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Business Librarian Steve Cramer Wins National Award

UNCG Business Librarian Steve Cramer has won the PrivCo Prize for Excellence in Business Librarianship.  The PrivCo Prize is awarded to the librarian deemed best to embody the core values of the profession, and the winner is selected by an independent committee of leading business librarians committed to the adoption of best practices in the community. In addition to giving careful consideration to the resourceful application of business librarianship and the anticipation of continued achievement in the field, the judging panel took into consideration effectiveness in the areas of:
    innovation    impact    community outreach    capacity building    creativity    leadership "Especially notable was Steve's appointment as a UNCG Coleman Fellow for Entrepreneurship as well as being selected as an assistance director within the program. He has maximized his instructional impact with an substantial amount of courses combined with numerous library guides. He has contributed to th…

Taking a Closer Look at Author Kwame Alexander's The Crossover

If you haven't done so, check out, purchase, or pull out a copy of Kwame Alexander's novel, The Crossover.  Alexander will visit UNC Greensboro and Bookmarks in September, and some of you will get to meet him.  You might think the book, which won the Newbery Award as the best in children's literature this past year, is a novel in verse for young people about basketball, but it's a lot more than that.

As one observer writes, "You don't have to be a basketball fan to feel the exhilaration of a game well played in Kwame Alexander's novel.  You don't have to be a poetry fan either to appreciate the verve and variety of his verse, but chances are, after reading this book, you'll become one."

As fellow author Ashley Bryan writes "The Crossover crosses over as gift to all ages."

Don't miss the opportunity. Experience The Crossover and meet Kwame Alexander.

When and Where (Both free and open to the public): In Greensboro at UNCG, 7 p.m. S…