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Library Lines - The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
An Invitation To Join
FRIENDS OF THE MARY LIVERMORE LIBRARY MEMBERSHIP FORM
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
―Without Libraries what have we? We have no past and no future.‖ - Ray Bradbury
Please use this form to become a member of the Friends of the Library of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The form and
your check, made out to UNCP, should be mailed to: Membership Chair, Friends of the Library Committee, Mary Livermore Library, UNC
Pembroke, P.O. Box 1510, Pembroke, NC 28372-1510. phone 1.800.949.UNCP.
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I would like to support the Friends of the Library of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke through the following ( Please check as appropriate):
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This edition of Library Lines was edited by Karen S. Orr Fritts ([email protected]). Other members of the Publications Committee
include Robert Arndt, Anne Coleman, Carl Danis, Dr. Elinor Foster (ex-officio), Gwen Locklear, Jean Sexton, Jessica Karpel, Susan
Whitt, Melanie Wood, and David Young. Questions: call 910.521.6656, 1.800.949.UNCP or www.uncp.edu/library. Photos provided by
Jessica Karpel unless otherwise noted.
325 copies of this document were printed at a cost of $1.18 per copy.
Mary Livermore Library
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke North Carolina 28372-1510
by Anne H. Coleman
The Mary Livermore Library always seeks to add to its
online resources in order to provide patrons with a
variety of ways to access library resources.
Email
Work Phone
August 2011
Library Adds New Online Resources
Dr. Mr. Mrs. Ms. (circle correct title)
Mailing Address
Mary Livermore Library
Recently, the Library was able to add a very popular
local resource to its online collections. In collaboration
with the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, the
Library was able to make the University’s yearbooks
from 1942 to 2010 available online. These pictorially
historic documents are often used by students, faculty,
and researchers to gather information on the University
and on former students and personnel. They have also
been used to supply information on local, and even
national, history. Often researchers have requested
photographs that document the history of the Lumbee
people, but there have also been requests for pictures
Photo of College ESSO Station from the Indianhead circa 1946
of the College Esso gas station in the 1940s and of
traditional May Day activities, like the Maypole Dance,
that were celebrated in different parts of the U.S. from the early 1900s and in Europe from the eighteenth century.
Until recently, it was necessary to come to the Library and search printed copies of the yearbooks, titled
Indianhead, to find the desired photos; however, in February 2011, library staff learned that the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, a statewide digitization and digital publishing program, was working with North
Carolina colleges and universities to get their historical materials, like college yearbooks, digitized and published online. The Center offered to scan all of UNCP’s yearbooks and make them available online via the
Center’s website. UNC Pembroke became one of the first 30 institutions to participate in this effort, along
with UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, East Carolina, Appalachian State, Elon, Fayettteville State, and many others.
A quotation on the Center’s website states, ―Student yearbooks provide a window into college life in North
Carolina from the 1890s to the present. From sports teams to sororities, fashions to hairstyles, these volumes
document the changing attitudes and culture of college students year by year.‖ This invaluable window to
UNCP’s history is now open and easily accessible online. The yearbooks can be accessed from the Library’s
online catalog, BraveCat, and from the Library’s Special Collections webpage at the following URL: http://
www.uncp.edu/library/special/yearbooks/list.html.
Online access has been established for part of another popular research collection: student theses. The
Library routinely catalogs and houses copies of student theses from the Chancellor’s Scholars, the Esther G.
Maynor Honors College, and the School of Graduate Studies. Electronic copies of the theses are now placed
in the Institutional Repository (IR) and made available to researchers via the Internet. Rather than having to
come into the Library to use a copy of one of the theses, researchers can access full-text versions of many of
the theses by searching the Library’s online catalog or the University’s IR at the following URL: http://
libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncp/.
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Message from the Dean of Library Services
August always brings the exhilaration that accompanies the start of the new academic year. New students and faculty members are welcomed and introduced to
our outstanding library resources and helpful staff. Returning students and faculty
are joyfully greeted as they visit the Mary Livermore Library and receive library updates and services as are suited to their preferences.
