Joyner Library Spring Banquet to feature local, award-winning chef Vivian Howard

The Friends of Joyner Library will host “A Night with Vivian Howard” as part of their 2017 Spring Banquet on March 30 at the Greenville Hilton.

Star and creator of the PBS show A CHEF’S LIFE and owner and chef of the acclaimed Chef and the Farmer restaurant in Kinston, North Carolina, Howard will share personal experiences with discovering age-old traditions for Southern cooking that inspired her latest cookbook, DEEP RUN ROOTS. A true celebration of the flavors from North Carolina’s coastal plain, Howard divulges over 200 recipes and stories to reveal the history of Southern food and its roots in family and tradition.

Also during the program, the Friends of Joyner Lifetime Membership Award will be presented to long-time member Edith Rand.

The event is open to the public including Friends members and non-members and will begin at 5:30 p.m. with a silent auction. Tickets may be purchased at for $100 per person, which includes a signed copy of Deep Run Roots, or $1,000 per table of eight with preferred seating and eight books.

All proceeds will be used to support student awards, community events and opportunities for staff development at East Carolina University.

Please visit to purchase your tickets today. Checks will also be accepted and should be made out to Joyner Library with 2017 Spring Banquet in the memo line. Responses should be sent no later than March 16 to Rachel Becton at 252-328-4090 or

For more information about becoming a member of the Friends of Joyner Library please visit



Pet Therapy Exam Events

East Carolina University’s Joyner Library offers a few extras every year during exam time to help students make it through long hours of studying. This year, those extras will come in the form of some warm, fuzzy hugs from therapy dogs. Plan to visit Joyner at the following days/times!

December 6th

December 7

December 12

Interaction with the dogs is expected to help students relax and enjoy a break from the rigors of exams. Join us on the first floor of Joyner Library near circulation.

For more information:
Carolyn Willis



Giving Tuesday

Calling all Pirates!

Lend us a hand by taking a part in a day of giving and support a cause close to your heart
– Joyner Library! #GivingTuesday


Top Ten Reasons Why You Should Support Joyner Library!

  1. Joyner Library supports the entire East Carolina University student body. Joyner Library is the only academic resource on campus that every student depends on, no matter their degree or concentration.
  2. Our Alternative Textbook, Streaming Video, and Course Adopted E-Textbooks programs make education affordable, saving students thousands of dollars.
  3. The Teaching Resources Center provides state-of-the-art resources for pre-service and in-service teachers in eastern North Carolina.
  4. Manuscripts, photographs, ledgers, maps, rare books, and other special collections items enrich the learning experience for our students and attract researchers from around the country. Man are available online through our Digital Collections.
  5. Joyner Library provides access to more than 89,000 e-journals and 450 databases, accessible to students and faculty from on and off campus.
  6. As the student population grows, so does Joyner Library’s need for more student seating for quiet and collaborative work. By giving to the Library, you will provide funds to purchase and expand seating options for students.
  7. We are the University’s institutional memory. University Archives collects, preserves and makes accessible the history of ECU. From football films to Chancellor inaugurations, we have it. Help us preserve our collection even more!
  8. Not all night clubs are bad. Club Joyner offers a fun, safe, and productive atmosphere for student study and research. We’re open 142 hours per week.
  9. Joyner Library celebrates local artists- students, faculty, and community members- by showcasing their art and voice in exhibit spaces throughout the Library.
  10. Because we are the Pirates of ECU!!! Please join more than 100,000 other alumni and donors in supporting East Carolina University and Joyner Library.

Thank you for supporting the Pirates of East Carolina University!!


