Hollie Stevenson-ParrishOn August 6, 2022 the University Libraries lost a valued friend and colleague, Hollie Stevenson-Parrish. Hollie was the Director of Communications and Marketing for the University Libraries and passed away after a brief illness. Additional information can be found here.

Hollie managed the Libraries’ communications efforts, highlighting the activities, achievements, and accomplishments across a variety of platforms. Her outreach impacted numerous people throughout the university community and she brought the Libraries’ stories to life through sharing personal stories, describing our impact on the campus community and promoting the Libraries as the heart of campus.

The loss of our colleague Hollie, reminds us of how precious life can be. She had a talent for weaving the fabric of a story into a compelling narrative. Her editorial work touched many lives and for that we are all truly grateful.

A painting from Hollie’s office has been given to us by her family and will hang in Library Administration with a dedication plaque so that her memory will always be with us. We are all fortunate to have shared some of our time knowing and working with Hollie.

A new diversity leadership program at the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce brings together individuals from all backgrounds to create an environment that fosters impartiality, imagination and progress.

Other Voices — the Chamber’s signature diversity, equity and inclusion program — attempts to do just that by expanding one’s individual knowledge about bias, discrimination, prejudice and racism while deep diving into topics that can be difficult to talk about, such as religion, sexism and poverty. At the center of this program, participants learn from the experiences of others while reflecting on their own personal journeys, which creates a safe environment for everyone to enact real change.

“I highly recommend the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce’s Other Voices program and want to thank University Libraries’ Administration Department for sponsoring my application.”

This year, University Libraries’ sponsored the application of External Engagement Coordinator Nakia Hoskins, who graduated from the program on May 4. Hoskins has been with the University since 2018 and spends a majority of her time working to expand the library’s footprint in the community. Before joining UNC Greensboro, Hoskins worked at the International Civil Rights Center and Museum where her focus was community outreach and making sure that citizens who were often marginalized were included in local programming where service gaps existed.

“Although completely virtual, a first for Other Voices, ‘the gallery’ as we called it, consisted of 29 classmates from various Greensboro organizations and companies, but it was just as intimate as any in-person workshop I’ve attended,” commented Hoskins.

Each session allowed participants to bring their unique experiences, life lessons and feelings to the table, which formed a suitable space safe for cathartic releases and personal growth. Likewise, community guest speakers added to the educational value of the program.

“Having members of my community share their various struggles based on how they identify and are received in this community was eye-opening and challenging,” noted Hoskins. “It increased my awareness and personal desire to help attribute to a more acceptable society — especially in Greensboro,” said Hoskins.

The program is a win-win for everyone — employers and employees. The Chamber’s Other Voices program allows participants to hear from diverse individuals who speak candidly about their experiences and advocacy work to help the community.

Scholarship and creative activity by the University Libraries’ faculty and staff plays a significant role in the education of students and the development of the library profession. At the University Libraries, our faculty and staff are experts in their respective areas of work. Each year, they produce numerous articles that are published in nationally-recognized journals, present at local, national and global conferences and serve as leaders of important professional organizations.

This scholarly activity connects the library to the community at large, enabling the University Libraries to bring information and attributes from such efforts back to UNCG to enrich the educational experience for our students. While these scholarly achievements are nothing short of amazing and represent a wide range of topics from navigating the current cataloging landscape to becoming library information science leaders and mentors, the University Libraries would like to take this opportunity to share its work with the broader community. The activity presented here was completed between December 1, 2021 and May 31, 2022. The listing includes scholarship that has been published and presentations that have been delivered during the time period listed above (lists do not include scholarship that has been accepted or submitted for review).


Journal Articles

  • Crumpton, M. A. (2022). Enhancing remote work and how it is supervised. Informed Librarian Online (March 2022). https://www.informedlibrarian.com/guestForum.cfm?FILE=gf2203.html
  • Dame, J. (2022). Web archiving during COVID-19. Journal of Contemporary Archival Studies Reading Group.
  • Harlow, S. L. (2022). Assessing Demographics and Needs of Online Students before and during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Lessons from Academic Libraries. Journal of Library & Information Services in Distance Learning.
  • Heilman, K., Fischer, C. (2022). Onboarding and training a new electronic resources librarian during the COVID-19 pandemic: A Reflection. Serials Review.
  • Henry, T. N., Chiu, A., Kauffman, R. (2022). The old and the prudish: An examination of sex, sexuality, and queerness in Library of Congress Classification. In the Library with a Lead Pipe. https://www.inthelibrarywiththeleadpipe.org/2022/the-old-and-the-prudish/
  • Segares, M., Reis, J. A., Grannemann, H., Murphy, M. (2022). Mask-making and entrepreneurial opportunity in the time of COVID-19. Journal of International Council of Small Businesses, 3(2). https://tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/26437015.2021.1971581
  • Thompson, D. S., Beene, S., Greer, K., Wegmann, M., Fullmer, M., Murphy, M., Schumacher, S., Saulter, T. (2022). A proliferation of images: Trends, obstacles, and opportunities for visual literacy. Journal of Visual Literacy. https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1051144X.2022.2053819

