According to Cicero, "Gratitude is not only the greatest of the virtues but the parent of all others. The COVID pandemic has produced hardships and despair across many venues and situations, but it’s the ability to still see and appreciate what we have and who we can count on, that makes the difference moving forward. This applies to all aspects of life, at home, at work and in our educational environment.

At home we can be grateful for our families and friends and work together to maintain those relationships safely and collaboratively. I personally appreciate the respect that families and friends can show in allowing individuals to have the space they need to come to terms with these hardships but at the same time provide support and assistance in addressing basic needs.

I also appreciate an organization that is dedicated to the safety of its people; faculty, staff and students, and recognizes the value in keeping a long-term commitment to forward momentum. That gratitude includes knowing that some decisions are tough, but informed, and needed for the larger perspective. This includes our faculty and staff who have worked in different and innovative ways to uphold our mission to our stakeholders in the safest way possible.

I am extremely grateful for our community friends and family for their continued support during these unusual times. Knowing that commitments are being made to support the University Libraries is an investment in our sustained future and I appreciate any and all support as it provides me optimism for our future and the good we can accomplish as we move down this road.

Stay safe, know that all of you are appreciated for the individual value that you provide. Collectively that value is a tremendous testament to who we are and what we do and for that I am overwhelmingly grateful.

Michael Crumpton, MLIS, SHRM-SCP
Interim Dean and Associate Professor
Some things never change, like the loyalty and engagement of our donors and friends. In an effort to thank you for all the ways you have supported University Libraries, I will be convening sessions in April to speak with you directly to answer any questions you may have about University Libraries and how we are maintaining our strategic vision and core values during these historic times.

Available Dates and Times

Thursday, April 8, 2021, 1 - 2 p.m.

Thursday, April 15, 2021, 4 - 5 p.m.

Tuesday, April 20, 2021, 11 a.m. - noon.
Believe in the G is UNC Greensboro's biggest day of giving. It's 24 hours of fun challenges and the celebration of all things UNCG!

University Libraries is an instructional partner that exposes students to new ideas, sparks their ingenuity and satisfies their intellectual curiosity. If University Libraries is your favorite area of campus, make a gift through #BelieveintheG today.

Don't forget to wear blue and gold to show your Spartan spirit. Share the impact of UNCG through social media. Make a gift to support your favorite area of campus. GIVE EARLY.
The Department of Preservation Services’ mission provides both the preservation and conservation needs of UNC Greensboro’s University Libraries' collections. With its long history of apprentice-style training for conservators, the department continues to provide book and paper conservation training opportunities, including intermediate and advanced workshops and consultancies for students, faculty, staff and the broader community. The department also utilizes interns and student workers, who are majoring in a variety of fields from across the curriculum to help carry out the day-to-day functions of the unit. READ MORE.
We are thrilled to be reading and discussing the Binti trilogy together in the forum as our book club selection for March, April and May. This book collects the three award-winning novellas and one short story that constitute Nnedi Okorafor’s incredible Binti series. We will journey with Binti as she leaves Earth to attend the prestigious Oomza University and discovers a galaxy of danger, friendship and transformation. READ MORE.

Sponsored by UNCG Bryan School of Business and Economics, UNCG Alumni Association, and UNCG University Libraries.
Join the University Libraries March 19 - April 30 as Science Liaison Librarian and Assistant Professor Megan Carlton leads and instructs the campus, community and friends through the iNaturalist platform virtually engaging members in a seasonal exhibition of “Spring Scenes: Through the Lens of UNCG Students, Staff, Faculty, Alumni, and Friends." Carlton will introduce all to the iNaturalist platform and instruct users how to navigate the website while encouraging participants to safely explore and photograph the world around them. Capture and upload pictures of the scene of nature around you and in places you may visit — let's see what blooms!
The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award (ULURA) is given every year in recognition of an outstanding original paper or project in any media (film, performance, software or technology) created by an undergraduate student or students at UNC Greensboro. Successful individual or group projects will demonstrate the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from library and scholarly resources, and the winning entry will receive a $500 cash prize funded by the University Libraries! READ MORE.
University Libraries is pleased to announce that Juanita Thacker has accepted the position of information literacy lecturer in the Department of Research, Outreach and Instruction (ROI). READ MORE.
University Libraries’ is pleased to announce the hiring of Katherine Heilman as the new electronic resources librarian and assistant professor in the Department of Technical Services. 
Discovery Cataloger and Assistant Professor Tiffany Henry has reveiewed the book, "Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial" by Jessica Ingram for the North Carolina Library Association (NCLA). You can read the full review HERE along with other books about North Carolina.
Online Learning Librarian and Assistant Professor Samantha Harlow has co-authored a book chapter, "Facing Distance Education Challenges through Technical and Public Service Collaboration: A Case Study, in "Library Technical Services: Adapting to the Changing Envrionment."
Information Literacy Lecturer Juanita Thacker has co-authored two book chapters, Rankism and Marginalization in Academic Libraries and Fostering the Evolution of Library Roles through Reframing, in "Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries."
Diversity Coordinator and Associate Professor Gerald Holmes has co-authored a book chapter, Ways to Demonstrate the Value of DEI Programs in "Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries,"
Business and Entrepreneurship Librarian and Associate Professor Steve Cramer has co-authored a book chapter, Challenging Promotion and Tenure Traditions in Academic Libraries, in "Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries."
Interim Dean and Associate Professor Michael Crumpton has authored two book chapters, Talent Management and Coaching and Mentoring in "Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries" in which he co-edited with Nora Bird.
Head of Technical Services and Associate Professor Christine Fischer has co-authored a book chapter, Older Duties as Assigned: A Reexamination of Roles in Resource Acquisition and Management, in "Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries."
Preservation Services Specialist Suzanne Sawyer has co-authored two book chapters, Rankism and Marginalization in Academic Libraries and Fostering the Evolution of Library Roles through Reframing in "Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries."
Executive Director of Development and External Relations Karlene Noel Jennings has co-authored a book, "Fundraising for Academic Libraries: A practical Guide for Librarians." Additionally, she has co-authored two book chapters, Rankism and Marginalization in Academic Libraries and Fostering the Evolution of LIbrary Roles through Reframing, as well as a book chapter, Essential Advancement Skills for Working with Donors, Boards, and Additional Stakeholders in "Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries."
Thanks to a partnership with the International Civil Rights Center & Museum, University LIbraries designed "A Retrospective Look at Black Lives as Seen Through Life and Jet Magazines", an exhibit, featuring original prints of select Life and Jet magazines from 1950 - 1968, on prominent Black leaders, Black issues and social activism of that time. The exhibit features articles and resources that narrate social justice issues that are still at the forefront of today's current battles.
The Digital Media Commons will host a virtual 10-week Web Development Series on Thursdays beginning Februrary 11 through April 22, 2021 from 2 - 3 p.m. Are you interested in coding websites? This workshop series will walk you through HTML and CSS. Part self-guided, part directed learning with weekly coding hours. REGISTER TODAY.
The Digital Media Commons' multimedia workshops are open to all UNCG students, faculty, and staff. While introductory, they are intended to provide participants with basic tools to effectively create multimedia and digital projects and to support campus curriculum multimedia literacy. Take a look at what is being offered and find a course for you! REGISTER TODAY.
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