WWI at Joyner Library

Contributed by Dale Sauter

WWI exhibits at ECU Joyner LibraryJoyner Library at ECU has opened it exhibits about North Carolina's involvement in World War One.  You can find more information about these exhibits along with directions on their website.  There is also a lecture upcoming on March 21st about U-Boat attacks.

WWI lecture at ECU Joyner Library

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2018 C. David Jackson Memorial Student Scholarship Award Winners

Contributed by Liz Adams

The Education Committee is pleased to announce Allyson Frick , Hannah Hemphill , and Caitlin Rivas as the recipients of the 2018 C. David Jackson Memorial SNCA Student Scholarships.  Their awards cover registration and expenses related to attending the 2018 SNCA conference in Durham, NC.

Allyson Frick is in her second semester in the MLIS program at UNC Greensboro. She is interested in pursuing a career in archives or special libraries, and her dream career is to become a wine librarian. She works as a library page with Buncombe County Public Libraries and currently resides in Asheville, NC, with her partner Preston.

Hannah Hemphill is a native of North Carolina, growing up in Julian beside the cows of Homeland Creamery. She is pursuing her MLIS at UNC Greensboro and plans to graduate in May 2018. She has focused her studies, internships, and extracurriculars on archives, special collections, and outreach. Hannah loves the idea of connecting communities with their history and increasing the visibility of these resources.

Caitlin Rivas is a first year graduate student at the UNC School of Information and Library Science, as well as a research assistant in the North Carolina Collection at the Wilson Special Collections Library. She is concentrating her studies on Archives and Records Management with a focus on community archives. A native of Richmond, VA, she received her B.A. in English from the University of Virginia in 2014. When she's not working or studying, Caitlin loves sampling North Carolina’s superior barbecue, exploring local breweries, and running (and occasionally doing all three at the same time).

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New Hire at Forsyth Co. Public Library

Contributed by Karen Feeney

Amy RuheOn January 16th, the North Carolina Room at the Forsyth County Public Library's Central Library welcomed Amy Ruhe as special collections librarian and archivist. She is primarily responsible for managing the archive collections, supervising interns, providing reference services, and genealogy programming. Previously, she worked at High Point University as a technical services assistant and archives technician. She received her MLIS from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro in 2009.

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CLIR Grant for NCSU Libraries

Contributed by Brian Dietz

 ASPCA inspector, undated, ASPCA Collection

ASPCA inspector, undated, ASPCA Collection

The NCSU Libraries and the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) are honored to receive a major grant award from the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). The Libraries will partner with the ASPCA on the three-year project "'The Animal Turn': Digitizing Animal Protection and Human-Animal Studies Collections." A $360,384 Digitizing Hidden Special Collections and Archives award from CLIR will fund the digitization of some 239,000 pages of archival materials from the Libraries' nationally significant animal rights and welfare collections, and approximately 150,000 pages from the ASPCA's records documenting its history as a national leader in animal protection since its founding in 1866.

More information about the project is available in the Libraries' press release:

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2018 Paraprofessional Conference at ECU

Contributed by Sarah McLusky

ECU is hosting a paraprofessional conference in May.  Full details along with the call for conference session proposals can be found at https://lib.ecu.edu/joyner/paraprofessional/2018.aspx.  The deadline for proposals is March 16th.

2018 Paraprofessional Conference: Navigating the Path to Diversity

East Carolina University Joyner Library

Friday May 11, 2018

Greenville NC


Questions and submissions can be directed to paraprofes@ecu.edu

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New Assistant Director of Collections & Historical Collections at ECU Laupus Health Sciences Library

Marlena Barber pictureMarlena Barber has recently been appointed as Assistant Director of Collections & Historical Collections at Laupus Health Sciences Library at East Carolina University in Greenville, NC. Barber manages the Collection Services and History Collections departments of the Laupus Library and the curator of the Country Doctor Museum. She also oversees the application of metadata standards for all library collections and provides guidance on collections budget and management activities. Barber began work at Laupus Library in 2013 as the Collection Services & Metadata Librarian and has also served as Assessment Coordinator for the library. She holds a Master’s of Library & Information Science degree from San Jose State University and a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Memphis.

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ECU exhibit on WWI Medical Professionals

Contributed by Layne Carpenter

Laupus Library’s History Collections recently installed an exhibit to commemorate the service of health care workers during the First World War.  The exhibit, entitled North Carolina & The Great War:  Medical Professionals on the Western Front, explores the stories of doctors and nurses from eastern North Carolina and the 1918 influenza epidemic.

Several doctors from Pitt County served as medical officers in the American Expeditionary Forces and the Volunteer Medical Service Corps.  Doctors faced many obstacles as they treated never before seen wounds, including gas poisoning and machine gun injuries.  Medical kits, surgical equipment, and letters shed light on the stories of these men.  The nursing segment of the exhibit discusses the role of the Red Cross in the war.  Featured is a Red Cross nurse’s uniform and cap on loan from the Country Doctor Museum.

The 1918 influenza epidemic, which infected soldiers on the front and civilians at home, had an immediate impact in North Carolina.  Through public health materials found in our collection, we tell the story of how the local community handled the outbreak and lessons learned about disease control.

