Thursday, December 17, 2015
Amy Harris Houk has been appointed Assistant Head of the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department at the University Libraries at UNCG, effective January 4, 2016. She replaces Nancy Ryckman, who is retiring. Before joining the Libraries full-time in 2006, she worked as a Reference Intern for two semesters. Amy received her B.A. in Elementary Education and American Studies from UNC Chapel Hill. She also worked as host of a radio show and as an elementary school teacher. She received her MLIS from UNC Greensboro.
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
In making the announcement of her appointment to the faculty and staff of the University Libraries, Provost Dana Dunn said, “My interactions with the members of the Library community around this process reinforce my view that UNCG is fortunate to have talented and dedicated faculty and staff members. Kathy will work closely with Rosann Bazirjian over the next few months to facilitate the transition. I know she will also work collaboratively with other Library administrators to ensure that the Libraries continue along their trajectory of accomplishment.”
Crowe came to UNCG in 1983 as a Reference Librarian and Bibliographic Instruction Coordinator and became Head of the Reference Department in 1996. As Associate Dean since 2006, Kathy has been responsible for the development, delivery and assessment of all public services including Research, Outreach and Instructional Services, Access and Delivery Services, the Digital Media Commons and the Harold Schiffman Music Library. She is particularly interested in information literacy, assessing user needs, enhancing customer services, learning spaces and marketing library services to all user groups.
In addition to the M.L.S. from Indiana University, Crowe has a B.A. in History from Randolph-Macon College and a M.A. in History from the University of Georgia. She has written articles and delivered presentations nationally and internationally on information literacy, library assessment, learning spaces and leadership.
A former Chair of the UNCG Faculty Senate and very active in campus governance throughout her career, she was also the co-recipient of UNCG’s Student Learning Enhancement Award in 2012.
Tuesday, December 15, 2015
Christine received her B.A. in Humanities from East Tennessee State University and received her M.S.L.S. from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her interests include topics related to library resources, streaming video, collections, and the evolving electronic scholarship and publishing environment.
Beth R. Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications looks forward to working Christine, and notes that with her years of experience here at the University Libraries she will provide great leadership as we move forward into the future.
Monday, December 14, 2015
David received his M.L.I.S. in 2015, and a B.A in Communication Studies with extensive studies in Music in 2013, both from UNC Greensboro. He worked in the Harold Schiffman Music Library for five years during his time as a student at UNCG, and also in Jackson Library at the Reference Desk.