For more information please contact:
Rachel Becton, ‘11
Development Officer
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
W: (252) 328-4090  C: (919) 539-5771

Graduate Student Art Exhibition – Winners Announced

 9th Annual Joyner Library Graduate Student Exhibition
Winners Announced 

Friends of Joyner Library Purchase Award:
Andrew Wells – Jamal Roberts


College of Fine Arts and Communication Dean’s Merit Award:
Hosanna Rubio1st Timothy 2:12, Deuteronomy 23.2, Judges 21:2 Series


School of Art and Design Director’s Award:
Addison BrownInterrogation


School of Art and Design Award:
Alex Ingle–  Happy Valentine’s Day


Dowdy Student Store Award:
Chris Morgan – Breaking Free into Subconsciousness




Please make plans to stop by and check out the exhibition!
Exhibition Dates:
October 20th, 2016 – January 10th, 2017


For more information or with questions please contact:
Charlotte Fitz Daniels
Programs and Events Coordinator
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
252 328-0287

Image Featured:
Andrew Wells – Jamal Roberts

Faculty Author Book Award Recipients Honored

ECU Faculty were honored at the 2016 Joyner Library/Academic Affairs Faculty Author Book Awards held on Friday, October 21, 2016. The event celebrated the accomplishments of faculty who have contributed to the prestige of East Carolina University and the scholarship of higher education through publication of scholarly books between July 1, 2015 and June 30, 2016.

Faculty honored at this year’s ceremony include:

Dr. Will Banks – English
Dr. Jody Baumgartner – Political Science
Dr. Solveig Bosse – English
Dr. Jessica Christie – Art History
Dr. Lida Cope – English
Dr. Jonathan Dembo – Joyner Library
Dr. Michelle Eble – English
Dr. David Edgell – Hospitality Leadership
Dr. Charles Ewen – Anthropology
Dr. Todd Finley – Literacy Studies / English Education
Dr. Ben Fraser – Foreign Languages
Dr. Anna Froula – English
Dr. Corrine Guy – English
Dr. Pamela Hopkins – Communication
Dr. Andrew J. Jacobs – Sociology
Dr. Andrea Kitta – English
Dr. Amanda Klein – English
Dr. Holly Mathews – Anthropology
Dr. Jennifer McKinnon – History
Dr. Merman Mehta – Technology Systems
Dr. Matt Militello – Educational Leadership
Dr. Burrell Montz – Geology
Dr. Tracy Morse – English
Dr. Donald Palumbo – English
Dr. Erin Parrish – Interior Design & Merchandising
Dr. Kennetta Perry – History
Dr. Robert Martin Reardon – Educational Leadership
Dr. Michael Schinasi – Foreign Languages
Dr. Wendy Sharer – English
Dr. Nicole Sidhu – English
Ms. Leanne E. Smith – English
Dr. Richard Taylor – English
Dr. George Wang – Construction Management
Dr. Karin Zipf – History

For more information or with questions please contact:
Charlotte Fitz Daniels
Programs and Events Coordinator
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
252 328-0287

Joyner Library Game Night

Please join us for a great night at Joyner Library. Enjoy electronic video games, board games, contests, prizes, pizza, snacks, etc and learn more about the services and resources Joyner offers!


For more information or with questions please contact:
Charlotte Fitz Daniels
Programs and Events Coordinator
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
252 328-0287

Joyner Library Halloween Bake Sale

Joyner Library is hosting its annual Halloween Bake Sale at the Library’s Sonic Plaza (rain location, Joyner Library lobby), October 27th from 10am – 1pm.

There will be lots of yummy treats, including cookies, cakes and pies! All proceeds from the sale go to charity.  So come on out and purchase a tasty treat!

Fall 2016 Study Room Contest

Winner Receives:
The winning student will receive 24 consecutive hours of exclusive access to group study room in Joyner Library, with meals. The winning student may choose up to 3 fellow students with whom to share the room for the 24 hour period. Breakfast will be provided by Panera, lunch provided by Jimmy Johns, and dinner will be provided by Dominos . Light snacks also will be included.

Contest Rules:
1.      Contest runs from  midnight at the start of November 1 to midnight at the end of November 13
2.      Post pictures to Twitter, Facebook, and/or Instagram with hashtag #clubjoyner
3.      Pictures must be taken within Joyner or, if outside the building, within its immediate surroundings. We encourage use of the “Selfie Box” which will circulate through Joyner during the contest but it is not required for submission.
4.      The winner will be drawn November 21; if the winner does not respond by
midnight on Thursday, November 24, then another drawing will take place

Contest participation must abide by the University Student and Employee Computer Use Policy to be valid:

For more information or with questions please contact:
Charlotte Fitz Daniels
Programs and Events Coordinator
Joyner Library
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27858
252 328-0287