Conference Proceedings

Book Chapters

  • Carlton, M., Klein, J. (2021). Keeping track of your recipe: Moving from cookbooks to the web. ACRL Scholarly Communications Cookbook (pp. 293-295). Chicago, IL: Association of College and Research Libraries. https://libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncg/listing.aspx?id=36626
  • Cramer, S. M. (2022). Teaching consumer market segmentation through brainstorming demographic and psychographic variables. Teaching Business Information Literacy (pp. 189-194). ACRL.
  • Arkoosh, R., Fischer, C. M. (2021). Other Duties as Assigned: A Reexamination of Roles in Resource Acquisition Management. Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries (pp. 199-209). Lanham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield.
  • Holmes, G. V. (2021). Education of the Professional Librarian – Ways to Demonstrate the Value of DEI Programs. Emerging Human Resource Trends in Academic Libraries (pp. 59-71). Lanham, Md: Rowman & Littlefield Inbox.

Book Reviews




  • Brandsma, T. W., WMS Connect: Community Unconference, “Internal Workflows & Configurations for End User Services,” OCLC User Community. (December 9, 2021).
  • Bucknall, T., Burton, M., Heilman, K., UNC System Webinar, “ULAC EBS Deals: Overview and Technical Services Considerations,” ULAC, online. (April 20, 2022).
  • Bucknall, T., Carolina Consortium Conference and Annual Meeting, “Consortium Futures; Sustainable Paths,” Carolina Consortium, Greensboro, NC. (May 10, 2022).
  • Bucknall, T., Carolina Consortium Conference and Annual Meeting, “COVID Impact on Eresource Usage; a Multi-year Analysis,” Carolina Consortium, Greensboro, NC. (May 10, 2022).
  • Bucknall, T., ULVLC Series, “Big Deal Myths and Realities,” UNCG Libraries, Virtual. (February 9, 2022).
  • Bucknall, T., ULVLC series, “E-Resource Consortia in the Carolinas,” UNCG Libraries, Virtual. (February 1, 2022).
  • Bucknall, T., Craft, A.R., Fischer, C., ULVLC, “Big Deals and Read & Publish,” Greensboro, NC. (February 2, 2022).
  • Craft, A.R., North Carolina Serials Conference, “OpenUNC: Collaborating to increase the visibility of open scholarship from the UNC System.” (April 8, 2022).
  • Craft, A.R., North Carolina Serials Conference, “Remote work in technical services: What have we learned? Where are we going?.” (April 8, 2022).
  • Craft, A.R., Transforming Libraries for Graduate Students Conference, “Scholarly communications for librarians: Developing a mentoring program to support tenure-track library faculty.” (March 17, 2022).
  • Cramer, S. M., Business librarianship speaker series, “How to research what doesn’t exist (yet): a hands-on workshop for librarians supporting local entrepreneurs,” Boston Library Consortium, Boston, MA, United States of America. (December 10, 2021).
  • Crumpton, M. A., Staff Development Day, “The Emotionally Intelligent Mentor,” East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, United States of America. (March 8, 2022).
  • Crumpton, M. A., Vanguard Virtual Series, “The Evolution of Libraries,” UNCG Alumni Association, Greensboro, NC, United States of America. (February 15, 2022).
  • Dale, J., Georgia International Conference on Information Literacy, “Creating engaging and effective information literacy activities for a hybrid world,” Georgia Southern University, Virtual. (March 31, 2022).
  • Dale, J., LAUNCCH Annual Conference, “Meeting Your Productivity Goals with the UnMeeting,” Library Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (March 14, 2022).
  • Dale, J., InfoBase Webinar Series, “Teaching Information Evaluation with Lateral Reading, Session #2: The How,” InfoBase. (December 6, 2021).
  • Dale, J., Olsen, R., Thacker, J., Rood, M. L., LAUNC-CH, “Building Bridges & Boundaries: Transitioning to Online First-Year Experience Instruction,” University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC. (March 22, 2022).
  • Dame, J., International Internet Preservation Consortium Web Archiving Conference, “The Triad COVID-19 Web Archive,” (May 25, 2022).
  • Fischer, C., Burton, M., Owens, A., ULVLC, “What About Ebooks? The Libraries’ Evidence-based Acquisitions Plans,” Greensboro, NC. (March 28, 2022).
  • Harlow, S.L., Dale, J., Infobase Webinar Series, “Asynchronous Learning Workshop, Two Part Series,” Infobase. (April 2022).
  • Harlow, S.L., Dale, J., NC LIVE Virtual Workshop, “Leading with Universal Design for Learning (UDL),” NC LIVE. (April 2022).
  • Henry, T. N., Nance, A., Craft, .A.R., Amigos Online Conference: Changing Standards, Local Choices: Navigating the Current Cataloging Landscape, “Getting started with critical cataloging,” Amigos Library Services. (February 10, 2022).
  • Henry, T.N., Nance, A., North Carolina Community College Library Association (NCCCLA) 2022 Conference, “Critical Cataloging, the User, and You,” NCCCLA. (March 15, 2022).
  • Holmes, G., JCLC Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community, “Full circle moment: from ACE Scholars to LIS leaders,” Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), St. Pete Beach, FL, United States of America. (2022).
  • Holmes, G., Library Diversity Committee, “Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility in Academic Libraries,” University of North Carolina At Charlotte,  Atkins Library, Charlotte, NC, United States of America. (February 25, 2022).