Dr. Elinor Folger Foster
Dean of Library Services
Photo by Bobby Ayers
Our community visitors are always important in planning for library programming as
well. A series of discussions set for the 2011-12 academic year should be of interest
to faculty, staff, students, and community members: the continuation of the Elmer
W. Hunt Photograph Collection Identification and Discussion Series. Following up to
the success of the programs held in 2010-11, the new series will continue the pursuit of information about the identification of persons pictured in the photographs
and will also aid in publicizing the availability of this unique resource that is part of
the Special Collections materials owned by the Mary Livermore Library. Information
about the 2011-12 programs is contained in a related article by Robert Arndt.
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Virgil Oxendine, University Library Technician for Reference Services, presented on March 23 at the Chancellor’s Dining Room an update on the Beautification Subcommittee, for which he serves as Chair. Additionally, Virgil attended the Diversity in Higher Education conference, ―Equity and Inclusion: Vision, Strategies, and
Actions for Higher Education and the Workplace,‖ which was held at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, on
April 27-28.
June Power, Access Services/Reference Librarian, published two articles in the April-June 2011 edition of
the Journal of Access Services. The titles are ―Training 2.0 – Library Assistants in the Age of Information‖ and
―III, ERes, and Ares: A Reserves Comparison.‖
Susan Whitt, Associate Dean for Collection Management, and Carl Danis, Collection Development/
Electronic Resources Librarian, attended the 20th annual North Carolina Serials Conference at the William
and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, on March 10.
Melanie Wood attended the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians on March 10, at Wake Forest University . She also delivered a presentation, ―Library Instruction Boot Camp: A Checklist for a Successful Information Literacy Session,‖ at the Metrolina Library Association Information Literacy Conference, which was
held on the campus of Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, on June 16.
It will be my pleasure to coordinate with the sponsors of the Hunt series and other informational and entertaining programs, the Friends of the Library of UNC Pembroke. Returning as President in 2011-12 is Dr. Judy
Curtis. Vice President/President-elect is Bob Fisher. Returning as Secretary is Anne Coleman; Susan
Whitt will continue to serve as Treasurer. I appreciate their service and suggest that everyone who uses our
excellent library join or rejoin the Friends of the Library. This support organization adds significant depth to
the cultural and informational opportunities made available to faculty, staff, students, and community users of
the Mary Livermore Library. And all of the above-named groups are welcomed back to UNCP as another
stimulating academic year is launched.
Message from the FOL President
An Exciting Year to Push Forward
A new academic school year is an exciting time both to reflect on past achievements
and to set new goals for the future. The coming year at UNCP promises to be especially exhilarating as the budget uncertainties of the past few years have been faced
and resolved, senior administrative positions have been filled and leadership stabilized, and programs have been conceived and implemented to improve student
success rates.
As you walk around campus, you can feel the hum of the whirring engine that is
UNCP. All its parts are finely tuned and its momentum is propelling us forward. Every office, every department, and every member of the campus community play vital Dr. Judy Curtis,
roles in our push forward.
President, Friends of the
Library of UNC Pembroke
The Friends of the Library are eager for the new academic year to begin. As we
reflect on past successful endeavors, we pledge to continue funds for the programs Photo provided by Dr. Curtis
the campus relies on. We enthusiastically provide funds for student scholarships,
audio books, photo identifications in the Hunt special collection, and faculty author recognition events.
As we set new goals for the future, we anticipate adding additional monetary and technology scholarships for
students, adding library materials that can circulate, inviting renowned speakers to campus, and more.
Some say the Library is the heart of the campus; others say it’s where the intellect is inspired. Both views
recognize the vital role of the Mary Livermore Library. Please take a moment as this exciting new academic
year begins to join the Friends of the Library in supporting the Library as it propels the campus forward.
