Thursday, October 29, 2015

Requesting Items for Display on News/Events, Spotlight, and Digital Signs

The relatively new Digital Visual Communications Team (DVCT) is charged with coordinating the messaging that is displayed on the Digital Signs and within the Spotlight and News/Events sections of the Libraries homepage. 

The Spotlight section of the website homepage is intended to display resources and services that the Libraries want to highlight, whether they are new or not. Some examples are 24/5 service, printing/scanning/copying, quiet rooms, and electronic resources. 

The News/Events section is intended to display one-time announcements and library-related events. Some examples are exhibits, book discussions, FOL activities, and surveys.

The Digital Signs can be used for both purposes, but will geared toward a more general audience. All necessary information should be included on the image as the signs are generally not appropriate if the viewer needs to go somewhere else for more information. Some examples are Libraries & FOL events, current exhibits, general Libraries information, highlighted services, and interesting Libraries and UNCG images. We currently have 3 Digital Signs - they are located in the Jackson Library main lobby, the DMC ottoman empire, and the Schiffman Music Library. Each sign will display both general and localized content.

To request that an item be posted, please use the new submission form at:

This form is also linked from the DVCT page on BTS.

(To access the form you will need to login with your UNCG credentials.)

Because these communication mechanisms are visual displays, all submission should include an appropriately related image. If you don't have an image, the team will work with you to create one. Postings to Spotlight and News/Events also require a URL to link to the resource or news/event information.

The DVCT reviews all submissions for appropriateness and to determine the best mechanisms for distribution, always in consultation with the submitter. Please give the DVCT at least one week to create and post each submission. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Terry Brandsma, the DVCT Chair.

Monday, October 26, 2015

Last week's donations to the University Libraries:

Enrichment Fund - $11,755
Friends of the Libraries:  $1029.67
Special Collections Fund - $25
Institutional memory Project Fund - $250
University Archives fund - $25
UNCG Libraries Speaker Endowment Fund - $40

Scholarly Communications Forum Wednesday

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Jenny Raabe's picture

We have mounted Jenny's photograph in her memory on the left wall as you're leaving via the College Ave exit.

Don't forget the event on Nov 6 at 2 pm in the Reading Room.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

New student study rooms

The former faculty research rooms on T5 and 6 have been
converted to student study rooms and are now on the reservations scheduler.

Monday, October 19, 2015

Last week's donations to the University Libraries:

Enrichment Fund:   $2,480
Friends of the Libraries:  $410
Special Collections Fund:  $137.50
University Archives Fund:  $537.50
Wirkus WVHP Fund:  $100

Social media

One of our goals this year is to expand our social media efforts.  We've added a Tumblr account and changed our Twitter handle:

Twitter:  @UNCGlib
Facebook:  University Libraries UNCG

Please follow and like us and spread the word among students and friends at UNCG!   We'll be doing publicity, too. 

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Career services in lobby

Career Services will have a table in the lobby across from Reference today and for two additional days in the next couple of weeks.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Upcoming Staff Development Events

Just a reminder that we have two Staff Development Events this week:

UNCG Accommodations Policy Q & A
October 14th 1-2pm, Hodges Reading Room

Bruce Pomeroy from OARS will be giving a presentation on the new UNCG Accommodations Policy and be available to answer any questions you might have about it. Barry Miller will also be providing information from the library's perspective on how they are addressing changes to the policy.

EXCEL Training Workshop
October 15th, 10-11am, Jackson 117A (Super Lab computer lab)

Judy Guard from ITS will be providing a training workshop on EXCEL where you will learn the basics of using Microsoft Excel to create spreadsheets. You will learn how to create a workbook, create spreadsheets and link them, and perform basic math functions. You will also learn how to use graphs, and how to format your spreadsheets. This workshop does not require any previous knowledge of Excel or spreadsheets.

Hope to see you all there!



Thanks to all of those who stuffed the bags for the upcoming NCLA conference.  You did a great job!!
You Made it Matter!!

Development activities from last week

FOL Speaker Fund - $100
Friends of the Libraries - $200
Enrichment Fund - $1345
WVHP - $14
Bates Fund - $35
Special Collections Fund - $50

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Have a suggestion for the Keker First Year Common Read?

Since we are certainly a community of readers we're an ideal group to suggest titles for the 2016 book.

More information, guidelines and the suggestion form are here.  You may also contact Jenny Dale who represents the Libraries on the committee.