Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Reminder: Winter Break Closing Procedures for Computers

Please remember to shutdown and turn off all computers, monitors, printers, and copiers in your area before you leave for the winter break.  Be sure to unplug the power strips for these devices after you turn the devices off.  Many of these devices are configured to automatically turn themselves back on and will power back up if they are not unplug.

Also, if there are people in your department who have already left for the break, please take a moment to check their work areas to be sure that all of their devices have been properly turned off and unplugged.

Happy Holidays!

Monday, December 19, 2016

Brown Biggers Interview

Brown was interviewed by Demo as a follow up to his LJ Para Professional Librarian of the Year award.

http://ideas.demco.com/blog/meet-brown-biggers-award-winning-academic-paralibrarian/

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $800.00
Enrichment $2,375.00
W.C Jackson Acquisition & Preservation $100.00
Special Collections Darden Fund $885.87 (bequest)
Women's Veterans' Historical Project Fund $2,000
Howard Coble Preservation Fund $500.00



Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the Libraries $875.00
Enrichment Fund $1,200
Women's Veterans Historical Project $100.00
Sprinkle Storyteller Series $5,000

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Holiday DVD Loan Limit Extension!

Thursday, December 15 - Tuesday, January 10 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 19-23 will be due on January 3. So make your lists and check them twice! 

Happy holidays from the Access Services Staff!

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Commemorating Pearl Harbor - Women Veterans Historical Project

From
 the Women Veterans Historical Project collections:

"Pearl Harbor Letter" from Ella

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the December 7, 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor
​ 
http://uncghistory.blogspot.com/2016/12/75-years-ago-pearl-harbor-letter-from.html


All the best,
Beth Ann

Monday, December 5, 2016

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the Libraries  $50
Enrichment Fund $750
Friends' Speaker Endowment Fund $1,000


For the past year, the Libraries have been collaborating with the College of Visual and Performing Arts to bring world-renowned cellist Lynn Harrell to UNCG as part of the War and Peace series. SCUA's exhibit of our Lev Aronson materials was also part of this effort; Mr. Harrell was a student of Mr. Aronson's.  Mr. Harrell visited the exhibit last Thursday and was delighted and touched to see these materials.  On Saturday evening we hosted a reception for our Jackson Society donors in the Hodges Reading Room.  We then attended a performance by Lynn Harrell in the Recital Hall in the School of Music (see photo).   At the recital Mr. Harrell declared that the UNCG University Libraries have "the best cello collection in the world!"

A culmination of the week is that Lynn Harrell has verbally agreed to donate his papers to our Cello Collection.  This is a major coup and will be a priceless gift when completed.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Student surveys results

Last spring we conducted surveys for undergraduate and graduate students.  Our assessment graduate student, Mandy Christman, has done reports for each that are now posted on the Assessment LibGuide under "service quality."

She will do presentations on them in early January.

Monday, November 28, 2016

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the Libraries $195.00
Enrichment $125
Women's Veterans Historical Project $10.00

Monday, November 21, 2016

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the Libraries $150
Enrichment $150
Walter C. Jackson Family Acquisition and Preservation Fund $100
Women's Veterans Historical Project $602

Friday, November 18, 2016

IT Equipment Requests Deadline

Reminder - Any IT equipment requests are due to your department head today. Requests should include a sentence or 2 of justification.

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

First Floor Reading Room Video

The improvements we've made to the look and feel our first floor reading rooms have been wildly popular with our patrons. Here is a video produced by some of our student employees highlighting the benefits of our new additions. Please share this with friends and colleagues to promote the wonderful work the University Libraries is doing on campus.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Update on UNCG SECC 2016

First of all, a humble thank you to the thirty-four University Libraries personnel who participated in the 2016 SECC. You're combined contributions were greater than those of 2015. You are a truly generous group. There is no method for me to know specifically who donated so please accept my appreciation.

That being said, there is still time to participate. You can continue to donate through your individualized ePledge link or return a completed envelope to me. At this time, please no envelopes unless it contains a donation. Donations are being accepted through November 30th.

Here's a snapshot of University Libraries' contributions:

Division/Institute/Office
2015 Donors
2015 Emps
2015 Part %
2015 Totals
2016 Donors
2016 Emps
2016 Part %
2016 Totals
% of 2015
University Libraries
29
89
33%
$4,664
34
81
42%
$5,143
110%

Here's a snapshot of UNCG's overall participation:

University Name
2015 Totals
2016 Totals
# Donors
% Part.
# Emps
% of 2015
$192,484
$180,658
889
34%
2,648
94%

There is another opportunity to donate to the SECC this year. They are trying a new campaign, "Thankful Thursday", this Thursday, November 17th. Here is more information about it:

Thankful Thursday

A statewide event to add gravy to the State Employees Combined Campaign!
Let’s see how much “giving power” we can generate by filling this container with spare change from our desk drawers, car consoles, bottoms of our purses and pockets! When we count it all up, we’ll see how much power state employees’ spare change really has!
Thankful Thursday on November 17… demonstrating the Power of Giving! Be part of it!


