Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Thurs 10/19 Film Screening - The Day the Sun Fell

UNCG Sustainability Film and Discussion Series

Oct 19, 6:30PM – The Day the Sun Fell 

Location: School of Education Room 114 – just park in the Weatherspoon lot and walk across and down Spring Garden – see a campus map here.

Swiss-Japanese filmmaker Aya Domenig, the granddaughter of a doctor on duty for the Red Cross during the 1945 atomic bombing of Hiroshima, approaches the experience of her deceased grandfather by tracing the lives of a doctor and of former nurses who once shared the same experience. While gathering the memories and present views of these very last survivors, the nuclear disaster in Fukushima strikes and history seems to repeat itself.

Discussion leader will be Etsuko Kinefuchi, associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies. Her research covers diverse areas including critical inter/cultural communication, ecology and culture, ecofeminism, cultural identities, transnationalism and diaspora, and building intercultural alliances. Kinefuchi has conducted research in post Fukushima Japan. I look forward to her reaction to and interpretation of this important film.

Monday, October 16, 2017

Haunted House in Jackson Library Basement on 10/31/2017

The DMC and DACTS invite you to our Open House October 31, 2017, 3pm-6pm. Our departments turned 5 years old this year so we decided to celebrate our growth with a HAUNTED HOUSE!!! 

The Open House will feature: A Zombie VR experience, a Haunted Greenscreen Photobooth, a Spooky Special Effects mini-workshop in DACTS, Scary 3D print giveaways, and of course FREE FOOD.

We can't wait to see you there. Contact staff in the DMC (Digital Media Commons) or DACTS (Digital Act Studio) if have any questions.

Monday, October 2, 2017

Student input on library space Tues 10/3 from 10:30 am - 11:15 am

Dear Students,

The Libraries are engaging a consultant to help us plan changes and renovations to Jackson Library.  This is a time for your voice to be heard!

Please join a student meeting with the consultant on Tuesday October 3 10:30 - 11:15 am in Room 216 in Jackson Library.

Cookies will be provided!

Please sign up on this Doodle poll

Friday, September 22, 2017

NHIS Data Alert

Our data services librarian just got this news about NHIS data -

"The CDC/National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), which produces the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) data, has discovered several issues in the 2015 and 2016 NHIS data. We are sharing their published guidance with you and letting you know how IPUMS will approach the delivery of these data.
2016 Sample Weights. NCHS discovered a problem with how the sample was distributed between urban areas within some states. This problem has resulted in inaccurate sampling weights in the 2016 NHIS data. NCHS advises users to repeat any analyses they have conducted using the 2016 sampling weights when the revised weights are released later this year. Their investigations indicate that national estimates and estimates for key subgroups are largely unaffected when the current sampling weights are used.
IPUMS will continue to offer the original 2016 sampling weights on our website and add the revised 2016 sampling weights as soon as they are released by NCHS. Users should use these weights with caution and re-run any analyses once the new weights are available.
2015 Cancer Supplement. NCHS discovered errors in the 2015 cancer supplement data. NCHS urges users to delete the file and repeat their analyses with the revised data once they become available.
IPUMS has temporarily removed all variables that contained 2015 cancer supplement data from our website. We advise users to delete any extracts using the incorrect 2015 data. There are no problems with earlier years, but in order to immediately remove the 2015 variables we had to suppress affected variables in all years that they appear. We are working to make these variables available again soon for the period before 2015. We will add the revised 2015 cancer supplement file as soon as NCHS releases it.
Best regards,
The IPUMS Health Surveys Team"

Show me the money! Funding search workshop Oct 25 9 am




Show Me the Money! Locating Grant Funding Opportunities-, October 25, 2017, 9-11 am, 304 Curry




Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words.  Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by Helen Kiss (Office of Sponsored Programs) and Gerald Holmes (University Libraries). Register at https://workshops.uncg.edu

Monday, September 18, 2017

APA Style Central now available!

APA Style Central is a writing, research and publication guide.  It has tutorials and more. UNCG Libraries now have a subscription!

To access this database
  1. Start at the libraries home page: http://library.uncg.edu
  2. Choose databases
  3. Navigate to the databases starting with A, then choose APA Style Central
  4. Log in with your iSpartan account, as you would do with any other subscription
Links will be added to library guides soon.

The APA Style Central database has excerpts from the Publication Manual of the APA, but it is not an online version of the manual.  Don't recycle your print edition just yet :)

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Instructors, be kind. Please give at least 2 weeks' notice when you'd like a library workshop

Instructors, I love to coming to your class to demonstrate resources and work with your students!

But please ask for these sessions well in advance.

Before the semester begins is best, but at least two weeks in advance.  That will allow me more than 60 minutes during working hours to prepare, including finding out about the assignment, finding out from you what you'd like your students to get out of the session, then actually doing to legwork to determine the best e-resources & approach to meet those needs.

More information on scheduling library workshops and tours is here: http://library.uncg.edu/info/help/classes_and_tours.aspx

Digital Act Studio - Design/visual feedback service includes distance and online students

The Digital Act Studio (DACTS) gives design/visual feedback on powerpoints, posters, brochures, and other digital media products.

And they have online consultations!