Front row from left: Carlene Cummings, Robert Arndt, June Power, Anne Coleman, Virgil Oxendine
Back row from left: Dr. Elinor Foster, Carl Danis, Robert Wolf, David Young, Melanie Wood
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New Beginnings, Recognitions and Scholarship Activities for Library Staff
by David W. Young
The entire staff of the Mary Livermore Library would like to take this opportunity to bid a fond farewell to one
staff member, recognize two other individuals who have reached specific career milestones, and publicize
specific staff scholarship activities.
Brenda Bullock
Photo from the
1972 Indianhead
On June 30, Brenda Bullock retired after 41 years of dedicated service to the Library. Although born and raised in Lumberton, Brenda was ―transplanted‖ during her junior year of high
school to Fairmont, where she continues to reside today. She
started her career at the Library on June 1, 1970. During her
years of employment, Brenda experienced many different developments which impacted workflow, including a major renovation of the Library in 1997 that replaced the open workBrenda Bullock 2011
station environment with a series of staff offices on the first
floor as well as the transition from the old card catalog to
BraveCat.
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The Library has also added the annual bibliographies of campus scholarship to its online collection. The
Library has been compiling this bibliography since 1980. Library staff members believe that the accomplishments of UNCP faculty and staff are a significant part of the history of the University, so each year an attempt
is made to identify, record, and archive as many of these accomplishments as possible. The bibliography was
normally produced in print and copies kept in the Library. These scholarly documents have been digitized and
made available to researchers online. Most of the documents have indexes that list each scholar by name and
the page numbers for the scholar’s citations. The online version is also searchable by name or keyword. Like
the yearbooks, the bibliographies from 1980 to 2011 can be accessed from the Library’s online catalog,
BraveCat, and from the Library’s Special Collections webpage at the following URL: http://www.uncp.edu/
library/special/scholarship/index.html.
Photographs from the Indianhead yearbooks
During her spare time, Brenda enjoys crafting, sewing, pets, and
travel. The entire staff wishes Brenda well as she enters a new
chapter in her life.
Lillian Brewington was recognized on April 11 as having received faculty emeritus
status, the only librarian to ever receive such worthy distinction. She had been a permanent employee of the Library for over 36 years before her retirement on July 31,
2009. Currently, she works in the Special Collections area of the Library on a partLillian Brewington
time basis. Lillian began her professional career on July 17, 1975.
Students dancing around the Maypole
Photo taken from the Indianhead 1957
Rob Wolf, Serials/Digital Operations Coordinator, received notification on May 4, 2011, that he had been
awarded tenure, effective August 11, 2011. Rob joined the library staff on November 1, 2005. Rob’s main job
responsibilities include the following: managing the selection, organization, and utilization of serials subscriptions; planning, coordinating, or managing digital library initiatives, and serving as the chief liaison with UNCP
faculty or patrons concerning serials purchases and digital initiatives.
Dr. Elinor Foster, Dean of Library Services, attended the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 24-27.
Anne Coleman, Assistant Dean for Research Services, continues to serve as an associate editor for North
Carolina Libraries and remains active as part of the editorial board for the Round Table for Ethnic Minority
Concerns (REMCo) newsletter. Additionally, Anne and Robert Arndt, Reference/Instructional Services Librarian, compiled an annual bibliography of campus writing efforts, Campus Scholarship, 2010-2011: A Bibliography. Also, Anne, Robert, Carlene Cummings, Melanie Wood, and David Young attended the Librarians Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUN-CH) conference, ―Staying Vital in a
Time of Change,‖ which was held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on March 7,
2011. Finally, Anne compiled a comprehensive bibliography for the UNCP English and Theatre Department,
English and Theatre Department Faculty Scholarship, 2006-2011: A Bibliography.
Robert Arndt published a review of the David Hursh and Chris Goertzen book, Good Medicine and Good Music: A Biography of Mrs. Joe Person, Patent Remedy Entrepreneur and Musician, including the Complete
Text of Her 1903 Autobiography, which was accepted for publication in the next edition of North Carolina Libraries, which is due out in early 2011.
