Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Before YOU leave for the holidays..............

Some things to remember to do and be aware of as you leave for the holiday break:
  • water or take your plants 
    • (they get lonely and thirsty)
  • unplug electrical appliances/devices 
    • (they don't need to be working)
  • unplug your computer 
    • (just in case Santa has a backfire)
  • remove food from refrigerators 
    • (don't need to leave any reindeer food)
  • remember payroll runs at the end of this week 
    • (its a long time to the end of January)
  • if you work January 2nd, bring a sweater 
    • (heat is reduced during the break to save energy)
Have a wonderful and safe holiday, C U next year!!!

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

LAST DAY FOR HOLIDAY GIFT GIVING PROJECT

This is a reminder that the Holiday Gift Giving Project will be finished on the 17th, so please go through your cupboards this weekend or pick up some of the items below. The boxes are in the basement Staff Room, and if you would like to make a monetary donation, I am collecting them.


We are always in need of canned cat and kitten food, cat litter, dry dog and puppy food, supplies like copy paper, paper towels, laundry soap. bleach, and dish soap, etc.
Urban Ministries
Non perishables

Tooth brushes
Razors and shaving cream
Travel-size deodorant
Feminine hygiene products
Small backpacks and totes bags
Men’s and women’s shoes (in good condition)
Coats
Blankets
Sleeping bags
Gloves
Hand warmers
Socks
Flashlights
Batteries (AA, AAA, and D and C)

Friday, December 13, 2013

EUC hours over break

General Building Hours

Wednesday, December 11 7:00am-10:00pm

Thursday, December 12 7:00am-8:00pm

Friday, December 13 7:00am-6:00pm*

Saturday-Sunday, December 14-15 CLOSED

Monday-Thursday, December 16-19 7:00am-6:00pm

Friday, December 20 7:00am-5:00pm

December 21- January 1 CLOSED

Thursday- Friday, January 2-3 7:00am-6:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, January 4-5 CLOSED

Bookstore

Monday-Thursday, December 9-12 8:00am-7:00pm

Friday, December 13 8:00am-4:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, December 14-15 CLOSED

Monday-Friday, December 16-20 8:00am-4:00pm

December 21-January 1 CLOSED

Thursday-Friday, January 2-3 8:00am-4:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, January 4-5 CLOSED

Barnes and Noble Café

Wednesday, December 11 7:30am-6:00pm

Thursday, December 12 7:30am-4:00pm

Friday, December 13 7:30am-3:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, December 14-15 CLOSED

Monday-Friday, December 16-20 7:30am-3:00pm

December 21-January 1 CLOSED

Thursday-Friday, January 2-3 7:30am-3:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, January 4-5 CLOSED

EUC Food Court

Wednesday, December 11 7:00am-3:00pm

December 12-January 5 CLOSED

Marketplace

Monday-Tuesday, December 9-10 8:00am-8:00pm

Wednesday, December 11 8:00am-5:00pm

Thursday-Friday, December 12-13 9:00am-4:00pm

December 14-15 CLOSED

December 16-20 10:00am-4:00pm

Thursday-Friday, January 2-3 10:00am-4:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, January 4-5 CLOSED

Spartan’s Place

Monday-Friday, December 9-13 8:00am-3:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, December 14-15 CLOSED

Monday-Friday, December 16-20* Will close at 1:30pm on 12/20 8:00am-3:00pm

Thursday-Friday, January 2-3 8:30am-3:00pm

Saturday-Sunday, January 4-5 CLOSED

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Holiday DVD loan periods for staff


Thursday, December 12 - Monday, January 6, the limit on the number of entertainment and instructional DVDs and videos that can be borrowed at one time by Libraries staff will be extended from 2 to 10. The loan period will remain one week.  Anything borrowed December 16-20 will be due on January 2.   So make your lists and check them twice! 

Happy holidays from the Access Services Staff!

