Wednesday, September 30, 2009

2009 Celebration of Promotion and Tenure Event

On September 29, 2009, the library hosted the fourth annual celebration of the attainment of promotion and tenure by members of the UNCG faculty. As part of this celebration each of the 33 honorees were invited to select a favorite book and share the personal meaning or reason for choosing it. In each book a commemorative bookplate honoring their achievement is placed and a display of these books can be seen on the first floor of the Jackson Library. Congratulations to the many that have achieved tenure at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro: read more about them here.

Special thanks to those who shared their thoughts on the event:

Hosts: Irma Minerva and Beth Filar Williams

Time: 5:28 |Size: 4.99 MB | Download .mp3 | Transcript

Music/Sounds: "ants........................" by Anchor Méjans (intro)

Links: Promotion and Tenure Recognition

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Friends of the UNCG Libraries Book Discussion Group: The Innocent Man

In this podcast, we interview UNCG Sociology Department Associate Professor Saundra Westervelt who is leading the Friends of the University Libraries book discussion of The Innocent Man by John Grisham. Dr. Westervelt has specialties in criminology, specifically the sociology of law, miscarriages of justice and family violence. In her research she is conducting interviews with individuals who have been wrongfully convicted and exonerated. One of these exonerees, Greg Wilhoit, was a major source for Grisham's book.

Join us at 7 p.m. on Monday, September 21, in the Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library for discussion of The Innocent Man. Registration for the discussion is online at

Hosts: Hannah Winkler and Saundra Westervelt

Time: 14:44 |Size: 13,829 MB | Download .mp3 | Transcript Coming Soon

Music/Sounds: "ants........................" by Anchor Méjans (intro)


Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Irma Minerva TV: An Interview with Sarah Dorsey, UNCG's Music Librarian

In this debut edition of Irma Minerva TV, a new feature here in our audio magazine, IMTV spoke with Sarah Dorsey, Head Music Librarian for the UNCG School of Music. In her interview, Sarah discusses her music background, what it's like to work in a music library, and she gives some important advice to students.

Host: Andrew Holt Williams

Time: 5:12

"Morning Sunrise" by Pete Calandra and Scott Schreer (


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Upcoming Event: Willy Claflin, Storyteller, Author, Folk Singer

In this podcast, Barry Miller and Karen Gavigan are interviewed to discuss the upcoming collaborative free event between UNCG library, School of Education, local area schools and BOOKMARKS, staring storyteller and author Willy Claflin: September 14, 2009, 7pm at the Elliott University Center Auditorium, UNCG Campus.

Hosts: Irma Minerva, Beth Filar Williams, Barry Miller (Library' Director of Communications and External Relations), Karen Gavigan (UNCG's Teaching Resource Center librarian).

Time: 5:29 |Size: 5 MB | Download .mp3 | Transcript

Music/Sounds: "ants........................" by Anchor Méjans (intro)