Wednesday, September 17, 2014

GSO Urban Ministry Food Drive

Hello Spartans!

The UNCG campus is conducting a food drive for the Greensboro Urban Ministry through September 26th.

There's a donation box on the 1st floor of Jackson Library across from the Check Out Desk.

As you can see from this blog post their cupboards are bare and they are not able to provide assistance to needy families. Sadly, food insecurity plagues 23% of our community. Give what you can!


Wednesday, September 3, 2014

New DVDs

下妻物語 Kamikaze girls
Elsa & Fred
The chef, the actor, the scoundrel
7 boxes
What's in a name?

Godzilla = Gojira : king of the monsters

The Amityville horror
Something wicked this way comes
Sorority row
The Stepford wives
I spit on your grave
DragonwyckNight moves

Workaholics. Season one
Workaholics. Season two
Workaholics. Season three
Wonder Woman. the complete first season

Voter Registration and Information

The Office of Leadership & Service-Learning is sponsoring a voting information session with a FREE pizza lunch on September 10th. Come check it out!

Also, a voter registration table will be available in Jackson Library from Wednesday, September 3rd to Friday, October 10. This is part of a non-partisan effort to get students involved in the voting process. Some important dates to know:
Oct. 10 - Deadline to register to vote in general election (get registered)
Oct. 23 - Nov. 1 - Early voting period for general election
Oct 28 - Last day to request absentee ballot for general election

Find information about candidates, voting, and elections on this guide created by our Political Science Librarian: 

See you at the polls!

Monday, August 25, 2014

Know Your Libraries

Wednesday, August 27, 2-5pm
Jackson Library Reading Room

Interested in learning more about how to access and use the many resources available at the University Libraries? Come to this drop-in session to learn about amazing spaces, services, and resources, and enter to win a prize!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

New DVDs

American masters. Season 12, episode 6, Alexander Calder
Life according to Sam
Mademoiselle C
The missing picture
Peter Brook : the tightrope
Breaking through
Comandante Chávez

The Temptations
Son of God
Step up. 2, The streets
Stone cold
The undershepherd
Winter's tale
The adventures of Milo and Otis
A birder's guide to everything
Dolphin tale
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Mommie dearest
The brotherhood
The railway man

L'inconnu du lac
Les enfants sans ombre = Children without a shadow
The attorney
Les salauds = Bastards
The color of lies
Corazon indomable
Disco & atomic war
Generation war
איים אבודים.
Meet him and die
Un'altra storia
Il sorpasso
I mostri

Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera

John dies at the end

THRILLER Shutter Island
Donnie Darko


Tuesday, August 19, 2014

New 24/5 Entry Procedures

On Sunday, August 17, 24/5 service for UNCG students, faculty and staff resumes in Jackson Library.  Entry is through the glass Library-EUC Connector entrance facing Stirling St. 

The locks on these doors are now integrated into Blackboard Transact.  Between 12 am and 7 am, Fast Tap or swipe your UNCG ID card on the Blackboard box located on the brick wall to the left of the doors.  Each person entering is then required to present their UNCG ID at the Check Out Desk.

Remember you must have a UNCG ID to be in Jackson Library between 12 and 7 am.

For questions, contact the Jackson Library Check Out Desk at 334-5304 or

Check LibraryHours for the complete fall schedule for Jackson and Schiffman Libraries.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Free Summer Entertainment!

Summer is a good time to remember that the Libraries are not just about research and course readings!  We have several collections to help you enjoy summer:

  • An extensive DVD collection including comedy, drama, action, TV shows and family fare.  You may check out 2 DVDs at a time for one week to help kids through those long drives.
  • A "Current Literature" collection with recent fiction and non-fiction. (beach reading!)
  • Don't have that DVD player in the car yet?  We have a great selection of audio books on CD.
The above collections are all on the first floor of Jackson Library.
And there's more: 
  • Schiffman Music Library in the Music Building has a wonderful collection of CDs.  You may not find top 40 there but plenty of classical, jazz and musical comedy.
And we have great online collections, too, available 24/7 to anyone with a UNCG ID.
Happy Summer!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Undergraduate Research Award Winner!