If your department is interested in participating in Thankful Thursday, please let me know by the end of the workday on Wednesday. Monies $10 or more can be designated to a specific charity. Monies less than $10 will be undesignated and distributed according to SECC's guidelines.
From: http://www.ncsecc.org/frequently-asked-questions

What happens to my contribution if I don’t designate a specific charity?

The SECC’s rules specify that all undesignated gifts be proportionately distributed to those charities receiving
designations. For example, if Charity A receives 5% of designated pledges, then Charity A will also receive 5% of undesignated pledges.

Your SECC Solicitor,
Carolyn

Library article

This is a well-written and cogent article about the importance of academic libraries and the people who work in them:

https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2016/11/10/why-academic-libraries-arent-just-expensive-vanity-projects-essay#.WCUCs6ccaf8.mailto

Monday, November 14, 2016

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the Libraries $235
Women's Veterans Historical Project $1,150
Magid Learning Environment Fund $83.37

At the Women's Veteran's luncheon on Saturday we made the announcement that a donor will sponsor this event next year.  Our thanks and appreciate  to Glenda Jensen Schillinger, class of 1982 and Air Force Veteran,  for this wonderful gift!

Here is Beth Ann introducing the panel at the luncheon.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the Libraries $260.00
Enrichment $50.00
Special Collections $675.00
Women's Veterans Historical Project $4,920.00
Cello Fund $200.00

The annual Women's Veteran's Historical Project luncheon is this coming Saturday so we've been receiving many donations to support this important collection.

Light projecting on Tower

Athletics will be projecting on the Tower Tuesday Nov 8 - Thurs Nov 10  overnight between 5 pm and 8 am to promote the men's basketball opening this Friday. 

Monday, October 31, 2016

Weekly Advancement Report

Week of 10/24/2016

Friends of the Libraries $50.00
Enrichment $4,060.00
Women's Veterans Historical Project Fund $1,009


The Enrichment Fund includes recent renewals of the Jackson Society membership.  Jackson Society is our highest donor level.  We use these funds for support for programs such as the Innovation Grant and the Undergraduate Research Award.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Library Statistics Report

The Library Statistics Repository (LSR) has been updated with new annual report data, and a new trends analysis document. You can find a link to the LSR on the General Information section of Behind the Stacks. If you have any questions about the LSR, please ask Tim or Christine.

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Requests for Public and Staff IT Hardware and Software

It is time to start gathering requests for public and staff IT hardware and software. Please submit your requests, including a sentence or two of justification, to your department head by Nov 18. They will assign a priority to each request. The requests for public equipment and software will be considered by Public Service Heads and ERIT in early December. Requests for staff equipment and software will be discussed at AAG.

Do not request any PC's intended to replace existing, older PCs. Those are handled as part of the replacement cycle. Do include any extra, additional PC requests, either for staff or public. Also, you can include software requests, and any replacement equipment other than PCs (In other words, you can request replacement projectors, scanners, makerbots, big screens, etc).

We realize there is some gray area regarding what is considered IT equipment and what is not. If you have questions, please ask Franklin or Tim.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Photo shoot tomorrow

Tomorrow morning (Oct 26)  Admissions will be doing a photo shoot at the College Ave entrance between 8:30 and 10:30.  They have permission

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $475
Enrichment $600
Magid Fund $83.33.


The Friends of the Libraries'  Board met yesterday and had their picture taken
in the VIA Lab!

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Institutional Effectiveness Report

The Libraries' IE report for 15-16 is on the Assessment LibGuide under "Institutional Effectiveness." We are required to submit this report each year to the Office of Academic Assessment.

Coming soon – the L: Drive

Very soon you will see an additional drive, the L: drive, listed in Windows Explorer.  This new drive mapping provides access the Libraries’ new network attached storage array (NAS).  The L: drive will be replacing most of the network storage provided through the Q: drive.  In the coming weeks data currently stored on the Q: drive will be migrated to the L: drive.  The location of the data on the L: drive will be the same as it was on the Q: drive.  For example, if you used the folder Q:\Library Committee Stuff before the migration, then after the migration you would access the folder L:\Library Committee Stuff.  The ERIT Server Team will be contacting each department and group, who have data on the Q: drive, to schedule the migration.


Once the migration is completed for your data, you will be able to take advantage of more advanced features provided by the NAS.  These features include cleaner folder listings and access to previous versions of files that you’ve created or modified.  With cleaner folder listings you will only see the folders to which you have rights.  With previous versions you will be able to recover an earlier version of your file simply by right-clicking on the file.  The ERIT Support Team will be conducting sessions to demonstrate these new features.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $125
Enrichment Fund $1,000
Walter C Jackson Fund  $100

Friday, October 7, 2016

UNCG SECC - How to discover information about charities

The process of choosing to donate to a charity is an emotional, a psychological, and a fiscal effort. You all know your own passions, values, and budget. For those who want a research tool for learning more about specific charities, here are two of them:

Charity Navigator
https://www.charitynavigator.org/
"At Charity Navigator, we work hard so that donors don’t have to. That is to say, we want to make it easier for donors to quickly find charities that they can trust and support. And that’s why we’ve just made improvements to our site’s search functionality and launched a new, mobile friendly site."
Includes more local charities, provides links to an organization's 990 form filed with the IRS, and users can 'vote' to have a charity ranked if it is not currently ranked. For an example of Charity Navigator's full report, look here:
Greensboro Urban Ministry

