ECU librarians Carolyn Willis, Jeanne Hoover and Clark Nall received notification that their poster presentation proposal was selected for this year’s ACRL (Association of College & Research Libraries) 2013 Conference in Indianapolis for their work with Project STEPP.
Housed in Joyner Library, Project STEPP serves college students with documented learning disabilities. The program offers academic, social and life-skills support to motivated and committed students who show the potential to succeed in college.
The title of their presentation is “Teach, Assess, and Redesign: Creating a framework of universal design for learning for students with learning disabilities.”
A poster session by Joyner Library staff Mark Sanders and Angela Whitehurst, “Don’t be Lost in Space: Assess, Renovate, and Repurpose your Library” was presented for the North Carolina Library Association meeting in Thomasville.
An article by Sanders, “Creating a safe haven for university students: How are we doing?” appeared in the Journal of Access Services.
Bryna Coonin (Joyner Library) and co-author published “Reference Interviews: Getting Things Right,” in The Reference Library.
Joyner Library faculty Patrick Carr and Virginia Bacon were invited to keynote Springer’s ROI and Assessment Summit on Jan. 30th in Toronto. Carr is head of service for Electronic & Continuing Resources Acquisitions and Bacon is Electronic Resources Access & Discovery Librarian.
Springer is a leading global scientific publisher, providing researchers in academia, scientific institutions and corporate research and development departments with quality content via innovative information products and services.
The editor of a book of Civil War letters will give a reading from “Sparrow’s Nest of Letters” at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 8 in the Manuscripts and Rare Books Department at Joyner Library.
Joy W. Sparrow will have a reading and signing of the work that feature letters between Capt. Thomas Sparrow and his son, George Atmore Sparrow, and their lives before, during and after the Civil War. Many of the letters were written from or mention places in Greenville, Falkland and Pitt County, including Green Wreath Plantation.
Some of the letters included in the book are from the Thomas Sparrow Papers in Joyner Library’s East Carolina Manuscript Collection. Those papers were the first collection acquired for the East Carolina Manuscript Collection in the 1960s. The late Keats Sparrow, former dean of the Thomas Harriot College of Arts and Sciences, encouraged Joy Sparrow to publish the letters.