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Webinar 12/17 - all are wecome to attend virtually or face to face!

poster by armondo collins, dmc

As the end of the semester starts to unwind, I hope you all - wherever you may be - will consider joining in this webinar on Tuesday Dec 17 at 9am.  As many of you know I often host international virtual only student interns. I am "hosting" Sara Valla this past month  who is creating an OER/MOOC guide for us as she wraps up her Digital Libraries Learning masters. She has an extensive background in online learning before she got into libraries. She also would really like to connect with more people besides me and I thought a webinar might be good to share her ideas & tips, time for you all to ask questions, and that is might possibly lead to connections for her!


WebinarOnline Learning Myths & Engaging Distance Learners!

WHO:
Presented by Sara Valla, a Digital Libraries Learning Masters student completing her virtual internship with UNCG Libraries; and currently an Instructional Design & e-learning Consultant at Universita delgi Studio di Parma UniPR co-Lab (Learn More about Sara!)

WHEN:
Dec 17 9am in UNCG Libraries’ Blackboard Collaborate virtual room
OR come to Library Room 216

SIGN UP to get the link to virtually join us:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1RmSi9L_UYD9g-AE8WVOP48l3Xz6QIz1WbzdXzf7KA7Q/viewform

Monday, December 9, 2013

Stories of UNCG 1963-73

This event will be in Hodges tomorrow.  Note RSVP at the bottom if you plan to attend.


Everyday Change: Stories of UNCG, 1963-1973
An Exhibit by UNCG's Public History Program

To mark the 50th anniversary of UNCG, please join us and explore how everyday activism played out on campus. Topics include:

·      Challenging Gender and Sexuality Norms

·      Racial Integration & The Neo-Black Society

·      Debates over Vietnam

When: Tuesday, December 10th 3:00-5:00 PM

Where: Special Collections, 222B Jackson Library, 320 College Avenue

Refreshments provided

Please RSVP to Dr. Anne Parsons at aeparson@uncg.edu


The exhibit will remain up at Special Collections until January 6, 2014



Thursday, December 5, 2013

Cookies with your coffee?

Please note that the video announcement screen, in the info commons outside of the CITI lab is scrolling through a variety of holiday greetings in different languages.  This is the backdrop for providing some holiday cookies for the late night students to go with their coffee tonight, sponsored by the University Libraries Diversity Committee.  Thanks to Armondo for his work making our greetings work and if you want a cookie, come back later tonight :-)

SACS documents

 
The Libraries standards are 2.9, 3.8.1, 3.8.2,3.8.3 if you want to just  look through those:

The Office of Assessment and Accreditation has made UNCG's Compliance Certification report available on its web pages.  This report was sent to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) as evidence of the University's compliance with the standards of the Principles of Accreditation, a process that occurs every ten years.  The full text of the report can be found at http://assessment.uncg.edu/sacs/ccr2.html.  





Tuesday, December 3, 2013

De-stress Event

The Libraries are offering a "de-stress" event today for students in the DMC, co-sponsored w/ SLAC.  It's also a soft kick-off for the new gaming lab.  There will be online and board games and some light refreshments.  Staff are welcome during your lunch hour or break! 

Staff Development Event- BDRM Presentation TODAY at 2pm

Good morning all,

Just a reminder that the Staff Development Committee is hosting a presentation on Born Digital Records Management TODAY in the Hodges Reading Room from 2-3pm.  It will be given by Richard Cox (ERIT) and Erin Lawrimore (SCUA).

It will focus on the new tool that ERIT is building and there will be a demonstration of its current capabilities.

Hope to see you all there!

Sean

Monday, December 2, 2013

New Staff Orientation

Please sign up to conduct the Libraries' section of New Staff Orientation during  Spring semester 2014.  Many of you do this regularly. If you haven't done it before and are interested please see Kathy Crowe.  Thanks for considering!

http://www.doodle.com/ymki56ugmukkmcwf

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Gaming Lab (in the DMC) opening soon!

The Gaming Lab in the DMC will be opening (softly:) on reading day Dec 3. We are opening as a "de-stresser" day that day, with support from SLAC who will also have board games too. And we will have some coffee and snacks as well.

The Gaming Lab of xboxes will be on the reservation scheduler; each of the 4 stations (A-D) will be reserved separately. The user MUST have them reserved to use, we will check ID to verify at the DMC desk, and then we will take the controllers for that station to the station and plug in for them when we unlock the door. They will let us know when they leave and we will double check and remove the controllers. This is our plan for December but it may change for the grand opening in Spring semester.

