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.