College football at Pembroke State College
Photo taken from the Indianhead 1947
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Library Updates
by June Power
Spring and summer brought a time of change to the Library. Several new items are now available for check
out at the Circulation Desk for our patrons. The Friends of the Library purchased five iPads that are now available for student use. Introduced in late March, the iPads have already experienced great popularity. Students
may check one out for 24 hours at a time, and often there is a waiting list for their use. Additionally, the Division of Information Technology as part of their reorganization transferred recording equipment to the Library
for general circulation to UNCP patrons. As with the iPads, the video cameras, tripods, and digital voice recorders will circulate for 24 hours. These expansions of service have been met with great enthusiasm by
those visiting the Circulation Desk.
The Circulation Desk also dealt with change in spaces in the Library as additional shelving was added to the
first floor near the media section. The Library for some time now has been struggling with space issues; the
media section, especially, was overflowing its area. Three additional rows of shelving have greatly alleviated
this crowding, and provide for some growth room for the next couple of years. However, this was the last remaining space in the Library where shelving can be added, so future growth issues are still expected.
Another change in the Library is the addition of two Second Life capable workstations. The computer workstations were purchased from funds received in a LSTA technology grant through the State Library of North
Carolina. The Library began offering services in the virtual world of Second Life last year, and will continue to
provide reference, book clubs, instruction, and more. As the Second Life lab on campus is often used for classes, and the program requires a fairly substantial amount of computer graphics and power, the Library wanted to provide access within the building to this program which allows users to experience in 3D places and
things they otherwise could not in other ways. Also, a destination guide service will be added to those already being provided in order to help guide people to places in Second Life that are useful and fun.
Mary Livermore Library Book Sale
by Carl Danis
Every year the Mary Livermore Library receives a significant number of books and media as gifts. What
happens to these items? After being checked for possible inclusion into the collection, those not added
proceed to the book sale. Annually the Library has a book sale during National Library Week. The purpose
of National Library Week is to draw attention to the contributions to and promotion of the Library. In addition
to the promotion of National Library Week, the book sale brings in some money for the Friends of the Library
of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and it gives new useful life to books that may not otherwise
have one. This past year the book sale had its best showing in five years. The difference this year was
having a ―mini book sale‖ between the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. It allowed people to snag some
good reading material to take on break with them. Assuming we have some nice material, the plan is to
continue this tradition in the years to come.
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“A North Carolina Evening @ the Library”
by Susan F. Whitt
The Friends of the Library celebrated their tenth annual benefit held on April 8, 2011, at the Mary Livermore
Library. This was a significant occasion that was celebrated by all attendees. The UNCP Guitar Ensemble
directed by Derek Day, a faculty member in the Music Department, entertained guests while they dined from
food stations that reflected an international variety of foods. During this time, guests were able to bid on silent
auction items which included pottery, hand-made items, gift certificates, jewelry, and many more sought-after
articles.
The evening’s entertainment began with a welcome by Dr. Elinor Foster, Dean of Library Services. Dr. Judy
Curtis, President of the Friends of the Library, presented Anne Coleman, who introduced the Friends of the
Library scholarship winners (pictured below). This was a special highlight of the evening. Hannah L. Brumfield was awarded the $1,000 non-endowed Friends of the Library Scholarship; Courtney M. Stoker was
awarded the endowed Friends of the Library Honors College Scholarship; Maria B. Hockaday was awarded
the endowed Generalist Scholarship and Heidi L. Dingwell was awarded a non-endowed Generalist Scholarship; Andrea Collen, Briana Flores, Allona J. Frazier, Qi (Larry) Liu, Glenda J. Lowery, and Weitang
(Chris) Pan were each awarded a $250 book scholarship.
