Monday, March 31, 2014

Donations last week to the University Libraries

Last week's donations to the library:
Enrichment Fund:   $200
Friends of the Libraries:   $1,030

Friday, March 28, 2014

Textiles Teachers and Troops Digital Project to Launch in April

We want to make you aware of these two upcoming events surrounding the public launch of the new digital project from the University Libraries and its area partners, and invite you to attend:

"Textiles, Teachers & Troops: Greensboro 1880-1945" Launch

When: 4/8/2014: 7 PM until  8 PM
Where: Greensboro Historical Museum, Summit Avenue
How did Greensboro become the city it is today? From 1880-1945, three distinct forces helped transform the city: textiles, teachers, and troops. Now, six important area institutions have come together to create a free online tool that documents that transformation and makes it available to the public. In addition to demonstration of the project website and a brief outline of Greensboro history during the period, Dr. Kevin Cherry, Deputy Secretary of Archives and History in the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources will speak.

“Historians, Digitization & the Future of Historical Research"

When: 4/16/2014: 4 PM until 5 PM
Where: Hodges Reading Room, 2nd floor Jackson Library
In association with the launch of "Textiles Teachers & Troops: Greensboro 1880-1945," this program will examine the implications of using digital resources such as this one. Panelists will include UNCG historians Lisa Tolbert and Anne Parsons of the UNCG History Department, and PhD candidate Alexandra Chassanoff of UNC Chapel Hill.

NC DOCKS update

UNCA has decided to join NC DOCKS, so we now have nine UNC system schools sharing this joint institutional repository developed and hosted by UNCG.

UNCG continues to expand the content freely available to all via NC DOCKS. The number of our items has nearly reached 7000.
UNCG - all : 6959
UNCG - etd : 1741
UNCG - non-etd : 5218

Thursday, March 27, 2014

UNCG Service Award Winners

The Chancellor's Office has announced the recipients of the 2014 Service Pin Awards.  These awards are given annually to employees for years of service beginning with 5 years of service and are awarded in 5 year increments.  The 2014 recipients from University Libraries are: 

Beth Filar Williams University Libraries Academic Affairs 5
Mary Graham University Libraries Academic Affairs 5
Sean Mulligan University Libraries Academic Affairs 5
Lee Canada University Libraries Academic Affairs 10
Lea Leininger University Libraries Academic Affairs 10
Anne Owens University Libraries Academic Affairs 10
Terry Brandsma University Libraries Academic Affairs 15
Jackie Gaither University Libraries Academic Affairs 15
Susan Hendrickson University Libraries Academic Affairs 15
Gerald Holmes University Libraries Academic Affairs 15
Charrisse Jones University Libraries Academic Affairs 15
Barry Miller University Libraries Academic Affairs 15
Jennifer Morrow University Libraries Academic Affairs 15
Robert Clair University Libraries Academic Affairs 25
Cathy Griffith University Libraries Academic Affairs 30
Mark Schumacher University Libraries Academic Affairs 35

Cathy Griffith and Marck Schumacher will be honored at the Chancellor's Annual Faculty and Staff Service awards ceremony on April 4 at 9:00 AM in EUC Auditorium.  For the complete list of recipients throughout the University, click on the link:

Dual monitors in Info Commons

Thanks to ERIT we now have dual monitors in the Info Commons area across from the Checkout Desk.

Monday, March 24, 2014

Outstanding Student Library Worker Award

The Outstanding Student Library Worker Award has been established with a gift from David R. Arneke to recognize an outstanding student worker in the UNCG University Libraries. At this time, it is our pleasure to invite you to nominate candidates for the 8th Annual Outstanding Student Library Worker Award. 

To be eligible to receive the award, a student must:
* have been employed by the University Libraries for at least one full semester
* be currently employed by the Libraries
* be enrolled in the University
* be in good academic standing

Criteria for selection will be as follows with definitions as discussed: 
* Reliability – approaches job and assigned tasks consistently and is dependable regarding completion and deadlines, does not have an attendance or tardy problem
* Responsibility – is accountable for all actions, providing feedback to supervisor as needed
* Conscientiousness – has a total view of assigned tasks with department goals, behaves in an ethical manner, and focuses on the end result of actions
* Commitment to Customer Service – shows respect for patrons and users while handling transactions or interactions competently
* Teamwork Shown in the Performance of Library Duties – respects and interacts appropriately with other student workers, supervisors, and library staff

Previous recipients of the award are not eligible to receive the award again. The form includes a line for the nominee’s supervisor’s signature, to ensure s/he is aware of the nomination.  Nominations will be reviewed and the recipient will be chosen by the Student Supervisors Group. 

