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UNCG and ECU Libraries Awarded Grant to Support Open Educational Resources

A grant from the State Library of North Carolina will aid students at East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro by reducing their costs for required textbooks. The grant is part of the Library Services and Technology Act and is made possible by LSTA grant funding from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, a federal grant-making agency. The State Library of North Carolina, a Division of the Department of Cultural Resources, awarded a grant to librarians from J.Y. Joyner Library at ECU and Jackson Library at UNCG to develop a two-pronged approach to Alternative Textbooks. Including matching funds from both universities, the  total cost of the two-year project is $184,332.
Sharing best practices, procedures, and promotional materials, the librarians at both institutions will work with departmental faculty to reduce students' textbook costs and increase their academic engagement through two concurrent strategies. One strategy is to award d…

Kayla Johnson Joins University Libraries as First Year Instruction Librarian

Kayla Johnson, is very excited to be joining the University of North Carolina at Greensboro as a First Year Instruction Librarian this summer in the Research, Outreach and Instruction Department.

Though originally from Minnesota, she has been living in Alabama for almost six years while in school and in her job as a Research and Instruction Librarian at The University of Alabama.  She received her MLIS in December 2014 from The University of Alabama, where she also received a B.A. in Anthropology.  Most of her experience has been with First Year Composition, but she also has experience working with the Spanish department, and have focused a lot on campus outreach to freshmen. She is very excited to get the opportunity to continue working with freshmen, because she believes that helping them form a strong academic foundation is a crucial part of ensuring that they have a successful college career. Her hobbies outside of work include reading, hiking, traveling, paddle-boarding, cooking,…