FaculTea “The John Donne Project: A Gallery View” 4/1/15

FaculTea  April 1, 2015   •   3:30pm-5:00pm   •   Faulkner Gallery, 2nd floor

“The John Donne Project:  A Gallery View” featuring

Dr. Jeffrey Johnson, Professor, Department of English

with

Dr. Tracy McLawhorn, Technology Editor, Asst. Textual Editor for the John Donne Variorum Project

Danielle Lake, MA Candidate, Department of English

RSVP to wainwrightd@ecu.edu

 

“African-American Life in Eastern NC” Reception on 2/27/15

ECU’s Joyner Library hosts reception to mark “African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina” exhibit

GREENVILLE, N.C. (Feb. 19, 2015) J.Y. Joyner Library at East Carolina University invites the campus and community to a reception on Feb. 27 honoring the exhibit and contributing artists for “African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina.”

The exhibit celebrates the region’s art, music, and history with oils, pastels, and digital photography from local artists and Joyner Library’s Digital Collections. The Feb. 27 event will feature performances by African-American Music Trail Musicians Bill Myers and Dick Knight (Two of a Kind).

“We are excited about this opportunity to showcase the talent of local artists and musicians, along with our own unique collections, through this collaboration,” said Janice S. Lewis, interim dean of Joyner Library.

The community celebration and reception will be held 5-7 p.m. is scheduled from 5pm-7pm in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery located on the second floor of Joyner Library. The event is free and open to the public with free parking provided.

“Joyner Library was awarded a $1,750 grant from the N.C. Arts Council’s Grassroots Art Project to support the planning and implementation of the project,” said Heather White, director of library project development. The project is co-sponsored by the Friends of Joyner Library.

“African-American Life in Eastern North Carolina” discovers the art, culture, and living traditions of our African American community with works from David Brown, Dion Burroughs, Bryce Chapman, Shenavery Cherry, Suliman EL-Amin, Lessette Kornegay, Valerie Montgomery, Pearless Speller, and Richard Wilson, Jr.

The exhibit will remain on display through March 20.

For more information, contact Dawn Wainwright at (252) 328-4090.

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Check Out a Human Book on 2/25/15

Please save the date of February 25, 2015 for the Second Annual Human Library event, sponsored by Friends of Joyner Library and the Joyner Library Diversity Committee. The event will take place in the Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery from 2-4 PM and 5-7 PM.  

The event will open dialog on campus concerning the inclusion of people of all beliefs, walks of life, abilities, and backgrounds.

Attendees will be able to check out human beings for a 10-15 minute conversation.  Each of these “human books” were selected because he or she has an interesting life story to share.  Topics include HIV, Native American, Dyslexia, LGBT, MS, PTSD among others.

For more information, contact Katy Webb at kavanaghk@ecu.edu or 328-0734.

Extension: Research Papers for Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize due 2/13/15

Submissions for the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize are due February 13, 2015.

Established by Mrs. Ann Schwarzmann to honor William and Emily Rhem and Theodore and Ann Schwarzmann, the Rhem/Schwarzmann Prize annually recognizes outstanding research papers written by sophomores, juniors and seniors at East Carolina University. Cash prizes in the amount of $750, $500 and $250 will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners. 

Submissions must adhere to the following rules:  Papers can be in any field of study, but must be based largely on primary sources held by the J.Y. Joyner Library’s Special Collections, which is made up of the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department, University Archives, and North Carolina Collection.

Submissions can come from any course or project produced when the entrant was enrolled as a sophomore, junior, or senior at East Carolina University.

Each paper should be not less than 10 pages/2,500 words in length submitted works will be judged on the basis of (a) originality of the topic or thesis; (b) quality of research; (c) quality of style, including documentation; and (d) overall excellence. There is no upper limit for submissions.

Papers written during the spring or fall semester of 2014 are eligible. Papers must be submitted electronically by February 13, 2015. The author should include contact information (permanent address, e-mail address, and telephone number). Microsoft Word or PDF files are acceptable for submission.

