Monday, June 30, 2014

Remnder about your TRASH

Remember, starting today your office trash will only be picked up once a week.  See last week's message for more details.  Don't put food stuffs in your office trash, this could result in you having unwanted "buggie" company.  Take food trash home or dispose of it in one of the common area trash receptacles.....................Please!!

Digital Projects report 2013-14

David  Gwynne's blog post provides a very informative overview of our work on digital projects for the year. 

Friday, June 27, 2014

Moving DVDs to self check

Over the spring a task force examined how we might increase the use of our self check machines in order to free up staff to focus on more complex tasks.
One recommendation was to move the entertainment DVDs to self check since they are one of  the highest circulating item types.  It will be a lot of work up front but will save time in the long run. Staff from Acquisitions, Access Services and Cataloging are in the process of moving the bar codes to the backs of the outside  cases.  As they go through them they will weed DVDs that have not circulated for several years.
A big issue is making sure patrons unlock the DVDs before they leave.  We've just mounted decouplers outside the gates at both exits; more will be added before fall.  Borrowers will be able to self check and then unlock after going through the gates.   We'll be putting up lots of signage to remind them!
We'll do more promotion in the fall as well.

Many thanks to our staff who are working hard on this project!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

New publications from UNCG librarians

Three of our librarians have chapters in this new publication from ACRL: The Embedded Librarian's Cookbook:

Primary Source Stew: Helping Students Create a Historical Narrative Using Primary Sources in the University Archives 
Erin Lawrimore

Pathways Potluck: They Bring the Questions, We Bring the Research! 
Beth Filar Williams and Jenny Dale

Monday, June 23, 2014

Changes to Housekeeping starts Monday, June 30th

As mentioned in AAG last week some changes are occurring within Housekeeping on Campus that will affect how trash and recycling is handled overall.  Today, we received some details about how this will impact Jackson Library.  Keep in mind, this is a work in progress and can or might be modified as time goes on to be most efficient.   The change impacts two areas; office trash pick-up and recycling.

Office trash pick-up will change to once a week (we’ve requested Thursday) and will include trash and recycle receptacles.   Common areas, such as public areas, break rooms and bath rooms will remain scheduled as they currently are.  This means, if you are in an office or cube you must take responsibility for your trash between weekly pick-ups by disposing of your “food stuffs” i.e. banana peels, apple cores, etc. (anything wet or smelly) into a common area receptacle.  This also means that if your trash receptacle becomes full before your weekly pick-up; you should endeavor to handle that yourself.

Recycling is now commingled, as per the agreement with the City of Greensboro, so if you have a blue recycle can in your office, you may now put bottles, cans and other recyclables in with your paper recycle.   Additional signage and containers are being developed for rollout later or as needed.
These changes are meant to assist our Housekeepers in maintaining our building our facility and your support will be greatly appreciated.  Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

Donor updates

Last week's donations:
Friends of the Libraries:   $175
Enrichment Fund for Technologies:  $25

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Heads Up on Monday

On Monday, June 23rd  will have a crane on-site around 9 o’clock at the back loading dock.  They will be picking up the old Sprint equipment and they should be done by 11 o’clock.  Please let me know if there are any questions.


Tuesday, June 17, 2014

FYI, work next door at Spencer Dorm

The current Spencer Dorm re-roofing project includes painting and repairs to the wood trim along the south side of South Spencer dorm. In order for the contractors to access this area, they will need to work off of a boom lift that will be located on the south (library) side of the walk between the library and South Spencer and reaching across the walk to the upper walls of Spencer.

The contractors have been cautioned that this walk is an important handicap access for the campus and it will remain usable. When the lift is reaching across the walk, the contractors will have a tunnel constructed across the walk and under the life arm to prevent any hazard to people below.

Please let any of our students that you are in contact with know that the walk should be available at all times or they may contact facilities if they encounter any problems with it. Thanks for your assistance.

Erin Lawrimore awarded 2014-15 Innovation and Enrichment Grant

Congratulations to Erin on receiving this grant to support enhanced access to oral histories.  Read more about it from the Friends blog:

Monday, June 16, 2014

Donation Activity last week

last week's donations:
Enrichment Fund for Technologies   $25
Friends of the Libraries:  $150
Special Collections Fund:  $100

Save the Date: Staff Development and Recognition Week 2015


The 4th Annual "Staff Development and Recognition Week" will be held May 11-15, 2015.

We have received several requests in the past to let people know of the dates sooner. Therefore, the committee wanted to share that we are tentatively planning to host the events the week following graduation.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Reminder and Change of info!!

Shred A Thon MOVED:
 (Due to Walker Ave. Paving)
Friday June 13 9am – 2pm
NEW Location:
Administration Drive in front of Foust Building

Contact Facilities Operations for additional information, 334-5684 

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Green Office 2.0

Remember the Green Office program?  There is now a new and improved version called Green Office 2.0!

Please join us in the First Floor Reading Room at 10am on June 16th for a workshop on how your department can participate in the Green Office Certification Program and support sustainability efforts on campus.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you there!
The Green Library Group.

Monday, June 9, 2014

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Staff Multimedia requests

When  Libraries' staff wish to request digital design projects such as a video, filming a Libraries' event, print poster or sign, Spotlight or Digital Sign announcement or other multimedia support, please fill out this request form for assistance from the DMC  staff.  This form is on the Digital Media Commons web page and LibGuide as well.  Laath Martin will direct these projects and is the primary contact at   But filling out the form is the most efficient way for DMC staff to process your request! 

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Gaming classes videos

As many of you know the DMC worked closely with Dr. Greg Grieve in Religious Studies during the spring semester on classes that incorporated gaming.  Here are  videos of their presentations.  The video was created by one of our DMC students, Jenna Schad.

Naughty Cats -

Umbrella Research Team -

Monday, June 2, 2014

Last week's donations to the University Libraries

Friends of the Libraries: $100
Women Veterans Project:$75
Enrichment Fund: $550

Upcomming campus projects to be aware of.......................

A contractor is scheduled to replace the paving bricks in the walk on the North side of Mossman beginning on June 1st. The North entrance will need to be closed for this project for about a week depending on the weather. The South and West entrances will need to be used for the duration of this project.
 The construction phase of the referenced project is to begin shortly and is scheduled to last through the summer. The work will consist of putting a new shingle roof on North and South Spencer Dorms and repairing some of the  porches on both dorms.