Charity Watch
https://www.charitywatch.org/home
"CharityWatch, founded more than 20 years ago as the American Institute of Philanthropy (AIP), is America's most independent, assertive charity watchdog. CharityWatch does not merely repeat what a charity reports using simplistic or automated formulas. We dive deep to let you know how efficiently a charity will use your donation to fund the programs you want to support. CharityWatch exposes nonprofit abuses and advocates for your interests as a donor."
 Charity Watch is a better tool for national and international charity research. You can see their list of top-ranked charities here: https://www.charitywatch.org/top-rated-charities

Here is a snapshot of where UNCG and University Libraries is in the 2016 campaign:
University Name 2015 Totals 2016 Totals # Donors % Part. # Emps % of 2015
University of North Carolina at Greensboro $192,484 $89,544 404 15% 2,648 47%
Division/Institute/Office 2015 Donors 2015 Emps 2015 Part % 2015 Totals 2016 Donors 2016 Emps 2016 Part % 2016 Totals % of 2015
University Libraries 29 89 33% $4,664 13 81 16% $2,133 46%

If you have more questions or need any other information regarding the UNCG SECC please let me know.
Thank you,
Carolyn

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $325
Enrichment $85
Special Collections $1,000 (Sisters in Crime grant)


And here we are receiving the Sisters in Crime grant!

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

UNCG SECC Update - Frequently Asked Questions


So far, University Libraries has a 17% response rate for the 2016 SECC Campaign! We're off to a good start. I've gotten a few questions from some of you so I thought I'd share those answers with with all of you:

Why can't I donate to UNCG [or another group I am interested in] through the SECC?
There is an application process for all non-profit organizations that want to be listed. You can read more about the process here: http://www.ncsecc.org/how-are-charities-approved

Do I need to turn in my envelope if I responded through the online pledge site?
No.

What's the difference between response rate and participation rate?
Response rate is the percentage of those who responded either by returning an envelope or through the online pledge site. Participation rate is the percentage of those who donate to a charity either through an envelope or the online pledge site.

Can you tell if I donate?
Nope! No UNCG SECC solicitor can tell if someone does or does not donate. The only aspect a UNCG SECC solicitor can know is if you responded.

The NC SECC does have a neat form that is continually updated. You can see University Libraries' progress here:  https://ncsecc.upicsolutions.org/ncsecc/UserPreferences/Master3.html

Divison/Institute/Office 2015 Donors 2015 Emps 2015 Part % 2015 Totals 2016 Donors 2016 Emps 2016 Part % 2016 Totals % of 2015
University Libraries 29 89 33% $4,664 11 81 14% $1,879 40%


When does the campaign end?
Pledge envelopes are due by November 4th. Online donations are due by November 30th. There is *always* wiggle room if you are making a donation.

I have other questions!
Got a question that you haven't asked me yet? Try here : http://www.ncsecc.org/frequently-asked-questions

Thank you!
Carolyn





Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $605.00
Women's Veterans Project $10.00
University Archives  $125.00

While cleaning out Linda Kemper's former office Karlene found a copy of the "Constitution of the Friends of the Libraries"  There's no date but the Chancellor listed is Dr. James Ferguson was listed as Chancellor and , according to SCUA's  Encyclopedia of UNCG History, he served 1964-1979.  According to the FOL web page the organization began in 1959 with Mrs. Luther Hodges Sr. (of Hodges RR) was the 1st president.

The objectives listed are similar to what they are now.  To name just a few:


  • Bring speakers to the campus
  • Provide opportunity to purchase books which will ad distinction and excellence to the collections
  • Aid in programs of exhibitions, lectures and occasional publications. 
  • Help interpret the mission of the Library and its needs to people of the State.



Libraries in N&R!

Check out the great article in the paper with Beth Bernhardt featured!


Tuesday, September 27, 2016

6th floor pilot project report

Reminder today at 3:00 pm in room 216 the collections team will report on the 6th floor pilot project. If you can't make it today another presentation will take place on September 29th at 9:00 am.

-Beth

Friday, September 23, 2016

Undergraduate Research Award video

Enjoy this video with Jennifer, chair of the Undergraduate Research Award Committee and Paula, our award winner.


Thursday, September 22, 2016

Hand Sanitizer at Staff Area Sinks

In response to the concerns about there not being hot water at the library sinks:
Since we can't get hot water, we now have bottles of hand sanitizer at the sinks in staff areas.
If there are any sinks that we missed, or when you need a new bottle, please contact Robin.

Monday, September 19, 2016

Interviews for Director of Communication & Marketing

Hi everybody,

This week and next Monday, we have three candidates coming to visit and interview for the position of Director of Communications and Marketing:

Sept 20 (tomorrow) Kory Burgess
Sept 22 (Thursday) Hollie Stevenson-Parrish
Sept 26 (next Monday) Elizabeth O'Brien

In Canvas, under our library org is posted their itineraries and resumes for your review, it should be at this link:  https://uncg.instructure.com/courses/7017/files/folder/Candidates%20for%20Dir%20of%20C%26M

If not, it is under library org, Candidates for Dir C&M. 