Winners will be notified early in the spring semester of 2015.

Submissions should be sent by e-mail to Matt Reynolds, Public Services and Instruction Librarian for Special Collections, J.Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University. For more information, call 328-5675 or send an e-mail message to reynoldsm@ecu.edu

Winter Clothing Drive

The Joyner Library Green Committee will be collecting gently used winter clothing and accessories now through January 31, 2015. Donations will be distributed through the REAL Crisis Intervention Center.  Please place all donations in the collection box located at the Special Collections single service point on the 3rd floor.  Thanks for your support.

Cell Phone Drive for Soldiers

The Joyner Library Green Committee will be sponsoring a collection drive for Cell Phones for Soldiers through January 31, 2015.  Donations of newer or gently-used mobile phones from all service providers are accepted.  Please place all donations in the box located at the Security Desk near the entrance on the first floor.

 

 

New Exhibit in North Carolina Collection

“How They Lived: The Material Culture of Eastern North Carolina, 1780 – 1882″ is on display in the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection, Department of Special Collections, 3rd Floor, J. Y. Joyner Library through April 13, 2015.

“How they Lived…” looks at the material culture of eastern North Carolina – namely the architecture, furniture, silver goods, trade ceramics, and agricultural and gardening material – produced in the region between 1780 and 1882, as well as the 20th century study of this material that has aided in the production of restorations and publications that continue to inform scholarly work as well as the interpretation of this material to the public. 

The section on architecture details both vernacular and high style design features of the region, highlighting some specific homes as examples of the period’s frequent use of Georgian and Federal style design elements. This is complimented with a look at the evolution in the study of regional architecture via rare publications spanning the 20th century. 

Agriculture and gardening is examined through a collection of 19th century publications representative of those typically owned and used by farmers and planters in the region selected from among the North Carolina Collection’s rare books. A brief look at domestic gardening and the maps of eastern North Carolina towns made by Claude Joseph Sauthier between 1768-1770 focuses on the importance of these maps to 20th century archaeologists and architectural historians, particularly for their representation of domestic garden plans.

A group of silversmiths that worked in the region during this period are featured in the exhibit’s section on silver, which presents profiles on a selection of silversmiths as well as images of their work. Also included in the display is an example of a 19th century silver teaspoon made in the region, as well as a copy of one of the only published studies of silver produced in eastern NC.

Several publications on furniture of the region are displayed – all rather recent due to the relative recent (late 20th century) emergence in scholarly publications on the subject. An early 19th century turned side chair from the Southampton county, VA/Martin County, NC area is displayed along with a period cast iron griddle, and a reproduction 19th century floorcloth.

A reproduction creamware chestnut basket is displayed as an example of the kind of trade ceramics that were popular in eastern North Carolina during this time. Also included is a discussion of the region’s somewhat unique collection of custom ordered, british-made liverpool-type transferware pieces.

The exhibit was curated by Fred Harrison and Emily Powell and is open now in the North Carolina Collection.

Pet Therapy – Student Exam Break

PAWS FOR THE CAUSE

Students are invited to join us during exams for a snack break and pet therapy.

Thursday, December 11th   12:00pm – 1:00pm

Monday, December 15th   12:30pm – 1:30pm

Tuesday, December 16th   5:00pm – 6:00pm

Circulation Reading Room, 1st floor

Expanded Hours

All main floors in Joyner Library will remain open 24/5 (Sun-Fri) through December 17, 2014.  Students can remain on any of the floors during all hours of the overnight period and won’t have study sessions interrupted at 2 a.m. to move to the first floor.  Security patrols throughout the building will be stepped up to ensure everyone’s safety and the current practice of restricting entry to ECU affiliates only starting at 11 p.m. will remain in effect.

Student Birthday Party for Verona Joyner Langford

Students are invited to take a break on Reading Day to remember Verona Joyner Langford on her birthday.  Mrs. Langford’s legacy gift of $8.2 million to Joyner Library supports all ECU students.

December 10, 2014   •   1:00-2:30pm   •   Circulation Reading Room, 1st floor