Friday, August 28, 2015

NC Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson to Speak at UNCG October 8 at 4 pm

Who: North Carolina Poet Laureate Shelby Stephenson 
When: 4 p.m. on Thursday, October 8
Where: Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives Reading Room in Jackson Library at UNCG.  

The event is free and open to the public. A book signing will follow the program.

Shelby Stephenson, who was inducted into the North Carolina Literary Hall of Fame in 2014, lives on the small farm where he was born near Benson, in the Coastal Plain of North Carolina. “Most of my poems come out of that background,” he says, “where memory and imagination play on one another.”

Perhaps Margaret Maron, Stephenson’s cousin, described him best when she wrote the following, included in the program for his induction into the NC Literary Hall of Fame:
Educated at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, the University of Pittsburgh, and the University of Wisconsin-Madison, he is professor emeritus at the University of North Carolina Pembroke, and served as editor of the international literary journal Pembroke Magazine from 1979 until his retirement in 2010. His awards include the Zoe Kincaid Brockman Memorial Award, North Carolina Network Chapbook Prize, Bright Hill Press Chapbook Award, and the Brockman-Campbell Poetry Prize. He has published a poetic documentary Plankhouse (with photographs by Roger Manley), plus ten chapbooks, most recently Steal Away (Jacar Press).Family Matters: Homage to July, the Slave Girl won the 2008 Bellday Poetry Prize, and the 2009 Oscar Arnold Young Award.

The state of North Carolina presented Shelby with the 2001 North Carolina Award in Literature.

Ed Southern, Executive Director of the North Carolina Writers Network, will introduce Mr. Stephenson.

Please contact Barry Miller at or 336-256-0112 at least one week prior to the event to request disability accommodations. In all situations, a good faith effort (up until the time of the event) will be made to provide accommodations.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

UNCG Librarians Lead Webinar for Association of College and Research Libraries on High Impact Educational Practices

Jenny Dale
Kathy Crowe
First Year Instruction Librarian Jenny Dale and Associate Dean Kathy Crowe led a webinar hosted by ACRL (the Association of College and Research Libraries) on Aug 26. In the webinar, they described their work supporting the development and implementation of High Impact Educational Practices on the UNCG campus.  This interactive webcast provided a review of research on how high impact practices foster student success nationally. Then, using learning communities (LCs) as a case study, it provided information on how LCs contribute to student retention and success, and recommended strategies for partnering with other campus units to promote high impact practices and then use the results to demonstrate the value and impact of the library on its campus.

Digital Media Commons/Digital ACT Studio to Host Open House October 1

Join us for an Open House at the newly renovated Digital Media Commons and the Digital ACT Studio on October 1 from 4-5:50 pm on the lower level of Jackson Library.

You will be able to see demonstrations of our new services:
  •     New consultation and instructional space for the Digital ACT Studio
  •     New Video, Image and Audio Lab
  •     Enhanced Gaming Lab
  •     Enhanced Maker Space
Snacks provided! 

Monday, August 24, 2015