The presentations will be each day at 10 am in Hodges, other groupings as listed on the daily agenda.

A feedback form will be provided shortly.

Mike

2016 NC SECC: The Power of Giving

Hello all -

By now you should have your 2016 NC  State Employees' Combined Campaign envelope. If you were not at your work space, then I placed it in your inbox. Can't find it or misplaced it? No problem - let me know and I'll have another one for you.

For those new to UNCG, here's an overview of the NC SECC :
The SECC is the only workplace giving program authorized for payroll deduction for most state employees. In 1984, Governor James B. Hunt issued an Executive Order establishing the campaign, and since then each Governor has actively supported the SECC.
You can read more about the history and goals of the NC SECC here: http://www.ncsecc.org/secc

UNCG's donation goal is $199,999 - Chancellor Gilliam commented that if we reach that goal, he'll put in an extra $1 to make it an even $200,000.
“The thing I love about this is that it’s about more than just the university. It’s about our community,” Gilliam said. “When our community is stronger, we’re stronger.”
Darinlee Needham was the first to respond by turning in her envelope! Thank you!

-Carolyn





Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $2,610.00
Enrichment $10.00
Women's Veterans Historical Project $325.00
Magid Learning Environment Fund  $83.33

Sisters in Crime award ceremoney

Last spring we announced that we received a "We Love Libraries' grant from Sisters in Crime.

Please join us for the award ceremony on Thursday, Sept 22 at 4 pm in Hodges!
 

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Search Committees

Two librarian positions will be posted soon for Online Learning Librarian (ROI) and Outreach and Instruction Librarian (SCUA).

Here are the search committees:

Online Learning Librarian
Karen Grigg, chair
Kate Hill
Vanessa Apple
Kayla Johnson
Jenay Solomon

Outreach & Instruction
Jennifer Motszko, chair
Beth Ann Koelsch
Scott Hinshaw
Paul Hessling
Jenny Dale

Thanks to these folks for their service.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Locations of New Computers

ERIT recently met with Public Service Heads to discuss and finalize plans for the remaining machines purchased with one-time money last semester. Here are the locations where we will be adding extra, new PCs:

7 PCs in student study rooms on Tower Floor 2 (T2)
These are the old faculty studies. They are on the scheduler. We have not put PCs in these rooms before, so we will be watching to see how much they are used.

2 PCs in the new collaboratories on the EUC side of T2
The walls and furniture are set up already. We are waiting for the monitor to be wall-mounted before installing the PC. These will be on the scheduler.

2 PCs in the new collaboratories on the EUC side of T4
The walls and furniture are set up already. We are waiting for the monitor to be wall-mounted before installing the PC. These will be on the scheduler.

2 PCs in the new booths on the Dining Hall side of T4
There are 4 booths in this area. Two will have PCs. The other 2 are for students who bring laptops. We will watch and see if the PC booths or the laptop booths are used more.

2 PCs in the new booths on the Dining Hall side of T5
There are 4 booths in this area. Two will have PCs. The other 2 are for students who bring laptops. We will watch and see if the PC booths or the laptop booths are used more.

15 PCs to be distributed between the Reading Room and the EUC side of T6
These are considered temporary locations until Summer 2017, when we are tentatively planning to move them into T5 and/or T6 as part of the learning space expansion project in the tower.
Timetable:
Mike is going to try and get City Transfer to move all the furniture some time in the next few weeks. ERIT then plans to get most of the equipment installed by the end of October (but if there are complications, then a few items may take longer).
We'll keep everyone posted as things progress. If anyone has any questions, please ask Tim.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Report on 6th Floor Pilot Project - Two Sessions

The Collections Team will report on the 6th floor pilot project on the following dates and times. There will be a presentation of what we learned and time for questions and discussion.
September 27 at 3:00 pm
September 29 at 9:00 am

Both sessions will be identical. Please join us in room 216.

Fun Activity, FYI

Greetings all !  The Theatre Department is putting up a display in the North Portico window about an upcoming production called  "Caroline, or Change".

Part of the display will be a jar full of pennies, which people will be invited to guess the number of. There will be a clearly labeled (I am assuming) box on the reference desk for a week or so where their entries can be dropped off.

I just wanted to let everyone know that this will be going on.  Thanks for reading/listening !!

Mark

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $175
Enrichment $1,000

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Changes to Jackson Library Lost and Found Procedures

Effective fall 2016, Jackson Library lost and found items are no longer being taken to the EUC Info Desk on a daily basis. Instead all items are being stored and managed by Check Out Desk staff. Items deemed “high value” by the UNCG Police Department are delivered to the EUC Info Desk on Mondays between 8 and 9 am where they are picked up by police personnel. UNCG IDs will continue to be delivered to the SpartanCard Center by Check Out Desk staff Monday – Thursday afternoons unless they are packaged with items deemed as high value. All other items will be held at the Check Out Desk for a minimum of 30 days before being disposed.

All items found in Jackson Library should be turned in to the Check Out Desk as soon as possible after being received at another desk or found by staff otherwise. Each public service desk has been given a file from which to print Jackson Library Lost and Found Tags. A tag should be attached to each item received at a desk. The left side of the tag, which describes the item and when/where it was found, is to be completed by staff at that desk before the item is delivered to the Check Out Desk.