Users can bring their own games but we have several available at the Access Services desk.

The hours will be no longer than opening an hour after we open (so 9am usually) and closing by 9pm (so not to deal with late night issues)

Staff are welcome to use the lab with the same procedure and please let us know how it works, thoughts, etc.


NC LIVE Resource Changes Coming January 2014

At its recent meeting on November 15, 2013, the NC LIVE Librarians Council voted to approve recommendations of the Resources Advisory Committee to make a few changes to the content line-up.  As of January 1, 2014, the consortium will be offering Gale's Infotrac Newsstand and Mergent's Intellect products. 

Because NC LIVE will be licensing Gale Infotrac Newsstand and Intellect, beginning January 1, 2014 NC LIVE will no longer offer access to The New York Times through ProQuest or Hoover’s through Mergent/D&B.  In addition, the contract for the Statistical Abstract of the United States through ProQuest
will end on December 31, 2013

NC LIVE will contact member library directors and liaisons with additional information in the coming weeks about the resource change, including MARC records, resource direct links, and updated local proxy information. Webinars for library staff who would like to learn more about these resources will be posted on the State Library's Train Station site.

Monday, November 25, 2013

Luminaire sponsorship table

Photo of luminaries in front of Elliott University CenterYou may remember the article from Campus weekly a couple of week ago about UNCG's Fraternity and Sorority Association  sponsoring luminaires.  The proceeds will go to local elementary school teachers. They're  going to have a table in our lobby today 11-2 if  you want to do a sponsorship.


Friday, November 22, 2013

Promotion and Tenure Recognition Event Photos & Video

Earlier this semester the Promotion and Tenure Recognition event took place and, for your enjoyment, check out the honorees, the photos and the video below, created by a DMC student worker (Jenna Schad).

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Music Library Open House TODAY- 3pm

Good morning all,

Just a reminder that the Harold Schiffman Music Library is hosting an Open House today from 3-4:30pm.  We invite you to come learn more about what the staff does, meet the new Weekend/evening manager, Alaina, and tour the library space.

Refreshments and snacks will be provided.  Look forward to seeing you there!

Sincerely,
Staff Development Committee and Music Library

 

Catalog only computers

One of the goals of this year's Administrative Action Plan is "to craft a sustainable computing environment" so that we can provide an optimum level of staff and public computing within our budget.  A small group is examining our needs and will provide recommendations to be vetted in a variety of upcoming forums.  Stay tuned for future BTS posts on this!

One decision that was made by ERIT concerns the catalog only computers in the stacks.  These machines were originally placed so that non-UNCG patrons could conveniently check the catalog since they can't log in on the other PCs there.   These machines have been "out-of-order" since the Libraries’ migration to WMS.    ERIT explored a number of options for bring these machines back online as catalog only but didn't find  a satisfactory solution.  And, even when they were working these computers were very low use and likely candidates for re-purposing in the future to follow a sustainable plan.  For all these reasons, they've been removed from the stack areas and there isn't a plan at this time to return them to service. 

Please contact Franklin if you have any questions about the removal of these machines.  

Friday, November 15, 2013

Save the Date- May 13, 2014

Good morning all,

The Triad Academic Library Association (TALA) is in the process of planning an all day, Paraprofessional conference to be held here at UNCG in the EUC on Tuesday, May 13, 2014.

Potential topics to be covered include:
  • Supervision
  • Customer Service
  • Technical Services
  • Disaster Preparedness
  • Communication
  • Technology
Please mark your calendars now for this upcoming event.  More details to follow in 2014.

Thanks!
Sean

Thursday, November 14, 2013

SAVE THESE DATES

Please put these dates on your calendar for details coming later:

Holiday Luncheon

December 11, 2013

11:30 am to 1:30 pm

 

All Personnel Meeting Spring Kick-off

January 9th, 2014

10 am to 11:30 am



Friday, November 8, 2013

Upcoming forums on campus


Important Upcoming Forums:

1. Chancellor's Forum on 2014-15 proposed tuition and student fees.

November  13 -- two times/ same forum
- noon EUC Auditorium
-7 pm  EUC Alexander
 
 
2. Online Learning Forum - Faculty Senate Forum
3 pm  VA Dare Room


Thursday, November 7, 2013

1st Annual Film Fest by DMC/DACTS - please spread the word!

