Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report- Week of 12/11/2017

Friends - $2750.00
Pam & David Sprinkle Childrens Author and Storyteller Series- $5,000.00
Enrichment - $325.00
Women Veterans - $1000.00

Student training sessions

We are sponsoring two workshops for our student employees:

Communication skills/Customer Services Workshop

Conducted by Megan Walters, Assistant Director, Career Services
1 hour

Working with Diverse Customers

Conducted Dr. Stephanie Kurtts  from SES or  a PhD student
Feb 5, 5 pm Room 216
Feb 8, 3:30 Room 216
1 hour

Students will be paid and can receive co-curricular credit in Spartan Connect. Sign-up details TBA

Sessions will be recorded

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Spring 2018 E-textbook Libguide Update

This is just a heads up the Course Adopted Texts by Department libguide page has been updated with textbooks for the Spring 2018 semester:

Please inform inquiring students who no doubt will be looking to checkout their textbooks for the upcoming semester. Liaisons, if you use parts of this guide for your own subject pages, please update accordingly.

Thanks and Happy Holidays!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Holiday DVD Loan Limit Extension!

Monday, December 11 - Tuesday, January 2 the limit on the number of entertainment and instructional DVDs 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 18-22 will be due on January 2.

Happy Holidays from the Access Services Staff!

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report- Week of 12/4/17

Friends - $405.00
Friends Endowment Fund - $120.00
Friends of the Library Speaker Endowment Fund - $1000.00
Enrichment - $2150.00
Women Veterans - $100.00

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Assessment Training

Our graduate student, Kathy Baker (ERM Department) ,  the Assessment Director for the School of Education, Kristen Smith,  and Dr. Ayesha Boyce (ERM Deparment)  have put together some excellent assessment workshops for us.  

These are great opportunities for us!

Two will be in December and I'm attaching flyers with more description.  Another will be in January so I'll distribute information about that one later.

Please also invite LIS students that work in the Libraries. 

Both of the December workshops will be in 216

Please sign up by Monday, December 11 below:

Sign up    "Foundations in Qualitative Instrument Design and Data Quality" Tuesday Dec 12

Sign up  "Data Collection and analysis Without Software"  Wednesday Dec 12

Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 11/13/17

Friends - $475.00
Diversity Initiatives Fund - $25.00
Information Literacy Fund - $5000.00
Walter Clinton Jackson Library Fund - $500.00
Women's Veterans - $650.00

Monday, November 13, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 11/6/17

Cello Music Fund- $400.00
Friends - $230.00
Friends Endowment - $5.00
Enrichment - $250.00
Women Veterans - $100.00

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Halloween Costume Contest

We hope you enjoyed the Open Haunted House!  Here are the entries for the Halloween Costume Contest!

Check out all of the photos, then VOTE for your favorite by the photo number.






#6 (L)       #7 (R)






and honorable mentions to our other green screen models!

Monday, November 6, 2017

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 10/25/17

Friends - $1410.00
Special Collections - $1000.00
Martha B. Hodges Special Collections & Archives Spending Fund - $1000.00
Enrichment - $1135.00
General Collections - $100.00
Women Veterans - $30.00

Monday, October 23, 2017

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 10/9/17

Friends of the Library - $1531.00
Enrichment - $2905.00
Friends Endowment Fund - $100.00
Friends Speaker Income Fund - $100.00
Jean Buchert Endowment Fund - $25.00
Special Collections - $200.00
General Collections - $170.00
Kathryn Wirkus Women Veteran's Fund - $100.00

Monday, October 16, 2017

Safe Zone Training

Mark your calendars for a Safe Zone workshop for Libraries' staff from  Elliott Kimbel of the Intercultural Resources staff.  The workshop will be presented twice in 177A:

Wednesday, December 6: 11 AM
Thursday December 7:  2 PM

Monday, October 9, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 10/02/2017

