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Friends of the UNCG Libraries to Discuss UNCG's First Year Common Read -- Where Am I Wearing?

Book Discussion of Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the Countries, Factories, and People That Make Our Clothes, by Kelsey Timmerman. September 21 at 4 p.m. in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library.  Discussion leaders: Jenny Dale and Lynda Kellam.

First Year Librarian Jenny Dale, a member of the steering committee that selected UNCG’s First Year Common Read for 2015, will lead us in a discussion of the book chosen this year.  She will be joined by Data Services & Government Information Librarian Lynda Kellam.  Journalist Kelsey Timmerman traveled the world to trace the origins of our clothes. Where Am I Wearing? intimately describes the connection between impoverished garment workers’ standards of living and the all-American material lifestyle.

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries book discussions are free and open to the public on a space available basis, with preference given to members of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries who register.

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Digital Media Commons and Digital ACT Studio to Re-open August 17

After undergoing renovations this summer, the Digital Media Commons and Digital ACT Studio on the lower level of Jackson Library at UNCG will re-open on August 17, the first day of classes. 

As a result of the renovations, students will be able to film video in-house.  They will also have access to a DSL Photobooth, have hands-on access to 3D printers and 3D printing technologies, and have private consultation space with the Digital ACT Studio consultants.

The Digital Media Commons provides the space and resources for UNCG students, faculty and staff to create and refine their multimedia projects, including:
    Digital images    Digital video    Digital audio    Presentations    Web pages    3-D printing/Makerspace Consultants in the Digital ACT Studio  act as a trained, engaged audience, providing feedback and advising students in the effective creation or incorporation of digital media into projects.

Naming opportunities ranging from $5000-$350,000 are available in the new space. …