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: 

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: 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: 

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 ( will discuss what’s next in library renovation and author Richard Moniz ( 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

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
Questions? Contact Mike Crumpton at UNC-Greensboro, or Mary Scanlon

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:


Monday, August 8, 2016

News coverage on OER project

University Relations did a nice article on our OER work:

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.

Thanks and I hope to see you there!


"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!

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... (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, 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.


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.