Happy New Year!

photo courtesy of Joe Barricella

As I write this column, I can see construction workers outside my window and hear the sounds of sawing and drilling.  If you’ve been in Joyner Library recently, you’ve seen the grey construction wall near the entrance.  In March, this wall will come down and the new areas for the Office for Faculty Excellence and the University Writing Center will be revealed.  We’re looking forward to even stronger partnerships with these two groups when that occurs.

Joyner Library published its annual report in December.  The report documents some of the ways the Library provides the foundation for student learning and faculty research as well as valuable cultural and educational opportunities for the ECU community and the region.  Please contact Dawn Wainwright (wainwrightd@ecu.edu)  if you’d like a print copy of the report.  The report is also accessible here.  And, of course, there is always something new at Joyner.  I hope that you’ll find the current exhibits, upcoming events, database trials, and services described in this month’s newsletter of interest and that we’ll see you in Joyner soon.

One of my favorite parts of my job is talking to faculty, staff 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 (lewisja@ecu.edu) or in person.  I hope you have a productive and fulfilling spring semester.