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Dean Rosann Bazirjian to Retire April 1

Rosann Bazirjian, Dean of University Libraries at UNC Greensboro for the past 11 years, has announced her retirement from the University, effective April 1, 2016.  Rosann first became Dean in August 2004 when she came to UNCG from Penn State.

With her ability to see changes others might not have foreseen, the University has benefited greatly from her broad vision.  Among her many accomplishments:
Dramatic enhancement of the Library’s spaces, includingbeautification of both the interior and (with such strong support from the Friends) the exterior of the building; creation of new collaborative learning spaces including the Learning Commons and Digital Media Commons, renovated space for Special Collections and University Archives, Electronic Resources and Information Technology, and the Music Library, which was named the Harold Schiffman Music Library during her tenureA strong commitment to diversity, including the creation of the ACE Scholars Program, the naming of Gerald Holmes as Div…

NC Poets Laureate Coming to Greensboro

This Thursday, October 8 at 4 p.m. , there will be a presentation by North Carolina’s current poet laureate Shelby Stephenson at UNCG in the Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library 2nd floor.
We have also been informed that UNCG alum and former NC Poet Laureate Kathryn Stripling Byer will be in Greensboro on Monday, October 19 at 7pm at the Central Branch of the Greensboro Public Library.

Author Chris Bohjalian to Address Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner March 22

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries are pleased to announce that author Chris Bohjalian will be the guest speaker at their Annual Dinner on the night of March 22, 2016.

More details will follow at a later date.

Lincoln, Vermont’s Chris Bohjalian is the author of 18 books, most of which were New York Times bestsellers.  His work has been translated into over 30 languages and three times become movies.

He has a new novel arriving in January, 2016, The Guest Room, a story of a human trafficking, a party gone horribly wrong, and a marriage in crisis.

The paperback of his most recent novel, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands, was published in May.

His books have been chosen as Best Books of the Year by the Washington Post, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, the Hartford Courant, the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews, Bookpage, and Salon.

His awards include the ANCA Freedom Award for his work educating Americans about the Armenian Genocide; the ANCA Arts and L…