Friends of the UNCG Libraries
The Friends of the UNCG Libraries are advocates and supporters of the Libraries. Our Friends make a real difference in our ability to serve the campus and the local community.
Author Kathy Reichs to Speak at Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner on Wednesday, April 8
1/28/2015 11:47:00 AM
Dr. Kathy Reichsphoto by Marie-Reine MatteraLike her protagonist, Reichs is a forensic anthropologist—one of only about a hundred ever certified by the American Board of Forensic Anthropology. A professor in the department of anthropology at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, she is the former vice president of the American Academy of Forensic Sciences and serves on the National Police Services Advisory Council in Canada. Reichs’s own life, as much as her novels, is the basis for th...
Tales from the University Archives at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
WC Theatre's International Tour: Taking The Pajama Game Overseas
1/26/2015 9:00:00 AM
From October 21 through December 3, 1962, the Woman's College Theatre participated in a series of college student productions that toured overseas Army, Navy, and Air Force installations and provided free entertainment for servicemen and their families. WC was one of 29 American colleges and universities participating in the tour, which was sponsored by the USO (United Service Organizations) along with AETA (American Educational Theater Association).The WC Theatre chose the musical "The Pajama G...
Irma's World at UNCG
Keep up with Irma & the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
1/29/2015 1:29:00 PM
ANIMATEDThe book of lifeDOCUMENTARYThe house I live in DRAMAFuryThe judgeLove is strangeFOREIGNThe kingdom of dreams and madnessSube y bajaSCI-FIThe adventures of Buckaroo BanzaiTHRILLERBefore I go to sleepTVDownton Abbey. Season 5
Irma's Suggestion Box
Quiet areas in the the Library
1/21/2015 5:30:00 AM
You asked: Where are quiet study spaces in Jackson Library?Irma says: We have several quiet areas:Floors 6 - 9 are quiet floors. The Trice Alcove in the Reference area on the first floorSeveral of the small study rooms on the 2nd floor of the Tower may be reserved for up to two hours.Have a great semester!
Books Are Fun
Brazil's National Library - Biblioteca Nacional
1/15/2015 12:07:00 PM
I recently traveled to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and one of my goals was to visit our National Library (Biblioteca Nacional). Situated at Avenida Rio Branco, in downtown Rio de Janeiro, the library is considered one of the ten biggest libraries in the world by UNESCO and is the biggest in South America, with more than 9 million volumes. http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File%3ABiblioteca_nacional_rio_janeiro.jpgIn 2006 the library commemorated 200 hundred years of history. During this year, the Na...
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2 Quick and Easy Mapping Tools by Google
1/20/2015 4:06:00 PM
Data and maps go hand in hand. Have you ever been working on a project or paper that could benefit from one of those maps that have different places shaded different colors... like, say, an election map? These types of maps (and many others) are a great way to visualize data and add context to your topic. Thanks to the ubiquitous Google Map, creating a map does not necessarily require any specialized skill -just some experience working with a spreadsheet and a bit of familiarity with Google Apps...
UNCG Special Collections & University Archives
SCUA collects, preserves, and makes accessible rare, unique, or otherwise significant materials outside the scope of the general UNCG library collection. We also deliver presentations, classes, tours,...
Archiving UNCG's Online History
1/26/2015 8:00:00 AM
"It might seem, and it often feels, as though stuff on the Web lasts forever, for better and frequently for worse: the embarrassing photograph, the regretted blog (more usually regrettable not in the way the slaughter of civilians is regrettable but in the way that bad hair is regrettable). No one believes any longer, if anyone ever did, that “if it’s on the Web it must be true,” but a lot of people do believe that if it’s on the Web it will stay on the Web. Chances are, though, that it actually...
UNCG Digital Collections
Digital collections news from UNCG University Libraries
UNCG begins work on IMLS Sparks!Ignition Grant project
1/9/2015 11:00:00 AM
Work has begun on a new collaborative project involving the Digital Projects Unit of the University Libraries at The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Hayes-Taylor YMCA. The Digital Projects Unit has been awarded a 2014-2015 IMLS Sparks! Ignition Grant for Libraries and will manage this $23,522 grant in partnership with the Hayes-Taylor YMCA and their Achievers Program.The youth at the Hayes-Taylor YMCA will participate in discussions on local history and digital photography, le...