Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Updated Statistics Dashboard

The University Libraries updated its "Library Statistics Dashboard" to show trends in how our collections, technology services and buildings are used. Check it out to see how popular we are with patrons for studying and learning!

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

New Charging Station is here........finally!

The new charging station is finally here and we should have it up and running later today.  The bulletin board kiosk has been moved to the connector, grab-a-book moved over and the new charging station is front and center (almost) of the info commons area.

Last week's donations to the Friends of the Libraries:

Enrichment Fund- $25
Friends of the Libraries - $75

Recital reminder

Join us on Friday for the Concert of Music by Louise Talma, organized by Sarah Dorsey to showcase her research on Talma.

Monday, September 28, 2015

2015 Flu Shot Appointments

Flu Shot Appointment Sign Up

Flu season is right around the corner and once again Human Resources will be sponsoring flu shot clinics here on campus. To sign up for an appointment go to:

1. Click the ‘Sign-Up Now!’ button
2.When prompted, enter your Invitation Code: UNCGFlu2015
3. Enter the requested information
4. Select your preferred vaccination event & time

Available Dates:
October 19th (EUC - Kirkland)
October 20th (Campus Supply Training Room)
October 28th (EUC - Kirkland)

Thursday, September 24, 2015

DMC/DACTS Open House

Please join us next Thursday, Oct 1 at 4 pm  to see demonstrations of our new services for you and your students on the lower level of Jackson Library:

  • New consultation and learning space for the Digital ACT Studio
  • New Video, Image and Audio Lab
  • Enhanced Gaming Lab
  • Enhanced Maker Space
Snacks provided! 

Monday, September 21, 2015

Monday, September 14, 2015

Suicide Prevention workshops

I wanted to make you all aware of a wonderful opportunity: the Mental Health Association of Greensboro is presenting two 90-minute QPR trainings (question, persuade, refer) regarding suicide prevention hosted by the Office of Intercultural Engagement. This is a crash course in recognizing students in crisis and appropriate response. Each training is capable of accommodating about 20 participants. 

The first training is for students on September 30th1-2:30 pm, and the second is for faculty/ staff October 15th, 11:30am-1pm. Both are housed in the Office of Intercultural Engagement's Multicultural Resource Center (062 EUC, bottom floor by the Meditation Room). I will shortly be sending out a Google Form for surveying interest. Remember these spots are limited: first come, first served. 

Please make time in your busy schedules for this program! If you have any questions, comments, or concerns, please feel free to e-mail me or Porshe, the Assistant Director of the OIE, at

Last week's donations to the University Libraries:

Friends of the Libraries:    $720
Enrichment Fund:            $100
Special Collections Fund: $100

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Jackson Library Evacuation Plan

In response to questions that arose from the two recent fire alarms, there is now a document called General Action Steps for Evacuation of Jackson Library posted on BTS on the Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Planning Committee page under the Committees, Groups, Task Forces, & Projects tab.

Updated Mission Statement, Values and Goals

AAG approved these revisions of the Libraries' mission, values and goals 9/8/15 and the web page was updated:

Cheryl will post minutes soon!

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Last week's donations to the University Libraries:

Friends of the Libraries - $100
Margaret Maron Fund for Archives and Manuscripts - $5,000

Friday, September 4, 2015

Lower Level Added to Computer Availability Maps

The updated map of the Lower Level has been added to the computer availability maps.  You can view it here Lower Level or by following the link on the Main computer availability map.

More floors will be added in the near future. 

Thursday, September 3, 2015

program next week

See You Next Tuesday for the Conversation with the Community on Straight Outta Compton!!!
September 8th at 6:00 pm in the EUC's Kirkland Room, AADS will host A Conversation with the Community on "Straight Outta Compton: The Story of NWA" with Dr. Tara T. Green, Professor & Director of AADS, Mr. Armondo Collins, Adjunct Professor of AADS, and Dr. Watson Jennison, Associate Professor of History at UNCG. Please join us for a discussion on the film, which is a historical piece on the iconic 1990's musical group NWA. This discussion will focus on the film's relationship to contemporary social issues including race, masculinity, politics and policing.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

New Public PCs - Poe Side of Reading Room

We have added 8 public PCs on the Poe side of the Reading Room. They are visible on the Jackson main floor computer availability map. A reminder - this is only a temporary location for these PCs. The Provost gave us one-time money for public computing and we used some of that money to purchase PCs for the Reading Room Ideathon renovation. We are scattering those PCs around the library now, so that the public can go ahead and use them before that renovation is completed.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Upcoming Training Opportunities in September from the State Library

There are almost 80 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during September. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as digitization, fair use, data analysis, genealogy, project outcomes, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional development opportunities: