Friday, January 27, 2017

Stipends Will Provide Support for Information Literacy and Librarian Involvement

The UNCG University Libraries will award stipends to three faculty members to provide support for the revision of their spring 2017 courses to more fully integrate information literacy and increase librarian involvement into the classes.
The stipend recipients are:
  • Shana Scudder, English 305
  • Daniel Christen, Chemistry 355
  • Liz McNamara, Honors Seminar 228 

Dr. Scudder will collaborate with Jenny Dale, University Libraries’ liaison to the English department, and Armondo Collins, Head, University Libraries’ Digital Media Commons, on her contemporary rhetoric class. Students will complete scaffolded information literacy assignments throughout the semester culminating in a final multimedia project.
Dr. Christen will collaborate with Karen Grigg, University Libraries’ liaison to the Chemistry department on his intermediate organic chemistry laboratory. Students will learn information literacy skills through writing formal lab reports and creating a guide for important resources in chemistry.
Dr. McNamara will collaborate with Beth Ann Koelsch, University Libraries’ curator of the Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP), and Lynda Kellam, University Libraries’ liaison to Political Science, on her honors course, entitled, eagles, dragons, bears and bulls: introduction to international relations. Students will use the primary sources in the WVHP as well as secondary sources to complete papers and a debate.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption Book Discussion

Join UNCG University Libraries at its next book discussion of
Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption, by Bryan Stevenson. The event will be led by Saundra Westervelt, Ph.D., professor of sociology at UNCG and will be held on February 13, 2017 at 7 p.m. in the Hodges Reading Room of Jackson Library. For more information, please contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at
hdsteven@uncg.edu or 336-256-0184.

Friday, January 13, 2017

Ray Suarez Announced as Guest Speaker for UNCG’s Friends of the Library Annual Dinner on March 29

Ray Suarez will be the guest speaker at this year’s UNCG Friends of the Library annual dinner on March 29. He is the author of three critically-acclaimed books including, Latino Americans: The 500-Year Legacy that Shaped a Nation, The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America and The Old Neighborhood: What We Lost in the Great Suburban Migration. Suarez engages audiences, even on difficult and complex topics, with a warm and accessible style, while his presentations are passionate, quick-witted and establish a strong connection to listeners.

Tickets, which include dinner, are $60 for members and $70 for nonmembers. Tickets for the program, only, are $20. Table sponsorships are available for $650 and include eight tickets, preferential seating and recognition at the event. The event will be held in the Elliott University Center’s Cone Ballroom at 6 p.m. Reservations are required and tickets will be available soon. For more information about sponsoring a table, contact Hollie Stevenson-Parrish at 336-256-0184 or hdsteven@uncg.edu.

Friday, January 6, 2017

Libraries' University Archives contributes to press about "Hidden Figures."

The recent release of the film "Hidden Figures" has generated press about a NC College for Women (now UNCG) alumna, Virginia Tucker, who worked in the same center as the women featured in the film.   A Spartan Stories post about Tucker provided much information for a recent Greensboro News and Record story and follow-up blog post.