Human Library

The Diversity Committee at Joyner Library is hosting the Human Library, an event where attendees can check out human beings.  These “human books” are featured because they have an interesting life story to share.  Attendees choose a human book and have a 10-15 minute conversation.  The purpose of the event is to open dialog on campus about including people of all beliefs, walks of life, abilities, and backgrounds.

Tuesday, April 12 from 1pm until 4pm
Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery at Joyner Library

For more information contact: KATY KAVANAGH WEBB (252) 328-0734 KAVANAGHK@ECU.EDU 

Third Annual Human Library

The Third Annual Human Library event will be taking place on Tuesday, April 12, 2016 from 1-4 PM in the Faulkner Gallery in Joyner Library. This special event allows attendees to check out human beings. Each of the “human books” is pre-selected because they have an interesting life story to share. After attendees choose a human book based on the title and description provided, they are paired with them to have a 10-15 minute conversation. The topics this year include religion and spirituality, health-related topics, families, and more. The purpose of the event is to open dialog on campus about including people of all beliefs, walks of life, abilities, and backgrounds. This is a Wellness Passport Premiere event; classes are invited to take part in the program, as well. It is free and open to the public. 

Make plans to attend the Humans of Greenville gallery opening at 4:30, directly after this event!

For more information contact:

Please contact Katy Kavanagh Webb at Joyner Library to learn more. and 252-328-0734.

2016 DISSH Symposium

This symposium explores the opportunities inherent in digital projects for interdisciplinary and collaborative research and education, hallmarks of the twenty-first century university. Together, the speakers and panelists point to the promise and potential of digital projects to bring people together from across the university setting, creating synergies across academic computing, libraries, departments and interdisciplinary programs.

This year’s keynote lecture will be delivered by David Bodenhamer, Director of the Polis Center, Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, and co-editor of The Spatial Humanities (2010) and Deep Maps and Spatial Narratives (2015). A second invited speaker will be Allen Tullos (Emory Center for Digital Scholarship and Department of History and Senior Editor of Southern Spaces, Emory University). Numerous invited panelists will engage in discussions on various topics related to digital scholarship.

For more information visit:


Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit

The 11th Annual Librarian to Librarian Networking Summit will be held at Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center on the campus of East Carolina University on March 19th, 2016. The conference theme is Building Communities.

The summit provides a variety of roundtable discussions on current topics for K-12 school media personnel. Facilitated by experts in the profession, these sessions also encourage attendees to bring resources to share. Our featured speaker is North Carolina young adult author J. J. Johnson

We hope to see you there!

For additional information, call the TRC Service Desk
at 252-328-6076 or by email at

Joyner Library’s Spring 3D Printing Workshops

Please consider attending one of the following 3D printing workshops hosted this spring. The “Introduction to 3D Printing” workshop is a repeat of last fall’s workshops while the “3D Printing in the Disciplines” workshops are focused on engaging faculty who are interested in incorporating 3D printing technologies into their courses. All sessions will be held in Joyner Library, room 1020.

Register for the “Intro” workshop with this link or the “Disciplines” workshop here.

Introduction to 3D Printing
Are you curious about how 3D printing works and how you can create and print your own 3D models?  In this class, we will provide an overview of 3D printing technologies, learn about the Joyner Library’s 3D printing service, and introduce basic 3D modeling tools and online model repositories. Hayden Holleman, 3D printing specialist in Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center, will lead all introductory workshops on 3D printing in Joyner Library room 1020.

These workshops will offer participants a hands-on opportunity to learn about and create objects using 3D printing technology. Participants will learn to design a small part in Tinkercad (, a beginner level 3D modeling software. Upcoming dates and times are:

February 25,  6:00 – 7:00pm
March 17,  6:00 – 7:00pm
March 31, 6:00 – 7:00pm
April 14, 6:00 – 7:00pm

Register for the “Intro” workshop with this link.

3D Printing in the Disciplines
Joyner Library’s Teaching Resources Center will be hosting information sessions for faculty demonstrating how our 3D printers can be integrated into college courses. Not sure how 3D printing works? Wondering what is has to do with your classes? Just want to see the printer in action? Stop by one of these demonstrations to hear how 3D printing works and how it can work for your classes! Each session will demonstrate examples of how other institutions are using 3D printing in each discipline, and are intended to assist faculty and staff who are interested in incorporating 3D printing into their courses.

(NOTE: The first half of these sessions will be a repeat of the Fall 2015 “Intro to 3D Printing” workshops with discipline specific examples discussed in the second half of each session.)

Arts & Humanities – March 23, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Reproduce historical artifacts like statues, cuneiform tablets and more! 3D scanning will also be covered.

Math & Sciences – April 6, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Visualize three-dimensional surfaces of functions, reproduce molecular structures, create models of organisms and more!

Social Sciences – April 13, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Prototype products and development tools, visualize economic models, make geographic models and more!

Health Professions – April 20, 5:30 – 7:00pm
Reproduce models of bones, organs, prosthetics, and demonstrate normal and abnormal anatomy in classes and more!

Register for the “Disciplines” workshop here.
For more information please contact:
Dan Zuberbier
Assistant Professor
Education & Instructional Technology Librarian
Teaching Resources Center
J.Y. Joyner Library, Mail Stop 516
1000 E. 5th St.
East Carolina University
Greenville, NC  27858-4353
252-328-0406 (Office); 252-328-6076 (Service Desk); 252-328-0918 (Fax)

Changes to Research Tools

There were three major changes that happened over the intercession that may change your normal research experience at ECU Libraries. We are reaching out to let you know that two research tools received a facelift: the Library Catalog and the Database List. The underlying information architecture of these tools has not changed, but the interfaces have been updated to make them more user friendly.

