Friday, June 28, 2013

In case you missed this

What courses would you have taken in 1893?


UNCG course catalogs (alternately known as the Bulletin) dating from 1893 to 2010 are now available online as part of the University Archives Collections. These items were digitized by the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center and are an amazing resource documenting the academic and social history of what is now The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

Read more about the catalogs at http://uncgdigital.blogspot.com/2013/06/course-catalogs-online.html

Thursday, June 27, 2013

DMC Updates

Changes in the DMC

From Kathy Crowe:

There are several changes in the DMC that we want to update you on:

With Joe's departure, Beth Filar WIlliams will be taking over as the interim director of the DMC, effective July 1. For this part of her responsibilities she'll report to Kathy Crowe.  She will still retain some of her responsibilities in ERIT including distance education and online learning,  reporting to Tim Bucknall.

We are also pleased to announce that Cheryl Cross will be working in the DMC and reporting to Beth as of July 1.  Cheryl has been instrumental in the creation of many library videos and tutorials over the past few years, and her expertise will be highly valued in the DMC. Cheryl will remain the point person for the Happenings and Committees pieces of Behind the Stacks, so please do continue to send her your news and events. 

Unfortunately, Rick Dillwood is leaving the Libraries; today is his last day.  Rick, who contributed greatly to the DMC's success in its first year, is leaving UNCG to accept a job as video production teacher at the School for Creative Studies in Durham.  We appreciate his contributions and wish him well in his new opportunity.  Rick's position will remain unfilled for the time being as we examine how best to fill it. 

These transitions are happening quickly, and we are very grateful to Beth and Cheryl for stepping into their new roles so that we can continue to build and grow this important showcase within the University Libraries.


Wednesday, June 26, 2013

More assessment updates

A new tab, "Staff Development" is now on the Assessment LibGuide and includes survey results from the two Staff Development Week events (without the narrative comments) and a list of programs planned as a result of staff input and suggestions. 

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Harold Schiffman Music Library Serials to Commercial Bindery

Darinlee provided the following information:

"Music Library serials are being prepared for binding and will be held on the book shelves across from Norman and Darinlee's desks in Technical Services until they are sent to the HF Group on July 11th (to be returned August 8th).  All music library serials stored there are available for in-house checkout and ILL during this time.  As the shipment is processed, slips of what is in Technical Services will be available at the Access Services desk.  Place any used material at Darinlee or Norman's desks when you are finished with it.
 
Thank you and let Norman or Darinlee know if you have any questions."

Sunday, June 23, 2013

Final post for ERIT renovation

Check out the Jackson Library Renovation Blog (>>>>>>>>) for the last photos related to the ERIT Renovation.  This project re-purposed the space used by ERIT and the manuscripts area to create a working space that encompasses all of ERIT including Digital Projects, Research Services, workroom and equipment storage and a new arrangement to support internal teams.

More information is to come related to the use of 574 and 774, some office moves for our incoming new hires and some new furniture for the Reading Room area.

Friday, June 21, 2013

New Additions to the Assessment LibGuide

There are some new reports on the Assessment LibGuide for your reading pleasure.

On the Libraries Spaces tab there is an assessment of the DMC by Chelsea Deangio who was the Real Learning Connections graduate student last year.  She just completed her MLS in May.

On the Service Quality tab there are two blog reports.  One, from Erin Lawrimore, provides information on the Spartan Stories blog she started this year.  Another reports on activity from all our blogs during 2011-12.


Thursday, June 20, 2013

Manuscipt Archivist candidate

A reminder that David Ranzan is interviewing today.  His presentation is at 10:00 in Hodges. His resume and letter are posted in Blackboard. 

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

UNCG Ratchets Up Pedal Power

In case you missed it:


The June 10 issue of Campus Weekly describes how UNCG is becoming a bike-friendly campus.

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Reserves in WMS

Just a reminder:

Print Reserves are active in WorldCat Local. Instructions for finding them are on the WorldCat Local libguide.

Remember, students still need to log into their courses in Blackboard for e-reserves.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Renewing Items

The Renew/My Items account is now live but we are not yet publicizing it to patrons. 

Some testing and verification still needs to be done and a few procedures about holds have been discussed.

Feel free to create a password to go with your UNCG ID#/UNCGenie number and use your account. Instructions are on this page of the WorldCat Local libguide.

FYI, online renewals are possible but the hold button is not yet available inside of WorldCat Local records.

Friday, June 14, 2013

Water was OFF!

Don't forget the water was suppose to be turned off this morning so you might see some discoloration and/or air in the pipes.