  • Holmes, G., Crumpton, M., Gathering all Peoples: Embracing Culture & Community, “Pre-Conference: How to make the best of my Residency Experience.,” Joint Conference of Librarians of Color (JCLC), St. Pete Beach, FL, United States of America. (2022).
  • Jones, R., Love, Sex & Justice in the South, “Lynch Bait: Examining the Tragic Consequences of Racial Violence Rooted in Racial and Gender Anxiety,” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association. (March 22, 2022).
  • Koelsch, B.A., Smith, K.M., Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Distance and Online Learning Virtual Poster Session., “”Winning the War” for Visual Literacy: Using Padlet for Primary Source Instruction,” ACRL. (April 25, 2022).
  • Koelsch, B.A., “Documenting the History of U.S. Women Veterans: Spotlight on Cleveland and Gaston Counties,” Colonel Frederick Hambright Chapter, NSDAR. (March 26, 2022).
  • Koelsch, B.A., Smith, K.M., Krim, S., 2022 SNCA Conference, “Reimagining Outreach When You Can’t Meet Face-to-Face: Archivists Adjust During the Pandemic.,” Society of North Carolina Archivists. (March 17, 2022).
  • Koelsch, B.A., SCUA Speaker Series, “The Women Veterans Historical Project Celebrates Black History Month,” UNCG Libraries Special Collections and University Archives Department. (February 2, 2022).
  • Lawrimore, E., Cox, R., Gwynn, D., Alumni All Access Weekend, “North Carolina Triad Beer: A History,” UNCG Alumni Association, Greensboro, NC. (April 2, 2022).
  • Lawrimore, E., Cox, R., Gwynn, D., “North Carolina Triad Beer: A History,” Greensboro Science Pub, Greensboro, NC. (February 21, 2022).
  • Lawrimore, E., Cox, R., Gwynn, D., “North Carolina Triad Beer: A History,” Greensboro Rotary Club, Greensboro, NC. (January 26, 2022).
  • Lawrimore, E.R., SCUA Speaker Series, “Bringing UNCG’s Past to the Present: Building and Teaching with University Archives,” UNC Greensboro Special Collections and University Archives. (May 11, 2022).
  • Lawrimore, E.R.,, Cox, R., “North Carolina Triad Beer: A History,” Davidson County Historical Museum, Lexington, NC. (April 26, 2022).
  • Lawrimore, E.R.,, “Undergraduate Research Sustainability,” Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office. (April 5, 2022).
  • Lawrimore, E.R.,, Cox, R., “North Carolina Triad Beer: A History,” Battleground Brewers Guild, Greensboro, NC. (December 21, 2021).
  • Lawrimore, E.R.,, Metadata-centric Meetup, “The Reparative Archives Working Group at UNC Greensboro,” University of Texas Libraries. (December 16, 2021).
  • Lawrimore, E.R.,, Cox, R., High Point Kiwanis Club, “North Carolina Triad Beer: A History,” High Point Kiwanis Club, High Point, NC. (December 3, 2021).
  • Murphy, M., O’Brien, K.A., Hale, D.G., ADAPT 2022: Teaching in Transformative Times, “Critical Visual Literacy for New Media & Design Students,” UNC Greensboro, Greensboro, NC. (May 9, 2022).
  • Murphy, M., DCHI 2022: Digital Humanities & the Environment, “Accessing the Archives: American Children’s Environmental Writing for Everyone,” Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina, Charlotte, NC. (April 21, 2022).
  • Murphy, M., Thompson, D.S., Beene, S., Greer, K., ARLIS/NA 50th Annual Conference, “Putting the Framework for Visual Literacy in Higher Education into Practice: An Interactive Workshop,” Art Libraries Society of North America, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (April 8, 2022).
  • Murphy, M., ARLIS/NA 50th Annual Conference, “Cut, Paste, Copy, Fold: Scaffolded Information Literacy Instruction for New Media & Design Students [Panel Title: Programmatic Information Literacy Instruction in Art & Design Libraries],” Art Libraries Society of North America, Chicago, IL. (April 7, 2022).
  • Murphy, M., Payne, C., Saunders, H., Hale, M., Stein, P., Vecchiola, R., ARLIS/NA 50th Annual Conference, “Sight Sound Touch: Considering Multimodal Digital Accessibility for a Collaborative Public Art Project [Panel Title: Centering Digital Accessibility: Projects at Academic and Art & Design School Libraries],” Art Libraries Society of North America, Chicago, IL, United States of America. (April 7, 2022).
  • Murphy, M., Hale, D., ARLIS/NA Teaching SIG Winter Meeting, “Get Outside the Box: Expanding Horizons for Artist-Researchers,” Art Libraries Society of North America. (December 10, 2021).
  • Nance, A., Henry, T.N., Craft, A. R., Southeast Collaborative Online Conference, “Critical cataloging: What? Why? How?.” (March 17, 2022).
  • Reis, J. A., Grannemann, H., Murphy, M., Marie, S., USASBE 2022: Pioneer and Persevere, “Creative Crisis Response: Mask Makers during the Pandemic,” U.S. Association for Small Business and Entrepreneurship, Raleigh, NC, United States of America. (January 6, 2022).
  • Sutton, J. L, Harlow, S., ADAPT 2022- Teaching in Transformative Times, “CTR 101: Leisure and American Lifestyles Spring 2022  URSCO Faculty Fellows,” The University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, NC, United States of America. (May 9, 2022).
  • Vinson, L., Metrolina Library Association Conference, “Teens on Campus: A Decade of Community Outreach Between an Academic Library and Local High Schools,” The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, Charlotte, NC, United States of America. (2022).

