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Join me on March 19th for the Panel Discussion on Journal Publishing & Faculty Authors

Why did Oxford mathematician Timothy Gowers call for a boycott of publishing giant Elsevier? How did his boycott not only garner more than 7,800 signers by early March, but also capture the attention of the Chronicle of Higher Education, the … Continue reading

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A Message from the Dean

I have been thinking about the definition and role of the Academic Library, both in general and in particular for East Carolina. In the last decade, developments in printing and publishing technology and the rapid growth and availability of electronic … Continue reading

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Stuart Wright: A Life in Collecting

I continue to be so excited about the Stuart Wright Literary Collection. Today we had a sneak preview of an exhibit, Stuart Wright: A Life in Collecting, that will open officially August 1. The show, mounted in six cases scattered … Continue reading

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July 2011

July is two-thirds over—in just a little over a month, classes will begin again.  Summer is a slower time, or so our gate count would lead you believe.  Still there is so much going on.  We continue to buy books … Continue reading

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February 2011

As Chancellor Ballard expressed in the State of the University address, these next couple years will be difficult. The University could be facing cuts of as much as 20%. What will this mean for Joyner Library and Academic Library Services? … Continue reading

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January 2011

A new year and a new semester begin. After a few quiet weeks over the holidays, activity in Joyner Library is once again picking up. I am proud of our dedicated faculty and staff and our focus on student learning … Continue reading

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December 2010

It’s a crazy and exciting time here at Joyner.  Throughout this past semester the students have responded to our new Collaborative Learning Center by coming in greater and greater numbers—singly and in groups to study, research, write and receive tutoring, … Continue reading

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November 2010

This past week was National Philanthropy Week, and we were able to celebrate it in a big way here at Joyner Library.  Joyner is fortunate to be the recipient of the single largest individual gift to the East Carolina University.  … Continue reading

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October 2010

Last month, we hosted colleagues from the History Department for lunch and a discussion about Library services and faculty needs. Joyner Library, with its 1.5 million volume collection and rich special collections and electronic access to more than 300 databases, … Continue reading

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