―Tar Heel Tales and Tunes @ the Library‖ raised over $11,000 which will be used to support the Friends of the
Library initiatives. Providing scholarships, sponsoring author appearances and reading programs, and funding
of a book and a DVD lease program are among the projects made possible by the Friends of the Library fundraising activities. To learn more about the Friends of the Library, how to apply for their scholarships, or to join
our Friends of the Library, please call the Mary Livermore Library at 910.775.4242 or go to the Library’s
webpage at www.uncp.edu/library .
The 2011 Scholarship
winners were introduced
by Anne Coleman.
Back: Weitang (Chris) Pan, Qi
(Larry) Liu, Glenda Lowery,
Courtney Stoker, Hannah
Brumfield, Allona Frazier, Anne
Coleman
Front: Andrea Collen, Briana
Flores, Maria Hockaday, Heidi
Dingwell
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Poetry/Short Prose Contest Winning Entries 2011
Emily McLamb
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History Professors Kick Off Faculty Author Showcase Series
by Robert Arndt
Jane Haladay
Drive
Climb onto
Daddy’s lap.
Put my tiny hands on top of his.
There’s nothing but the road ahead
And time
We
Drive
The back roads
With windows down
And bright, wide eyes.
I crane my
neck to see
The pine trees whizzing by.
Those summer
days with Dad
I hope I
never
forget
As now I
drive
on my own
The
highways
With
windows
down
And bright,
wide eyes.
I glance in
the
mirror to see
Time
whizzing
by.
Joshua Webb
A Grand Going Away Party
“What we long for and cannot attain
is dearer than what we have already attained.”
-Kahlil Gibran
There’s the wind. She sings to me through her wind chimes
of being an artist.
How can this be? Prove it!
She grabs her celestial brushes—a thousand Sakuras—
painting the dawning sky pink and white:
a thousand cherry blossoms are windsailing.
The trees sway left and right, waving goodbye
and gentle farewell kisses take flight between their limbs.
Flying cranes are overlooking a grand going away party.
The wind continues her singing:
―I’m painting your departing innermost longings, my dear;
look again at the cherry blossoms windsailing.‖
Looking, I question the wind:
―In that case, will the cherry blossoms reach
the land of fulfillment beyond my horizon?‖
She replies, ―Only you know the truth! As you hold your heartache
with both hands as you do now, gazing at this vast ocean of desire,
I see your reverence growing on this little island of ours.‖
It Would Be Enough
(for Jack)
This ritual of situation:
cup of coffee,
stack of ungraded papers.
Reading glasses,
clipboard,
my cowboy hat to shade
the beautiful new spring sun.
I sit at the patio table
preparing to get to work.
Breeze echoes through
the tall loblolly pines,
the canary forsythia
has begun her vibrant weeping.
I discover I don’t have a pen.
Pause. Look around.
A black-capped chickadee
flits into the still bare branches
of the delicate dogwood
who waits her turn
to recite in snowy quatrains.
Dark-eyed juncos and
the family of Carolina wrens
with their kabuki eyebrows
pick through the humus
of pine needles and seeds.
I am neither too hot
nor too cold. Not too rich
nor too poor. Not too old
nor too young, Neither
too full nor too hungry.
This moment is poised
upon the tip of the pen
that is not in my hand,
the pen I will have to arise
from this perfect place
to retrieve. Wait.
Lean back. Look up.
Breathe in birdsong,
Pine sway, and yellow.
With nothing else
before me or behind,
with nothing in my hands,
all this
would be enough.
The Mary Livermore Library will host a Faculty Authors Showcase on Wednesday, September 28, at 3:30
p.m. in the main reading room. Dr. Rose Stremlau and Dr. Charles Beem will be speaking about their
books.
