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Showing posts from December 4, 2016

Holiday Message from the Interim Dean

As my first full semester as Interim Dean and calendar 2016 comes to a close, I have been reflecting upon how much libraries, librarians, and access to information are essential to vibrant communities.
Our donors make it possible for the UNCG University Libraries to shine as teaching and learning partners for the students, faculty, friends, and region which we serve. 
Because of your generosity we—and they--are stronger, better, and more vital.
Here are just a few of the initiatives your assistance has fostered this year:
·Growing and digitizing our unique collections such as the Cello Music Collection, the Women’s Veteran’s Historical Project and the Book Arts and Book Binding Collection. These collections distinguish us among research libraries and we make them available to users worldwide.
·Working with faculty across the campus to develop low cost, high impact alternatives to expensive textbooks which makes higher education more affordable for our students.
·Providing an innovatio…

Libraries Improve First Floor Reading Room

UNCG students were greeted this fall with a completely refurnished Reading Room on the first floor of Jackson Library. Improvements include 24 new workstations with double monitors and a wide variety of flexible seating in appealing colors.  We added numerous white boards as well.

As you can see in this brief video, students are flocking to this new learning space.  It's often hard to find a seat!