The Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center Space Dedication Ceremony

On November 14, 2014, Joyner Library will honor the memory of Mrs. Ann Schwarzmann with the space dedication of the The Ann Rhem Schwarzmann Production Center located in the Teaching Resources Center on the second floor. The event will be begin at 3:00 in the afternoon and will include a ribbon cutting and refreshments.

The plaque honoring Mrs. Schwarzmann reads:  ”Ann Rhem Schwarzmann was a compassionate and dedicated elementary teacher.  She believed an attractive classroom enhances learning.  A wide assortment of materials may encourage teachers to make interesting displays for their students.”

To RSVP for this event, please call 252.328.6514 or email adminstud@ecu.edu by November 11, 2014.

Mango Languages Online Language-Learning Database

Joyner Library is pleased to announce its acquisition of the Mango Languages online language-learning database.  Freely accessible to all ECU students and personnel, Mango Languages offers a fast and convenient solution for meeting many of the ECU community’s language-learning needs.  Simply visit the database homepage via https://lib.ecu.edu/databases/mango and create a Mango Languages profile to access this unique resource.

Each lesson in the database combines real life situations and audio from native speakers with simple, clear instructions. The database draws on an audio-visual framework to integrate components of vocabulary, pronunciation, grammar, and culture in order to enable users to learn actual conversation and break down complex linguistic elements.

Mango Languages currently offers over 60 foreign languages courses, 16 English as a Second Language (ESL) courses, and specialty language courses such as Latin, Ancient Greek, Biblical Hebrew, and—a fun bonus for ECU fans!—Pirate. Additionally, for some of the languages, the database includes access to feature films that enables users to further enhance their learning by watching foreign films supplemented by interactive content.

Joyner Library’s acquisition of Mango Languages comes as a result of repeated requests from the ECU community for an online language learning database. During the fall of 2013, Joyner Library provided a one month period of university-wide trial access to Mango Languages. Feedback from the period of trial access was very positive and funds became available in the summer of 2014 for Joyner Library to move forward with the acquisition.

Mango Languages may be accessed online at https://lib.ecu.edu/databases/mango. For more information, please contact a librarian at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/libask.cfm.

New Titles List Blog

Joyner Library is pleased to announce the release of its New Titles List blog (http://blog.ecu.edu/sites/newtitlesatjoyner/). Updated weekly, this blog provides the ECU community with the ability to easily view lists of newly added titles to the Library’s collections.

Featured collections in the list currently include general stacks, TRC children’s books, e-books, and music media. General stacks titles are organized by disciplinary topics. Clicking on a hyperlinked entry in the list directs you to the library’s catalog, where a user can obtain location and availability information about the title.

Look for the “New Titles” link under the search box at http://www.ecu.edu/lib/.

10/29/14 FaculTea: “What Lurks Below: Research Advances in Archeology at ECU”

FaculTea
October 29, 2014   •   3:30-5:00pm   •   Conference Room 2409, Joyner Library 2nd floor
Megan Perry, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Department of Anthropology   Presentation:  “Sensing the Dead: Mortuary Ritual and Tomb Visitation at Nabataean Petra”   (NEH, NC State, and ECU HCAS funding)

Tony Boudreaux, Ph.D., Associate Professor Department of Anthropology  Presentation:  “Houses, Cemeteries, and Mounds: Investigating the Prehistoric Native American Community at Town Creek (AD 1200-1400) in Piedmont North Carolina”

Joyner Library/Academic Affairs Faculty Author Book Awards 10/24

The Joyner Library/Academic Affairs Faculty Author Book Awards will be held Friday, October 24, 2014.  This program celebrates the accomplishments of faculty who have contributed to the prestige of ECU and the scholarship of higher education through publication of scholarly books between July 1, 2013-June 30, 2014.

October 24, 2014   •   5:00pm   •   Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor
RSVP to wainwrightd@ecu.edu

Tom Eamon Book Lecture 10/22/14

 

Tom Eamon Book Lecture
October 22, 2014
3:00pm  •  Special Collections Reading Room
Joyner Library, 4th floor

The Special Collections Division of J.Y. Joyner Library and the North Carolina Studies Program of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences are pleased to host a book talk by Tom Eamon regarding his recent book:  The Making of a Southern Democracy : North Carolina Politics from Kerr Scott to Pat McCrory.

