University Libraries News

WVHP Annual Luncheon

Sep 19, 2023

On Friday, November 11, 2023, the UNC Greensboro Women Veterans Historical Project (WVHP) will host its annual luncheon featuring keynote speaker Ingrid Ruffin, U.S. Air Force veteran and UNCG alumna, discussing “The Creative Power of War & Conflict”. The event will be held at the UNCG Alumni House. Doors open at 11:30 and the program and luncheon will be from noon-2pm.

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Sep 08, 2023

The University Libraries is a proud member and supporter of AAUW, an organization dedicated to advancing gender equity for women and girls through education, economic security, and advocacy. Click HERE to learn more about AAUW and email Nakia Hoskins to join!



Sep 08, 2023

On July 1, Dr. Rhonda Jones and Dr. Alyx Beckwith of NC Central University, began their term as Engaged Faculty Scholars. Two North Carolina Campus Engagement (NCCE) network faculty or administrators are selected annually for this prestigious statewide role. This is the second time NCCE has selected a UNC Greensboro faculty member since the program began in 2015. Engaged Faculty Scholars receive support from NCCE and their institution to carry out a self-designed project that advances and deepens community engagement and/or the scholarship of engagement at their institution. They will also mentor one faculty member or administrator in the NCCE network of campuses to support their efforts to advance service learning and community engagement.


Color Rooms

Sep 08, 2023

Over the course of 8 months, UNCG Painting capstone students have delved into process, mood, and symbolism. Paintings in this show were created through inquiry of environments and memories, addressing the evolution of our personal lives through color. Featured Artists: Olivia Axland Amiah Jones Wesley Durham Jasper Rutledge Madison Miller Sarah Smith Wisp Schock You can see the new artwork in the "Poe Reading Room" located on the first floor of Jackson Library. GPS Second Stop Greensboro Project Space (GPS) is UNCG School of Art’s off-campus multi-purpose art space that acts as a bridge between students and faculty and the Greensboro community. GPS Second Stop is an opportunity for student exhibitions to travel from Greensboro Project Space’s downtown location to the UNCG campus.

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Sep 08, 2023

Patented in 1917, Piggly Wiggly was by far the most influential self-service store of the early twentieth century. Before 1940 it was the only self-service chain with a national distribution network, but it was neither the first nor the only version. Beyond Piggly Wiggly reveals the importance of Piggly Wiggly in the invention of self-service and goes beyond the history of a single firm to explore the role of small business entrepreneurs who invented the first self-service stores in a grassroots social process. The book club will begin on September 18th and end October 16th with an in-person author talk and book signing with Lisa Tolbert in the UNCG Alumni House. The event is free and open to the public. The first 25 book club registrants will receive a free copy of the book!



Sep 08, 2023

This year please support he University Libraries' own Terry Brandsma, associate professor and information technology librarian, as he leads the Ukulele Americana Music Jam Session with the Triad Ukulele Club, on Saturday, September 9th, at 4PM.


National Voter Registration Day

Sep 08, 2023

Representatives from the League of Women Voters (LMV) will be in the Library on Tuesday, September 19th, from 9 AM - 2 PM, registering individuals to vote. We encourage you to send people their way and help us participate in this important day!

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Family Study Room

Aug 11, 2023

A space for patrons who are accompanied by their children which includes books, games, toys, and more! Open to all UNCG students, faculty, and staff.

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Welcome Back, Spartans!

Aug 11, 2023

The University Libraries are gearing up to welcome new students this fall with several events! On the first day of classes, students can stop by the library’s Fall Kick-Off table on College Avenue from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. on August 15th to pick up some treats, swag, and information about library services. Following the Fall Kick-Off, we’ll be hosting several events for Rawkin’ Welcome Weeks (RWW).

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Jul 11, 2023

University Libraries', Steve Cramer, Business and Entrepreneur Librarian, co-chaired the Entrepreneurship and Libraries Conference (ELC) held its 3rd annual Pitch Competition on May 4, 2023, with co-sponsorship by EBSCO and ALA.

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Staff Senate Service Committee Award Goes to Audrey Sage

Jul 11, 2023

Staff Senate Service Committee "shout-out" to Audrey Sage, Preservations Service Manager, University Libraries.

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Celebrating Over 30 Years of Service

Jul 11, 2023

The University Libraries celebrates the years of service, commitment, and dedication of our faithful faculty and staff. Thank you for your sharing your talents, gifts, and expertise with us, the campus, and the community.

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UL Receives State Grants To Preserve African American History

Jul 11, 2023

UNCG University Libraries received more than $200,000 in grant funding from the State Library of North Carolina to help preserve African American history. The grants are for projects that promote community engagement, provide equitable access, or support responsive organizations.

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Over 35 Years of Cataloging

Jul 11, 2023

Paul Hessling, Special Collections/Chief Monographic Cataloger (Associate Professor), is retiring after providing over 35 years of excellent service, instruction, and scholarship at the University Libraries. Paul cataloged over 27,000 titles, the majority of which were for Special Collections, acquired and donated over 11,000 pamphlets to Special Collections, and with the help of team members, cataloged over 8,400 of said pamphlets which culminated in 2022 when the collection was named the Paul & Janice Hessling Home Economics Pamphlets Collection. Paul has chaired, championed, and spear-headed many Library initiatives, collections, committees, and projects whose legacies will forever enrich the UNCG academic community and the community at-large.

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Vini Kuker, Staff Excellence Award Recipient

Jul 11, 2023

Staff Excellence Award recipient, Vini Kuker, evening weekend manager, Harold Schiffman Music Library.

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Happy Retirement, Sarah Dorsey

Jul 11, 2023

July 1 marked the retirement (after 28.5 years) of professor and Music, Dance, and Theatre librarian, Sarah B. Dorsey. Sarah started in the basement of the Brown Building and then five years later moved to the “new” music building in 1999. She oversaw the renovation and naming of the Harold Schiffman Music Library in October of 2012 - color accents and comfy chairs! Sarah will soon submit the first draft of her biography of composer, pianist, and pedagogue Louise Talma to the University of Illinois Press – “I am NOT a Woman Composer!” The Life and Music of Louise Talma. Sustainability supporter and advocate, Sarah wants to remind everyone that “we are all on this spaceship together” and “don’t forget to have fun!”

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50 of the Rarest, Most Fascinating Finds in UNCG's Special Collections & University Archives

Jul 16, 2022

The Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives (SCUA) at UNC Greensboro is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Since 1972, the department has collected, preserved, organized, and made accessible hundreds of thousands of unique or rare materials that document the history of the University and the Piedmont Triad region.

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Scholarly and Creative Activity: Highlighting the University Libraries’ Faculty and Staff

Jul 16, 2022

Scholarship and creative activity by the University Libraries' faculty and staff plays a significant role in the education of students and the development of the library profession. At the University Libraries, our faculty and staff are experts in their respective areas of work.

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Light the Way Campaign

Dec 20, 2021

University Libraries are the literal and proverbial crossroads of knowledge at UNCG — the foundation for all teaching, learning, and research. We offer students, faculty, and community members a wide range of resources, expertise, and technology, along with an unwavering commitment to keeping pace with change.

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UNCG's Jackson Library Gets $81M for Major Upgrades

Dec 20, 2021

In the recently approved 2022 state budget, UNC Greensboro was awarded $81 million to renovate and expand the beloved 71-year-old Walter Clinton Jackson Library. Named after UNCG’s third chancellor, it’s the most popular venue on campus with 10,000 visitors daily and 1.25 million annually.

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