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, February 8, 2016

Rooms for tutoring

You asked:  Are there private rooms for tutoring?

Yes!  The study rooms on floors 2, 5 and 6 are ideal for tutoring.  They have a table and chairs, room for up to 3 people, power and wireless is available.  Any UNCG student may reserve them on the scheduler on the Libraries' home page.

Monday, January 11, 2016


You asked:  Please provide "clickers" (audience response devices) for check out.

Libraries' response:  Clickers need to be registered with an individual to be used for a long period of time so it's not something we can really provide for multiple users.

The UNCG Bookstore has new and used clickers for purchase.

Wednesday, December 2, 2015

Digital Media Commons (DMC) hours

You asked:  Please keep the DMC open 24/5, especially during exams.

We're delighted how much students love the DMC!  The reason we aren't able to keep it open 24 hours is primarily funding.  If we kept the DMC opened we'd have to staff it. Also, we'd need to keep  the College Avenue entrance open due to fire regulations and staff that, too.  Unfortunately, we don't have the resources at this time to cover this additional staffing.

Monday, October 26, 2015

New quiet study areas

You said:  We need more quiet study space!

We've added additional quiet study rooms on the 5th and 6th floors.  They may be reserved on the scheduler on the Libraries' home page.  And they're available 24/5!

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.