Enrichment: $440.00
Friends: $125.00
General Collections: $100.00
Diversity Initiatives: $500.00
FOL Speaker Income Fund: $200.00
Women Veterans: $10.00

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 9/25/17

Friends of the Library- $425
Women Veterans- $1000
University Archives- $325
Enrichment- $225

Monday, September 25, 2017

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Search committee for First Year Instruction/Social Sciences Librarian

Lynda Kellam - chair
Maggie Murphy
Tiffany Henry
Juanita Thacker
Beth Ann Koelsch
Mike Crumpton, ex officio

and here's the job ad!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Team Structure Review

A notice that we're going to review the team structure we implemented in 2013-14: 

Liaison team structure review task force: 2017-18

Goal: Examine the liaison functional and subject team structure implemented in 2013-14 to determine how well it is functioning and what changes should be made in response to evolving needs and University Libraries’ strategic priorities.

  1. Review weaknesses identified in our earlier (pre -liaison team) organizational model to determine what challenges still exist.
  2. Identify new liaison opportunities based on Libraries’ priorities and campus needs.
  3. Assess and review current team structure and team activities. How cross communication can be improved
  4. Make recommendations on the team structure to address challenges and new opportunities, and determine if alternative structures are needed

Report due in January 2018 to Libraries’ Administration

Task force members:
Anna Craft (co-chair)
Karen Grigg (co-chair)
Jennifer Motzko
Steve Cramer
Nick McCollister

Kathy Crowe (ex officio) 

Monday, August 28, 2017

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report
Week of 8/14/17

Friends of the Library Fund - $2833.87
Women Veterans Historical Project Fund- $700.00
Enrichment - $1800.00

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

OARS workshop dates

Confirmed dates for the workshops from OARS staff:

Workshop on working with patrons with "hidden" disabilities.  Presenters are Sharon Paige and Rusty Rogers. Same workshop presented twice: 

October 6th (Fri.) 11:00 am - 12:00 noon (Room 177A)

October 11th (Wed.) 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm (Room 177A) 

Workshop on Adaptive Technologies. Presenter is Sidney Fletcher.  Same workshop presented twice:

November 6th (Mon.) 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm  (Room 177A)

November 10th (Fri.)10:30 am - 12:00 noon (Room 177A)

The workshops will be recorded. 

Monday, August 14, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 8/7/17

Enrichment - $150
Friends of the Library - $30
Women Veterans Historical Project - $100
Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 7/31/17

Enrichment - $100
Friends of the Library Fund - $125
Women Veterans Historical Project - $100
Weekly Advancement Report - Week of 7/24/2017

Enrichment -$225.00
Friends of the Library - $75.00

Friday, August 11, 2017

Service for Gaylor

There will be a service for Gaylor Callahan on September 21 at 3 pm in the Virginia Dare Room.  A reception in the Mary Foust parlor will follow.  Mary Foust is the home of the Warren Ashby Residential College and Gaylor was in the 1st class of WARC (it had a different name then) and it was very meaningful to her. They are naming a study after her.

Last night I found this poem that Gaylor wrote about the infamous Bindery doughnut.  It's a great way to remember her wit and talent so I wanted to share:

An Occasional Poem on the 15th Anniversary of a Wondrous Pastry

The Bindery Doughnut is turning fifteen
Let's stop and consider just what that might mean
If we eat more preservatives, sugar, and fat
Will we too have more lives than the average cat?
Are we sure to live longer, each sir and each ma'am?
Will our shelf life surpass that of Jell-O and Spam?
Instead of decaying, will we merely turn brittle?
How can we be like this remarkable vittle?
Oh, how to attain a comparative age?
Is it Bindery air?  Is it Thompson or Sage?
Could it be the CDs or the Halloween ghouls
Or the Bride of the Month or all those sports pools?
Whatever its secret, one thing we all see:
Health food is not all it's cracked up to be
Tofu, yogurt, and sprouts? NO!!!! (say it with feeling)
Our faith is in junk food that's hung from the ceiling!

