University Libraries Spotlight
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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New DVDs at UNCG
Jun 30, 2016
New DVDs hit the shelves in Jackson Library every week or so. Check out the new DVD lists at this blog.
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Carolina Consortium Saves $338 Million for Libraries Across North and South Carolina
Jun 27, 2016
The Carolina Consortium enables libraries in North Carolina and South Carolina to use their bulk purchasing power to obtain favorable pricing on a variety of electronic resources that are of significant interest to the scholarly community and the general public. For 2016, the collective annual cost avoidance is now $338,437,086.
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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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Sisters in Crime Grant Awarded to University Libraries
Jun 08, 2016
The University Libraries have been awarded a "We Love Libraries" grant from Sisters in Crime, an organization of professional women mystery writers. The grant will be used to support the Robbie Emily Dunn Collection of American Detective Fiction, one of our Special Collections. The University Libraries will celebrate receipt of the grant at an event at 4 p.m. on September 22, 2016.
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Jackson Society Chooses Rare First Editions for Special Collections and University Archives
Jun 08, 2016
The Jackson Society's Members Choice Event was held recently, and members again chose some rare titles to add to the collections of the Martha Blakeney Hodges Special Collections and University Archives.
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Paula Damascenzo de Oliveira Wins Undergraduate Research & Outstanding Student Library Worker Awards
May 24, 2016
Paula Damasceno De Oliveira has made quite an impression during her time at UNCG, and especially in the University Libraries. Already named the Libraries' Outstanding Student Worker this year, she has capped her spring semester with the Libraries' Undergraduate Research Award as well.
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Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussions for Fall 2016 Semester
May 17, 2016
Monday, September 19, 2016 -- Discussion of Red Brick, Black Mountain, White Clay: Reflections on Art, Family, and Survival, by Christopher Benfey. Monday, October 10, 2016 -- Discussion of Looking for Palestine, by Najla Said.
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Kathelene McCarty Smith Wins Staff Service Award
May 17, 2016
Kathelene McCarty Smith of the Special Collections and University Archives Department has been named the winner of the University Libraries Staff Service Award for 2016. Created by long-time Circulation Department Head Martha Ransley upon her retirement, the Award was first given in 1998. The award recognizes and rewards members of the SPA Library Staff who provide outstanding leadership and service in furthering the accomplishment of the mission of the Library to provide service to students, faculty, staff and members of the community which the University serves.
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Improved Study Spaces in Jackson Library
Apr 20, 2016
Look for a great new study space on the first floor of Jackson Library when you come back next fall!
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Did you know the Library has graphic novels?
Mar 01, 2016
You may not know that Jackson Library has a graphic novels collection. The Library is so big that most students have no idea how to find the non-academic items. We would like for you to know about it though, because the more people that use the graphic novels the larger the collection will become.
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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!
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University Libraries on Social Media
Jan 08, 2016
Keep up with what's going on at the University Libraries! Learn about new services, resources, events and important updates through our social media. Tumblr:
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