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Spring 2017 Events at the UNCG University Libraries

Nov 15, 2016

Monday, February 13, 2017. Book discussion of "Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption by Bryan Stevenson," led by Dr. Saundra Westervelt of the UNC Greensboro Sociology Department. 7 pm in the Hodges Reading Room. Free and open to the public. -- Tuesday, March 21, 2017. Book discussion of All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, led by Dr. Chuck Bolton of the UNC Greensboro History Department. 4 pm in the Hodges Reading Room. Free and open to the public. -- Wednesday, March 29, 2017. Friends of the UNCG Libraries Annual Dinner. The speaker will be Ray Suarez, former host of National Public Radio's Talk of the Nation and author of numerous books including "The Holy Vote: The Politics of Faith in America" and "Latino Americans: The 500-year Legacy That Shaped a Nation." 6 pm in Cone Ballroom, Elliott University Center. Ticketed Event.

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New Slave Deeds Project Expands Digital Library on American Slavery

Nov 09, 2016

An expansion of the UNCG University Libraries' Digital Library on American Slavery will provide a unique, centralized database of bills of sales indexing the names of enslaved people from across North Carolina. "People Not Property - Slave Deeds of North Carolina" is a collaborative endeavor between the UNCG University Libraries, the North Carolina Division of Archives and Records and the North Carolina Registers of Deeds. When complete the project will include high resolution images and full-text searchable transcripts.

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Learning Spaces for the 21st Century: The Future of the University Libraries

Oct 12, 2016

Jackson Library is busier than ever and filled with students engaged in a variety of learning opportunities. UNCG’s enrollment is increasing and our current space configuration does not accommodate the variety of learning environments we should be providing to our students. These environments, along with the expertise of our staff, enable students to create projects needed for their course work including traditional papers, media and 3D objects, and support your mission in the classroom. To accomplish this goal we need to remove some of the shelving in the Jackson Library tower. We will free up shelves by eliminating unneeded duplication of titles, increasing the number of items per shelf, and removing some of the non-essential titles that have not circulated in more than 25 years. This project will begin in 2016 with a pilot on the 6th floor of the Jackson Tower. Read more at the link below.

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A Testimony through Music: The Compositions of Lev Aronson. Cellist, Teacher, and Holocaust Survivor

Oct 11, 2016

This exhibit conveys the story of his Aronson’s life through his sheet music, the collection of which is available for research at the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections & University Archives at Jackson Library. This exhibit features several musical manuscripts, composed by Aronson, relating to his experiences in the Nazi and Russian labor camps. Included among these pieces are vocal works in Yiddish focused upon his experiences during the war, as well as two concert pieces for cello composed by Aronson and signed with his inmate identification number.

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UNCG Faculty Promotion and Tenure Attainment Recognition

Oct 06, 2016

UNCG faculty promoted and/or tenured in 2016 were honored at the promotion and tenure attainment recognition event held on Monday, September 26 in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House. This program, jointly sponsored by the Office of the Provost and the University Libraries, offers honorees the opportunity to select a book (or other resource) that has special meaning to them. The titles are added to the Libraries collection. We are particularly pleased to be recognizing three library faculty members who were granted tenure: Keith Gorman, Jenny Dale, and David Gwynn.

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