Thursday, April 14, 2016

Celebrating Reading at UNC Greensboro with ALA READ posters; National Library Week is April 10-16

Each year the Student Government Association at UNC Greensboro works with the University Libraries to place READ posters featuring SGA leaders in Jackson Library, showing their support for the popular program developed by the American Library Association (ALA) to promote libraries nationwide.  At UNCG and in the ALA program, honorees choose their favorite book and have their picture made with their book of choice. ALA’s Celebrity READ Campaign has been an internationally recognized program for more than 25 years.

The SGA president and vice-president automatically get posters each year.  Other students submit their book with an essay about why it's important to him/her.  The essays are then judged by a SGA panel and two are selected.  This year’s READ posts were installed in Jackson Library and celebrated on March 28.  Provost Dana Dunn joined them with her own poster, and all discussed why they chose their book.

Want to know the favorite books of those honored at UNCG this year:
  • Senior and Student Body President Brittany Hudson Chose Michelle Obama: A Life, by Peter Slevin.
  • Senior and Vice Present Allen Walker chose Where the Red Fern Grows, by Wilson Rawls.
  • Freshman Ayana Courd chose Burn Lake, by Carrie Fountain.
  • Junior Anna Kirsten Poteat chose The Old Man and the Sea by Ernest Hemingway.
  • Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor Dana Dunn chose The Other America: Poverty in the United States, by Michael Harrington.
Want to know the favorite books of a number of celebrities currently featured by ALA?  See here.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

UNC Greensboro's Erin Lawrimore Elected to Archives Post

Erin Lawrimore, University Archivist at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, was recently elected to a three-year term on the Society of American Archivists’ Council. The 12-member SAA Council is the organization’s governing body. It is responsible for ensuring SAA’s financial stability and growth, developing and implementing the Society’s strategic priorities, providing overall leadership and direction for SAA and its component groups, building and coordinating relationships with individuals and groups outside of SAA, and providing oversight of the Society’s executive office.

Lawrimore holds a B.A. in English from Duke University and an M.S. in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Prior to her 2011 arrival at UNCG, she worked at North Carolina State University and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She also serves as a lecturer for San Jose State University's School of Information.

Lawrimore has been an active member of SAA since 2001, previously serving as vice chair of the Committee on Public Awareness, chair of the SAA Awards Committee, chair of the Description Section, and steering committee member of both the Reference, Access, and Outreach Section and the Issues and Advocacy Roundtable.

Founded in 1936, the Society of American Archivists is North America's oldest and largest national professional association dedicated to the needs and interests of archives and archivists. SAA represents more than 6,200 professional archivists employed by governments, universities, businesses, libraries, and historical organizations nationally.