From the Dean

interim dean Jan Lewis with major gift officer Dwain Teague during the 2013 ECU Homecoming Parade

interim dean Jan Lewis with major gift officer Dwain Teague during the 2013 ECU Homecoming Parade

Dwain Teague and I had a wonderful time on the Joyner Library float in the Homecoming Parade. It was great to hear student, faculty and community shout-outs for Joyner along the route. And the Pirate victory over Tulsa made it a perfect day!

Congratulations to the Joyner Library faculty and staff who presented at the recent North Carolina Library Association conference and to those who were elected to offices. Their involvement is critical to the success of the Association and to achieving its mission of promoting libraries, library and information services, librarianship, intellectual freedom and literacy. Two faculty members’ multi-year contributions to the Association were recognized: Eleanor Cook received the Marilyn Miller Award for Professional Commitment, while Alan R. Bailey received the Roadbuilder’s Award (Academic Librarianship). Read more about Joyner’s involvement in the NCLA on pages 10-11. Congratulations also to Barry Munson who is now a four-time recipient of the North Carolina Society of Historians’ Willie Parker Peace History Award and to Fred Harrison and Arthur Carlson on the publication of their recent books.

Thanks to everyone who provided feedback during the Scopus database trial. That trial has now ended and a decision will be made within the next few weeks as to whether the ECU Libraries will subscribe to Scopus. Trials of three other databases are currently underway. Please visit the Database Trials page for more information.

Have you visited The ScholarShip recently? If not, take a look at the most recent additions which include articles and presentations by faculty as well as theses and dissertations completed by ECU graduates. The ScholarShip is a permanent repository for the scholarly output of ECU, and provides a persistent URL to point to your work. It is easy to upload your publications to The ScholarShip. For more information, please see The ScholarShip Deposit Process or contact us at scholarlycomm@ecu.edu.

This is the final issue of Joyner Library’s eNews for fall semester. On behalf of everyone at Joyner Library, I extend warm wishes for a wonderful holiday season.