Hazards to Books
Through January 15, 2014
The Preservation Services division presents "Hazards to Books" in the first floor lobby cases of Jackson Library. With so many circulating books in our collections, it is inevitable that harm may come to some unfortunate few, as we showcase in this display. But there are simple steps our patrons can take to avoid damaging these vital resources:
1) If it is raining outside, ask for a plastic bag at the Check Out Desk in which to place your items and protect them from the wet weather.
2) Don't write notes or highlight passages in your library books. Instead, visit the Digital Media Commons
which offers free scanning. This is a wonderfully convenient way to scan documents and pages and either save them on a flash drive or, even easier, email them to yourself.
3) We love animals, but animals don’t seem to have the same idea about our books. When the two are together, please place our library materials out of reach from your furry friends. It is astounding how quickly a dog can make mincemeat out of a library book.
Help us preserve our collections for generations to come!
Do You Know Minerva?
Through November 30, 2013
An (interactive!) exhibit in the Elliott University Center connector highlights the origins, changes, and images of our goddess, Minerva. Learn about Minerva's classical background, how she may have come to be used on UNCG's seal, see many unique images of her, and discover the classical origin of one of the seal images.