Have A Suggestion? Tell Irma!

Irma is happy to hear from students, faculty, and staff who want to make UNCG's University Libraries a better place.

If you've made a suggestion, whether in our handy suggestion box in Jackson Library, through our web form, on Facebook, by email, or in person, check here for Irma's response.

Monday, October 12, 2015

Libraries' DVD collection is very popular!

You said:  I'd like to see more up-to-date movies in the collection and be able to check out more than 2 at a time

Irma says:  We'd love to hear your suggestions!  Please put them in the suggestion box across from the Check Out Desk on the first floor or enter them in the online suggestion box. 

Follow this blog to keep up with new DVD titles.

As you can imagine our DVD collection is very popular so the reason we limit to 2 DVDs per checkout is to make the collection as accessible as possible to as many people at a time.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Charging station

You asked:  Can the Library get a charging station where we can lock our device while it's charging?

Irma says:  We have one now on the first floor of Jackson Library across from the Checkout Desk.  Charge away!

Monday, September 14, 2015

What's new in the lower level?

You asked:  What's the new space in the lower level of Jackson Library?

Irma says:  The new space is for the Digital ACT (Action, Consultation & Training) Studio. They've been there for 3 years with service at the DMC Desk but now have their own improved space.

Here's what they can help you with:

Our goal at the Digital ACT (Action, Consultation, and Training) Studio is to help people become better designers and learn how to use technology more meaningfully. We support students, faculty, and staff in the creation of stronger, rhetorically and aesthetically effective digital projects.

The Digital Studio practices a collaborative approach to sessions, where designers and consultants engage in conversations about projects – conversations that focus on shared knowledge and expertise. Designers meet with a consultant at any stage of the composing process from brainstorming and story boarding to revising and adding the final touches to an assignment. Collaborative consultations and workshops help designers think and learn about:
  • Rhetorical moves (audience, context, purpose, etc.) 
  • Best practices for visual design 
  • The designing process 
  • Aesthetic elements §
  • Goals and plans for revisions 
  • Design products
 Consultants provide feedback on digital projects, prompting critical thinking, & self evaluation. The Digital ACT Studio also helps instructors and advisors create, develop, and assess pedagogically effective assignments that reflect best practices of digital rhetoric.

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Have a suggestion for the UNCG Libraries?

The Libraries would love to hear your thoughts about Jackson and Schiffman Libraries.  Let us know what you like and what we could do better!

You may submit a comment online or in the suggestion boxes on the first floor of Jackson Library across from the Check Out Desk, in the  Digital Media Commons on the lower level of Jackson and in the Harold Schiffman Music Library.  We look forward to hearing from you!

Friday, August 28, 2015

Gaming lab

You asked:  Please bring back the gaming laboratory in the Digital Media Commons

Irma says:  Due to the renovations in the lower level, re-opening of the gaming lab was delayed.  It will be back soon along with other new and exciting things in the DMC.  Stay tuned!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Water bottle fountain

You asked:  Please add a water bottle filler fountain in Jackson Library.

Irma says:  We did!  There's now a fountain in the lower level of the Jackson Library Tower.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Libraries have free (or really cheap) summer entertainment!

You asked:  Does the Library have some fun materials for summer?

Irma says:  We sure do. Here are some of them:

In the Reading Room on the 1st floor:
  • A large DVD collection with a wide variety of films from thrillers to family fare
  • Audio books on CD
  • The "Current Literature" collection with recent fiction and non-fiction
Also on the first floor is an ongoing book sale.  Hardbacks are $1.00
and paperbacks are .50c

Downloadable audio and e books are available through NCLIVE.  Books are available through Libraries' catalog (red box on home page) or nclive.org.  You'll need your UNCG login to access them.