We are now accepting submission for the 1st annual DMC/DACTS film festival with support from the Libraries' Social Media Committee.  The  info and how to submit is on our Google Site. But please enjoy this amazing animation trailer created by our DMC GA, and LIS grad student Michelle Folkman!!!


Wednesday, November 6, 2013

Student Libraries Advisory Council Book Discussion - Thursday, November 7

On Thursday, November 7th at 6:30 PM, the Student Libraries Advisory Council will be co-hosting a Book Talk with the UNCG Historical Society in the Reading Room of Jackson Library. This talk, which is free and open to the public,  will feature Dr. Andrew Darien, who has recently written a book entitled Becoming New York's Finest: Race, Gender, and the Integration of the NYPD, 1935-1980. Dr. Darien will describe his book and the research process that he used to write it, and there will be time for questions. There will also be a small reception after the talk.

Rachel Sanders, the Chairperson for the Student Libraries Advisory Council here at UNCG says the group works as a communication channel between the staff of the UNCG Libraries and students at UNCG who might have questions or comments or suggestions.  If students have questions, they can contact slacuncg@gmail.com.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

iDEAL Summit this Saturday

You are invited to the 5th Annual iDEAL Summit: Connecting Libraries and Autism
When:  Saturday, November 9, 2013
Where:  UNCG School of Education, Room 120
What Time:  12:00 – 4:30
Register here.
Come explore what libraries can and are doing for people of all ages on the autism spectrum, estimated to be 1 out of 50 people in the United States.
The keynote Cora Paul Bomar presentation will be given by Meg Kolaya and Dan Weiss. Both are public library directors in New Jersey and are the founders of Libraries and Autism: We’re Connected, a website of resources on meeting the needs of library users with autism. You can find more information about their work at www.librariesandautism.org.
Schedule:
12:00-12:30pm     Registration
12:30-2:00pm     Keynote Presentation
2:00-2:45pm     Small Group Discussions
2:45-3:00pm     Break
3:00-3:30pm     Poster Session
3:30-4:30pm     Consensus sharing and action agenda
Call for Poster Session Proposals
Poster Sessions for the 5th iDEAL Summit:  Connecting Libraries and Autism are being accepted until October 31st.  Please submit your proposals for the poster session at Poster Session Proposals.  Poster proposals can be either research-oriented or based in practice.  We are interested in topics broadly related to libraries serving individuals with autism and their families. We hope to see you at the iDEAL Summit on November 9, 2013.
The iDEAL Summit is an annual community event in which we discuss and identify strategies to address information, diversity, engagement, access, and libraries (iDEAL) in our education, research, practice, and community-building. We recognize that diversity and social contexts determine the extent to which communities can access information, and we focus on preparing library and information professionals to provide relevant, appropriate, and effective services in diverse, globalized, and technological communities.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Luis Urrea, author of “One City, One Book” selection will visit UNCG on Nov. 7

Luis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book selection for this year, will come to UNCG for a conversation with our campus community Thursday, Nov. 7. The talk from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Light refreshments will be served. - See more at: Luis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book.