The kick-off event with award-winning author Amor Towles on May 19, for the 2022 Greensboro Bound Literary Festival was a huge success for the University Libraries thanks to the many wonderful volunteers, faculty, staff and students that helped us reach our goal. Collaborating collectively for a cause like this makes all the difference and allows the University Libraries to expand our reach in the Greater Greensboro community.

This year, the University Libraries had the pleasure of partnering with Greensboro Bound to host “An Evening with Amor Towles” as both an in-person and virtual event that served more than 400 guests, on-site, at UNC Greensboro and nearly 200 guests, virtually, via Zoom. Towles discussed his newest book, “The Lincoln Highway,” with guests.

Partnerships such as this one help position the University Libraries to build community, create conversation and foster literary appreciation among our supporters. The University Libraries is grateful for the opportunity to serve our campus and community. While past author events have been recorded for viewing at a later date, this one was not due to a contractual agreement with the author.

The University Libraries would like to send a special thanks to the Greensboro Bound Literary Festival for its continued partnership, Amor Towles and UNCG Assistant Professor of Creative Writing Xhenet Aliu, who served as moderator for the event. We could not have done this without you.

This June marks the 52nd celebration of Pride Month, a time when people come together in support of the LGBTQIA+ community.

Pride Month is celebrated each June to commemorate the 1969 Stonewall uprising, to protest against injustice and inequality and to recognize the impacts of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual (LGBTQIA+) individuals. The 1969 Stonewall uprising comprised of six days of riots in retaliation for ongoing police violence towards patrons of a Greenwich Village gay bar, the Stonewall Inn.

A response to targeted harassment and systemic inequality, the Stonewall riots are generally considered to have been a catalyst for the gay rights movement in the United States and around the world. Yearly commemorations of the beginning of the uprising (June 28) began in 1970 in New York City and since then have transformed into celebrations that span the entire month of June and are held across the country and around the world.

Today, we celebrate LGBTQIA+ Pride by raising high the achievements and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, intersex and asexual members of the UNCG community. LGBTQIA+ students, staff, faculty and alumni enhance the UNCG educational experience by being role models in their embrace of the UNCG values, especially openness, diversity and courage.

Books to Read During Pride Month:

  • The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller
  • Less by Andrew Sean Greer
  • In the Dream House by Carmen Maria Machado
  • Rainbow Boy by Taylor Rouanzion
  • Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
  • Red, White and Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • Boyfriend Material by Alexis Hall
  • The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
  • Punch Me Up to the Gods: A Memoir by Brian Broome