-Gaylor Callahan
15 November 1995

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Women Veterans - $110.00
Enrichment -  $250
Friends of the Library - $50

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ERIT and Public Services Heads met on July 25 and agreed on a general direction for public computing for 2017/18. We do not plan to increase the number of PCs or laptops because we have added so many over the past 2 years and have not seen an increase in overall usage. Also, we will need the entire IT budget just to replace aging machines, and will thus not have money to expand the number of computing devices for the public.

Instead of adding extra machines, we will focus on moving some of our lesser-used use public machines to the tower floors as each floor is renovated via the Rightsizing project. Floors 2 and 3 will be considered "E-group study" (or something like that), and will focus on technology assisted collaborative spaces. Floors 4 and 5 will be general group study with relatively few library-provided PCs. We will figure out the details of the computer moves as the Rightsizing project moves forward.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Task Force for Replacement Content Management System Announced

CMS Taskforce:


We would like to migrate from CONTENTdm to another CMS. Investigate our alternatives and recommend a specific product that can be fully implemented before the end of 2018. The recommendation is due by the end of 2017.


David Gwynn (chair)
Richard Cox
Franklin Graves
Tiffany Henry
Beth Ann Koelsch

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Vintage Viands!

Good morning everyone,

It’s almost time for our annual Vintage Viands event! The past three events have been amazing, all thanks to the cooks and volunteers who helped us out! We so appreciate you guys and need to call on you again this year. If you haven’t heard, this is going to be a huge year for Vintage Viands and we are so humbled by this opportunity to spread this fun event to the community around us. Vintage Viands will be appearing in the September issue of Our State magazine (published mid-August) and we are hoping that this will lead people from our community to our library, collection, and event. We are so excited about this opportunity to show what our library can do when we get together.

Please consider signing up to prepare food and/or volunteer for the event (be sure to ask your supervisor first). With the added publicity to the community we are expecting more people which means we want to have plenty of food everyone to sample. We want you all there because you are the face of the library and the community needs to see what you guys are made of!

Now, down to the details. The event will be Friday, September 22, 2017 from 12:00-2:00 in the first floor reading room near the DVDs. This year we are breaking our past traditional theme of a specific decade, and broadening it to “North Carolina”. We have a few items digitized online (and will soon have an interactive map with scans from each county, so stay tuned for that), but the library recently received a donation of over 900 North Carolina cookbooks that we want to make available.

For those counties with a copyrighted cookbook, or if you just want to be more hands-on, we are going to have four opportunities for you to not only see a handful of these cookbooks, but to also make a recipe selection if you would like to make something. We will have the form for you to fill out right there and you will be able to scan the recipe and email it to yourself and Erica.

Recipe and Information Events

Wednesday August 10th Hodges Reading Room

  • 10 – 11 AM
  • 2 – 3 PM

Wednesday September 6th Hodges Reading Room

  • 10 – 11 AM
  • 2 – 3 PM

Can’t make it to an event? Visit the libguide for the digitized items or email: to set up a time to visit the SCUA Researcher Room. SCUA has a scanner that you can use for scanning and emailing your recipe to both Erica and yourself.

The idea is that we make this event truly representative of North Carolina cooking. We are going to put out one cookbook from each county and ask that you pick your recipe[s] from a county. The plan is to have as many counties as possible represented at the event. We would love you to come hang out, ask questions, and take a look at some of these awesome cookbooks. If you can’t make it to the recipe picking events, you can access the digitized materials or stop by the SCUA researcher room at a time more convenient for you.

If you would like to go ahead and submit your recipe from the items already online, please fill out the Google Form here:

There will be money for ingredient reimbursements thanks to donor funds and information on how to receive it will be forthcoming.

Please have your recipes selected by September 8th! If you want to see the physical cookbooks but can’t make it to any of the recipe selection events, please get in contact with Carolyn.