Luis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book selection for this year, will come to UNCG for a conversation with our campus community Thursday, Nov. 7. The talk from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Light refreshments will be served. - See more at: http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2013/10/29/authorofonecityonebook/#sthash.8EGJyOmQ.dpuf
Luis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book selection for this year, will come to UNCG for a conversation with our campus community Thursday, Nov. 7. The talk from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Light refreshments will be served.
Because the author is especially interested in reaching students, organizers want to provide students the opportunity to engage directly with him. Since the presentation time is limited, ask students to submit questions in advance — have them include their name, their email, and their questions and send the information to Pat Levitin (patlevitin@gmail.com) by Friday, Nov. 1.
- See more at: http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2013/10/29/authorofonecityonebook/#sthash.8EGJyOmQ.dpuf
Luis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book selection for this year, will come to UNCG for a conversation with our campus community Thursday, Nov. 7. The talk from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Light refreshments will be served.
Because the author is especially interested in reaching students, organizers want to provide students the opportunity to engage directly with him. Since the presentation time is limited, ask students to submit questions in advance — have them include their name, their email, and their questions and send the information to Pat Levitin (patlevitin@gmail.com) by Friday, Nov. 1.
- See more at: http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2013/10/29/authorofonecityonebook/#sthash.8EGJyOmQ.dpuf
Luis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book selection for this year, will come to UNCG for a conversation with our campus community Thursday, Nov. 7. The talk from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Light refreshments will be served.
Because the author is especially interested in reaching students, organizers want to provide students the opportunity to engage directly with him. Since the presentation time is limited, ask students to submit questions in advance — have them include their name, their email, and their questions and send the information to Pat Levitin (patlevitin@gmail.com) by Friday, Nov. 1.
- See more at: http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2013/10/29/authorofonecityonebook/#sthash.8EGJyOmQ.dpuf
Luis Urrea, author of “Into the Beautiful North,” Greensboro’s One City, One Book selection for this year, will come to UNCG for a conversation with our campus community Thursday, Nov. 7. The talk from 9:30-11 a.m. in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. Light refreshments will be served.
Because the author is especially interested in reaching students, organizers want to provide students the opportunity to engage directly with him. Since the presentation time is limited, ask students to submit questions in advance — have them include their name, their email, and their questions and send the information to Pat Levitin (patlevitin@gmail.com) by Friday, Nov. 1.
- See more at: http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2013/10/29/authorofonecityonebook/#sthash.8EGJyOmQ.dpuf

It's National Distance Learning Week!

In case anyone is interested there are a a few virtual sessions.... and check out http://online.northcarolina.edu/  for info on online and distance learning in NC. 

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Please distribute to the broadest possible audience:

UNC Online Announces the Celebration of National Distance Learning Week!

As part of our continuing effort to provide faculty development opportunities for all UNC faculty, we are launching a series of FIVE webinars – one each day of National Distance Learning Week (November 11 – 15).  These webinars are being conducted by your colleagues across the system.  One is here at GA; the others are being held on the local campuses.

When the distance education representatives met last year, we quickly realized that EVERY campus had something to contribute to faculty development efforts.  None of us wanted to reinvent the wheel any more than it had already been invented, so we decided we needed to share our efforts.  In spring, we are planning a North Carolina Distance Learning Week that will showcase efforts on five more campuses.

Last month we conducted our first FD effort, bringing Dr. Candace Thille in to talk about Learning Analytics.  Below, I’ve outlined the sessions we will hold the 2nd week of November.  Titles, dates, times and brief descriptions are all listed.  You can attend the webinars physically at the offering campus or virtually from the comfort of your office or home.  Links to register for the webinars will be released later this week.  All webinars will be recorded.  Attendance at the webinars should fulfill any continuing education requirements your campus may have and should be noted on your vitae.

Information for registering is presented below.  A big thank you to UNCW for setting up all the webinars.

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MONDAY 11/11:         Topic: The Case for the Flipped Classroom: A Faculty Perspective
Laurie Cochenour, the E-Learning Policy Coordinator for the UNC-CH Center for Faculty Excellence will offer a brief overview of the history of course redesign at UNC - Chapel Hill. Two faculty members will talk about their own experiences redesigning their courses. They will report on what they know about student learning outcomes and satisfaction since implementing the redesign in their classes.
Host: UNC-GA, Board Room
Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Session number: 648 380 640
Registration password: This session does not require a registration password.
 
You can attend this session live at UNC-GA or via webinar.  To register for the live session, please email Maggie O’Hara at mtohara@northcarolina.edu To register for the webinar: Go to
https://uncw.webex.com/uncw/k2/j.php?ED=252214517&UID=0&HMAC=cedd0d1bce9b926a57c8b4fb42c1371eed275167&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D. Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.


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Tuesday 11/12: Topic:                      Helping Faculty Build Student Success with Instructional Tools and Web-based Applications
Participate in this webinar to learn about how our approach to instructional challenges in NC State's DELTA group leads to the development of reusable instructional tools. Learn about some of the tools we've developed for instruction and even about a tool that helps deal with space and time constraints for proctored testing. Also learn about our approach to development and hear about some of the things that are on the horizon.

