Monday, October 26, 2015

Students - give input on library furniture!

Dear UNCG students,

The University Libraries want your input!  We plan to purchase new furniture for the Reading Room on the 1st floor of Jackson Library and want to find out your preferences.  
You can participate in two ways: 

Take this survey (5 minutes or less):

Come to a 45 minute focus focus group in the Reading Room on one of the following dates. Light refreshments will be available! Please sign up here.  Not required but will just give us an idea how many might come.
  • Monday, November 2, 11:00 am
  • Tuesday November 3, 5:00 pm
  • Wednesday November 4, 3:00 pm
  • Thursday November 5, 2: 00 pm

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Options? Rights? Copyright and Open Access Faculty Forum Weds 10/28, EUC

Faculty, please feel free to invite your graduate students to this event!  And FYI, there will be a lunch and learn on Weds 10/28 on copyright essentials for graduate students.

Grad students - Copyright Essentials Lunch and Learn Weds 10/28

Graduate students, bring your lunch to Jackson Library and learn about some copyright essentials!

Event to be held in administrative conference room 216 (in the main side of the library, not the Tower) next Wednesday 10/28, no RSVP needed.

And feel free to attend the faculty forum later that afternoon on author rights and responsibilities regarding copyright and open access.

Information Literacy Course Development Awards

UNCG University Libraries

Information Literacy Course Development Awards

            The UNCG University Libraries will offer three $1,000 awards for courses to be taught in spring 2016 to support restructuring an undergraduate 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.

The purpose of the Information Literacy Course Development Awards is to support instructors in revitalizing courses to foster information literacy skills. These re-envisioned courses will incorporate information literacy throughout the semester, teaching students to locate, evaluate, synthesize, and cite sources in the manner most appropriate for the subject area.

Please click here for more information. 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Upcoming library workshops - Zotero and Grant Seeking Databases

Interested in one of these topics?  Learn more and sign up here.

Zotero for Graduate Students - Learn about free citation management software
  • Online workshop Thursday Oct/15/2015, 12:00 PM - 1 pm EST
  • In person workshop Wednesday Oct/28/2015, 11:30 AM - 12:30 pm EST
  • In person workshop Thursday Nov/05/2015, 2:00 PM- 3 pm
**Please note, Zotero is free software not licensed by UNCG. UNCG does not provide storage, data backups, security, or tech support.  But if you'd like to see how it works, please join us.

Show Me the Money! A Guide To and Through Grant-Seeking Databases
  • In person workshop Tuesday Oct/27/2015, 04:00 PM - 6 pm EST