Vintage Viands Crew (Callie Coward, Erica Rau, Carolyn Shankle)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Enrichment $5110
Friends $225
Special Collections $100
Women's Veterans Historical Project $200

Monday, July 17, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Library Statistics Discussion

Which UNCG Libraries statistics are going up and which are declining? How do our stats compare to those of comparable academic libraries? If you've wondered about the numbers, please attend Tim and Christine's annual statistics discussion session in room 216. Two identical sessions will be offered:

Tuesday, July 18, from 1:00-2:00
Friday July 21, from 8:30-9:30

Monday, July 3, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $595.00
Enrichment $1,625
Special Collections $177.22
Womens Veterans' Historical Project $7,000
University Archives $75

We have cultivated a new donor for the WVHP this year, Glenda Schillinger.  Glenda is a UNCG alumna from the School of Nursing and an Air Force veteran. She is generously funding the luncheon in November 2017 and a video (produced by our DMC) to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the project. Congratulations to Karlene and Beth Ann for their great work in identifying and stewarding this new donor!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $1,775
Enrichment $1,535.
Women Veterans $10
Information Literacy $4,000

Thursday, June 22, 2017

We've saved 20,000 bottles!

We hit 20,000 on the water fountain in the Admin hallway!  And that's probably an under count since the counter was down while we had the filter.  Well done!

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Campus Password Requirements

Many users in the University Libraries as receiving notifications that it’s time to change their passwords.  As a reminder the password requirements are as follows:
  • Contains between 16 and 30 characters in length.
  • Contains at least 1 uppercase character (A through Z).
  • Contains at least 1 lowercase character (a through z).
  • May contain numbers but must NOT begin with a number.
  • May contain any of the following special characters: [Exclamation mark (!), Percent sign (%), Underscore (_), Asterisk (*), Plus sign (+), Question mark (?), Dash (-)]
  • Must NOT be a password you have used before.
  • Must NOT contain your Computer User Name, First Name, Middle Name or Last Name.

Please contact ERIT if have questions.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $7,355
Enrichment $2,150
Women's Veterans Historical Project $100

The large amount for the Friends this week is from the Friends' dinner in March.  The receipts have only now been posted.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Student survey results posted to Assessment Libguide

Results from the surveys conducted this spring are now posted under "service quality" on the assessment Libguide.  Everyone should feel very good about these results!  Service was definitely rated very high.  Yes, there are some challenges, too, mostly about facilities which confirms that the new additions to T6 and other renovations were the right decisions.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $600
Enrichment 1,1000
Special Collections $600
Information Literacy $1,000

Monday, June 5, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Week of 5/29/17

Friends $100
Information Literacy Fund $5,000

We are in the process of creating new Fund lines for specific Libraries' priorities including information literacy, diversity, teaching & learning, collections and several more.  Donors may then give funds for initiatives that are of particular interest to them.  The Information Literacy Fund was generously begun by Miriam and Tom Herin. Miriam is a member of our Friends Board. Miriam is a writer and taught composition and literature at several colleges and worked at magazines and newspapers and also as a social worker.  Tom is a retired clergyman. They retired in Greensboro and live close to UNCG so that they can enjoy the activities here.

Stay tuned for more information on these new funds!

Weekly Advancement Report

Week of 5/22/17

Friends $130
Women Veterans Historical Project $10
Enrichment $25

Friday, May 26, 2017

Staff Development and Recognition Week Survey

In order to help us better plan for the upcoming year, could you please take a minute to fill out our survey and let us know your thoughts on the week. It is anonymous. Your feedback is greatly appreciated and is used to help plan future events.

Thank you all again!

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

"It’s All in Your Head: Brain Health and Wellness" Presentation

Last Thursday as part of our Staff Development and Recognition Week, Dr. Mike Perko, a UNCG Professor of Public Health, stopped by Jackson Library to give a talk on the importance of brain health. His presentation, titled "It’s All in Your Head: Brain Health and Wellness” was very informative and engaging.

