Presentation & Book Signing by Young Adult Children’s Author J.J. Johnson

Join young adult novelist J.J. Johnson at as she shines light on all aspects of publishing. From first draft to galley, from query letters to agent percentages, from soul-crushing reviews to shimmering awards banquets, J.J. will take you behind the scenes and spill the beans. The presentation will be held at Sheppard Memorial Library at 2:30 PM on Saturday, March 19th. Ms. Johnson’s books will be available for purchase and she will autograph books following her presentation. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information, contact Dan Zuberbier at 252-328-0406 or zuberbierd14@ecu.edu.

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. kavanaghk@ecu.edu 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:

http://www.ecu.edu/cs-cas/DISSH/DISSH2016.cfm

 

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 TRC@ecu.edu.

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 (www.tinkercad.com), 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
ZUBERBIERD14@ECU.EDU
252-328-0406 (Office); 252-328-6076 (Service Desk); 252-328-0918 (Fax)