Click the following links to see the new Library Catalog and Database List.

Please be aware that after December 31, 2015, several ECU Libraries databases are no longer be available.  These changes primarily stem from changes to NC LIVE and its move from EBSCO to ProQuest products.  The list below notes which database subscriptions are ending and recommends equivalent or near-equivalent databases. Each of the databases is linked, if you would like to take a look.

If the library can assist you in any way with this transition (library instruction, research consultations, tutorials, etc.), please let us know.

Database Subscription Ending 12/31/15 Equivalent Coverage
Academic Search Complete


ProQuest Research Library

General reference database from business and political science to literature and psychology scholarly journals, trade publications, magazines, and daily news content, accessible to readers and researchers at every level.

Art & Architecture Complete


Arts & Humanities Full Text (ProQuest)

This database covers humanities broadly: Art, Architecture, Design, History, Philosophy, Music, Literature, Theatre, and Cultural Studies, 1973 – Present.

Avery Index to Architecture Periodicals

History and practice of architecture and design, landscape architecture, city planning, historic preservation, and interior design and decoration. Scholarly and popular periodical literature, publications of professional associations, American state and regional periodicals, and the major serials on architecture and design of Europe, Asia, Latin America, and Australia. Years of Coverage: 1934 – present, with some indexing as far back as 1741.

Biography Reference Center


Biography Index: Past and Present

From Biography Index beginning with its first publication in 1946. Article and book citations to biographies and autobiographies, interviews, obituaries, collections of letters, diaries, memoirs, juvenile literature, book reviews, bibliographies, and exhibition reviews. People covered range from antiquity to the present and represent all fields and nationalities.

Business Source Complete



In-depth coverage of business and management publications. Includes journals, dissertations, working papers, key business newspapers, trade publications, country-and industry-focused reports and data. Topics covered include business conditions, trends, corporate strategies and tactics, management techniques, competitive and product information.

Entrepreneurial Studies Source


Entrepreneurship (ProQuest)

Information for entrepreneurs and researchers that includes business start-up plans, video clips, journals, business cases, and more.

Environment Complete Environment Abstracts

This database encompasses all aspects of the impact of people and technology on the environment and the effectiveness of remedial policies and technologies. The database also covers conference papers and proceedings, special reports from international agencies, non-governmental organizations, universities, associations and private corporations. Other materials selectively indexed include significant monographs, government studies and newsletters.



ERIC via ProQuest

The Education Resources Information Center (ERIC) is sponsored by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) of the U.S. Department of Education. ERIC is the premiere indexing and abstracting source for education and related disciplines. Journal and non-journal literature indexed.

Health Reference Center: Academic


ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source

ProQuest Nursing & Allied Health Source makes it easy to find reliable healthcare information. This database provides full text journals, evidence based resources, and dissertations to support the study of the many aspects of nursing or the allied health professions, including physical therapy, radiography, dietetics, dental hygiene, and the clinical laboratory sciences.

Library, Information Science & Technology Abstracts with Full Text


Library and Information Science Abstracts (LISA)

An international, multilingual abstracting and indexing tool designed for library professionals and other information specialists. Subject areas include computer science applications, information management, library science and librarianship, and publishing and bookselling. Years of Coverage: 1969 – Current

Literary Reference Center Plus


Literature Online (LION)

Combines several full-text databases for English, American, and Canadian fiction, poetry, and drama with a wide range of reference resources, including indexing of the Annual Bibliography of English Language and Literature.

Literature Resource Center

Full-text journal articles, literary criticism, reviews, biographical information, and overviews on over thousands of writers in all disciplines, from all time periods and from around the world.

Military and Government Collection


Military Collection (ProQuest)

Articles from topics across all government and military branches, including international relations, political science, criminology, defense, aeronautics and space flight, communications, civil engineering, and more.

Newspaper Source Plus


ProQuest Newsstand

News content from many national and international newspapers, newswires and selected news magazines.

Points of View Reference Center


Issues & Controversies

Provides up-to-date, in-depth factual information on a broad range of current issues and controversies. Chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, bibliographies and contact information augment the balanced coverage of current and historical events.

World Shakespeare Bibliography


International Index to Performing Arts

Article citations in a broad spectrum of the arts and entertainment industry, including dance, film, television, drama, theater, stagecraft, musical theater, broadcast arts, circus performance, comedy, storytelling, opera, pantomime, puppetry, magic. Years of Coverage: 1864-current; most from 1998 onward

MLA International Bibliography

Indexes and abstracts articles on literature, languages, linguistics, and folklore from journals and series published worldwide. Also covers relevant books, essay collections, working papers, proceedings, dissertations, and bibliographies. Produced by the Modern Language Association. Years of Coverage: 1963 – Current


UnMosqued -Special Film Screening and Panel Discussion

UnMosqued: A film about the mosque in America
Special Film Screening and Panel Discussion


(A Wellness Passport Event)

Thursday, February 11
Janice Hardison Faulkner Gallery, Joyner Library

UnMosqued is a documentary film which aims to highlight the growing need for reform in many of the mosques found in America. The purpose of the documentary is to engage a group of people who have been disconnected from their local mosque and explore the various reasons that have led to this sentiment.