Thursday, September 1, 2016

University Libraries Offer Tasty Samples from Home Economics Collection

Please join the University Libraries for "Vintage Viands: The Roaring Twenties," a chance to taste treats made by University Libraries' staff. The recipes come from our authentic 1920's Home Economics Collection.

When: Friday, September 23, 2016 12:00 - 2:00 PM
Where:  Jackson Library Reading Room, 1st floor

1920's attire is encouraged but not required!

We look forward to seeing you there!

More about Vintage Viands.

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Improved Study Spaces!

Look for a great new study space when you come back next fall!  Over the summer we will be placing new furniture in the Reading Room on the first floor of Jackson Library. This floor plan gives you a preview.

Friday, February 19, 2016

New Group Spaces in Jackson Library

Just in time for all those group projects this semester we've added 4 new group spaces on the 3rd floor!  Each has
a computer and large screen so that you can work together on projects.  These rooms may be reserved from the scheduler on the Libraries' home page.

Monday, January 11, 2016

E-Books at the University Libraries

The Libraries' have access to over 600,000 e-books searchable through the "Red Box" on the Libraries' home page. E-books may be used 24/7 from anywhere and are almost always available!

Some provide downloading of sections or chapters and all allow printing.  They don't require a reader but rather may be used via your laptop or desktop.  For more information check our "e-Books A-Z" guide.

Friday, January 8, 2016

Libraries' Hours MLK Weekend

Libraries' hours over Martin Luther King Holiday:  

Jackson Library 


15 Friday Close at 6:00 PM
16 Saturday 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
17 Sunday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
18 Monday CLOSED
19 Tuesday Opens at 7:30 AM

Schiffman Music Library

1-3 Friday - Sunday CLOSED
4-8 Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
9-10 Saturday - Sunday CLOSED
17 Sunday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
18 Monday CLOSED

Monday, January 4, 2016

$500 Prize -- Libraries' Undergraduate Research Award!

The University  Libraries want to recognize your  research skills!

We are soliciting submissions for our Undergraduate Research Award.  This $500 prize is given in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate research project that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information from scholarly resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original research project in any media.  Any paper or project completed by an undergraduate in the Spring, Summer, or Fall semesters of 2015 is eligible. Applicants must be enrolled at UNCG in the Spring 2016 semester.  It is open to all undergraduate students.

If you've completed a project that meets these requirements please submit it.  You will need a letter of support from a faculty member.

Applications are due on March 18, 2016 and full details are available at:

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Libraries award Information Literacy stipends

In a new initiative, the University Libraries awarded stipends to three faculty members to provide support to revise their Spring 2016 courses to incorporate more information literacy and increase librarian involvement. Seventeen faculty members from a variety of departments submitted proposals.

The stipend recipients are: 

Tom Jackson, History 391
Stephanie Hudson, Educational Leadership and Cultural Foundations 381
Jonathan Zarecki, Classical Studies 102

Dr. Jackson will collaborate with Kathy Crowe (library liaison to the History department) Lynda Kellam (Data Services and Government Information Librarians), and Kathelene Smith (Photographs, Artifacts, and Textiles Archivist) on his Historical Skills and Methods course. The class will incorporate library databases, historic census and polling data, and archival materials relating to the sit-ins of the 1960s.

Ms. Hudson will collaborate with Amy Harris Houk (library liaison to the School of Education) on ELC 381 (The Institution of Education). The class will contain a series of scaffolded assignments centered around constructing authority in a variety of situations.

Dr. Zarecki will collaborate with Jenny Dale (Director of First-Year Programs and library liaison to the English department) on CCI 102: The Classical Art of Persuasion. The class will focus on incorporating information literacy into classical rhetoric.