Also, don't forget to SHRED!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Reminders (from posts past)

Manuscripts Archivists Candidates on Campus

Jennifer Motszko on June 17
David Ranzan on June 19-20

Their CVs and cover letters are available on Blackboard (click on ORG-LIB University Libraries and then Documents; the CVs are in the folder called "Candidates for Manuscript Archivist")

See http://todayinthelibraries.blogspot.com/2013/06/manuscripts-archivist-candidates.html for the full schedule.

Digitization Projects for 2013/14

It's not too late to propose a digitization project for 2013/14.  Go to http://todayinthelibraries.blogspot.com/2013/05/digitization-projects-for-201314.html to see the original post.

Proposals are due by June 15.

Shred-A-Thon on Friday!

In case you didn't see this, please plan accordingly:

UNCG Community Member,
Friday June 14 at 9am-2pm the opportunity to shred paper documents for free will be at the Walker Ave. traffic circle close to the EUC Bookstore and Jackson Library Connector Entrance.  The mobile shredding truck is designed to take large amounts of paper for shredding onsite, users can even choose to watch the secure destruction on a closed circuit TV on the truck.  Confidential materials from your office or home are welcome, this event is limited to UNCG Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni.  Help will be available to unload your car at the traffic Walker Ave. traffic circle but no parking will be available, the traffic circle must remain free of parked cars.  Staples, envelope windows and small paper clips are fine to be included with the material but no binders will be accepted.  Please be sure all paper is out of any binders before bringing your material.  Please use proper lifting technique and team work to move large amounts of paper to the event, paper is deceptively heavy.  This is a one day event so please prepare your material early.  Last year about 30,000lbs. of material was shredded and recycled, that is roughly equivalent to 255 trees worth of paper.
For any questions or assistance with getting records to the event please contact Ben Kunka, bakunka@uncg.edu.
Keep in mind some records you may encounter have historical significance.  Please refer to University Archives for more information about what records need to be saved and transferred to University Archives, http://uncg.libguides.com/university_archives
UNCG is required to comply with the North Carolina Public Records Law concerning the retention and disposition of records. Records are to be disposed of according to University and State approved schedules. The UNC General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule is available on the RecordsManagement Website.  If you have questions about records management, contact 6-TECH at 256-8324.

Thanks for your cooperation,
Ben Kunka

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Retirement/Going Away Party on Thursday!

re-posted news from Jackson Leaks in case you missed it . . .

Join your colleagues in the Faculty Center from 2-3:30 pm as we bid farewell to Bill Finley, Hermann Trojanowski, and Joe Williams (Stephen Dew will be in Europe). Cards are available for signing in the Library Administration Office for Joe, Hermann, Bill and Stephen. Karen is also accepting contributions for gifts for our three retirees. We will miss all of those who are leaving and want to extend all our best wishes to them. All are invited to this festive event!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Manuscripts Archivist Candidates

Manuscripts Archivist Candidates Interviews on June 17 & June 19-20

David Gwynn has provided the following schedules for the interviews with Jennifer Motszko and David Ranzan.  Their CVs and cover letters are available in Blackboard.

On-campus Interview Schedule for Jennifer Motszko

Monday 17 June

7:45-9:00. Breakfast. TBA (Nataly Blas* and Callie Coward)
9:00-9:45. Meet with Search Committee. Room 216 (David Gwynn*, Nataly Blas*, Kathy Bradshaw*, Paul Hessling*, Beth Ann Koelsch*, Stacey Krim*)
9:45-10:00. Break and Presentation Setup.
10:00-11:00. Presentation and Open Q&A Session. Hodges Reading Room.
11:00-11:20.  Human Resources Meeting. Room 216 (Kathy Bradshaw*)
11:20-11:45. Peer Evaluation and Tenure Meeting. Room 216 (Paul Hessling*)
11:45-1:00. Lunch. Tate Street (Cathy Griffith and David Gwynn*)
1:00-1:45. Meet with Department Head. 304 Jackson (Keith Gorman)
1:45-2:30. Collaborators. 304 Jackson (Linda Burr, Mary Jane Conger, Richard Cox, Anna Craft, Mary Krautter)
2:30-2:45. Break.
2:45-3:30. Meet with Special Collections and University Archives. 304 Jackson (full department)
3:30-4:00. Meet with Search Committee. 304 Jackson. (David Gwynn*, Nataly Blas*, Kathy Bradshaw*, Paul Hessling*, Beth Ann Koelsch*, Stacey Krim*)
4:00-4:30. Meet with Dean of the University Libraries. 220 Jackson (Rosann Bazirjian)
6:00-8:00. Dinner. Green Valley Grill (Beth Ann Koelsch* and Beth Bernhardt)