In addition to the award stipulations listed above, please also note the following procedures determined by the Outstanding Student Library Worker Award Committee:
* Any member of the Libraries’ permanent staff or faculty may nominate one (1) candidate for the award.
* All nominations will be considered.
* All nominations are due to Robin Paschal on or before April 1, 2014.
* Electronic submissions will be accepted but please indicate that you have cleared the nomination with the student’s supervisor beforehand.

Feel free to ask any committee member for assistance with questions about the award or the nomination process.  The 2014 committee members are: MK Amos, Marilyn Hanichak, and Liane Elias.

The form was attached to a Jackson-L or is available from any committee member.

Donation activity from last week

Last week's donations:
Friends of the UNCG Libraries:   $340
Libraries Enrichment Fund:  $2,455
Library Special Collections Fund:  $1,000

HealthyUNCG Scanvenger Hunt reminder

Jackson Library will be a station in this program taking place this week.  Details about the event are at their Facebook page if you want to participate.  Teams that come to the Library will climb to the 5th floor any time we're open and take a picture to show they've completed it.  There will be posters placed to guide them. 

Friday, March 21, 2014

Terry Kennedy poetry reading

Terry Kennedy Poetry Reading--March 24
It's official!  Spring has finally come to Greensboro!  It is a perfect time to daydream about warm temperatures, longer days, and summer vacations.  It is also a great opportunity to enjoy some beautiful poetry.  On Monday, March 24, Terry Kennedy will be reading from his recently published collection of poetry, New River Breakdown.  He is the Associate Director of the Graduate Program in Creative Writing here at UNCG.  The reading will be held in Hodges Reading Room at 4 PM.  Coffee and cookies will be served after the event.   

Do you use Google Drive? If not you should!

Google Drive offers lots of  MS Office type programs but with added benefits like you can access them from anywhere/any computer and you can collaborate and share with others, even chat in the document while working on it! But  now you can do even more with the launch of several new add-ons, available through the new Add-ons menu you will see automatically when you use Google Drive. You can  create mind maps, send faxes, get digital signature, print address labels, create customized mailing list emails, or create bibliographies. Read more about The Best Add-Ons for Google Drive and watch this video for visual on what you can do:

Thursday, March 20, 2014

2014 Lawther Lecture

Dr. Abigail Stewart will be presenting on our campus for the 2014 Lawther Lecture.  Dr. Stewart's will be presenting on "Creating an Inclusive Climate:  Steps Toward Institutional Change."
This event is free and open to the public.


Spartan Trader

The Spartan Trader store will have a table in the lobby on Thursday afternoons for the next few weeks.  Check out their wares! 

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Congrats to Lindsay!

On March 10, 2014, Lindsay Sabatino, director of the Digital ACT Studio, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation titled "Interactions on the Online Writing Center: Students’ Perspectives," and passed with distinction. She earned her Ph.D. in English: Composition & TESOL from Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

HealthyUNCG Scavenger Hunt

Jackson Library will be a station in this program taking place the week of March 24-28.  Details about the event are at their Facebook page if you want to participate.  Teams that come to the Library will climb to the 5th floor any time we're open and take a picture to show they've completed it.  There will be posters placed to guide them. 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Videophone available in Jackson Library

The Dept of Specialized Services requested us to place a videophone in the Libraries since we're open so many hours. They purchased it with grant funding. It is in a Faculty Research Room (263).  Anyone may use it and patrons should ask at the Access Services Desk for the key and assistance. 

Green Drinks Wednesday 19th at Scuppernog Books!

What: The Green Drinks gatherings are an opportunity to network and share information and ideas about issues that are dear to our hearts: climate change, global warming, protecting our land and environment both socially and environmentally.  Find out more about what people are doing and future plans locally and regionally.  Special emphasis at the March Green Drinks will be given to upcoming events around various Earth Day celebrations.

When: Wednesday, March 19th from 5:30-7:00ish

Where: Scuppernong Books, downtown @ 304 S. Elm Street

Who: Sponsored this month by Emerging Ecology (  Co-sponsored by the Green Drinks Planning Team including the Piedmont Plateau Group of the Sierra Club, the IRC-TG Edible Community Garden, Occupy Greensboro Energy Working Group, and Sustainability UNCG.   

