Friday, June 15, 2018

Instructors - Canvas meeting Thursday July 12

UNCG is hosting a NC Canvas Meeting for those interested in learning more about using Canvas or migrating to Canvas on Thursday, July 12th from 8:30am-4pm.  This is a free meeting, with lunch provided.  Sessions are performed by instructional technologist and librarians from all over the state.  Some sessions include Canvas Quizzes.Next (new quizzing demo), accessibility in Canvas, Canvas ARC, the library integrating in Canvas, Canvas Commons, and more.   

Please be sure to check out the schedule for the day and register to attend if you want to learn more about using Canvas your institution or are thinking about migrating to Canvas. 

If there are any questions about this event, please email: 

This meeting is being hosted and sponsored by UNCG instructional technologists, Information Technology Services (ITS), University Libraries, and UNC CAUSE. 

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

NIH releases strategic plan for data science

Library workshop Mon 6/11, 11 - 11:30 am Finding Health Information You Can Trust

Finding Health Information You Can Trust
Where do you get your health information...Facebook? Blogs? Great Aunt Betty? 
Learn about some resources for finding and evaluating online health information during this workshop. Please come with your iSpartan (UNCG email) user name and password. 

Monday 6/11, 11 am - 11:30 am
Jackson Library CITI lab (across from the Checkout Desk)

Friday, May 18, 2018

Moving from WorldCat Local to WorldCat Discovery

This summer, the red search box on the libraries home page will start pointing to WorldCat Discovery, a newer version of our library catalog and discovery system.

Want a sneak peak?  WorldCat Discovery is already active.

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Sat May 19 - Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk

The 2018 Guilford County Heart and Stroke Walk will be held at UNCG on the morning of Saturday May 19. Suggested donation instead of a set registration fee and free parking.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Instructor CFP - create an open textbook

Call for Proposals: University Libraries and the Provost Office Seeks Faculty to Author Open Textbooks.
Open access textbooks present the opportunity to revolutionize how knowledge is disseminated. By making teaching materials freely available online, readers worldwide can engage with them, regardless of their ability to pay.
We invite UNCG faculty members to submit textbook proposals for any discipline taught at UNCG at the undergraduate or postgraduate level (a UNCG faculty member must be the sole or lead author). We seek proposals for texts that are comprehensive works geared toward a specific field of study. Preference will be given to proposals with applicability towards multiple, high-enrollment courses taught by faculty in a single department.
Faculty are invited to apply through a competitive grant process that will award $5000 to two faculty who submit successful proposals outlining efforts to create an open textbook.   The funds will be given in two payments $2500 at the beginning of the project and $2500 when completed. The winners will be given three years to finalize their textbook.  The chosen faculty will be provided help with design, editorial and production services through the University Libraries’ participation in the Open Textbook Network Publishing Cooperative.  For more information please contact Beth Bernhardt (

Please visit  and submit a description of your project and include the following information:
1.       Your name, job title, department; please include complete contact information. Include brief bios for coauthors if applicable.
2.       A statement of support from your Department Chair, Assistant/Associate Dean or Dean.
3.       Describe your intended audience, and any courses that would be likely to use the book at UNCG or other schools.
4.       Provide manuscript specifics, such as a table of contents, chapter-by-chapter description, and the manuscript’s estimated length.
5.       How often do you anticipate revisions/updates will be required?
6.       Briefly discuss how you will address peer-review for your manuscript and please suggest 2–3 possible peer-reviewers (2 reviewers must not be affiliated with UNCG), including contact information, affiliation, etc.

Applications must be submitted by May 8th, 2018.
Applicants notified by May 11, 2018.
Textbook available July 2021.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Friday April 20 - Discussions on Textbook Affordability

Please join us for a series of presentations on textbook affordability on Friday, April 20th from 1-3:30 p.m. at J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University.  The event will feature presentations from faculty, students, and librarians from East Carolina University and the University of North Carolina-Greensboro. A full schedule of events can be found here:  

To attend in-person or virtually, please register here:  If you have questions, please contact Joseph Thomas or Beth Bernhardt.

Combined Alternative Textbook Program Symposium*
Discussions on Textbook Affordability
Friday, April 20th from 1-3:30 p.m.
2409 J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC

*This Combined Alternative Textbook program was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources.