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Rare Books Are for Everyone: Second Annual Display of Recent Acquisitions April 12

On April 12, treasures will come out of the stacks at the Rare Book Collection in UNC’s Wilson Special Collections Library in the second annual display of recent acquisitions.

In the free public program at 5:45 p.m., Curator of Rare Books Claudia Funke will survey modern rare book culture and this year’s acquisitions, highlighting the inclusivity of rare books. Participants will have the opportunity during a reception beginning at 5 p.m. to view additions to the Rare Book Collection from the past year. Continue reading

Performance by Jazz Guitarist Marty Grosz April 12

The brilliant and hilarious acoustic jazz guitarist Marty Grosz will give a live performance April 12 in Wilson Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The one-hour event will begin at noon and is free and open to the public. Continue reading

Members of UNC Student Organizations: Learn How To Preserve Your Own History April 6

Students are invited to join UNC archivists on April 6 for a special viewing of the exhibit “From Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC” and to get tips on how student groups can preserve their own history.

The event will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the North Carolina Collection Gallery of Wilson Library. Students may drop in at any time. Light refreshments will be served. Continue reading

Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies To Be Topic of Lecture April 7

The history and lore of the two oldest student organizations at UNC-Chapel Hill will be the topic of a lecture by UNC alumnus Kevin Cherry on April 7, in the Wilson Special Collections Library. “And They Talked—Always They Talked: 215 Years of the Dialectic and Philanthropic Societies” will be the 2011 Gladys Hall Coates University History Lecture.

The program will begin at 5:45 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room. A reception, a viewing of the exhibit “From Di-Phis to Loreleis: A History of Student Organizations at UNC,” and an a cappella performance by the all-female group The Loreleis will precede the talk at 5 p.m. in the North Carolina Collection Gallery. Continue reading

Role of Journalism To Be Topic of Civil War Program April 13

“Battle for the Home Front: Revisiting the Role of Women in the Civil War” will be the topic of a lecture by LeeAnn Whites, history professor of the University of Missouri, March 30, at 5:45 p.m., in the Wilson Special Collections Library. On April 13, Frank Fee, associate professor in the UNC School of Journalism and Mass Communication, will discuss how news was gathered and disseminated to Orange County residents during the Civil War, in a gallery talk at 3 p.m. in the Melba Remig Saltarelli Exhibit Room in Wilson Library. Both events are in in conjunction with the exhibit “Home Front on the Hill: Chapel Hill and the University during the Civil War.” Continue reading

Music and Storytelling with Miss Connie “B” Steadman March 28

A performance on March 28 by “Miss Connie ‘B'” Steadman will feature interactive, old-fashioned storytelling and the sounds of jubilee, hymns, and spiritual traditions. The free public program will begin at 2 p.m. in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room of the Wilson Special Collections Library. Continue reading

Libraries Offer Choices for Exam Study

Students looking for places to study for exams have options across campus libraries. The most popular study spots, Davis Library and the Undergraduate Library, both offer expanded hours during exams. Wilson Library will also offer extended hours for quiet study in the reading room, plus an exam lounge on the main floor for group study or bringing your own snack. Continue reading

Data Management Toolkit to Help NSF Grant Applicants

Beginning January 18, 2011, the National Science Foundation (NSF) will require all grant proposals to include a data management plan.The UNC Libraries’ Data Management Committee has created a Research Data Toolkit that explains the new requirements and provides guidance to UNC researchers on drafting a plan. Continue reading

Winter Stories Program Dec. 9

Storytellers and musicians will entertain children of all ages at Friends of the Library’s 18th annual Winter Stories program on Dec. 9 in Wilson Library. The program will begin with juice and cookies at 5 p.m. in the lobby. Instrumental music will begin at 5:15 p.m. and storytelling at 5:30 p.m. Continue reading

Special Showings of Gridiron Glory for UNC Community, Nov. 19

The Wilson Special Collections Library will offer the UNC campus community two lunchtime showings of Gridiron Glory on Friday, November 19, at noon and 12:30 p.m., in the Pleasants Family Assembly Room. Gridiron Glory features archival film footage of Tar Heel football games past. Continue reading