Dr. Rose Stremlau
photo by Raul Rubiera
Dr. Stremlau will discuss her first book, Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship
and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation. The book contains is a study of allotment, the subdivision and privatization of tribal land, in the Cherokee Nation. During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, the United States government
forcibly allotted tribal land as a means to assimilate Indian people into American
society. Dr. Stremlau notes ―By contextualizing the story of allotment into the larger fabric of Cherokee family life, I’ve brought order to the story of an important,
misunderstood policy that continues to have an enormous impact on Indian communities today. The evolution of allotment was complicated, the administration of it
was a mess, and the outcomes have been disastrous. Against that chaos, I emphasize the consistency of family life against great odds and explain how Cherokees adapted to remain a people connected by the values and behaviors associated with kinship.‖
Dr. Stremlau has been a member of the History Department since 2006. She won a
University Teaching award in 2009 and has published numerous articles and essays. Dr. Stremlau was awarded an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women that allowed her to complete the book she will be presenting September 28.
Dr. Charles Beem will speak about his latest book, The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I. One reviewer of Dr. Beem’s latest work notes, ―This is one of the most interesting books on Elizabeth I’s international relations to appear for some time. It introduces new material and takes our view of the Elizabethan regime’s diplomacy and Dr. Charles Beem
cultural relations well beyond Europe, where enquiries to date have largely been
photo provided by Dr. Beem
contained.‖
Dr. Beem’s earlier works have included The Lioness Roared: The Problems of Female Rule in English History
(2006) and The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England (2008).
The showcase is sponsored by The Friends of the Library of UNC Pembroke and is free and open to the
public.
Mary Livermore Library Receives a Grant
The Mary Livermore Library recently applied for and was awarded an LSTA NC ECHO Digitization Grant
from the State Library of North Carolina. This grant will allow the Library to employ a full-time, time-limited
staff person to work exclusively with adding the Elmer Hunt photographs to CONTENTdm and making
digital copies available online. This will allow the images to be accessed via the internet for everyone to
view. Hopefully, many of the historic photographs that were displayed last year during a series of
discussion and identification programs will soon be shared with researchers and family genealogists on
the Library’s website.
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Elmer W. Hunt Photograph Identification and Discussion Series Returns
Student Assistants
by Robert Arndt
by June Power
Following the successful series of programs during the 2010-11 academic year, the Elmer W. Hunt Photograph Identification and Discussion Series returns with a November 1 program focusing on the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the military service of area residents. The format will be a panel discussion led by a
moderator.
Panelists for the November discussion will include Rudy Paul Locklear, James Arthur Jones, Jesse
Oxendine, Delano Cummings and W.D. Oxendine. All these veterans were decorated for their services in
combat. Rudy Locklear and Delano Cummings served in Vietnam. W.D. Oxendine served in Korea. Jesse
Oxendine and James Jones served in World War II.
This year the Library was proud to see witness the graduation of three outstanding student assistants who
have been with us for the entire four years of their tenure at UNCP. To recognize their hard work and dedication to the Library, each student selected a book in which was placed a nameplate in their honor. The Library
can’t thank these students enough for everything they have done, and are so proud of their accomplishments.
They will be greatly missed. Below are statements they provided concerning the books they chose for the honorary nameplate placement.
Jesse Oxendine was a member of the 82nd Airborne. He was also a part of the liberation of the Wobbelen
Concentration Camp in Germany. Jesse Oxendine is now a retired pharmacist living in Charlotte. James Arthur Jones also fought in World War II and earned five Battle Stars. After the war Mr. Jones returned to Robeson County and served as a teacher and principal at Prospect School for more than 30 years.
W.D. Oxendine served in Korea. After the war he returned to Pembroke and earned his degree at Pembroke
State College. Mr. Oxendine taught school for six years and then served in North Carolina’s Department of
Administration in the public relations department for 27 years.
Rudy Locklear saw action in Vietnam where he was award the Purple Heart. He is currently commander of
the Robeson County Chapter 47 of Disabled American Veterans. Delano Cummings served three tours in Vietnam. He later wrote Moon Dash Warrior about his experiences.
I have loved working in the library
and I appreciate the opportunity
that you have given me these past
couple years. My favorite book (for
right now anyways) is Dear John
by Nicholas Sparks. I love his
books, but I'm a romantic at heart!