For those who could not attend its talk, there is a link to his PowerPoint slides below.

PowerPoint Slides


Friday, May 19, 2017

Course Adopted Texts-Summer 2017

Happy Friday everyone!

I wanted to let you all know that the libguide for the Summer Sessions course adopted textbooks is now complete.

You can find the guide here:

Hopefully this will help answer any "Do you have my textbook for X class?" questions.

I hope everyone has a fantastic weekend!

Fire Extenguisher Training Pictures

On Tuesday, the Greensboro Fire Department was on site to give the library staff information about the proper way to use a fire extinguisher. Afterwards, staff were given a chance to practice putting out a real fire using one.

Here is a link to some pictures from that day.



Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Shred-A-Thon 2017 - June 23, 8am-1pm

Friday June 23 at 8am-1pm the opportunity to shred paper documents with sensitive/confidential information for free will be in front of Foust Building on Administration Drive (see attached map). The mobile shredding truck that will be stationed there is designed to process large amounts of paper on site, users can even choose to watch the secure destruction on a closed circuit TV on the truck.  Confidential materials from your office or home are welcome, this event is limited to UNCG Faculty, Staff, Students and Alumni.  Help will be available to unload your car.  Staples, envelope windows and small paper clips are fine to be included with the material but no binders will be accepted.  Please be sure all paper is out of any binders before bringing your material.  Use proper lifting technique and team work to move paper to the event, paper is deceptively heavy.  
This is a one day event so please prepare your material early, the next opportunity will be June 2018.  Last year about 16,920 lbs. of material was shredded and recycled, which is roughly equivalent to 143 trees worth of paper.

For any questions or assistance with getting records to the event please contact Ben Kunka

Records that have permanent or historical value, based on the approved records schedule, are to be transferred to University Archives.  Instructions for transferring records to University Archives are available at  If you have questions about transferring records to University Archives or the historic value of your records (both paper and digital) contact Erin Lawrimore at

UNCG is required to comply with the North Carolina Public Records Law concerning the retention and disposition of records. Records are to be disposed of according to University and State approved schedules. The UNC General Records Retention and Disposition Schedule is available at If you have questions about records management, contact 6-TECH at 256-8324.  

Monday, May 15, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $420.00
Enrichment $25.00
Women Veterans Historical Project $100

Monday, May 8, 2017

Friday, May 5, 2017

Plans for the 6th floor stacks or more commonly known as T6

To provide an update on our tower project, the furniture drawings for the 6th floor have been posted under the General Information page for you to see.  This was the final drawing from several meetings with the vendor by a small group of folks who help determine the overall need and best scenario for this quiet floor.  The same group evaluated colors and finishings.

From here, the order has been placed, the final shelving was removed today and work orders will be placed for painting and electrical modification.  This install is expected to be completed by early June.  This will add additional seating, which was the goal of the entire project.  Once this is completed in this fiscal year, the focus will be on T5 next.

Thanks to everyone helping make the space available and providing opinions and insights into the furniture order.

Monday, May 1, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $395.00
Enrichment $1,688.34
Outstanding Student Worker Award  $500.00

We continue to receive donations in memory of Dr. Williams Bates.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the UNCG Libraries $690.00
Women Veterans Historical Project $10.00

Dr. William Bates, a retired UNCG Biology Professor, died recently.  Dr. Bates and his wife Wilma are Jackson Society members.  They donated funds to re-furbish 574 and it is named the Bates Collaboratory.  The family kindly requested that memorials come to Friends of the Libraries.  Many of this week's contributions are in Bill's memory.

Last Call: Deadline for Staff Service Award nominations: TODAY

Nominations for the 2017 University Libraries Staff Service award are due TODAY (Apr 24th) at 5:00pm.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to Katherine Nunnally --

The link to the info site is provided below - the nomination form is included on the site.

Please review the selection criteria and consider submitting a nomination for the library associate(s) that you feel would be deserving of this honor.

