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


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)
Sleeping bags
Hand warmers
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


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


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!

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!)

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:

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

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  

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!


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!