Monday, February 12, 2018

UNCG Libraries Spring 2018 Diversity Lecture

Please join us for this upcoming free presentation (open to the public as well):


10 – 11 AM, Thursday, March 15, 2018


Hodges Reading Room, Jackson Library, UNC Greensboro


“Books, Boxes, and Bangles: Building Research Collections in African American History and Culture”


Randall K. Burkett, Curator of African American Collections, Rose Library, Emory University


While a graduate student Randall Burkett started collecting books to support his research on Marcus Garvey and on African American religious history. Over the years his collection expanded to include books, pamphlets, prints, newspapers, and ephemera related to African American life and culture. He has exhibited selections from his personal collection at Harvard University’s Widener Library, the Grolier Club in New York City, and elsewhere.

Since 1997, Burkett has been responsible for building Emory University’s collection of African American rare books, manuscripts, photographs, and print ephemera, and he has raised nearly three quarters of a million dollars to endow acquisition and fellowship funds for the Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library.

This lecture is part of the God's Trombones: African American Cadences and Culture symposium being held at UNCG March 15-16, 2018.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Ashby Dialogues and Symposium

Presented by LEARN, and sponsored by the UNCG University Libraries:

HB2: Bad Policy, Fack News & Real Impact

LEARN (LGBTQ+ Education and Resource Network) is hosting an Ashby Dialogue to encourage student-driven discourse with faculty and staff in a university-wide forum about HB2, both as a policy and a media phenomenon, and how this affects external and internal perceptions of LGBTQ+ communities.  The conversation takes place over two dialogues and a symposium. The first dialogue will be held on February 15, from 4-6pm in Mary Foust Residence Hall. We will discuss Bad Policy: How and why did it happen?

All students at UNCG (graduate and undergraduate), staff and faculty are invited to participate in this dialogue. 

Dialogue 1 - Bad Policy: How and why did it happen?

  • Thursday, Feb. 15, 2018, 4:00pm - 6:00pm
  • Parlor, Mary Foust Residence Hall (Pizza provided)
  • Facilitators: Jennifer Feather, Stacey Krim (from SCUA in Jackson Library), and Payton McGarry

Dialogue 2 - Fake News, Real Impact: How did the news characterize LGBTQ+ people, and what was the impact?

  • Friday, March 16, 2018, 12:00pm - 2:00pm (Lunch provided)
  • Office of Intercultural Engagement, EUC
  • Facilitators: Carla Fullwood and Elliott Kimball

Symposium - HB2: History, legacy, and impact

  • Friday, April 13, 2018, 9:00am - 12:30pm (breakfast served at 9am, program starts at 9:15am)
  • Cone Ballroom C, EUC
  • Speakers: TBD

For More Information:

Contact LEARN Facilitator Dialogue 1: Stacey Krim (from SCUA in Jackson 
Contact Jay Poole, LEARN Pedagogy Committee,