Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Amy Harris Houk Appointed Head of Research, Outreach and Instruction

Amy Harris Houk has been appointed Head of the Research, Outreach and Instruction (ROI) Department at the University Libraries at UNCG, effective August 1,  2016.  She replaces Mary Krautter who retired in July. Amy was serving as Assistant Head of ROI since December 2015 and as Information Literacy Coordinator. 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.

Amy has published and presented widely on information literacy, assessment. Her article “Curriculum Mapping in Academic Libraries” article in New Review of Academic Librarianship  was selected as a Top Twenty Article for 2015 by the ALA Library Instruction Round Table.

Amy serves on the North Carolina Library Association's Executive Board and on its Reference and Adult Services Section Board.  On campus she is on Faculty Senate, the General Education Council and was on the QEP Design Team and Steering Committee.

Please join us on congratulating Amy in her new position!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Emily Stamey Will Lead First Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion of 2016-17

The Friends of the UNCG Libraries will hold their first book discussion of the new academic year on Monday, September 19 at 4 pm in the Hodges Room on the second floor of Jackson Library's original building. The book selected is Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival, by Christopher Benfey.  The book was chosen to complement the 75th Anniversary of the Weatherspoon Art Museum this year.

Reviewer Adam Goodheart of the New York Times Book Review called this NY Times Notable Book of 2012, "a book about earthen vases, epic voyages and ancestral blood. Part memoir, part family saga, part travelogue, part cultural history, it takes readers on a peripatetic ramble across America and beyond."  From the red bricks of North Carolina to the Black Mountain College to highly prized white clay, this is a book North Carolinians can especially enjoy.

 The discussion is free and open to all.

Dr. Emily Stamey is Curator of Exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Prior to arriving in Greensboro, she held curatorial positions at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art in Arizona and the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University in Kansas. Dr. Stamey’s research focuses on the social histories of modern and contemporary art in the United States. She holds an MA and PhD in art history from the University of Kansas and a BA in art history from Grinnell College in Iowa.