The University Libraries congratulate David Banks, the winner of the 2014 Undergraduate Research Award for his paper, "The Human Gut Microbiome: A Physiological System Approach." This annual award, sponsored by the Libraries, recognizes a research project that best demonstrates the ability to locate, select and synthesize information from scholarly resources.  It includes a $500 cash prize funded by the Libraries. 

Learn more about David's research project in this video:

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Libraries Photo Contest Winner

Congratulations to Gerand Zape, winner of our first "Love Your Libraries" photo contest! Her photo, which featured her friends with one of the dogs who visited Jackson Library on Reading Day (April 30th), was selected from all entrants to win the $25 Spartan Cash prize. Thanks to everyone who entered -- and look for more photo contests next year!


Wednesday, April 30, 2014

New DVDs

Father Brown : the complete collection

Exam Week Coffee Cart

UNCG Friends of the Library and the Office of Campus Activities & Programs will be providing coffee, tea, and hot chocolate for FREE to help you stay awake and study!

We'll have the coffee cart set up on the 1st floor of the library at 9 pm and again at 11:45 pm on Wednesday, April 30; Thursday, May 1; and Sunday, May 4.

Happy studying!



Monday, April 28, 2014

Therapy Pets

Stressed out about your upcoming finals?

Take a study break in Jackson Library on Reading Day (April 30) from 12-4 pm in the Reading Room on the 1st floor and play with therapy dogs (and cats, too!). Light snacks will be provided by the Student Libraries Advisory Council.

See you there!


Saturday, April 26, 2014

Libraries Photo Contest

Love your UNCG Libraries? Now is the perfect time to show us!

Use the hashtag #loveuncglib on Twitter or Instagram to share your photos of your favorite things about the Libraries.  Whether it's the friendly staff, the quiet study floors, or the great DVD selection... we want to hear what YOU love! You'll also be entered to win a $25 SpartanCash prize!

Good luck!


Monday, April 14, 2014

National Library Week

Happy National Library Week!

The American Library Association sponsors National Library Week each April to help celebrate the contributions of libraries across the country and to promote library use.  There are all sorts of ways to participate through social media, including UNCG Libraries hashtag: #loveuncglib

Tell us why you love UNCG Libraries!  More info on National Library Week can be found here.



Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Textiles, Teachers, & Troops

"Textiles, Teachers, & Troops: Greensboro 1880-1945" is an exciting digital collection that highlights the history of Greensboro.  Coordinated by Jackson Library's Digital Projects, the collections contains 175,000 items. This includes photographs, oral histories, manuscripts, and more.  Digitization was a collaborative effort among UNCG, five other colleges in Greensboro, and the Greensboro Historical Society.

Check out the display across from the Reference Desk for information on the collection!



New DVDs

The visitor

The loved ones

Bones. The complete eighth season
White collar. The complete fourth season
Burn notice. Season five
Burn Notice. Season 6
Burn notice. Season seven
Criminal minds. The eighth season
Hot in Cleveland. Season four
How I met your mother. Season 8
The White Queen

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Pen, Pencil, and Marker Recycling

Do you have a growing collection of pens with no ink, pencil stubs, or markers that have dried up? Jackson Library now has a place to recycle old pens, pencils, and markers! There are boxes located at the Circulation Desk, the Digital Media Commons, and the Harold Schiffman Music Library to recycle these items. Permanent markers and highlighters are also accepted.



Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jackson Library Computers

 The 13 computers across from the Check Out Desk on the first floor of Jackson Library now have dual monitors and are available 24/5! The dual monitors are a great way to have multiple windows open and help make research easier. These computer areas also allow more space for group work.

Questions? You can always Ask Us!

Happy studying!