Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Meet Nathan Roberts - Winner of 2013 Undergraduate Research Award

This year's winner researched and wrote a paper examining how a predefined culture created by a  hegemonic power in the world system has affected development of consumer culture in China for Professor Greg Knehans’s Politics of Globalization course in the Fall 2012. Learn more about this topic, the research involved and background on our winner in this podcast, as Kimberly Lutz interviews Nathan Roberts, the 2013 Winner of University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award for  PSC 344  paper "Chinese Consumers: World Systems and World Cultural Analysis of Culture Hybridity."

The University Libraries Undergraduate Research Award is given in recognition of an outstanding undergraduate research project by an individual or a group that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select, and synthesize information form library resources and uses those resources in the creation of an original research project in any media. The winning entry wins a cash prize of $500 funded by the university libraries. This year it was awarded on April 7th 2013 at the undergraduate honors convocation.
Hosts: Irma Minerva, Nathan Roberts, & Kimberly Lutz
Time: 4:07 | Size: 3.86 MB |  Download .mp3 | transcript
Music: "ants........................" by Anchor Méjans (intro)


Help the Libraries, Help Yourself: Amnesty for Overdue and Lost Books

This May, the UNCG Libraries is changing circulation systems and wants as many items as possible returned before May 16 so that accounts may be cleared before the switch.
To help the effort we are offering  fee and fine amnesty!  From April 24-May 16, you may return Jackson or Harold Schiffman Music Library Lost or Overdue books and pay no fines or fees. No questions asked!
Here's the "fine" print: Fines and fees will only be waived for Libraries books returned during this period. No credit will be given towards fines or fees for reserves, technology or AV equipment, DVDs, damaged items, or on any items returned prior to April 24.
As always, no refunds or credits can be given on items more than 6 months overdue.
If you are not ready to return some library materials, please plan to renew those items before May 16.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Access Services Department at 334-5304 or

Monday, April 22, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

New Books

A short list of some of our new books. Visit the reading room in Jackson Library to see them all!


Family Pictures by Jane Green

The Burgess Boys: a novel by Elizabeth Stout

A dying fall by Elly Griffiths

The Andalucian Friend by Alexander Söderberg

Truth stained Lies by Terri Blackstock 

Child of Vengeance by David Kirk

American Story: a lifetime search for ordinary people doing extraordinary things by Bob Dotson 

Pandora's lunchbox: how processed food took over the American meal by Melanie Warner

Bad pharma: how drug companies mislead doctors and harm patients by Bed Goldacre

American Zion: the Old testament as a political text from the Revolution to the Civil War by Eran Shalev

Pick a Poem for Your Pocket!

Did you know that April 18th is Poem in Your Pocket Day?  At, you can download and print a poem to share with others.  Irma likes "Afternoon on a Hill" by Edna St. Vincent Millay on this sunny day:

I will be the gladdest thing
   Under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
   And not pick one.

I will look at cliffs and clouds
   With quiet eyes,
Watch the wind bow down the grass,
   And the grass rise.

And when lights begin to show
   Up from the town,
I will mark which must be mine,
   And then start down!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Student Worker Award

Today marks the end of Student Worker Appreciation week. University libraries has celebrated this for 6 years now by providing one student worker with an award for Outstanding Student Library Worker. We have many wonderful nominees from our excellent student workers here at the University Libraries but the winner was Alaina Jones who works at the Harold Shiffman Music Library.

Alaina's supervisor MK Amos had this to say: "Alaina handles whatever situation she encounters beautifully – with poise, grace and intelligence. Alaina is the kind of student employee who you encounter once or twice during a student supervisor career if you are lucky."

Congratulations to Alaina! And thank you to each and everyone of our student workers, you make the library a better place!

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

New DVD's!

Ghost hound, complete collection
Fullmetal alchemist, Seasons 1&2









Leverage, Season 2-4
Prison break, Seasons 1-4
Yu Yu Hakusho, Season 1-2, 4
Poirot and Marple fan favorites collection