Two other discussion and identification events are planned in 2012. The first will be held on January 24. The
topic will be Strike at the Wind. Panelists will be Harvey Godwin, Carol Oxendine, Terena Nephew, Dr.
Randolph Umberger, and Dr. David Oxendine.
Thanks again for everything you
and the rest of the library staff
have done for me.
The second program on March 20 will focus on the LRDA and Lumbee Homecoming. Panelists will be Lorna
Ricotta, Florence Ransom, Hazel Perez, Dr. Cheryl Locklear, and Ken Maynor.
Bethany Belk
All the programs are sponsored by The Friends of the Library and will be held in the main reading room of the
Mary Livermore Library beginning at 7:00 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public.
Photo by June Power
Circa
1971
Strike at the Wind circa 1984
Keon Pacheco
Photo by June Power
Lumbee
Pow-Wow
VFW circa 1973
The Black Christ & Other Poems by Countee Cullen is the
book I choose. Countee Cullen
was someone I had no
knowledge about prior to my
becoming an English major,
and he was the topic of my first
major paper. This book along
with a few others was part of
my research. Thank you for
giving me the opportunity to
work here.
I picked First Impressions by Nora
Roberts. She is my all time favorite
author, and I have been reading
her books since I was about 13. I
picked this particular book because
for some reason it just touched me
when I read it. I do not know why. It
was just a very good book. For
plans after graduation, you know
that I will continue to stay in the
area and look for jobs, take a year
off of school, and then try to get
into graduate school here to get my
master’s in Social Work or Counseling. I am getting married sometime this summer. I just want to
thank you for giving me the opportunity to work here the past four
years. I never thought that I would
still be working here, that I would
have met so many great people,
and that I would have loved working here so much.
Samantha Temple
Photo by June Power
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Elmer W. Hunt Photograph Identification and Discussion Series Returns
Student Assistants
by Robert Arndt
by June Power
Following the successful series of programs during the 2010-11 academic year, the Elmer W. Hunt Photograph Identification and Discussion Series returns with a November 1 program focusing on the Veterans of
Foreign Wars and the military service of area residents. The format will be a panel discussion led by a
moderator.
Panelists for the November discussion will include Rudy Paul Locklear, James Arthur Jones, Jesse
Oxendine, Delano Cummings and W.D. Oxendine. All these veterans were decorated for their services in
combat. Rudy Locklear and Delano Cummings served in Vietnam. W.D. Oxendine served in Korea. Jesse
Oxendine and James Jones served in World War II.
This year the Library was proud to see witness the graduation of three outstanding student assistants who
have been with us for the entire four years of their tenure at UNCP. To recognize their hard work and dedication to the Library, each student selected a book in which was placed a nameplate in their honor. The Library
can’t thank these students enough for everything they have done, and are so proud of their accomplishments.
They will be greatly missed. Below are statements they provided concerning the books they chose for the honorary nameplate placement.
Jesse Oxendine was a member of the 82nd Airborne. He was also a part of the liberation of the Wobbelen
Concentration Camp in Germany. Jesse Oxendine is now a retired pharmacist living in Charlotte. James Arthur Jones also fought in World War II and earned five Battle Stars. After the war Mr. Jones returned to Robeson County and served as a teacher and principal at Prospect School for more than 30 years.
W.D. Oxendine served in Korea. After the war he returned to Pembroke and earned his degree at Pembroke
State College. Mr. Oxendine taught school for six years and then served in North Carolina’s Department of
Administration in the public relations department for 27 years.
Rudy Locklear saw action in Vietnam where he was award the Purple Heart. He is currently commander of
the Robeson County Chapter 47 of Disabled American Veterans. Delano Cummings served three tours in Vietnam. He later wrote Moon Dash Warrior about his experiences.
