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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 Car…

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

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!

Assistant Dean of University Libraries Michael Crumpton Authors New Book

Assistant Dean of University Libraries Michael Crumpton has recently authored Strategic Human Resource Planning for Academic Libraries: Information, Technology and Organizations,  published by Chandos Publishing.