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UNCG's 2018 Reunion Showcases Academic Libraries in the 21st Century

On Friday, April 20, as part of UNCG's Reunion 2018, librarians in the Research, Outreach and Instruction department provided a workshop to the Class of 1968 entitled, "Books, Bots and Everything in Between!"

Led by Amy Harris-Houk and Jenny Dale, participants learned how librarians support student success every day by helping students with research projects and evaluating information online.


Alumnae also toured Jackson Library with Kathy Crowe and saw first-hand how students use a variety of learning spaces and technology.  They learned how the Digital Media Commons staff helps students complete their multimedia projects and enjoyed an overview of the makerspace by Armondo Collins.

Haley Gann Honored as the 2018 Outstanding Student Library Worker

Haley Gann, a student worker in University Libraries’ Access Services and Administration departments since 2016, has been named as the 2018 Outstanding Student Library Worker Award Winner.

The award, made possible by generous gifts from David Arneke and UNC Greensboro’s University Bookstore, is given annually. As winner, Gann’s name will be placed on the award plaque on display in Jackson Library, and she will receive $500 cash from Arneke and a $500 gift card from the University Bookstore.

“Haley is committed to the Library,” said Karen Ward. “She shows great passion for the work she does with patrons, faculty, staff and students.”

Gann fully embodies the criteria for the award, including reliability, responsibility, conscientiousness and commitment to service and teamwork. She will graduate this May from UNC Greensboro with a Bachelor of Science degree in Nursing and has accepted a full-time position in the Nursing Residency Program at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashvi…

Suzanne Sawyers' "Proliferation" Selected by the Guild of Book Workers for Its 2018-2019 Traveling Exhibition

Every two years, the national Guild of Book Workers invites members to participate in its traveling juried exhibition. The 2018-2019 exhibition, entitled Formation, will travel to five venues over the two-year exhibition, including the Minnesota Center for the Book Arts in Minneapolis, the Robert C. Williams Museum of Papermaking in Atlanta, the University of California – Los Angeles, the North Bennet Street School in Boston and the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. 
The Guild of Book Workers was founded in 1906 to establish and maintain a feeling of kinship and mutual interest among workers in the hand book crafts. Among its early members were well-known artist-craft workers, such as bookbinders and typographers. The Guild believes there is a responsibility among civilized people to sustain the crafts involved with the production of fine books, and its members work to broaden public awareness of the hand book arts and highlight the need for conservation and restoration. 
A recen…

Annual Friends of the Libraries Dinner Set for April 28

University Libraries will host its 60th Annual Friends of the Libraries Dinner fundraiser on Saturday, April 28, at 6:30 p.m., with keynote speaker NC Author and UNC Greensboro alumna Marianne Gingher.

The evening’s festivities—which will take place at the Greensboro Country Club—include dinner, the new Friends of the UNC Greensboro Libraries Literary Award presented to Scuppernong Books, hear about the planning for the future Library addition, and honoring Cal Shepard, the State Librarian of North Carolina on her retirement.

Proceeds from the event help support University Libraries’ most pressing needs, including its collections, resources and services.

Tickets for the Friends of the UNC Greensboro Libraries Dinner are available in three categories including dinner and reception: $100 ticket per person ($50 tax deductible), $125 ticket per person (name recognition in program) in honor of UNC Greensboro’s 125th Anniversary ($75 tax-deductible) or $850 Table Sponsorship (name recognition …

#BelieveInTheG: Celebrate Your Spartan Pride!

Now in its fifth year, #BelieveInTheG is one of UNCG's largest celebrations of school spirit.

The campaign launches on February 21  and runs through February 22, 2018. During this 48-hour period, show your pride by wearing blue and gold, making a gift of any size to University Libraries and sharing why you love UNCG on social media with #BelieveInTheG. Let's tell the world what it means to be a Spartan!

Exposing students to new ideas, sparking their ingenuity and satisfying their intellectual curiosity is at the core of what we do every day. University Libraries is an instructional partner: strengthening learning experiences for students, fostering the burgeoning demand for collaboration and creativity for faculty, and playing a vital role in the fabric of our campus community through evolving technology, flexible and functional spaces and promoting life-long learning.Visit www.believeintheg.com now!

Book Discussion of The Underground Railroad Led by Noelle Morrissette

A book discussion of Colson Whitehead's The Underground Railroad will be held on Thursday, March 1, 2018 at Weatherspoon Art Museum. A pre-talk reception begins at 6:30 p.m. and the book discussion begins at 7 p.m. The first 10 attendees will receive a complimentary copy of The Underground Railroad. The event is free and open to the public. Noelle Morrissette, UNCG Associate Professor of English will lead the book discussion in conjunction with the exhibition of work by Sanford Biggers. 
Whitehead’s research for his novel included content from the Digital Libary on American Slavery, an online resource that was created at UNCG and is part of the digital scholarship collection. The author used images of runaway slave advertisements in the book, which are also part of the Digital Library on American Slavery. View the collection at https://library.uncg.edu/slavery/
Broadly interested in poetry and poetics, biography and autobiography, and gender and sexuality, Morrissette uses multipl…

Documenting Slavery and Freedom Public Talk on February 21 at Weatherspoon Art Museum

Don't miss Documenting Slavery and Freedom, a public talk on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 from    12 - 1 p.m. in the Dillard Room at Weatherspoon Art Museum.

The free event will feature Gwen Gosney Erickson, Guilford College Archivist and Librarian, and Richard Cox, UNCG Digital Technology Consultant, sharing their experiences preserving and making publicly accessible primary source materials like letters, newspaper articles and deeds that document anti-slavery and slavery activities in Greensboro and in North Carolina.

As Friends Historical Collection Librarian and College Archivist, Erickson manages the special collections unit of Guilford College, which includes anti-slavery related Quaker documents and letters. Guilford’s campus is notable for its history as a school and as land where local African Americans worked with New Garden Quakers, including famed Quaker abolitionist Levi Coffin, to implement Underground Railroad activities. Enslaved Africans escaped to the Guilford C…