Host: NCSU
Date: Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Time: 10:00 am, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Session number: 642 121 524
Registration password: This session does not require a registration password.
 
This session can only be attended virtually.  To register for this session, go to https://uncw.webex.com/uncw/k2/j.php?ED=252216167&UID=0&HMAC=06ddffc38d5c2002d9f18317d09ecbb8298c0747&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D and register.
Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.


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Wednesday 11/13: Topic: Hybrid Instructor Certification Training
This webinar will introduce instructors to the best practices in hybrid course design and teaching by providing them the information and tools they need to be successful in this environment. It will focus on the best practices for developing and teaching high quality hybrid courses. Instructors will gain exposure to a student's perspective as well.
Host: FSU
Date: Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: 1:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Session number: 647 248 877
Registration password: This session does not require a registration password.
 
You can attend this session live @ FSU or via webinar.  To register for the live session, please email Bonnie Grohe @ bgrohe@uncfsu.edu  To register for the webinar, go to https://uncw.webex.com/uncw/k2/j.php?ED=252217232&UID=0&HMAC=c1b8eabc299738713db24202013406d5a0054824&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.
 
 
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Thursday 11/14: Topic:                    Working your CORE: Student Readiness for On-Line Learning
Participants in this interactive session will consider best practices in providing student orientations for on-line learning. Using Western Carolina University’s CORE (Catamount Online Readiness Experience) module as a case study, the workshop leaders will facilitate conversations about how we can all address system-wide initiatives to provide students with   the skills, tools, motivation, and expectations they need to be successful in the on-line environment
Host: WCU
Date: Thursday, November 14, 2013
Time: 3:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Session number: 640 004 937
Registration password: This session does not require a registration password.
 
You can attend this session live @ WCU or via webinar.  To register for the live session, please email Laura Cruz at lcruz@wcu.edu. To register for the webinar, go to https://uncw.webex.com/uncw/k2/j.php?ED=252218137&UID=0&HMAC=526d68b6f00025162be8e92da7ce68078c7a29f4&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.
 
 
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Friday 11/15: Topic:              Transitioning to Online Course Delivery Where Quality Matters
This presentation traces the yearlong journey of faculty members in the MSA Program at NCCU as they prepared to transition the face-to-face program to an online program using the Quality Matters (QM) Program. The QM Program is a faculty centered and peer reviewed process that universities can use to develop, maintain, review, and certify the quality of an online course and its components. It was important to the faculty that they maintain the quality and integrity of the program’s graduate courses. The presenters will share with participants how the QM standards and the QM rubric were used as a framework and measure for designing and formatting the online courses. The presenters will also share the faculty growth factors, professional development, and instructional transformations along the way.
Host: Office of e-Learning, UNCW
Date: Friday, November 15, 2013
Time: 12:00 pm, Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-05:00)
Session number: 643 360 377
Registration password: This session does not require a registration password.
 
You can attend this session live @ NCCU or via webinar.  To register for the live session, please email Kim McGhee at kpmcghee@nccu.edu. To register for the webinar, go to https://uncw.webex.com/uncw/k2/j.php?ED=252220002&UID=0&HMAC=09dd044388e2cdc9a1af2042bb7a4657613e4ac9&RT=MiMxMQ%3D%3D
Once the host approves your registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions for joining the session.


Dr. Margaret (Maggie) O'Hara | Director of E-Learning
University of North Carolina General Administration
Spangler Center
910 Raleigh Road, P.O. Box 2688 | Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27515-2688
Telephone: 919.962.3910  |  Fax:919.962.7139
http://online.northcarolina.edu/

Thursday event

The Student Libraries Advisory Council is sponsoring this event on Thursday: 

On November 7th (Thursday) at 6:30pm, we'll be co-hosting a Book Talk with the UNCG Historical Society in the Reading Room of Jackson Library.  This talk will feature Dr. Andrew Darien, who has recently written a book entitled Becoming New York's Finest:  Race, Gender, and the Integration of the NYPD, 1935-1980.  Dr. Darien will take some time to describe his book and the research process that he used to write it, and there will be time for questions.  There will also be a small reception after the talk. 