Professor Eamon has taught political science at East Carolina University for over forty years. His teaching and research interests include American political parties, southern politics, and minority participation in the political process. The session will be held on October 22, at 3:00 p.m. in the Fourth Floor, Special Collections Reading Room of Joyner Library.

Light refreshments will be served. Students, faculty and the general public are welcome to attend.

CWIS Collection Cold War Lecture Featuring Dr. Gregory Taylor

“Cold War Pawn:  One Man’s Ideological Journey through a Divided World”
October 8, 2014   •   5:00pm – 7:00pm
Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery   •    Joyner Library, 2nd floor

This talk focuses on the life of North Carolina native Paul Crouch.  During his seventeen years as a member of the Communist Party of the USA, Crouch studied in the Soviet Union, placed Communists in the US military, tried to infiltrate the federal government, organized strikes and radical labor groups, and published countless screeds against capitalism. In 1949 he quit the party and spent the next five years testifying about the dangers of Communism in court cases, Congressional hearings, and public forums. He died in 1955, fearing the Red Menace to the bitter end.  This talk thus will conclude with an exploration of the manner in which political ideologues, like Crouch, often found themselves used, abused, and discarded by more sophisticated political operators, like Joseph Stalin or Joe McCarthy.

About the speaker:  Dr. Gregory Taylor is Associate Professor of History at Chowan University in Murfreesboro, NC. He is the author of The Life and Lies of Paul Crouch: Communist, Opportunist, Cold War Snitch (University Press of Florida, 2014) and of The History of the North Carolina Communist Party (University of South Carolina Press, 2009).

For more information, contact David Durant at durantd@ecu.edu or 252.737.2258.

Banned Books Reading Event 9/25/14

GREENVILLE, N.C. (September 16, 2014) —East Carolina University’s Joyner Library will partner with the Department of English to mark Banned Books Week on Thursday, September 25 with a Read Out and program.

Banned Books Week is an annual event held the last week in September that celebrates our freedom to read and the importance of the First Amendment.

The Read Out will begin at 4:30pm in the Sonic Plaza outside of the library.  ECU students and faculty are invited to read excerpts from banned or challenged books.  Readers are invited to bring their own books and organizers will have books available for attendees.  A program about book burning and banning will follow at 5:30pm in Joyner Library room 2409.

“Joyner Library is proud to be the host and co-sponsor of ECU’s Banned Books Reading Event, says Jan Lewis, interim dean of Academic Library Services.” “Co-sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week celebrates the freedom to read and to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider threatening or unorthodox. Many of my favorite books are on the ALA’s list of banned and challenged books, making it hard to choose just one to read from on September 25. Come to the Reading Event – you may be surprised by what you hear,” says Lewis.

Banned Books Week is also sponsored by the American Booksellers Association; American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression; American Society of Journalists and Authors; Association of American Publishers; and the National Association of College Stores.  It is endorsed by the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress.

“Sigma Tau Delta, the English Club, and the English Department feel honored to help host the discussion of banned books at the 5:30 program,” says Dr. Corinee Guy, professor of English.  Guy continues, “We hope the audience will participate during the program, and afterwards continue to question our rights and responsibilities in a free society.  Come to Joyner 2409, and let your voice be heard!”

Organizer of the Read Out, Margaret Earley-Thiele says, “We are excited to hold a Read Out, one of several awareness and learning events scheduled during the week, which will kick off on Monday, September 22 with a Life Long Learning class entitled, “You Read Banned Books? How Scandalous!”

This free program is open to the ECU community and the general public.

For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at 252.328.4090 or wainwrightd@ecu.edu.

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7th Annual Graduate Student Art & Design Exhibition 9/23/14

The reception and awards ceremony for the 7th Annual Joyner Library Graduate Art & Design Exhibition is scheduled for September 23, 2014.  Reception begins at 4:30pm and program at 4:45pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery on the 2nd floor.  The Graduate Student Art & Design Exhibition showcases various mediums including textiles, jewelry, photography, sculpture, and metal works by ECU graduate students.

The opening reception honors award winners, including the Joyner Library Purchase Award sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library.  The event is open to ECU community and general public.