-The Staff Service Award Committee for this year includes:

Kathelene McCarty Smith (2016 Winner)
Ann Perdue (2015 Winner)
Katherine Nunnally (2014 Winner)

Please contact anyone on the committee if you have any questions.

Thanks, Katherine

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Winner of the OSLWA

We are pleased to announce that the winner of the 2017 Outstanding Student Library Worker Award is Krystal Speights of Access Services!

Monday, April 17, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends  $200.00

Table in Lobby

The Office of Intercultural Engagement will have a table on Monday 4/17 and Friday 4/21, 11-3,  about the Day of Silence in support of the LGBTQ community.

More info:

 The Kaleidoscope Peer Education group from the Office of Intercultural Engagement would like to table in the Library common area by the reference desk to inform students about the Day of Silence in support of LGBTQ community.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends:  $285.00
Enrichment $80.00
Special Collections $37.50
University Archives $27.50
Women Veterans Historical Project $100.00

Thursday, April 6, 2017

ACTION REQUIRED: Major wireless update on April 13. Affects eduroam users.

The following information has been released by Campus ITS.  Please contact ERIT if you have questions or need assistance updating your device.

To: All students, faculty, and staff who use eduroam, UNCG’s primary wireless network

From: Information Technology Services (ITS)

Date: April 6, 2017

IMPORTANT! On April 13, ITS will perform required system updates on the eduroam wireless network.  This may require you to update the wireless network settings on devices (e.g., laptops, tablets, smart phones) where you use the eduroam network.  These settings should not be updated prior to 7 a.m. on April 13.  

This change will not affect other campus wireless networks including GCN WirelessUNCG-Wireless (which is the network for guest access and entertainment devices), or JSNN-Wireless

NOTE: Faculty and staff who connect to eduroam using Windows laptops that are university-owned and on the GCN network should not have to update wireless settings.  


Instructions for updating the wireless network settings on your wireless device

Important: If your device was previously set up to connect to the eduroam network, it may attempt to connect to eduroam as it normally does but you will get error messages or be unable to login successfully. You can cancel out of any window or error message and update your settings following these instructions. These settings should not be updated prior to 7 a.m. on April 13.

Follow the instructions that correspond to your device:

If you have questions or need assistance, please contact 6-TECH at 256-TECH (8324) or, for walk-in support, please visit the 6-TECH Service Center in the lobby of the McNutt Building or the SuperLab in the Jackson Library.


Friday, March 31, 2017

Faculty & Staff Survey results

Join us on Thursday April 6 in the CITI Lab  for a presentation from Mandy Christman, our graduate assistant for assessment about the Faculty & Staff surveys we conducted last fall.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant

On behalf of the the Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant Committee, I'd like to invite everyone to a short presentation from last year's winners, Callie Coward, Erica Rau, and Carolyn Shankle "Vintage Viands and the Roaring '20s." 

The event will take place In Hodges Reading Room on April 19 at 3pm. Refreshments will be served!

Please take this opportunity to come and hear about the Vintage Viands project, which we hope will inspire others to submit applications for this year's grant.

The committee will be accepting applications for the grant through May 22, 2017. If anyone would like to submit an application for review, the committee will accept, and return with comments, applications received by May 1, 2017.

Innovation and Program Enrichment Grant Committee
Scott Hinshaw (Chair)
Mary Katherine Amos
Beth Bernhardt
Kathy Crowe
Cathy Griffith
Mac Nelson
Anne Owens

2017 University Libraries Staff Service Award

2017 University Libraries Staff Service Award
Nominations for the 2017 University Libraries Staff Service award are now open. The University Libraries Staff Service Award was established in 1997 upon the retirement of Martha Ransley, former Head of the Circulation Department, "To recognize and reward members of the SPA Library Staff who provide outstanding leadership and service in furthering the accomplishment of the mission of the Library to provide service to students, faculty, staff and members of the community which the University serves.”

