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Our State Magazine Editor Elizabeth Hudson ('95) to Speak September 23 at 4 pm

Elizabeth Hudson (’95) operates at the intersection of Energy Street and Enthusiasm Avenue. 

When you meet her, she quickly informs you that she has the best job in the world, and she credits UNCG for preparing her to get it.

Hudson began at Our State magazine answering telephones.  Now she’s the editor-in-chief, and she puts more than 2000 miles a month on her car visiting all around the state in order to better communicate the many great things she sees about North Carolina.  Each month, Our State magazine "celebrates the very best of North Carolina through authentic storytelling and stunning photography. Begun in 1933, Our State has long been the trusted resource for all things North Carolina.  It’s the perfect source of information for those who’ve lived in North Carolina all their lives, those just becoming acquainted with the state, or those looking to visit or relocate."

She knows whereof she speaks.  Hudson is a native of North Carolina who grew up in the small comm…

UNCG Librarian Coordinates Webinar Series About Government Information

Are you interested in learning more about government information and government resources?  We invite you to check out the Help! Accidental Government Information Librarian Webinars on YouTube organized by UNCG Data Services and Government Information Librarian Lynda Kellam.

The original series for the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA) began in April 2011 as an educational forum for librarians across North Carolina to learn more about government information, an area of research and support that can be challenging. Over the past few years, the group has produced webinars on a variety of topics from "The Beginner’s Guide to Legislative History” to “Data & Statistics for Researching Education". On September 16 the group will present its 50th webinar on US and global trade data, which will be led by the UNCG’s Business Librarian, Steve Cramer.

In recognition of the series' impact on the library profession, Lynda and the NCLA Government Resources Section receive…

Dr. Jo Anne Safrit Gives to University Libraries

The University Libraries wish to thank Dr. Jo Anne Safrit (’57) a member of the Excellence Foundation at UNCG, for her recent gift to the University Libraries Enrichment Fund, where it will support the Women Veterans Project.  Other recipients of her most recent gift include the UNCG Alumni Association Fund, the Spartan Athletics Scholarship Fund, the New York Theatre Showcase, and the Jo Anne Safrit Undergraduate Kinesiology Scholarship Income Fund.

After obtaining her B.S. from UNCG, she earned M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, and received
an honorary Doctorate in Education from the Shanghai University of Sport.  Now retired and living in Greensboro, she was previously the Henry-Bascom Professor for the University of Wisconsin at Madison and Chair of the Department of Health and Fitness.

In thirty one years of giving to UNCG, Dr. Safrit has given three scholarships and a research fund.  The University Libraries are proud to be among those campus …

Fall Event Schedule of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries

All of the following events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.

Monday, September 14: Newbery Award Winning Children’s Book Author and Poet Kwame Alexander.
7 p.m. Elliott University Center Auditorium, UNCG. (Also at Bookmarks Festival on September 12 in Winston-Salem)

Monday, September 21: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion - Where Am I Wearing: A Global Tour to the
Countries, Factories, and People Who Make Our Clothes
, led by Jenny Dale and Lynda Kellam of the University Libraries.
4 p.m. Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library 2nd floor, UNCG. 

Wednesday, September 23: Presentation by Our State editor Elizabeth Hudson. 4 p.m. Virginia Dare Room, Alumni House, UNCG.

Thursday, October 1: Open House in the Newly-renovated Digital Media Commons/Digital ACT Studio. 4 p.m. Lower Level, Jackson Library.

Monday, October 5: Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion - Being Mortal, by Atul Gawande, led by Emeritus Professor Dr. Janne Cannon of UNC Chapel Hi…

UNCG’s Hodgkins Awarded 3-Year NEH Grant to Create Digital Edition of George Herbert's Works, Using Special Collections and University Archives Resources

Christopher Hodgkins, Professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, has been awarded a $250,000 National Endowment for the Humanities Scholarly Editions Grant. The money will be used to support co-editor Hodgkins and Robert Whalen of Northern Michigan University (NMU), in producing George Herbert: Complete Prose, with Latin and Greek Verse.
A once-in-several-generations project, Hodgkins’s and Whalen’s edition will provide a foundational resource for Herbert studies. When completed, it will include digital captures of all known manuscripts and first print editions of Herbert’s works—all of the latter housed in the Special Collections of UNCG’s Walter Clinton Jackson Library. The edition also will present original-spelling transcriptions linked to the high-resolution images of each manuscript or print page; edited texts, partially modernized; translations of the Latin and Greek works; and a scholarly apparatus that includes a full set of textual and critical …