ALL welcome to attend!

Student Employee Appreciation

Student Employee Appreciation Week is April 13 - 19
The Student Employee Appreciation Ice-Cream Social and the Student Employee of the Year Awards will be:

Thursday, April 17
3:00 - 4:30pm
Cone Ballroom EUC

All student employees (undergrad, grad, work-study, non-work study) and their supervisors are invited to join us for ice-cream and cupcakes.  Students will be eligible for some great door prizes including
beats by dr. dre headphones

  Product DetailsBeats
Presented by the UNCG Student Employment Office, Career Services Center.

Monday, March 17, 2014

Recent Donation Activity

Week of March 10th:
Enrichment Fund:  $805
Friends of the Libraries:  $325
Week of March 17th:
Friends of the Libraries:  $405

Warning: Recent spam/phishing email sent to your UNCG email account

The campus has experienced two Phishing attacks in the past week.  Please read the following notice from Campus ITS.  Contact ERIT if you have questions or concerns.

Information Technology Services (ITS) has become aware of a phishing attack that is targeting campus users. Email comes into a user’s Inbox informing them about their account being over quota, with a supposed link to a UNCG website. In reality, the link takes users to a fake site, asking them to reset their iSpartan password at which point the user’s account is compromised.
The email will have a message similar to the following:
Subject: Notification
Dear Account User,
Your have exceeded the limit of 30 GB storage on your mailbox which is as
set by your ADMINISTRATOR, you are currently at 30.9GB, and you will be
having problems in sending and receiving mails Until You Re-Validate. You
have to update/upgrade your account, please visit { link removed }
fill out the information to validate your account.
System Administrator.
The link in the email goes to a page that looks like this, which is not an official UNCG website:
Wed Administrator
ITS reminds users to never reset their password on any site except the official website. Under no circumstances should a user click on the link in the phishing email shown above, or any other suspicious link.
If you believe your account has been compromised, you should immediately reset your password via

All Personnel Meeting Notes from March 12th meeting

Fire alarm upgrade on target to be completed this week as scheduled.
Rollout of Blackboard Access is scheduled to start next week, more information to be shared as it becomes available.
Staff Service Award nomination process discussed forms to be sent out soon.
Staff Recognition Week moving forward as planned including a lunch picnic on that Friday.
No new budget news, will share as becomes available.
Emergency Planning Notes
In the meeting with Jason Marshburn, who is leaving for a job at Appalachian State, we went over the following:
·         His position is expected to be filled by some point in July
o   In the meantime, his responsibilities will be scattered across multiple departments around UNCG. Most of these will be handled by the Environmental Health and Safety department.
·         Many of the Emergency Planning programs that were going to be discussed further have been put on hold until his position is filled, but internal plans within the building can continue
o   For example, the required annual fire drill (or evacuation drill, as Jason likes to call it) can still take place, and this will be arranged with Facilities.
·         Severe weather season is upon us. Some key points to note:
o   The Lower Level is the safest floor to be on in the case of severe weather, such as a tornado
o   If you are on a tower floor, the best route to take is the northeast stairwell near the elevators down as far as you can go
o   If there is an immediate threat with no time to descend to the Lower Level, the best option is the lobby area in between the two doors leading to the women’s restroom.
·         The UNCGenie texting feature is used only for immediate threats, such as a robbery on or near campus or a tornado sighting in the area, not for inclement weather updates or campus closure.
·         The Office of Emergency Management phone number is 256-8639
o   This is used to report such problems as an icy sidewalk or road
·         The police non-emergency line is 334-5963
o   This is used for such problems as suspicious patrons or security alarm malfunctions
·         The police emergency line is 334-4444
o   This is used for emergencies and immediate threats
·         The Facilities, Safety, and Emergency Planning Committee will work with Access Services for policies and procedures.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Come check out the green screen!

Come check out the green screen yourself! Everyone in the library is welcomed to stop by to see how it works and take a quick shot (don't wear green or you will be invisible) We will have some of our fabulous students and staff available to show you the green screen in the DMC on Thursday March 13 anytime you can swing by between 1-3pm.

Endowment Celebration

Please hold April 11th at 4pm on your calendars.  We will be holding a reception in the Hodges Reading Room to celebrate Kathy and David Crowe's wonderful planned endowments  to the University Libraries!

