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.