It is best that all contacts with owners are made by Check Out Desk staff. Having the contacts made at one desk eliminates confusion when owners are looking for the desk from which they should claim their lost items. If anyone other than Check Out Desk staff makes a contact, then the contact information on the right hand side of the tag should be filled out before the item is delivered to the Check Out Desk, the owner should be told to pick the item up at the Check Out Desk and the item should be brought to the that immediately. High value items were defined in the UNCG Police Department’s “New Property Procedures” memo dated June 1, 2016.

 High value items that will be sent to the police department include: electronics such as laptops, tablets, iPods, gaming systems, cellphones, high end calculators, cameras, camcorders, and voice recorders; all jewelry, currency, checks, credit cards, and any form of identification other than loose UNCG IDs. The police department retains these items a minimum of 7 months after which they are required to sell them and give the proceeds to the Guilford County Schools. If anyone asks if they can claim a high value item if it is not claimed by the owner, the answer is no because of this stipulation.

When patrons are looking for lost items, they should be told to check at the Check Out Desk. Secondarily they should be told to check in the Superlab and at the EUC Info Desk in case the items were turned in there. If the items are not found in these places and fit the definition of high value, they should contact the UNCG Police Department non-emergency line 336.334.5963.

Barry's retirement party

Please join us to celebrate Barry's 18 years of working at the University Libraries:

Monday, September 12
3:30 pm
Taylor Garden (rain/heat location Faculty Center)

Donations for a gift may be taken to Robin or Karen.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $275.00
Enrichment $1,250.00
Margaret Maron Fund $5,000 (for the processing of her papers which will be coming to us)

Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Voter Registration Table

There will be folks in the lobby for voter registration over the next several weeks on Wednesdays & Thursdays.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Libraries' Dean search committee

Search Committee, Dean of the University Libraries
Robert Hansen, College of Arts & Sciences, Chair   
Mike Crumpton, Library, Assistant Dean for Administrative Services
                        Gerald Holmes, Library Diversity Coordinator
                        Christine Fischer, Head of Library Technical Services
Karlene Jennings, Executive Director of Development
                        Callie Coward, Library Technician
                        Greg Grieve, Religious Studies
Paige Hall Smith, Public Health
Chris Hodgkins, English
Nick Williamson, Business
Gloria Thornton, Information Technology Services   
Anna Poteet, Student Government Association

Clint Jackson, Friend/Donor

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $100.00
Enrichment $35.00
Special Collections $2,976.57 (Bequest from Betsy Bernard, sister of Luther Hodges)
Women's Veterans Historical Project $120.00

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Cooks for Vintage Viands needed!

Calling all bakers/cooks! Vintage Viands is back! Digital Projects and Special Collections will be putting on a taste testing event for students to sample old recipes that have been digitized, but we need your help! We have some exceptional cooks/bakers among us, so once again we are putting out an all call for those who might be interested in helping us out with the baking/cooking AND with the actual event. Thank you so much for helping us out in the past. We recognize that there is no way that this program would be possible without you, and we thank you from the bottom of our hearts.

This year’s theme is the 1920s, so we ask that you choose recipes from that time period. Crock pots are fine and this year we have hot plates, so feel free to bring items that need to be kept warm! As an added bonus, we will be able to reimburse you for your ingredients thanks to the Libraries Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant (limit of $15 per recipe, for more information come to our information session! More information below)! 

Here’s a link to the online collection tailored for the 1920s: http://bit.ly/2beN4jp 

There are some great recipes both online and in print that are in Special Collections. Carolyn has kindly put together an awesome LibGuide for the event, which you can view at this link: http://uncg.libguides.com/vintage_viands. In the LibGuide, you will find a link to the digitized collection and a tailored WorldCat query for ones that could not be digitized due to copyright concerns but are eligible for this event. You will also find all the links to sign up for the event.

 Vintage Viands will take place Friday, September 23, 2016 from 12-2:00 PM in the Reading Room on the main floor of the library. 

If you plan to help us out, please let us know by Wednesday, September 14th at the absolute latest. The earlier we know how many people are willing to participate, the easier it will be for us to plan, so please let us know A.S.A.P. As an added bonus, there will be prizes for the tastiest and most unique recipes! You can let us know if you intend to bake/cook by filling out this form: 


or this one if you would just like to work the event (or you can fill out both!): 


These links are also on the LibGuide. The form asks for information like recipe name, pamphlet title, and all that, so please have a recipe picked out before you fill out the form. If you want to make more than one thing because you just love to cook, please fill out the form for each recipe. Also, try to stick to the original recipe as much as possible, but we understand that some ingredients may need to be updated/substituted. 

If you have any questions about some of the baking language (like what’s a moderate temperature and what’s a gill), please don’t hesitate to ask, or you can attend our next information session on September 8th from 10-11 AM in 216! You can sign up using this link: http://doodle.com/poll/xhv4dgg422g83q43 

Even if you don’t participate by helping with the event, please come by and check it out if you get a chance and sample old recipes (and tell your students)! 

Thank you all and we can’t wait to get cooking/baking with you! 