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

UNCG Buy Green Expo TODAY

to attend the
UNCG Buy Green Expo

Presented by the Purchasing Department in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability
WHO:  Faculty and Staff

WHEN:  10 am to 2 pm on Tuesday, March 11

WHERE:  Maple Room in the Elliot University Center

WHAT:  Vendor Exhibits, Product Demos, Green Purchasing Services

WHY:  To learn how campus dollars can be spent to meet sustainability goals

The event is FREE with SNACKS, REFRESHMENTS, SAMPLES, and REPS from:
Staples, Office Depot, Grainger, Forms & Supply, Fastenal
Campus Surplus, Correction Enterprises

The University of North Carolina at Greensboro…  Where Blue And Gold Buy Green

Reminder: WorldCat Local Knowledge Base Online Community Meeting

WC Knowledge base online community Meeting
Tuesday, March 11
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Please join us for an online community meeting for WorldCat knowledge base users on Tuesday, March 11. Topics will include a general update as well as information about the new ability to cooperatively manage data in the knowledge base.  No need to register.

Monday, March 10, 2014

Last Week's Donation Activity

FOL   $350
Enrichment  $780

Faculty lecture

Please join us on Monday, April 7 at 3 pm in the Hodges Room for a lecture by Dr. Jennifer Keith, Associate Professor of English:

"The Works of Anne Finch: Manuscript, Print, and Digital Transmission"
For the past few years we've invited  a UNCG faculty member whose work relates to the Libraries  to provide a lecture for us.  Dr. Keith worked with ERIT to develop the Anne Finch Digital Archive. She will discuss the significance of Anne Finch's work, the collaboration with ERIT and the uniqueness of the project. 

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Flash Mob Instructional video will be filmed Monday, March 10, @ 11 AM, UNCG- Curry Building

NCLA's Legislative and Advocacy Committee will be filming a Library Flash Mob Instructional Video this Monday 3/10 at 11am @ UNC-G (Curry Building). The video will be shared with library advocates across the country and will eventually take place May 6 in Washington DC on the Mall to show support for libraries!

Drs. Anthony Chow and Rebecca Morris will be meeting in front of Yum Yum's on Monday 3/10 at 11 a.m. and if anyone from the University Libraries wants to dance with them that would be great.  They will be choreographing to the music of Pharrell Williams:

Another story about Nikki Giovanni

Tonight's Friends dinner is still on.  Here's another nice story from Jeri Rowe at the News & Record.

More from the N&R about the 3D Printer

I believe interest in the new 3D printer struck a chord of interest over at the News & Record.  See

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Visitors in Jackson tomorrow

Tomorrow morning (March 6th) we will have visitors in the library from the UNCG Board of Visitors.  These are folks from the community who advocate for the university within the community.  They are expected to visit SCUA and the DMC on this particular visit.
The UNCG Board of Visitors is sponsored by The UNCG Excellence Foundation to the benefit of the University.  The mission of the Board of Visitors is to serve the best interests of UNCG by advocating for the university in the community and state; heightening the visibility of the university; identifying and involving individuals, corporations, and foundations that might provide financial and other support for the university; and increasing the number of alumni and friends who support UNCG.

Libraries in N&R today!

Check out the article on the 3D printer complete with picture of Brown!!

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

DLAS on Facebook today!

The Digital Library on American Slavery ( was featured today on the National Historical Publications and Records Commission of the National Archives facebook page (!
This is in addition to recent unsolicited comments from the public just wanting "to thank you all for your amazing work! :) Bless you!"
The NEH-funded Digital Library on American Slavery (DLAS) was designed, engineered, and built by the ERIT development team around content compiled by Dr. Loren Schweninger.  DLAS averages over 75,000 uses per month, more than any other part of our web presence, and has been presented at national library and geneology conferences.  The ERIT development team is currently looking at expanding the content held within DLAS over coming semesters.

Monday, March 3, 2014

This past week's donations:

Friends of the Libraries:  $725
Enrichment Fund:   $500 - African American Institutional Memory Project
Enrichment Fund:   $100 - misc

Thanks for all of the support!

Book Sale Revenue

The question was asked earlier about book sale revenue.  The Ongoing Book Sale has earned a total of $13,426.44 for the University Libraries!  That's great, thanks for all of the support!

WorldCat Local Knowledge Base Online Community Meeting

WC Knowledge base online community Meeting
Tuesday, March 11
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Please join us for an online community meeting for WorldCat knowledge base users on Tuesday, March 11. Topics will include a general update as well as information about the new ability to cooperatively manage data in the knowledge base.  No need to register.