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
"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
"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:

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,

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!