Also featured are quotes taken from our collection material that describe horror of war and the nature of medical care on the front.  Photographs from our collections and the National Library of Medicine provide additional visuals.

Fracture Ward at Evacuation Hospital No. 8

Fracture Ward at Evacuation Hospital No. 8

On February 6, 2018, from 4-6pm, ECU will be holding the opening reception for this exhibit.  Beginning at 4:30pm, local historians will discuss the war’s influence in Pitt County specifically, including stories about local doctors and the Influenza Epidemic.

For more information, see http://calendar.ecu.edu/event/north_carolina_the_great_war_medical_professionals_on_the_western_front#.WnOCBa6nHct.  The exhibit will be on display through March 18, 2018.

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UNC Greensboro University Libraries Launches Well Crafted NC Project

Contributed by Erin Lawrimore

History of beer and brewing in Downtown Greensboro celebrated with April 14 project launch event

Elm Street looking north from Depot Street

Frontmost building in this early 20th century view is a saloon

The University Libraries at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro is proud to launch the new digital project Well Crafted NC (www.wellcraftednc.com). Well Crafted NC documents the history, business, and culture of beer and brewing in Downtown Greensboro, NC. A free, public launch event will be held at Little Brother Brewing (348 S Elm St, Greensboro) on Saturday, April 14, 2018 from 3-7 pm to celebrate the project. From the saloons of the 1890s to the craft breweries of today, Well Crafted NC features a wealth of information on the history of beer and brewing in Downtown Greensboro. Oral history interviews with local brewers, collections of images and other items illustrating development of currently-operating breweries, and historical research on the beer industry in the downtown region help tell the story of this business sector that has been an important catalyst in revitalization and community development. Current breweries represented include Gibb’s Hundred Brewing Company, Joymongers Brewing Company, Little Brother Brewing, Natty Greene’s Brewing Company, and Preyer Brewing Company.

The UNC Greensboro University Libraries in collaboration with the North Carolina Brewers Guild will host a Well Crafted NC project launch event on April 14, 2018, from 3-7 pm at Little Brother Brewing. This event will be open to the public and free of charge. An exhibit of historical photos, recipes, and other items related to beer and brewing in Greensboro will be on display. Visitors will be able to browse the digital project and speak with the project coordinators. Giveaway prizes, such as custom pint glasses, will be available in limited supplies.

Exterior of Little Brother Brewing Co.

Little Brother Brewing, which opened in 2017 in the same building that used to be a saloon

In the upcoming year, we plan to expand the project scope to document the beer industry throughout North Carolina. If your archives is interested in participating in the expanded project or if you have any questions about Well Crafted NC or the launch event, please contact Erin Lawrimore (erlawrim@uncg.edu, 336-256-4038).

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Alumni Spotlight on Ron Stafford

Ron Stafford, a library digitization technician for Mauney Memorial Library in Kings Mountain, North Carolina, was recently featured in the Alumni Spotlight for the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications.  Check out the nice interview at http://www.sc.edu/study/colleges_schools/cic/library_and_information_science/news/2018/alumni_spotlight_ron_stafford.php.

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2018 Annual Meeting Workshops

The following three workshops, one half-day and two full-day, will be offered as part of SNCA's annual meeting. All three workshops will take place on Wednesday, March 14, at Duke University's Rubenstein Library. Questions or comments? Email them to education at ncarchivists.org!

Social Media Archiving

In this half-day workshop participants will learn about various aspects of archiving social media content. We will explore community resources and discuss a variety of topics from collection development considerations to testing tools and more. Participants are encouraged to bring a laptop if interested in trying out tools during the session, but a laptop is not required.
Cost: $20
Instructor: Jessica Venlet (UNC)
Limit: 20 attendees
Location: Perkins Library 218, Tarasoff Family Reading Room
Time: 1-4pm

DCRM(MSS) workshop

This full-day workshop will provide an introduction to Descriptive Cataloging of Rare Materials (Manuscripts), also known as
DCRM(MSS), the new standard for cataloging individual manuscripts published by RBMS. The workshop will include a brief introduction to the manual’s guiding principles, discussion of how cataloging single manuscripts differs from the cataloging of manuscript or archival collections, introduction to the treatment of major elements of the catalog record in DCRM(MSS) (such as the title, place of production and date, and extent), and hands-on practice with different types of manuscripts commonly found in special collections. Participants should have experience in MARC cataloging using AACR2; familiarity with DACS will be helpful.
Instructors: Margaret Nichols (Cornell), Diane Ducharme (Yale), Elizabeth O’Keefe (Morgan Library)
Cost: $35
Limit: 26 attendees
Location: Rubenstein Library 153, The Holsti-Anderson Family Assembly Room
Time: 9am-4pm, with 1.5 hours for lunch

Privacy and Confidentiality Issues in Digital Archives

More information about the course
You must register on SAA's education portal - early bird registration price until February 14, 2018
Instructor: Jean E. Dryden (SAA)
Cost: $199-249 depending on some criteria - SNCA members who are not SAA members will receive a $25 discount using the code PIDA25NC
Limit: min, 15; max, 35
Location: Rubenstein Library 349, Breedlove Conference Room
Time: 9am-5pm, with 1 hour for lunch

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