Digital Projects and Special Collections

Monday, August 22, 2016

Weekly Development report 8/15/16

Friends of the Libraries  $250
Diversity Fund (in honor of Mary Krautter)  $25

Monday, August 15, 2016

All-Personnel Meeting

Please join us for the University Libraries Fall All-Personnel meeting

Thursday August 18 2:00 pm
DMC Ottoman Empire

Welcome:  Kathy
Staff updates, new staff, HR items:  Mike
Building updates:  Mike
Libraries' strategic plan for 2016-17 Kathy
Budget update: Kathy
Dean's search update: Kathy
Development plans: Karlene
6th floor weeding pilot: Beth
Upcoming grants workshops: Gerald
Other upcoming events:  all

Ice Cream party!

Weekly Development Report

Week 8/8/16

Friends of the Libraries $250
Enrichment $10
Women's Veterans Historical Project $24
Magid Learning Environment Fund $83.33

Friday, August 12, 2016

Conference opportuntiy 10/17

On October 17, 2016 the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians will present Imagine the Next!  In this 5th edition of our celebration of the entrepreneurial side of librarians, our conference keynote and concurrent presenters will imagine what’s next in libraries: how innovative librarians envision their next programs, projects, library renovations, patron services, streamlined processes or anything else library-related.

In two keynote addresses architect Kevin Huse (http://www.ratiodesign.com/team/kevin-huse-aia) will discuss what’s next in library renovation and author Richard Moniz (https://jwu.academia.edu/Dr RichardMoniz)  will share mindfulness practices to support innovation.

Previous editions of the conference have received rave reviews from attendees who have come from a broad array of geographic and library backgrounds. An important reason to attend is to network with like-minded entrepreneurial librarians. 

The Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians is organized by librarians at the University of N. Carolina at Greensboro and Wake Forest University. The full schedule and additional conference information is available at entrelib.org.

When: October 17, 2016 8:30am – 4:30pm
Where: on the campus of the University of N. Carolina at Greensboro
Registration: $35, LIS Students: $20, lunch included
Registration opens July 15th at entrelib.org
Questions? Contact Mike Crumpton at UNC-Greensboro, macrumpt@uncg.edu or Mary Scanlon scanlomg@wfu.edu

If interested in attending, please follow the normal travel procedures with a travel form to get permission from your supervisor and if you want registration paid on the P-card please note that on the form.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Article by UNCG Librarians

Several of our colleagues have an article in the recent issue of NC Libraries:

http://www.ncl.ecu.edu/index.php/NCL

Congratulations!

Monday, August 8, 2016

News coverage on OER project

University Relations did a nice article on our OER work:

https://newsandfeatures.uncg.edu/open-education-resources-save-students-thousands-textbooks/

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $2,275
Special Collections $11,000 (bequest)
Diversity Fund $68.00  (in honor of Mary Krautter)
Women's Veterans Historical Project $1,045


Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Vintage Viands information sessions

September is approaching fast, which mean it’s time for another Vintage Viands event! This year’s theme is the 1920s and it will be held September 23rd from 12-2 in the newly redesigned Reading Room (in the center of the room). We are so excited about this year! Thanks to the library and the Innovation and Enrichment Grant, this year is going to be bigger and better than ever before! If you have been wanting to participate, but didn’t love that the cost of ingredients came out of your pocket, this year we are going to be able to reimburse your expenses ($15 limit per recipe)! So, if you’ve been wanting to try out some recipes, now is the perfect time!

We are going to hold two information session for those of you who would like to participate (or if you just want to know more about the event). The first is going to be August 11th from 2-3 in 216 and the second will be September 8th from 10-11 in 216. If you plan to attend, please fill out the doodle poll below so that we can get a general number of people that will be attending.

doodle.com/poll/xhv4dgg422g83q43

Thanks and I hope to see you there!


Callie

"Out of Print" movie for staff development

Good afternoon all,

Just a reminder that next Wednesday, August 10th the Staff Development committee will be showing the documentary "Out of Print" in the Hodges Reading room from 2-3pm.

If you are interested in attending the movie showing, can you please sign up HERE

Snacks and refreshments will be provided.

Hope to see you there!
Sean

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

Changes Related to Technology Lending

The recording technology in the Technology Lending Collection has been transferred from the Check Out Desk to the Digital Media Commons Desk. This technology is comprised of camcorders, digital cameras, GoPro cameras and accessories, voice recorders, and tripods which may be borrowed by UNCG students, faculty and staff on a 7 day loan.

The following technology remains at the Check Out Desk...laptops, iPads and adapters, wireless keyboards, and graphing, scientific and financial calculators...all of which circulate to UNCG students, faculty and staff on a 4 hour loan.

Here is a link to our Technology Checkout web page which now details where to go for each type of technology and provides info and specs on available models... http://library.uncg.edu/services/technology_checkout.aspx. (This page will be updated again soon as newer model laptops and iPads are in the process of being readied to circulate.)

New signage is on order for both desks and should be installed before August 12.

Keep in mind that we also have technology available to UNCG faculty in the Instructional Technology Collection, http://library.uncg.edu/services/instructional_technology.aspx. Those interested in obtaining equipment from this collection should contact Cathy Rothermel or ask at the Check Out Desk.

