Staff Enrichment Series
Community Projects and Special Collections

Wednesday, June 15, 2011
8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
The Friday Center, Redbud Room

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8:30-9:00 Registration and Refreshments


Community Building in and out of Libraries

Zine Workshops
Kelly Wooten, a librarian for the Sallie Bingham Center for Women's History and Culture at Duke University, will speak about her experiences conducting zine workshops for girls at Girls Rock NC's summer camp programs as a way to share women's history with a younger audience and engage young people in making history themselves.
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Community Service Committee Activities
Karen Ciccone, Laura Abraham
Recognizing the many community, organizational, and personal benefits of community service, the NCSU Libraries Community Service Committee was formed to provide group volunteering opportunities for library staff. Library volunteers have 'flash mob cataloged' non-profit book collections and have volunteered with organizations including The Coalition to Unchain Dogs, The Friends of the Mountains-to-Sea Trail, and the Food Bank of Central & Eastern North Carolina. Abraham and Ciccone will discuss the committee's formation, the volunteer events the committee has sponsored, and lessons learned along the way.

Building a Block for Habitat: The Library Community Experience
Liz Garner, John Loy, Alison Murray
With a record number of university and UNC Hospital employees requesting Habitat housing, the UNC student chapter of Habitat for Humanity, partnering with Habitat of Orange County, embarked on a project to build 10 Habitat houses for 10 UNC employees and their families. To succeed in their Build a Block endeavor, the student Habitat group reached out to various groups across the university to champion these houses by pledging to provide labor hours and funding. Members of the Library Community Build a Block Task Force will discuss their efforts and experiences in being a Build a Block Champion over the last year.
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NCCU's Habitat Project
Vickie Spencer will describe how NCCU partners with Habitat for Humanity. Tijuanda Farrington, the second recipient of the "Eagle Habitat for Humanity House" will talk about her experience promoting NCCU and the library to the community at large.
10:30-10:50 Break




Highlighting our Special Collections
A variety of special collections available at the TRLN libraries will be highlighted in this session.

Processing Architectural Drawings
Emily Walters leads the NCSU Libraries' CLIR Hidden Collections
Processing grant to process 6 modernist architecture and landscape
architecture collections containing over 40,000 original plans and
drawings in both paper and electronic formats. Architectural records,
being both documentation of professional activity and artistic
artifacts, are critical to understanding the environment in which people
live, work and define their community. She will discuss cost analysis
findings, the ways in which processing practices have been streamlined
and the overall goals of the project. presentation

Jacqueline Reid, director for the Hartman Center for Sales, Advertising and Marketing History at Duke University, will speak about one of the Center's latest web projects: AdViews, a database of over 8,800 television commercials dating from the 1950s to early 1990s. Ms. Reid will describe the collection, show a few highlights, and detail the process of creating the AdViews database. presentation  handout

YouTube videos: 1st clip (start 3:40 end 5:58) 2nd clip (start 15:51 end 17:00)

Post Cards
From privies to homes of the privileged, silos to the silvery sands of the N.C. coast, the North Carolina Postcards online collection features more than 8,000 Tar Heel-themed cards. John Blythe discusses the birth and development of this rich storehouse of North Carolina images. His talk will include a look at the history of postcards and the North Carolina Collection's entry into deltiology. presentation


Buffet Lunch


     Carpooling Information
Contact the person listed below from your institution to find out about transportation arrangements and carpooling options.

Bobbi Earp
Samantha Sheff
Laura Blessing
Louise Flinn

Please email if you have special needs or questions.