Award Winner Gift: The staff service award winner will receive a monetary award and have his/her name engraved in the University Libraries Staff Services Award plaque. The winner will also serve on the committee for at least 2 years. (Winners may ask to recuse themselves for a year if they wish to nominate someone else for the award)

Eligibility: SPA staff member with 3 years or more employment in the University Libraries.

Selection Criteria Considerations: 
  • Commendable initiative and perseverance in their service within the Library (regardless of whether they work quietly work behind the scenes or in public services).
  • Outstanding contributions within their Unit as well as to the whole Library.
  • Show service beyond individual job responsibilities which embodies the spirit of this award for excellence.
  • Competency, creativity, and diligence in carrying out daily responsibilities.
  • Leadership and service on Library committees.
  • Participation in Library projects.
  • Assistance with the general work of the Library.
  • Exemplifies qualities worthy of emulation; a positive attitude, a sense of humor, appreciation of people, and a commitment to service.

Nomination Procedure & Details:
  • Any member of library’s permanent staff or faculty may nominate candidates, except those currently serving on the committee.
  • No self nominations will be considered.
  • All nominations are considered.
  • An award recipient is not eligible again for 5 years after receipt of the original award.
  • Members of the Award Committee are not eligible for the award and must abstain for voting when it involves a person from their own Department.
  • All nominations are kept confidential.

Nominations should be submitted electronically to Katherine

Nominations should be submitted electronically and are due by 5:00pm on April 24, 2016 (Monday). The link to the site (which includes the award winners from prior years) is provided below - the nomination form is included on the site. Please review the selection criteria and consider submitting a nomination for the library associate(s) that you feel would be deserving of this honor.

-The Staff Service Award Committee for this year includes:

Kathelene McCarty Smith (2016 Winner)
Ann Perdue (2015 Winner)
Katherine Nunnally (2014 Winner)

Please contact anyone on the committee if you have any questions.


Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $260
Enrichment $50
Women's Veterans Historical Project $10
University Archives $225

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Ferguson Update from Ann Perdue

For the last 2-3 weeks the control panels in Ferguson have been undergoing a major renovation.  The work is now complete and it is awesome.  (yes, I am biased.)

Here is a picture of all the new controls lined up :

 Here is a picture of what the new control looks like:

So much easier with a touch screen.  No pesky handles.

And here is the updated safety mechanism.  (Remember to kick the candy cane to stop the ranges if you are in the aisle when the shelves are moving. You are not James Bond...DO NOT climb the shelves.)  Really this new mechanism is just like your garage door with the beam of light, where if you break the beam of light the garage door doesn't shut.  Here the range will stop moving. 

Ok, if you want/need a demo please let me know.

Also, for the latest in Facility News check out Will Cook's Blog "Facilities Report" on BTS.


Monday, March 20, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $75
Enrichment $150
Womens' Veterans Historical Project $5,000

 Dr. Jo Safrit included this WVHP donation as part of a larger gift to UNCG.  She has been a big supporter of this project for several years.  More on Jo Safrit and her generosity to the Libraries.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Scott Hinshaw Recognized as a UNCG Staff Star

Congratulations to Scott Hinshaw, who was recognized as a UNCG Staff Star today! Scott is the Archives Technician in Special Collections and University Archives. 

Nick McCollister Recognized as a UNCG Staff Star

Congratulations to Nick McCollister, who was recognized as a UNCG Staff Star today! Nick is the Reference Desk Manager in Research, Outreach and Instruction for Jackson Library.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends of the Libraries $275
Enrichment $500
Women's Veterans Historical Project $100
Mae Douglas in honor of Sterling Douglas $4,000

Mae Douglas named the DMC's Presentation Practice Room in honor of her nephew, Sterling Douglas. We've used the funds to purchase equipment and software to support the DMC's mission.

