Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Lynda Kellam Elected as an ALA Representative to the IFLA

Lynda Kellam, Librarian for Data, Government Information, History, Political Science, and Peace & Conflict Studies and Assistant Director of International and Global Studies has been elected as an ALA representative to the International Federation of Library Association's (IFLA) Standing Committee for Social Science Libraries. IFLA is the leading international body representing library and information services. The Standing Committees provide programming and resources as well as represent the interests of their constituents during the annual IFLA World Library & Information Congress. She will serve from 2017-2021 starting at the end of the annual meeting in Wroclaw, Poland.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Lynda Kellam and Anna Craft Recently Presented at the Empirical Librarians Conference at NC A&T State University

Congratulations to University Libraries UNCG's Lynda Kellam, Data Services and Government Information Librarian, and Anna Craft, Coordinator of Metadata Services, who delivered the presentation "Under Construction: Building Research Data Services at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro - UNCG" at last week's Empirical Librarians Conference at North Carolina A&T State University.

Friday, February 24, 2017

Will Cook Joins Access Services as Facilities Manager

University Libraries recently welcomed Will Cook as its new Facilities Manager. Cook received his Bachelor of Science in Community Recreation and Events Management from UNCG. Originally from New York, Cook now calls Greensboro home. Prior to joining University Libraries, Cook was the Assistant Building Manager for the City of Greensboro and worked at North Carolina A&T State University. He gained valuable experience with University Libraries during his time as a student worker and is excited about his new role. As Facilities Manager, Cook will be responsible for monitoring the operations of the building on a daily basis, working on space management and working assigned shifts on the circulation desk. 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Digital Library on American Slavery Presentation at the High Point Museum

Richard Cox, University Libraries' Digital Technology Consultant, will give a presentation at the High Point Museum about the Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS) on February 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. The DLAS contains unique, detailed information extracted from legislative and county court petitions, runaway slave ads, slavery-era insurance registries, slave deeds and slave trade voyages. Buried in these documents are names and other data on more than 200,000 individuals. In his presentation, Cox will demonstrate how to search the database and review what can be found within the collection, as well as answer any questions participants may have about the contents and use of the database.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Samantha Harlow Joins ROI as Online Learning Librarian

In January, University Libraries welcomed Samantha Harlow as its new Online Learning Librarian in Research, Outreach and Instruction. Samantha holds a Master of Science in Library and Information Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Arts in Cinema Studies from New York University. Prior to joining University Libraries, Samantha served as the Instructional Technology Consultant for the School of Education at UNCG, a Media and Digital Resource Librarian at High Point University and a Digital Production Manager at Triangle Research Libraries Network. Samantha holds professional memberships in Quality Matters (QM): Online Learning Community, the International Society of Technology and Education and the North Carolina Library Instructional Technology Meetings. 

Friday, February 3, 2017

UNCG University Libraries Welcome Everyone

The University Libraries support UNCG's commitment to equality, inclusion and diversity as expressed by Chancellor Gilliam.

Both Jackson and Schiffman Libraries are safe places for everyone, as expressed in our Mission Statement

Through expertise in information services, the University Libraries foster the success and impact of the UNC Greensboro community by promoting learning, inspiring creativity and enhancing research and collaboration in a diverse and innovative environment.

We look forward to serving you!

Monday, January 30, 2017

Save Your Students Money with Open Education Mini-Grants

Are you interested in bringing down the cost of textbooks for your students?  The high cost of commercial textbooks (print and electronic) is a major concern for both students and their parents.  A new program at UNCG encourages you to do something about that concern.
The Office of the Provost and the University Libraries are joining together to support UNCG’s Open Education “Mini-Grants” initiative to encourage instructors to use low-cost or free alternatives to expensive course materials; these can include open-access scholarly resources, library-licensed and owned resources and learning objects and texts that faculty create themselves.
Fifteen $1,000 “mini-grants” will be available this spring, and are meant to offer an incentive for the time it will take faculty to identify new resources, adjust syllabi and modify assignments, as well as any actual expenses you incur.
If you are interested in applying for these “mini-grants”, you are encouraged to attend one of the Open Education Initiative Information Sessions to be held February 21 or 22nd from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in Jackson Library Room 216.  Please RSVP prior to the workshop or direct your questions to Beth Bernhardt at brbernha@uncg.edu.
Additional literature on open educational resources is available at http://uncg.libguides.com/oer

The deadline to apply for the “mini-grants” is March 10.  You can apply at http://tinyurl.com/o2xck9j.