If you have any questions, please ask.

Cathy

Monday, August 1, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $135.00
Enrichment $100.00
Women's Veterans Historical Project $200.00


REMINDER: ERIT Briefing - Campus Computing Update - August 3rd at 3pm in Room 216

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff.

In this session on August 3rd at 3pm in room 216, Franklin will discuss some upcoming campus decisions that may affect library staff, including Windows 10, Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, two factor authentication, better library/campus Windows domain integration, and more.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Updates on Assessment

There are several new items on the Assessment Libguide including the report from last year, the plan for the coming year and information on several projects from last year.

Monday, July 25, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $80.00
Enrichment $1,025.00
Special Collections $25.00
Women's Veterans' Historical Project $550.00

Thursday, July 21, 2016

REMINDER: ERIT Briefing - Technology and Library Space - July 26th at 3pm in Room 216

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff.

In this session on July 26th at 3pm in room 216, Tim will lead a discussion of what types of technology we should be considering for various library spaces. Your input is encouraged.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries  $250.00
Enrichment $10.00
Learning Environment Fund (Magid Room)  $83.33

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Librarians publish article

Congratulations to Anna Craft, David Gwynn and Kathelene Smith for their article:

Anna R. Craft, David Gwynn, and Kathelene McCarty Smith (2016) Uncovering Social History: An Interdepartmental Approach to Scrapbook Digitization. The American Archivist: Spring/Summer 2016, Vol. 79, No. 1, pp. 186-200.

Luther Hodges visits Libraries

Luther Hodges (of the Hodges Room fame) visited us yesterday.  His sister, Betsy Bernard, died last year and left the Libraries' a large bequest.  You'll be hearing more about that when all the details are in place.  The SCUA staff did a nice pop up exhibit of his mother's (Martha Blakeney Hodges) items. Mrs. Hodges graduated from the NCCW in 1918.


REMINDER: ERIT Briefing - Digital Projects - July 18th, 3pm in Room 216

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff.

In this session on Monday July 18th at 3pm in room 216,  David will discuss the progress we've made on last year's digitization projects and the new projects selected for 2016/17.


Monday, July 11, 2016

Right Sizing Collections Pilot Project: Recommendations from the Collection Management Team

The Collection Management Team wants to thank everyone that participated in the discussion of the pilot project for the 6th last week. Because of your input we have added a few more criteria for items that should not be withdrawn from the collection. Those were:
An ASERL stamp on the book
Special Collection stamp or bookplate
Recently acquired books with no date stamp
Special gift bookplates

For this pilot the following recommendations and steps will start in mid July.


Right Sizing Collections Pilot Project
Recommendations from the Collection Management Team


Steps that we will be taking:

  1. Beth will set up meetings with each liaison to walk through the stacks and visually review the shelves in their subject areas. Beth would like help in identify big sets for possible weeding and would like general feedback on special considerations and issues that the Collections Team should consider before weeding that subject area.
  2. While meeting with the liaison, Beth will seek guidance in how we should treat “formerly Reference” titles that have been transferred to the stacks. For example, can we weed bibliographies or directories published before a certain date? Are there certain kinds of things we should definitely keep? We can’t use circulation records to evaluate the usage of these items, so we really need some alternative guidelines and those will differ by subject area.
  3. Identify journals to weed that have online permanent access.
  4. Weed books that have the following criteria. Books that have been published from 1940 to 1999 and that our circulation records show have not circulated since 1992. 

When pulling these books we will not weed them if they have the following:


A. The book has a circulation stamp indicating that it has since 1992
B. Acquired after 1999 (First Red stamped date on Circ slip)
C. A Government Document (Will have SuDoc number
D. Reference book (will setup guidelines for these with the liaisons)
E. Multi-vol set if some volumes have circulated since 1992
F. Faculty author or special gift bookplates
G. BUO (Building Use Only)
H. An ASERL stamp on the book
I. Special Collection stamp or bookplate
J. Recently acquired books with no date stamp


The Collection Management Team proposes that we start with the 6th floor as the pilot. We believe this floor will provide the best data for extending the weeding to additional floors in the future; in terms of subject area, number of items, and shelving density, the 6th floor is the most “average” in terms of weeding difficulty. We will first weed the ranges on the left then compress those shelves. We will then write a report and communicate it to the staff. Once this floor is completed we will do a final report and communicate to staff. We will then use our experiences from this floor and move onto another floors. Our goal will be to weed one to two floors of the tower each year, which means the entire tower weeding project would be finished sometime between 2020-25.

For the 6th floor pilot weeding project, the Collections Team will do the actual pulling of the items from the shelf and will exercise judgement in retaining any items that are critically important to our collection.

If faculty or anyone else has questions about the weeding project, please send them to Beth Bernhardt.


Thanks
Beth

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $50.00
Enrichment $250.00
Women's Veterans Historical Project $200.00

Thursday, July 7, 2016

New Executive Assistant

Jennifer Hohn (rhymes with shown) will join us as Executive Assistant in the Administrative Office on August 1.  

Jennifer comes to us from The Guilford County Department of Public Health where she has worked since 2006 as a Senior Office Specialist.  She has a BA in Psychology from UNC Charlotte. She also attended UNCG and was a Resident Hall Advisor here. 