Monday, February 27, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $50
Enrichment $1550
Womens' Veterans Historical Project $10
University Archives $500
Friends Speaker Fund $500

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Stacey Krim Recognized as a UNCG Staff Star

Congratulations to Stacey Krim who was recognized today as a UNCG Staff Star! Stacey is the Special Collections Technician in Special Collections and University Archives.

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $275
Enrichment $500
Institutional Oral History Project $25

Several of our donations this week were from the "Believe in the G" telethon.

Students Add to Digital Library of American Slavery

University Communications published a great article today regarding DLAS. Thanks to University Libraries' talented faculty and staff, students will have the opportunity to interact with the project through coursework and internships. Read the full article at

Monday, February 13, 2017

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $375.00
Enrichment $100.00
Women's Veterans Historical Project $100

Rightsizing Timeline

The Library Administration has approved a revised "Rightsizing" timeline that was developed by the Collections Team, Access Services, and others.

The timeline is intended to be a flexible document, and will be updated periodically.

You can find a link to the timeline in the "Collections Team" section of BTS.

Friday, February 10, 2017

National Library Week Is April 9 – 15, 2017

About National Library Week

National Library Week will be observed April 9-15, 2017. This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform,” and the observance is a great time to celebrate the contributions of libraries and librarians. Historically, National Library Week has been used to support all types of libraries, including school, public, academic and special.

History of National Libraries Week

In the mid-1950s, research showed that Americans were spending less on books and more on radios, televisions and musical instruments. Concerned that Americans were reading less, the ALA and the American Book Publishers formed the National Book Committee, whose goals included, encouraging people to read in their increasing leisure time, improving incomes and health and developing a strong and happy family life. In 1957, the National Book Committee developed a plan for National Library Week based on the idea that once people were motivated to read, they would support and use libraries. With the cooperation of ALA and with help from the Advertising Council, the first National Library Week was observed in 1958 with the theme "Wake Up and Read!"

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

N&R article

There's a nice article in today's N&R about ERIT's participation in Art Professor Sherry Oring's "I Wish to Say" project.

Monday, January 30, 2017

Danny Nanez is a Staff Star!

Congratulations to Danny who was named a UNCG Staff Star today!  Chancellor Gilliam visited ERIT today to present the award.

Weekly Advancement Report

Friends $1305
Enrichment $40
Walter C. Jackson Family Acquisition & Preservation Fund $500
Women's Veterans' Historical Project Fund $10.00
University Archives $125

Friday, January 27, 2017

Stacey Krim and Mac Nelson Have Won the Music Library Association’s 2016 Best of Chapters Award

Stacey Krim and Mac Nelson have won the Music Library Association’s 2016 Best of Chapters Award for their paper “Hyperconnected Access to Archival Music Collections: Cataloging, Finding Aids, and Social Media.” The award has earned Krim and Nelson a place as featured speakers at the 2017 annual meeting of the MLA in Orlando, FL (February 22-26, 2017). Their presentation will be streamed in Spanish and Portuguese as part of the first Pan-American Regional meeting of the International Association of Music Libraries, Archives, and Documentation Centres.

Monday, January 23, 2017

Weekly Development Report

Friends $150.00
Enrichment $150
Class of 1950 Anniversary Fund $1,000

The Class of 1950 Anniversary Fund was established to preserve the papers of Charles Duncan McIver, founder and 1st president of UNCG.  Now that those papers are processed and digitized we hope to move forward with subsequent presidents of the State Normal and Industrial School (UNCG's original name).

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

UNC System Strategic Plan

Is on their web site:

Safe & Trans Zone Workshops Registration

Registration for the spring Safe & Trans Zone workshops is now open for faculty, staff, and students. 

The dates and other information can be found on the Intercultural Engagement  website:   (Just check with your supervisor first.)

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

University Libraries Featured in Informed Librarian Online

Read Mike Crumpton's article regarding the distinctive history and accomplishments of UNCG’s University Libraries. The article was most recently published in the current issue of the Informed Librarian Online. Read the full article at