or images of Greensboro…

Students in Hayes Taylor YMCA Project with University Libraries Interview Fred and Hyla Cundiff

The University Libraries and Community Engagement at UNCG

In addition to the education of our students and the research of our faculty and staff, a big part of UNCG’s mission is serving the people of the state of North Carolina and beyond.  The University Libraries play a major role in that service.  A recent request for a report on our community engagement gave us a chance to look back on the service of the past year, including some areas that might not always be noticed by the casual observer.

Many people may be aware of the programs and the activities offered by the Friends of the UNCG Libraries, which are advertised especially to our members and are generally open to the public.  In the period since the last school year began, we hosted 7 author visits, 2 lectures, 5 book discussions, 1 documentary film screening, and 3 signature events:
•    our Friends of the UNCG Libraries annual dinner (featuring Kathy Reichs in 2015),
•    our Women Veterans Historical Project luncheon (featuring a panel about writing and veterans in 2014) , and

Greensboro's One City One Book Selection is A Walk in the Woods, by Bill Bryson