Thursday, October 15, 2015

UNCG and the North Carolina Library Association's Biennial Conference October 20-23



The University Libraries and the UNCG LIS Department will be well-represented at the upcoming North Carolina Library Association’s biennial conference October 20-23.  In addition to UNCG people handling many local arrangements, the following 31 programs by UNCG librarians are on the program, and so are many by UNCG alums.
Academic Library Websites as Information Gateways: Prioritizing User Needs in Website Evaluation and (Re)Design  Presentation by Terry W. Brandsma,  Information Technology Librarian at the University Libraries, and Ingrid Ann Johnston of UNCG.
Accessing Art Poster session about the University Libraries Art Collection website created by Breanne Crumpton, now the GlaxoSmithKline Fellow at the North Carolina Museum of Art.
Building Pyramids: Creating Partnerships in Digital Scholarship presentation by Richard Cox, Digital Technology Consultant at the University Libraries, and Chelcie Rowell at Wake Forest.
Color with Creativity: Designing Staff Development with Limited Resources presentation by Kathy Bradshaw, Human Resources Librarian,; with Michael Frye of Winston-Salem State and Denelle Eads of UNCG Charlotte.
Developing an Entrepreneurial Library Culture presentation by Mary Krautter, Head of Research, Outreach, and Instruction at the University Libraries with Mary Scanlon and Mary Beth Lock of Wake Forest.
Diversity from the Inside Out: 8 Years of the UNCG Libraries Diversity Committee presentation by Stacey Krim, Special Collection Technician at Jackson Library; Orolando Duffus, Diversity Resident Librarian at UNCG; Tiffany Henry, Metadata & Digital Initiatives Librarian, Campbell University; and Liane Elias, Reference Services Assistant at Jackson Library, UNCG.
Drive It Home: Increasing Interactivity in Instruction with Google Drive presentation by Amy Harris Houk, Reference Librarian at UNCG and Jenny Dale,  Coordinator of First-Year Programs at the  University Libraries.
Growing Leaders in North Carolina Libraries presentation by Michael Crumpton,  Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at UNCG and Joella Pittman, of Braswell Memorial Library; Tiffany Hayes of Cumberland County Public Library; Cathy Wright of Alamance county Public Libraries, and Catie Roche, Braswell Memorial Library.
Keeping the Community College Library Relevant presentation by Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services and Nora Bird, Associate Professor, Library and Information Studies Department at UNCG.
Lite Project Managment for Librarians, an all day workshop, led by Kathy Bradshaw, Human Resources Librarian at UNCG.
Make it Matter: How Schools that provide LIS Education are Working to Improve Diversity and Inclusiveness  presentation by Gerald Holmes Reference Librarian and Diversity Coordinator
UNCG, Nora Bird, Associate Professor, Library and Information Studies Department, University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Kim Becnel of Appalachian State, Claudia Gollop of UNC Chapel Hill;  Ismail Abdullahi of North Carolina Central; and Lou Sua of East Carolina.
Make Your Instruction Matter: Practical ways to implement the ACRL IL Framework in library instruction  presentation by Jenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year Programs, UNC Greensboro University Libraries; and Kathy Shields of High Point University.
Making Connections: Strategies for funding collaborative community engagement projects with archival and digital collections presentation by Jennifer Motszko, Manuscript Archivist Librarian at UNCG and David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator at the University Libraries.
Making the Most of Social Media: Strategic Planning for Effective Engagement presentation by Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist at UNCG.
Managing Change: Your Role in Strategic HR Initiatives  presentation by Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services at UNCG.
NCLA Student Ambassador Program – Giving Youth a Voice, Gaining the Attention of Legislators presentation by Anthony Chow, Associate Professor in the UNCG LIS Department and LaJuan Pringle of Charlotte Mecklenburg Public Library.
One Size Does Not Fit All: Helping Non-Traditional Students Succeed presentation by Karen Grigg, Science Liaison Librarian at the University Libraries; Mendy Ozan, UNC Charlotte; and Alison Bradley.
Open Educational Resources at UNCG- Alternatives to Pricey Textbooks presentation by Beth Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications at UNC Greensboro; and Karen Grigg, Science Liaison Librarian in the University Libraries.
Practical UDL for the One-Shot Library Instruction Session presentation by Amy Harris Houk, Reference Librarian, UNCG and  Jenny Dale, Coordinator of First-Year Programs at the University Libraries.
Reaching beyond the Ivory Tower: The Role of Academic Libraries in Fostering Community Life-Long Learning presentations by Kathelene McCarty Smith, Archivist, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and Archives and Keith Phelan Gorman, Head of Special Collections and University Archives, Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and Archives.
Real Learning Connections presentation by Michael Crumpton, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services, and Nora Bird, Associate Professor, Library and Information Studies Department, both at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
RTSS Business Meeting presentation by Anna Craft,  Metadata Cataloger at the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Shaping the Future: Increasing Library Impact in Title I Schools Through Strategic Planning and Partnerships with Public Libraries. Presentation by Anthony Chow, Associate Professor in the UNCG LIS Department; and Karla Regan.
Starting a Makerspace on Zero Dollars a Day: An Introduction to Free or Inexpensive Maker Resources presentation by Brown Biggers, Systems Programmer, University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries; and Michelle Folkman,  Davidson County Community College.
Strategic Planning and Performance Dashboards presentation by Anthony Chow, Associate Professor in the UNCG LIS Department.
Technical services careers: A world of possibilities presentation by Anna Craft, Metadata Cataloger at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro; Nicole de Bruijn of Wilkes county Public Library, Emily Vorhies of NIEHS, and Lauren Reno of Duke University.
The Expanding Role of the Academic Liaison: Balancing Subject Versus Functional Skills presentation by Steve Cramer, Business Librarian, UNC Greensboro; Marla Means, Reference Intern, UNC Greensboro; and Richard Moniz of Johnson & Wales.
The Library as an Incubator of Global Engagement poster by Orolando Duffus, Diversity Resident Librarian, UNC Greensboro
User-Centered Design, Information Architecture, and Website Usability: Two Case Studies presentation by Anthony Chow, Associate Professor, UNCG LIS Department;, Michelle Underhill; Elizabeth Acevedo; and Laura Brown of Granville County Public Library.
Virtual Reference: Trends on International, National, and State Levels  presentation by Anthony Chow, Associate Professor, UNCG LIS Department and Rebecca Croxton, Doctoral Student / LIS Instructor, University of North Carolina at Greensboro.
Well Begun Is Half Done: Developing Effective Student Learning Outcomes  presentation by Amy Harris Houk, Reference Librarian, UNCG and Kathy Crowe, Associate Dean for Public Services, UNCG.















Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Photographer and Ethnographer of the Native Americans of North America is the Subject of Upcoming Book Discussion and Lecture


Monday, November 9 at 4 p.m. in Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library. Lecture and book discussion about Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher: The Epic Life and Immortal Photographs of Edward Curtis, by Timothy Egan. Discussion leader: Dr. Bob Gatten

Ray Olson of Booklist says: Before half its 20 volumes were published, The North American Indian was called the most important book since the King James Bible. When the last emerged, its director and primary researcher and author, self-made master photographer Edward Curtis (1868–1952), was old, broke, and dependent on his daughters. Though his great work consumed $2.5 million of J. P. Morgan’s money over the course of three decades, Curtis never took a cent in salary. He lost his business, his property, his marriage, and any control of his great project. But he completed it, preserving a great deal of what we know about Indian cultures, including more than 75 languages, thousands of songs and stories, traditional practices in everything from clothing to religious ritual, and the Indian accounts of such historic milestones as the Battle of the Little Bighorn. Simultaneously, he fixed the image of the North American Indian in a body of work as iconic as any created by any other visual artist in any medium. To accomplish this, he braved the remote, nearly inaccessible places where small tribes clung to their identities, painstakingly won the confidence of wary elders in many larger tribes, and wooed the titans of American wealth to keep going. Ace popular historian Egan makes Curtis’ story frequently suspenseful, always gripping, and monumentally heroic.

Dr. Bob Gatten, who will lead the discussion and provide a 50 minute background lecture on the subject illustrated with many photographs by Curtis, is Emeritus Professor of Biology at UNCG  He served as Head of the Department of Biology and as Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences over a period of 16 years.

The discussions are free and open to the public on a space available basis, with preference given to members of the Friends of the UNCG Libraries who register.

If you have questions, contact Barry Miller at 336-256-0112.

Please contact Barry Miller at barry_miller@uncg.edu 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.