This event is open to the public and we would be very grateful if you would share this invitation with your students and staff.  We look forward to seeing you there!

Friday, November 1, 2013

Game Night

There will be a game night tonight (Friday) from 5-8 in the Reading Room on the "Poe" side.  It is sponsored by Campus Activities.

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Staff Association party reminder

Don't forget the party at 2 pm today in the Staff Lounge!  Looking forward to some good costumes and food. 

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Work on the tower


This is a shot of work on the tower related to updating the Sprint equipment.  This work should last the rest of the week so if you see workers coming and going or hear drilling, that's what its all about!

Online Workshop Thursday!

I know this conflicts with the Staff Association Meeting  :(   but Amy Harris and I are presenting an online workshop from 2-3pm thursday October 31 - please share with others who might be interested!

Tech Tool Thursday: Free Visual Tools
Discover quick and easy-to-use visual tools for online image creation and editing. These tools can also help you develop a more universal design for learning in your classes. We will be covering infographic design, tools like pixlr and jing as well as color schemes and palettes to help with visual design. 


More info and to sign up

Veterans Table and coffee cart today

Campus Activities will be in the lobby today with two activities:

- a table with thank-you cards for Veterans  9-4
- a coffee cart 11-1 (or while it lasts:)

Monday, October 28, 2013

UNCG collections in the DPLA

Last night in Boston, North Carolina was officially announced as one of the three most recent hubs added to the Digital Public Library of America. Over 120,000 records from North Carolina institutions are currently available on the site. 

Please see the press release below for more information.


Special thanks to staff at the State Library of North Carolina, State Archives of North Carolina, and the libraries at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, East Carolina University, and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, whose collections have already been added.

Share or post your presentations -- reminder!

UNCG has great representation in the upcoming NCLA 60th Biennial Conference in Winston-Salem, the Charleston Conference and the SNCA Annual Conference in South Carolina.
 
Presenters, please remember to share your presentation on the University Libraries SlideShare account and share your wonderful experience via the Professional Dev at UNCG’s University Libraries blog. If you want to be added to the blog so you can post or get the login for our SlideShare account, please contact Beth FW or Lynda to ask. (Note: you are responsible for your own postings but they can give you a quick overview of how to!) 

Also please consider placing your posters in the staff display case.   You  may reserve it yourself at http://library.uncg.edu/services/displays.aspx (interior case north) or check with Nataly Blas or Melvina Ray-Davis

We all look forward to learning from our fellow colleagues!

Friday, October 25, 2013

Wrapping Up Archives Week

Thank you to everyone who attended our events during Archives Week and who voted in the "Pick the Spartan Stories Post" poll. The Spartan Stories vote was a close one, but the winning topic was "Annie Petty, our First Librarian." The Spartan Stories post on November 18th will focus on Petty and her contributions to State Normal.

Because the vote was so close though, we'll be featuring some of the other topics in posts throughout the next few months. So, fear not! You'll still get to learn about the history of campus graffiti or student life in 1913. In the spring and summer, we'll also try to work in posts on some of the other great topics folks suggested. And feel free to keep sending the topic suggestions!

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Staff development- Business Ethics

Good morning all,

Just a reminder that there is a Staff Development event today in the Hodges Reading Room from 2-3pm.

Department of Philosophy professor, Wade Maki will be speaking on the topic of “Business Ethics” with a focus on libraries as well as including practical examples and discussion.

Hope to see you there!

Sean

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Student Worker Payroll Dates for October and November

To Supervisors of Work-Study and Departmental Hourly Student Employees;
The November pay period is Oct. 11 - Nov. 2.
Payday is Nov. 27
The December pay period is Nov 3 - Nov 30.
Payday is Dec 23
  • Work study students may continue working after Nov. 30 IF they still have funds from their fall allocation AND they will be returning for spring semester.  If the student should lose their FWS award, the department will be responsible for any wages earned after Nov. 30.
  • Work-Study students graduating in December must stop working as of Nov.30
  • Non-work study students graduating in Dec. may work until Dec. 13, Commencement Day.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Archives Week Celebration on Oct. 23rd!

