Joyner Library responds to student demand with trial 24/5 schedule

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Joyner Library is responding to student demand with a trial 24/5 operating schedule for the 2013-14 academic year.

Beginning August 19 and continuing through the spring semester, Joyner Library will be open 24 hours a day, 5 days a week.

This pilot initiative is a result of student demand for expanded hours to work on assignments, use library resources, collaborate on group projects and complete an array of other academic tasks. With the extended hours, the library will open at 10 a.m. on Sunday and remain open until closing at 9 p.m. on Friday.

After 11 p.m., an ECU OneCard is required for entry.  At 2 a.m. the basement, second and third floors will be closed for housekeeping and reduced staffing, while the first floor will remain open overnight. The second and third floors will reopen at 7:30 a.m.  Security staff will be present during all operating hours.

Mark Sanders, assistant director for Public Services, said, “We are committed to being responsive to our patrons’ needs and 24 hour access is one of the requests we most frequently receive from students.  We will monitor the hourly building use data during the overnight period of the fall and spring semesters to see if it supports making 24/5 access permanent.  I’m hopeful it will.”

Joyner Library’s complete operating hours can be found at http://www.ecu.edu/cs-lib/libhours.cfm.  Operating hours are reduced during breaks, intercession periods and summer semesters.  For more information, contact Mark Sanders at sandersm@ecu.edu.

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Joyner Library faculty, staff report professional activities

Faculty in J.Y. Joyner Library has reported publications and professional activities as follows:

Publications

Article by David Hursh and Christine Avenarius (Anthropology), “What Do Patrons Really Do in Music Libraries? An Ethnographic Approach to Improving Library Services,” in Music Reference Services Quarterly.

Article by Katy Kavanagh, “Incorporating cartoons in an academic library: Spicing up LibGuides graphically at East Carolina University,” in College and Research Libraries News.

An article by Mark Sanders, “Creating a safe haven for university students:  How are we doing?” in the Journal of Access Services.

An article by Linda Teel, “Transforming Space in the Curriculum Materials Center,” in Education Libraries. Teel received The Order of the Long Leaf Pine from Gov. Pat McCrory on June 5.

An article by Virginia Bacon and Patrick L. Carr, “Assessing Value Through Cross-Institutional Comparisons: A Discussion of the 2012 University of North Carolina System-Wide E-Journal Survey,” in Serials Review.

An article by Lisa Barricella, Eleanor Cook, Robert James, Jan Mayo, Mark Sanders and Ralph Scott, “E-book readers come to eastern North Carolina,” in North Carolina Libraries.

Presentations and professional activities

Katy Kavanagh moderated a panel at the American Library Association conference for the distance learning section of ACRL called, “Is it Worth It? Assessing Online Instruction.”

Katy Kavanagh and Jeanne Hoover presented a poster session for ACRL’s science and technology section at the American Libraries Association conference titled,  “Universal Design for Learning, the Library and STEM: Common Cause, Uncommon Ground.”

Presentation by Kavanagh and Angela Whitehurst, “How May We Serve You? Libraries, Hospitality Management and the Creation of Leaders,” for the LAUNC-CH Research Forum (Librarian’s Association at UNC Chapel Hill).

Presentation by Kavanagh, Whitehurst and Mark Sanders, “Connect with a right JAB:  Joyner Library and Blackboard,”  for the Think-in:  A Teaching with Technology Showcase in Greenville.

Presentation by Mark Sanders and Angela Whitehurst, “Don’t be Lost in Space:  Assess, Renovate, and Repurpose your Library,” for the North Carolina Library Association in Thomasville, N.C.

A presentation by Alan Bailey, “An Overview of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” to librarians at Appalachian Regional Public Library System’s Professional Development Day in Boone.

A presentation by Cindy Shirkey and Lisa Barricella, “Adding a use factor measure to a materials allocation plan for books in an academic library” at the Acquisitions Institute at Timberline Lodge.

Invited presentation by Bryna R. Coonin, “Come to Your Census: the development of the U.S. Census from its inception to the present,” for the North Carolina Library Association Government Resources Section.

Presentation by William Gee, “Making Space for Interlibrary Loan: Space Survey Results and Renovation Tips” at the ILLiad International Conference in March.

 

 

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Resource Fair targeted to grad students

ECU graduate students may appreciate the Academic and Student Life Resource Fair set for 1 to 2:30 p.m. on Aug. 16 in the first floor of Joyner Library.

The event includes an orientation and reception with Joyner Library and representatives from University Writing Center, ECU Career Center, Student Health Services, Counseling Center, Campus Safety, Campus Wellness & Recreation, and Parking/Traffic.
For additional information, contact David Hisle or Dawn Wainwright, 252-328-4978 or e-mai lhisled@ecu.edu or wainwrightd@ecu.edu
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Library hosts exhibit featuring Audubon watercolors

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Joyner Library at East Carolina University will host an exhibit titled “Selections from John James Audubon’s Fifty Best Watercolors,” beginning with an opening reception at 5 p.m. April 4 in the Special Collections department on the 4th floor.

The reception will honor donors Dr. and Mrs. Rick Webb. ECU faculty members Susan McRae (Biology), Karl Rodabaugh (History) and Michael Ehlbeck (Art and Design) will speak on how the collection can be used as a teaching tool in diverse disciplines.

The exhibit was curated by Paul Goodson, MLS under the direction of Maury York, assistant director for Special Collections.

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