REMINDER: ERIT Briefing - Digital Partners Grant and Faculty Research Support - July 11th, 3pm in Room 216

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff.

In this session on Monday, July 11 at 3pm in room 216, Richard will discuss the four faculty digital projects selected for the first year of our University Libraries Digital Partners grant. He will also discuss how the grants fit into our overall research support faculty, and some recent developments with the Digital Library on American Slavery.

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

NCLA Board Meeting here on July 22nd

This is an FYI to avoid any scheduling conflicts, but there will be an Executive Board Meeting of the North Carolina Library Association here on July 22nd.  This meeting will be in the DMC and will last from 10 am to 2 pm.  However; a 2017 Conference Planning Committee meeting will be starting at 2 pm in the same space.  You might hear more closer to the event but just wanted to let everyone know the DMC is occupied that day.
Thanks,
Mike

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $175.00
Enrichment Fund $610.00

Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Diversity Resident

Jenay Solomon will join us on July 25, 2016 as our Diversity Resident for 2016-18.  Jenay received her MLS degree from Emporia State University in Kansas where she also worked as a Graduate Assistant in their School of Library and Information Management.  Jenay also worked at at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln Love Library in Research and Information Services and their Diversity and Multicultural Services office. She was also an ALA Spectrum Scholar in 2014.  

Monday, June 27, 2016

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $225.00
Enrichment $1,072.00
Special Collections $293,953.04 (bequest)

Friday, June 24, 2016

Libraries' Digital Projects for 2016-17

The Digital Projects team has finalized projects for next year.  Click here for more information.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Upcoming ERIT Briefings in July and August

ERIT Briefings
In response to requests, ERIT will again conduct summer briefing sessions on a variety of IT-related topics. All sessions are open to all staff. Each will be held in room 216 at 3:00.
Monday July 11, 3:00 - Digital Partners grant and Faculty Research Support
Richard will discuss the four faculty digital projects selected for the first year of our University Libraries Digital Partners grant. He will also discuss how the grants fit into our overall research support faculty, and some recent developments with the Digital Library on American Slavery.
Monday July 18, 3:00 - Digital Projects
David will discuss the progress we've made on last year's digitization projects and the new projects selected for 2016/17.
Tuesday July 26, 3:00 - Technology and library space
Tim will lead a discussion of what types of technology we should be considering for various library spaces. Your input is encouraged.
Wednesday August 3, 3:00 - Campus computing update
Franklin will discuss some upcoming campus decisions that may affect library staff, including Windows 10, Office 365, Adobe Creative Cloud, two factor authentication, better library/campus Windows domain integration, and more. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Congratulations to Kate Hill

Kate was selected to participate in the NCLA Leadership Institute!  More information at:

http://www.nclaonline.org/leadership-institute/2016-leadership-institute-participants-announced

Weekly Development Report

Friends of the Libraries $510.00
Enrichment Fund $625.00
Special Collections $3,793.24
Sprinkle Storyteller Series  $5,000

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Retirement party for Mary Krautter

Please join us at 3 pm on Wednesday June 29 at Taylor Garden to wish Mary a happy retirement.  Rain (or heat?)  location is the Faculty Center.

A card is in the Admin Office and Robin is collecting money which, at Mary's request, will go to the Diversity Fund.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016

Exploring Films on Demand: Streaming Video from NC LIVE

Exploring Films on Demand: Streaming Video from NC LIVE

Here's what will be covered:

Do you want to learn more about NC LIVE's Films on Demand streaming video
platform?

Participants will learn about the content provided, key features of the platform, and benefits to patrons, students, faculty, and library staff. After the webinar you should feel comfortable using the platform and informing your patrons and colleagues about the Films on Demand resource.

This webinar will be on Wed., June 29th at 2pm

If you'd like to register for this informative and FREE presentation, go to:

http://goo.gl/forms/ako6q8cUMgz3nhyu1

We hope to "see" you then!

Thanks!

Jenny Dale

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Reminder: Stronger Passwords, Changed Less Frequently: New Password Policy for University Accounts

From Campus ITS:

An improved password policy for university computing accounts will take effect on June 15, 2016.
The update will extend the password reset interval from 90 to 365 days and simplify password requirements; new passwords will only require:
  • a minimum of 16 characters
  • a mix of upper and lower case alphabet characters (a-z, A-Z)
Users will continue to reset passwords at reset.uncg.edu.
These changes encourage the use of longer passwords, sometimes referred to as “passphrases,” to increase account security. Passphrases are memorable and easy to type on mobile devices while being more difficult for an attacker to guess. Passphrases for university computing accounts may be as long as 30 characters. ITS (Information Technology Services) recommends that you create passphrases by combining unrelated words.
For additional account protection, ITS encourages you to consider enrolling in two-factor authentication (2FA).

Additional information:

  • Numbers and symbols are no longer going to be required; however, they can still be used.
  • Password history will also be enabled.  This means that you will need to use a new unique passphrase every time you change you password.
Please contact ERIT if you have questions about these changes or if you'd like more information about two-factor authentication (2FA).  ERIT will be happy to provide anyone who is interested with a demonstration of how 2FA works.