ECU’s Joyner Library celebrates grand opening of Collaborative Learning Center

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University will celebrate the grand opening of the Collaborative Learning Center on Sept. 1.

The learning blueprint of today’s university student is far different than the traditional instruction received by East Carolina alumni. Independent study has largely been replaced by the collaborative learning model. As ECU prepares future leaders for eastern North Carolina and beyond, Joyner Library provides the venue for 21st century learning with the launch of a state of the art Collaborative Learning Center, located on the first floor of the library. More

ECU’s Joyner Library hosts “Three Cups of Tea” exhibition with ECU Ceramics guild in honor of Greg Mortenson.

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University presents the work of the ECU Ceramics guild, “Three Cups of Tea”, an exhibition of teaware, to mark the visit of Greg Mortenson to campus on March 1, 2010.

After reading Three Cups of Tea by Mortenson during summer and fall of 2009 as a part of the “Pirate Read” program at ECU, the members of the ECU Ceramics guild in the School of Art Design decided to make a contribution to the Central Asia Institute (CAI).  Members provided their time, material, and talent to make tea cups, which were sold during a fundraising event in September 2009.  More than $2,000.00 was donated to CAI. More

ECU’s Joyner Library co-hosts 250th Anniversary Celebration for Pitt County

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University and the Board of Directors of the Pitt County Historical Society are co-hosting a public reception to mark the 250th anniversary of Pitt County.

The celebration is scheduled for February 2, 2010 at Joyner Library and will mark the opening of three exhibits documenting the history of Pitt County. The Seeds of Change:  The Daily Reflector Image Collection exhibit features 40 images from the all-new digital collection of launched earlier this year.   More

ECU’s Joyner Library launches new digital collection

J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University has created an all-digital collection, Seeds of Change: The Daily Reflector Image Collection, showing more than 25 years of life Eastern North Carolina as recorded local news photographers.

The collection contains more than 7,000 images digitized from the photographic negatives of The Daily Reflector, Greenville’s newspaper. The negatives were a gift of D. Jordan Whichard III, who was the publisher of the newspaper at the time. More

Joyner Library Awarded $12,408 from the N.C. Arts Council

Joyner Library at East Carolina University in Pitt County has been awarded $12, 408 from the N.C. Arts Council for the Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming.

The funds will be used to bring artists originally from the area back home to meet with people of the region, allowing both artists and residents the opportunity to appreciate eastern North Carolina’s rich history of culture and talent.  This event is free (except author luncheon) and open to the public. More

Community events, workshops mark ECU’s literary homecoming

East Carolina University will celebrate the region’s literary traditions September 25 and 26. The Eastern North Carolina Literary Homecoming at Joyner Library, now in its sixth year, will offer interactive workshops in addition to panel presentations.

The 2009 homecoming will bring people “back to the book” as participants will engage in activities that merge, challenge, and blur the lines between what is seen and what is read. This year, eight award-winning writers rooted in the history, literature, and culture of eastern North Carolina will share their work and their experiences with homecoming participants. More

Scholar to speak at ECU exhibit’s closing reception

The faculty and staff of Joyner Library’s Special Collections Department at East Carolina University will host a closing presentation and reception for the A.R. Ammons Poetry and Art Exhibit on June 29.

Visiting scholar Robert M. West, associate professor of English at Mississippi State University, will present, “‘The Shape/Things Will Take’: Looking Ahead to the Complete Poems of A.R. Ammons.” West’s talk will complete his weeklong research stint at ECU.
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Visiting scholar to present at ECU Joyner Library’s closing reception for the AR Ammons Poetry and Art Exhibit

The faculty and staff of Joyner Library’s Special Collections Department will host a closing presentation and reception for the AR Ammons Poetry and Art Exhibit on June 29.  Visiting scholar, Robert M. West associate professor, department of English, Mississippi State University will present “ ‘The Shape/Things Will Take’: Looking Ahead to the Complete Poems of A.R. Ammons” after completing a research stint at ECU. More