Where History Launches the Future
Donations to ECU libraries help patrons prepare for their futures
n honor of National Library Week, East Carolina University is spotlighting the generous gifts made by alumni and friends of the university.
Use of private funds and unique donations can be seen across all three of ECU’s libraries; you just have to know where to look. Whether it is historic papers at Joyner, distinct music collections in Fletcher Music Center, or places to study while enjoying the spring weather at Laupus – the impact of donors is all around us.
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As a part of National Library Week, see how Joyner Library has transformed over the past year. The 2016 Annual Report features photographs and student quotations that highlight the importance of Joyner Library to East Carolina University students. Joyner Library stands by its promise to support excellence, expand opportunity, and celebrate achievement.
“I think the library component is a very important part of education. The library is a lost treasure at many universities and campuses. If we are to compete in a global capacity, We must meet the needs of every student. The library is one part of the university that truly tries to do that.”
– Josiah Thornton, Joyner Library’s one-millionth visitor
To view our annual report, please visit:
Part of the mission at Joyner Library is to support contributions to the research community worldwide. During the 2015-2016 academic year, The Interlibrary Loan Program provided 12,849 items to 1,081 libraries in all 50 states and 16 countries.
For more information on our Interlibrary Loan program, visit our website at:
As the cost of higher education continues to rise, Joyner Library is finding ways to save students money on course materials. Joyner has worked with faculty to provide students with free electronic access to dozens of course-adopted texts and supports the adoption of alternative textbooks.
“I particularly love using e-books because of their easy access. The fact that alternative textbooks also help students cut down on spending is fantastic.”
-Margaret Blythe, Senior Sociology
To learn more about our affordable textbook initiatives please visit:
At Joyner Library, our librarians enjoy helping students reach their full potential. We offer a variety of ways to communicate with us so that students can get research assistance when and where they need it.
“The skills I gained through the library during my time at ECU have made me the accomplished researcher I am today and have even allowed me to help others. The librarians are very well informed. I was also never let down by the impressive efficiency of the ILL service. One of ECU’s main strengths is its library.”
-ECU Senior English
For more information on how to book a librarian, please visit our website:
Joyner Library is committed to helping our students find the information they need to succeed in research. During the 2015-2016 academic year, Joyner Library saw 108,076 uses of our research guides. The success of our students is the ultimate measure of our library and university.
“I love the library! I am very grateful that ECU has such an awesome studying resource, as well as access to all of the academic journals that are necessary for me to succeed in my courses.”
-ECU Sophomore Psychology Major
To access our research guides and other materials, visit: http://www.ecu.edu/lib/research/
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Each year, Joyner Library recognizes student excellence through award programs that reflect the diverse talents and interests of ECU students. Joyner Library offers three awards recognizing excellence in research and writing.
“Finishing off my senior year at ECU by receiving the Michael F. Bassman Honors College Thesis Award was a very special and rewarding moment.”
– Hannah G. Wollard, 2015-16 Bassman Award recipient for her thesis on investigating the mechanism behind the reaction that converts cycloplatinated complexes into products used for biological imaging and cancer research