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
Additional literature on open educational resources is available at

The deadline to apply for the “mini-grants” is March 10.  You can apply at

Monday, December 5, 2016

Free Coffee in Jackson Library!

Good Luck on Exams!

Free Coffee in Jackson Library:

Tuesday, December 6
Wednesday, December 7
Thursday, December 8

Deliveries at 9 pm and midnight

Bring your own mug!

Sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries, Student Government and Campus Activities and Programs

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Therapy Dogs in Jackson Library on Reading Day!

Feeling stressed about finals? Come to the Jackson Library Reading Room on Reading Day (Tuesday, December 6, 2016) between noon and 3pm to take a study break with trained therapy dogs!

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Staff in Access Services

Two new staff began on December 1, 2016:

Amanda Perri is the Weekend/Assistant Stacks Manager.  Amanda received her BA in English in 2014 and her MLIS in 2016, both from UNCG.  She worked in the Stacks throughout her time as a student spending three years as a Student Assistant and three years as a Lead, and she has been serving as the Temporary Stacks Project Manager and working in a staff capacity at the Check Out Desk since June, 2016

Lois Barnes is the Assistant Desk Manager. Lois received her BA in English with a concentration in Secondary Education from UNCG in 2012. She is coming to us from the School of Music at the UNC School of the Arts where she has served as an Administrative Support Associate for the past 3+ years.  Prior to that she worked here in the Stacks and on the Check Out Desk for 3 years.  She served as a Lead Student on the Check Out Desk and as a temporary Access Services staff member for 5 months after graduation.