Message from interim dean, Jan Lewis

The articles in this month’s e-newsletter highlight two themes central to Joyner Library’s mission:  collaboration and support for  teaching and research at the
university. Collaboration with area schools and museums, other libraries, and academic
departments at ECU results in stronger services and programs that meet user expectations, provide cultural opportunities, and enrich learning. Recognizing student
excellence in research and writing through the Rhem/Schwarzmann, Michael F. Bassman Honors Thesis, and W. Keats Sparrow Writing Awards are important ways
the Library reinforces the critical connections between the classroom and the Library.
The Faculty Book Awards are a great way to honor faculty for their contributions
to scholarship. All of these endeavors are supported by the information resources and
infrastructure provided collaboratively by Joyner and Laupus Libraries. A new
search widget, improvements to the Classic Catalog, and the new ECU Libraries landing
page are featured this month. I hope to see you at the Ninth Annual Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming. This year’s event, with the theme “Litflix: Adapting North
Carolina Literature into Film” and featuring numerous award-winning authors, is sure
to attract readers of quality literature as well as film buffs.  I look forward to talking to
faculty and students about how the Library can continue to improve its collections,
services, and spaces. I invite you to be part of the conversation by contacting
me by phone (328-2267),  e-mail or in person.

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