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Jamaican Librarian Speaks at UNCG

Visiting Jamaican Scholar/Librarian Matthew Blake visited and spoke at the University Libraries on Friday, April 1.  Mr. Blake has been a librarian at the Jamaican Tourist Board since 2002, and has worked extensively with the Jamaica Tourist Board’s 60th Anniversary Historical Exhibition and Celebration.

He is an adjunct lecturer for the University of the West Indies Department of Library and Information Studies, focusing on information architecture, web access and the usability and management of library and information units.  He is a past chair of the Special Libraries Section of the Library and Information Association of Jamaica and serves as a member of the Advisory Committee for the National Library of Jamaica.

Greetings from Interim Dean Kathryn Crowe

I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as Interim Dean of the University Libraries.  I have been on the Libraries’ faculty since 1983 and have seen us grow and change over the years along with the University. 

The Libraries are proud to serve as the information and learning hub for UNC Greensboro and the community with our excellent collections, learning spaces, and technology.  Our outstanding faculty and staff collaborate across the campus and in the community to develop instructional programs and resources.  We also offer interesting many exhibits and programs throughout the year.  The Libraries enjoy a reputation for encouraging and supporting innovation.  Here are some examples of our recent accomplishments:

•    A collaboration with Provost Dana Dunn to provide stipends to 10 faculty to implement Open Educational Resources into their courses.  This initiative saved students a total of $150,000 during the fall 2015 semester.

•    The Video, Image and Audio Lab in the Digi…

Five Honored at UNC Greensboro's Celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity

The following library faculty of the University Libraries were recognized at the recent celebration of Faculty Excellence in Research and Creative Activity at UNC Greensboro.

Tim Bucknall -Winner of the UNC School of Information and Library Science 2015 Distinguished Alumnus AwardSteve Cramer -Winner of the PrivCo Prize for Excellence in Business, 2015Michael Crumpton - Publication of a book, a chapter and several other articlesGerald Holmes - Winner of the following awards: 1) Black Caucus of the American Library Association Distinguished Service to the Profession Award; 2) the North Carolina Library Association Distinguished Service Award; and 3) Harvey E. Beech Outstanding Alumni Award from the UNC-CH General Alumni Association Lynda Kellam - Winner of the NewsBank/Readex/GODORT ALA Catharine J. Reynolds Award, 2015

Rosann Bazirjian Honored with National Award from the Association for Library Collections & Technical Services (ALCTS)