Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Best Books of 2012

Still hanging around greensboro? Looking for some books to read now that those finals are over with? Here a selection of books from various "best of" lists that we have in our University libraries. Happy Holidays and happy reading!

NPR's best books of 2012:

Canada by Richard Ford

The Brontes: Wild Genius on the moors: The story of a literary family by Juliet Barker

Behind the beautiful forevers by Katherine Boo

The art forger: a novel by B.A Shapiro

The lifeboat: a novel by Charlotte Rogan

NW by Zadie Smith

Blown covers: New Yorker Covers you were never meant to see by Francoise Mouly

Publishers Weekly best books of 2012

Bring up the bodies by Hilary Mantel

The round house by Louise Erdrich

All we know: three lives by Lisa Cohen

The New Yorker: Best Books of 2012

The constant heart by Craig Nova- A UNCG PROFESSOR!

Fear of music by Jonathan Lethem

Bewilderment: new poems and translations by David Ferry

Gone to the Forest by Katie Kitamura

Amazon best books of 2012: Editors picks

The yellow birds by Kevin Powers

Gone girl by Gillian Flynn

The Fault in our stars by John Green

The age of miracles by Karen Thompson Walker

Quiet: The power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking by Susan Cain

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Holiday Hours

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Monday, December 10, 2012

Happy Holidays from Univeristy Libraries

Here is one of the many images from our Special Collections. You can find more here.

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Free Coffee

It's reading day! Time to study study study! You know a great place to study? The University Libraries!

We want to help keep you awake, so starting today until Thursday the 6th we will have free coffee, tea and hot chocolate for you in the lobby of Jackson Library from 9pm.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Need a place to study for finals? Come down to the DMC! We've got whiteboards, dual monitor workstations, and some cozy chairs and ottomans. Study until midnight Sunday - Thursday and until 10pm on Friday and Saturday.

Monday, November 19, 2012

LibQual grand prize winner

Congratulations to undergraduate student Autumn Snead. Autumn  won the  grand prize of  Kindle Paperwhite for taking the LibQual+ survey.  Autumn is a senior  Elementary Education major.  We greatly appreciate Autumn and everyone else who completed the survey.  It really helps us learn if our resources and services are meeting your needs!

Thanksgiving Week hours

Friday, November 16, 2012

Assignment Calculator


having trouble getting that final paper together? University libraries is here to help! We have created a great online resource for you called the assignment calculator.

It allows you put in the due date of you assignment and then creates a schedule with helpful step by step instructions. Give it a try here!



Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Next year's summer read

Hey you!

Yes you! You can make a difference in the first year summer read for next year's incoming freshman.

Follow the link here and you can make recommendations for next year's first year summer read book.



Monday, November 5, 2012

Meet our friend Jim

Today I present to you the first part of an interview with library and information studies professor Jim Carmichael. Jim works in the school of education as a faculty member in the Masters library and information studies program. Thanks for sharing with us Jim! 

Look for the second part coming soon!



Monday, October 29, 2012

Free online Pinterest workshop

When: Tuesday, November 6th, 2012. 12:00pm

Where: online! sign up here

What: a free online course to introduce you to pinterest and its potential academic applications.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Spooky Library Displays

Come to Jackson library to vote for your favorite library display, located where the new books used to be, by circulation.

Thursday, October 25, 2012

November is National Novel Writing Month

November is culturally known for a host of celebrations in the United States: Turkey Day, Adoption Awareness Month, All Saint’s Day, Model Railroad Month, Saxophone Day, and even Peanut Butter Lover’s Month. While some of these festivities may seem random and even a little trivial, there is one sign of the season that is far from unimportant: National Novel Writing Month. National Novel Writing Month, also known as NaNoWriMo by avid participants, is an Internet-based creative writing project that occurs annually during the month of November. The challenge is simultaneously simple and difficult: write at least 50,000 words of cohesive, original story in thirty days.

While NaNoWriMo is relatively new, having begun with just 21 participants in 1999, it has garnered a large amount of support from people both nationally and internationally. In 2010 alone, 200,000 people hunkered down during the month of November for, “thirty days and nights of literary abandon,” and wrote a grand total of 2.8 billion words, some of which transformed into successfully published books after completion. Some famous books completed in the NaNoWriMo competition include Water for Elephants (now a feature film starring Reese Witherspoon and Robert Pattinson), The Night Circus (a New York Times Best Seller), Persistence of Memory, and BreakupBabe. Thanks to a supportive online network of writers from around the country, many people, especially young writers, have been able to achieve a status of authorship frequently deemed unattainable by peers, parents, and the public at large. This year, graduate assistant and MFA student Samantha “Inëz” Chambers will be participating as a representative of the Digital Media Commons and UNCG. This will be her third year as a participant and hopefully her first year of successfully completing the 50,000-word count.

You can view a participant’s word count and story synopsis via profiles on the NaNoWriMo website as well as sign up to participate on your own. To see Chambers’s progress, check out her profile at

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

New DVD's

Mad men, Season 5


Hello friends!

you know Jackson Library is full of friendly staff ready to help you check out materials, but maybe you are in a hurry and want to just check out a book or two. You can do that at the two self-checkout machines we have in Jackson Library!

There is one machine at the check out desk and one at the College Ave. entrance. You can check out books but remember if you want to check out a DVD you will need to go to the check out desk because all dvd's must be unlocked. Any more questions? Ask us!



Monday, October 22, 2012

Univeristy Libraries presents Semper Fi, Always Faithful

When: Today, Monday 22, 2012. 7:00pm
what: A free screening of the award winning documentary with a discussion and Q&A by Jerry Ensiminger
Where: Elliot University Center Auditorium
Complimentary parking will be available in the Oakland Avenue Parking Deck.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Book Talk

Thursday October 25, 2012
Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library

Professor Kelly Ritter will be presenting on her recent publication To Know Her Own History: Writing at the Women's College. Join us as we celebrate the publication of this book.
 More information can be found here.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Google For Research

Want to know more about using Google for research?  
Sign up for the online workshop the library will be providing Thursday, October 18th at 12:00pm


Friends, Spartans, Countrymen!

     I just wanted to remind you all about our awesome dvd collection, located in the reading room of Jackson library.

     My wonderful friends at the library spent all summer getting the dvd's arranged by genre. In the picture above you can see me checking out the action section. I'm getting the movie 300 because "THIS IS SPARTA!"

     We have hundreds of dvd's  and our collection just keeps growing! You can search for a specific dvd using the red search box on the library home page, we have a special tab just for dvd searching! You can check two dvd's at a time for 7 days each. And remember you can always suggest materials we don't have.

  Ok, I'm off to pop some popcorn and watch my movie!



Wednesday, October 10, 2012

UNCG Ghost Stories

This article was first published in The Carolinian, November 2, 2000. You can read back issues of The Carolinian from 1919-2008 in our online collections. You can link directly to The Carolinian here.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Government Documents

Jackson Library is a depository of both United States and State of North Carolina government publications. The government documents materials can be found in the lower level, opposite of the DMC. You can search for government documents in our catalog. If you need to find one ask someone at the reference desk as the library classification system for government documents can be very confusing.

Irma using the Government Documents area of the library

If you need help with Government information in general try our Government Information Guide!

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Game Night!

Its that time again!

When: Friday, October 5th, 5pm-8pm
Where: DMC in the lower level of Jackson Library
What: Playing board, card and video games with friends. Free pizza and drinks

For more information click here.