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 http://ure.uncg.edu/prod/cweekly/2017/02/20/students-add-digital-library-american-slavery/

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.