Whether you're an on campus student or distance education or online, check out this service: https://digitalactstudio.uncg.edu/our-services/make-an-appointment/

In memoriam: Gaylor Callahan

Some of you might have heard that Gaylor Callahan, a friend and coworker in Jackson Library, recently passed away.

Here is her obituary in the Greensboro News & Record.

In case you knew her and would like to pay your respects, the memorial service will take place Thursday, September 21st beginning at 3 pm in the Virginia Dare Room of the Alumni House, at 4:00 we will walk down College Avenue to Ashby Residential College at Mary Foust Hall for the rest of the event.

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

All Interlibrary Loan - related services have been restored

Great news, ILL-related services have been fully restored:
  • Interlibrary Loan
  • Campus  Book Delivery (only for UNCG faculty and staff)
  • Document Delivery (only for UNCG graduate students, faculty, and staff)
  • Distance Education loans (free book shipping for UNCG distance education and online students who live outside of Guilford County)
You should be able to request these services from the ILL page and from your usual shortcuts (a webpage showing that we don't own an article or book).
Thank you for your patience!
Here is a reminder video about Interlibrary Loan:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Research webinars for faculty, students, and staff

UNCG Libraries presents a new webinar series on "Research and Applications."

This UNCG webinar series (click this link for more information on webinar series) is for UNCG students, staff, faculty, instructors, and librarians.  The series will cover topics on library resources and research tools.  

Please sign up for any of the sessions that you are interested in attending!  We will record these 30 minute webinars in WebEx Meeting Center and make them available on an UNCG Libraries website.  

Thursday, September 14th at 11:30am:
“Open Access Scholarship Support (NC DOCKS and more)” by Anna Craft, Coordinator of Metadata Services and Tiffany Henry, Discovery Cataloger.

Friday, October 13th at 1pm:
“Zotero: Citation Management” by Jenny Dale, Information Literacy Coordinator.

Tuesday, November 14th at 1pm:
“Open Education Resources (OER) Opportunities” by Beth Bernhardt, Assistant Dean for Collection Management and Scholarly Communications and Jenay Soloman, Diversity Resident Librarian.

Friday, December 1st at 11am:
“Google Scholar vs. Library Resources” by Maggie Murphy, First Year Instruction Librarian. 

Instructional technology webinars for instructors, TAs, and staff

UNCG Libraries and the UTLC (University Teaching and Learning Commons) present a new webinar series on "Online Learning and Innovation."

This webinar series is for UNCG faculty, instructors, librarians, TAs, and staff interested in learning more about instructional technology and online learning at UNCG. Some of the topics included are online learning pedagogies, UNCG instructional technology tools (Canvas, Google, Box, etc), and more.

Please sign up here.  We will record these 30 minute webinars in WebEx Meeting Center and make them available on the UTLC and UNCG Libraries websites.

Thursday, September 7th at 1pm:
“Making your Canvas Course More Accessible” by Anita Warfford, Instructional Technology Consultant (ITC) for UNCG College of Arts and Science (CAS)

Monday, October 16th at 1pm:
“Canvas and Grading” by Aprille Black, an Instructional Technology Consultant (ITC) for UNCG Bryan School.

Thursday, November 9th at 1pm:
“Creating Effective Online Discussions” by Jane Harris and Pam Howe, Instructional Technology Consultants (ITCs) for UNCG School of Health and Human Sciences (HHS).

Tuesday, December 5th at 1pm:
“Google and Online Instruction” by Aprille Black, an Instructional Technology Consultant (ITC) for UNCG Bryan School and Joy Pine-Thomas, Instructional Technology Consultant (ITC) for the UNCG School of Nursing (SON). 


Please feel free to email Amy Brown (albro25@uncg.edu), Samantha Harlow (slharlow@uncg.edu), or Benjamin Peterson (bcpeters@uncg.edu) with any questions or concerns about this webinar series.

Friday, August 18, 2017

How do I find a health policy? For nursing students

Different people use the word policy to mean different things.  As always, it helps me if you can let me know if this is for a specific course and also what kinds of documents you're trying to find.

The library guide for NUR 620 has some sources to get you starting finding a health policy.

I usually suggest that nurses start by looking at -
If you've got a favorite place for looking over health policies, let me know!

The nursing libguide has my contact info and the "schedule appointment" button shows my availability.

Please note one of the nursing instructors has told me that part of the assignment is for you to find a policy yourselves.

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Changes being proposed to federal library depository program

Our government information librarian just brought this to my attention -

This is not a drill. The future of Title 44 and the depository library program hang in the balance: http://freegovinfo.info/node/12168

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

workshops on finding grant funding - 8/24 and 10/25

Show Me the Money! Locating Grant Funding Opportunities-  
Thurs., 8/24/17, 11:00AM-1:00PM
Weds., 10/25/17, 9:00AM-11:00AM
both in 304 Curry

Faculty and graduate students often require external funding for research, scholarship, and creative activity. This workshop will explore how to get the most from grant seeking databases, including SPIN, GrantSelect, Grant Advisor Plus, and the Foundation Center. Participants learn to search for possible funding opportunities, practice identifying eligibility, and realize the importance of key words.  Attendees will have opportunities to access databases and engage in searches related to their topic of interest. Presented by the Office of Sponsored Programs and University Libraries.

Register through the University Libraries section of the UNCG Workshops calendar.