 *indicates search committee member

On-campus Interview Schedule for David Ranzan 

Wednesday 19 June

3:00 - 5:30. Campus, City, and Archives Tours. Hodges Reading Room Carolyn Shankle, Hermann Trojanowski, Keith Gorman, and David Gwynn*)
6:00-8:00. Dinner.  Hotel (Kathelene McCarty Smith, Paul Hessling*, and Keith Gorman

Thursday 20 June

7:45-9:00. Breakfast. Hotel (David Gwynn* and Kathy Bradshaw*)
9:00-9:45. Meet with Search Committee. Room 216 (David Gwynn*, Nataly Blas*, Kathy Bradshaw*, Paul Hessling*, Beth Ann Koelsch*, Stacey Krim*)
9:45-10:00. Break and Presentation Setup.
10:00-11:00. Presentation and Open Q&A Session. Hodges Reading Room.
11:00-11:20.  Human Resources Meeting. Room 216 (Kathy Bradshaw*)
11:20-11:45. Peer Evaluation and Tenure Meeting. Room 216 (Paul Hessling*)
11:45-1:00. Lunch. Tate Street (Nora Bird and Stacey Krim*)
1:00-1:45. Meet with Department Head. 304 Jackson (Keith Gorman)
1:45-2:30. Collaborators. 304 Jackson (Linda Burr, Mary Jane Conger, Richard Cox, Anna Craft, Mary Krautter)
2:30-2:45. Break.
2:45-3:30. Meet with Special Collections and University Archives. 304 Jackson (full department)
3:30-4:00. Meet with Search Committee. 304 Jackson. (David Gwynn*, Nataly Blas*, Kathy Bradshaw*, Paul Hessling*, Beth Ann Koelsch*, Stacey Krim*)
4:00-4:30. Meet with Dean of the University Libraries. 220 Jackson (Rosann Bazirjian)
 *indicates search committee member




Friday, June 7, 2013

New SPA Rep Needed!

Looking for a new SPA Rep for 2013/14

From Katherine Nunnally:

My time as SPA Representative is coming to a close this month and I am looking for someone to replace me starting in July.  The staff member will serve a one year term and will need to attend monthly AAG meetings as well as the July 30th AAG Retreat.

If you are interested, please let me know by Friday, June 14th.

Thanks,
Katherine (kjnunnal@uncg.edu)

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Alianza UNCG

¡PregĂșntanos!


Nataly Blas is working with Alianza UNCG, an initiative to welcome Hispanic/Latino families and students to the UNCG community and provide them with the resources they need to achieve academic success. Alianza UNCG aims to provide support and establish relationships between Hispanic/Latino faculty, staff, and students.

As part of her outreach, Nataly created a Spanish-language narration for this recent libraries' video:




Look for additional Spanish-language resources about what the libraries offer as Nataly continues  her collaboration with Alianza UNCG.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Renovation Update

FYI, the renovation blog has been updated with the latest activity behind the doors of ERIT and SCUA so reach over to the right and click on Jackson Renovation Blog and take a look.  We are waiting on a couple of furniture pieces to wrap this up and begin move in very soon.

Also, don't forget that City Transfer is coming Thursday morning for surplus, so please stage any items designated for surplus over to the area identified in the DMC.

And, don't forget next Friday, the 14th, is the Shred-A-Thon, for cleaning out your file cabinets.

Thanks for your patience with the fire testing, so far so good.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Payroll Cutoff Dates

Timesheets are due!

From Karen:

EPA and SPA timesheets are due in the Admin. Office to Karen or Robin by Monday, June 10th
  (Dates on SPA timesheets are 4/28/13 to 5/25/13) 
  (Dates on EPA timesheets are 5/1/13 to 5/31/13
 
Student manifest and Temp SPA timesheets are due in the Admin. Office by June 12th no later than 10:00am Sooner is better.  Time entry closes on 6/12/13 at 5:00pm.

Post your fun news on Jackson Leaks

Remember that Jackson Leaks is the place to post your news.  Share vacation photos, wildlife sightings, pictures of your kids, grandchildren, or pets.  If you're having a yard sale or have furniture to give away, let your colleagues know.  Many people in the library already have access to post on Jackson Leaks.  If you don't get in touch with Kimberly Lutz or Cheryl Cross.