SCUA is continuing its Archives Week celebration on Wednesday, October 23rd with an Open House at 3pm in the Hodges Reading Room. Come hear SCUA staff give updates on some of our major projects and programs, and then enjoy some snacks! Learn more about our collaborations with ERIT on digital projects and products, our outreach activities to promote use of University Archives and our music collections, and our instruction engagement with undergraduate and graduate classes.

Also, vote in our poll to select the topic for a future Spartan Stories post: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/8Y23QFH. Tell us more about the UNCG history topics that interest you! Contact Erin if you have questions about any of our Archives Week activities.

Reminder - Health Insurance Enrollment Session Today in Jackson 216

An additional session on the upcoming changes in the state health insurance plan will be held today in Room 216 at 1:30 PM.  Feel free to bring your questions about enrollment for Emily Foust of HR Benefits.

Monday, October 21, 2013

Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Forum - October 22

Faculty Senate Scholarly Communications Forum to Explore Article-Level Metrics for Evaluating the Impact of Research
October 22
School of Education Room 120
3-5 pm

You’ve published your research. How can you find out how and where it’s being cited, referenced, discussed, downloaded, and shared? Try using Article-Level Metrics (ALM), a comprehensive set of easy-to-understand indicators that track how an article is being read, discussed, and cited. This collection of real-time impact indicators let you see the article’s influence and reach. Now you can stay up-to-date with the reach and influence of your research, and then share this information with your collaborators, your academic department, and your funders. Use this data to build your CV, your network, and your career. In other words: maximize the impact of your research.
Come and find out more at the Forum talk.

Our Guest Speaker, Jennifer Lin, Senior Product Manager PLOS(Public Library of Science) will speak followed by reaction from a faculty panel. The panel includes Stan Faeth, Head and Professor of Biology; Emily Janke, Director, ICEE and Associate Professor, Peace and Conflict Studies; and Robin Remsburg, Dean, School of Nursing.

Copyright web page launches today

The Libraries' worked with other offices on campus to develop a fabulous web site on copyright.  Information from David Gwynne:



A new website designed to present copyright information and resources to UNCG faculty, staff, and students, launched on Monday, October 21. Copyright at UNCG (http://copyright.uncg.edu/) presents information tailored primarily for faculty members engaged in classroom teaching and research but also provides resources for university students and staff.
Copyright at UNCG includes sections on copyright basics, classroom use of copyright-protected material, issues related to scholarly publication and open access, and copyright and plagiarism topics for students. The material is tailored toward questions that frequently come up in a university setting, so there is an emphasis on audiovisual materials, public performance issues, and scholarly communications. There are links to material on patents and trademarks, issues surrounding the Digital Millennium Copyright Act and the TEACH Act, and UNCG’s copyright ownership policies. The site also spotlights the use of Creative Commons materials as an alternative to copyrighted work.
Among the features of the site is a step-by-step “fair use” checklist designed to help instructors determine how they may use copyright-protected resources such as articles, video, and primary source materials in the classroom. Each option in the checklist ultimately leads to advice about whether the intended use is likely to be permissible and to a resource link that provides additional information if needed.
The site does not purport to give specific legal advice but to serve as a resource to help members of the university community make informed choices about intellectual property issues.
Hosted by the Office of the Provost, Copyright at UNCG was developed by an interdepartmental team chaired by David Gwynn, Digital Projects Coordinator for the University Libraries. Team members included Coventry Kessler (Division of Continual Learning), Rosann Bazirjian (University Libraries), Beth Bernhardt (University Libraries), Joel Dunn (Information Technology Services), Lisa Goble (Office of Innovation Commercialization), Michael Jung (Office of the General Counsel), and Michelle Soler (Faculty Teaching and Learning Commons). Significant assistance was provided by Tim Bucknall, Richard Cox, Beth Filar Williams, Christine Fischer, and Mary Krautter in the University libraries, and also by Bo Bodenhamer in the Office of the Provost.
For additional information, please contact David Gwynn at 336.256.2606 or jdgwynn@uncg.edu.