University Libraries Spotlight
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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Apply for Information Literacy Course Development Awards
Oct 06, 2016
The UNCG University Libraries will offer three $1,000 awards for courses to be taught in spring 2017 to support restructuring a course
in order to more intentionally integrate information literacy and research. This award is open to anyone who teaches a course at the
undergraduate or graduate level and has the authority to make substantive changes to that course.
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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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Technology Checkout and Online Lending Agreement
Aug 23, 2016
The Libraries loan technologies to UNCG students, faculty & staff after completion of a Technology Lending Agreement which can now be filled out online! Technologies offered, including laptops, iPads, camcorders, digital cameras & voice recorders, are loaned from the Check Out, Digital Media Commons and/or Harold Schiffman Music Library Desks.
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Elections and Voting Resources - Keep Yourself Informed
Aug 22, 2016
Check out our elections guide for information on voter registration and voting sites, and for resources to learn more about the candidates and issues. UNCG also subscribes to TurboVote, an online “one stop shop” for voter registration.
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Digital Theatre Plus - Watch Exceptional Professional Theatre on Your Computer!
Aug 22, 2016
UNCG is excited to offer the new resource of Digital Theatre Plus to campus. This unique resource not only has HD filmed stage productions for some of the most important theatres in the English speaking world, such as the Old Vic and The Globe, but also includes backstage discussions with the many professionals who make these productions happen.
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Scanning & Photocopying Services in the University Libraries
Aug 22, 2016
The Libraries offer scanning, photocopying, and microform printing services. Scanning into several formats(PDF/Word/TIFF/JPEG) sent to several destinations (email/printer/USB drive/Google Docs) is free! Photocopiers and microform printing are also available for a per-page charge.
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Printing in the Libraries
Aug 22, 2016
Need to print your class schedule, syllabus, article, or assignment while in the libraries? Both Jackson Library and the Harold Schiffman Music Library offer printing services.
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DynaMed Plus - New Clinical Information Database
Aug 22, 2016
Looking for clinical information on health conditions and drugs? DynaMed has overviews, steps for diagnosis and interventions for over 3,200 different
conditions. This new resource will become an essential tool for all at UNCG involved in health care.
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UNCG and ECU Libraries Awarded Grant to Support Open Educational Resources
Jul 13, 2016
A grant from the State Library of North Carolina will aid students at East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina at Greensboro by reducing their costs for required textbooks. The State Library of North Carolina, a Division of the Department of Cultural Resources, awarded a grant to librarians from J.Y. Joyner Library at ECU and Jackson Library at UNCG to develop a two-pronged approach to Alternative Textbooks. Including matching funds from both universities, the total cost of the two-year project is $184,332.
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Libraries Receive Grant to Support "Good Medicine: Greensboro’s Hospitals and Healers, 1865-2015"
Jun 09, 2016
The University Libraries at UNCG is partnering with three other area institutions (the Cone Health Medical Library, the Greensboro Historical Museum Archives, and the Greensboro Public Library) on a project to make the records of the history of medicine in the Gate City--a total of thirteen unique archival collections--better known and more accessible to scholars, students and community researchers. "Good Medicine" will provide digital access to more than 47,100 items from thirteen archival collections and also from several monographs.
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E-Books at the University Libraries
Jan 19, 2016
The Libraries' have access to over 600,000 e-books searchable through the "Red Box" on the Libraries' home page. E-books may be used 24/7 from anywhere and are almost always available! Some provide downloading of sections or chapters and all allow printing. They don't require a reader but rather may be used via your laptop or desktop.
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