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.

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) winter break entertainment!

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

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 (DVDs checked out after December 23 may be kept until January 4) 
  • 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  You'll need your UNCG login to access them. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Free Coffee in Jackson Library!

Good Luck on Exams!

Free Coffee in Jackson Library:

Tuesday April 28
Wednesday April 29
Thursday April 30
Sunday May 3

Deliveries at 9 pm and midnight

Sponsored by the Friends of the University Libraries, Student Government and Campus Activities and Programs

Monday, March 23, 2015

Need to create a video?

You asked:  I need to do a video for a class project.

Irma says:  You've come to the right place!  The Digital Media Commons and Digital ACT Studio in the lower level of Jackson Library have the staff, expertise and technology to help you create an awesome video (or poster, PPT or any other media).  We'll help you succeed! 

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Keeping computers clean

You asked:  Can you please keep the computers more clean?

Irma says: It's hard to get to the computers because they're being used so much!  We usually schedule cleaning during 24/5 and early  because they're not as busy then.  We will look into getting more sanitizing wipe dispensers.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Have a big research project?

You asked:  I need major help with finding information for a big research project.

Irma says:  You came to the right place!  It's the Libraries' job to help students find great information.  You can come to the Reference Desk in Jackson or Harold Schiffman Music Libraries and we'll be glad to help you.

Also the Special Collections and University Archives have many wonderful resources for research projects and staff to help you use them.

You may contact us virtually via phone or chat.  Another great option is to schedule an appointment with the Libraries' subject specialist or an archivist for your major.  Check out our research guides for the best resources and contact information. 

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Need a place for your group to meet?

You asked:  Are there group studies in Jackson Library?

Irma says:  Yes!  We have many options for group work.  There are several collaboratories or group studies that you may reserve.  Many are technology enhanced.  Also, floors 2-5 are group floors. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Quiet areas in the the Library

You asked:  Where are quiet study spaces in Jackson Library?

Irma says: We have several quiet areas:

Have a great semester!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Libraries' hours posting

You said:  Please post larger font for Library hours postings.

Irma says:  We've enlarged the posting on the Connector door.  The small panes on the College Avenue entrance makes it hard to enlarge.  Please note that we always post holiday hours and other changes on white boards at both entrances as you see in the picture.  Also, the hours are always online.