I have loved working in the library
and I appreciate the opportunity
that you have given me these past
couple years. My favorite book (for
right now anyways) is Dear John
by Nicholas Sparks. I love his
books, but I'm a romantic at heart!
Two other discussion and identification events are planned in 2012. The first will be held on January 24. The
topic will be Strike at the Wind. Panelists will be Harvey Godwin, Carol Oxendine, Terena Nephew, Dr.
Randolph Umberger, and Dr. David Oxendine.
Thanks again for everything you
and the rest of the library staff
have done for me.
The second program on March 20 will focus on the LRDA and Lumbee Homecoming. Panelists will be Lorna
Ricotta, Florence Ransom, Hazel Perez, Dr. Cheryl Locklear, and Ken Maynor.
Bethany Belk
All the programs are sponsored by The Friends of the Library and will be held in the main reading room of the
Mary Livermore Library beginning at 7:00 p.m. These programs are free and open to the public.
Photo by June Power
Circa
1971
Strike at the Wind circa 1984
Keon Pacheco
Photo by June Power
Lumbee
Pow-Wow
VFW circa 1973
The Black Christ & Other Poems by Countee Cullen is the
book I choose. Countee Cullen
was someone I had no
knowledge about prior to my
becoming an English major,
and he was the topic of my first
major paper. This book along
with a few others was part of
my research. Thank you for
giving me the opportunity to
work here.
I picked First Impressions by Nora
Roberts. She is my all time favorite
author, and I have been reading
her books since I was about 13. I
picked this particular book because
for some reason it just touched me
when I read it. I do not know why. It
was just a very good book. For
plans after graduation, you know
that I will continue to stay in the
area and look for jobs, take a year
off of school, and then try to get
into graduate school here to get my
master’s in Social Work or Counseling. I am getting married sometime this summer. I just want to
thank you for giving me the opportunity to work here the past four
years. I never thought that I would
still be working here, that I would
have met so many great people,
and that I would have loved working here so much.
Samantha Temple
Photo by June Power
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Poetry/Short Prose Contest Winning Entries 2011
Emily McLamb
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History Professors Kick Off Faculty Author Showcase Series
by Robert Arndt
Jane Haladay
Drive
Climb onto
Daddy’s lap.
Put my tiny hands on top of his.
There’s nothing but the road ahead
And time
We
Drive
The back roads
With windows down
And bright, wide eyes.
I crane my
neck to see
The pine trees whizzing by.
Those summer
days with Dad
I hope I
never
forget
As now I
drive
on my own
The
highways
With
windows
down
And bright,
wide eyes.
I glance in
the
mirror to see
Time
whizzing
by.
Joshua Webb
A Grand Going Away Party
“What we long for and cannot attain
is dearer than what we have already attained.”
-Kahlil Gibran
There’s the wind. She sings to me through her wind chimes
of being an artist.
How can this be? Prove it!
She grabs her celestial brushes—a thousand Sakuras—
painting the dawning sky pink and white:
a thousand cherry blossoms are windsailing.
The trees sway left and right, waving goodbye
and gentle farewell kisses take flight between their limbs.
Flying cranes are overlooking a grand going away party.
The wind continues her singing:
―I’m painting your departing innermost longings, my dear;
look again at the cherry blossoms windsailing.‖
Looking, I question the wind:
―In that case, will the cherry blossoms reach
the land of fulfillment beyond my horizon?‖
She replies, ―Only you know the truth! As you hold your heartache
with both hands as you do now, gazing at this vast ocean of desire,
I see your reverence growing on this little island of ours.‖
It Would Be Enough
(for Jack)
This ritual of situation:
cup of coffee,
stack of ungraded papers.
Reading glasses,
clipboard,
my cowboy hat to shade
the beautiful new spring sun.
I sit at the patio table
preparing to get to work.
Breeze echoes through
the tall loblolly pines,
the canary forsythia
has begun her vibrant weeping.
I discover I don’t have a pen.
Pause. Look around.
A black-capped chickadee
flits into the still bare branches
of the delicate dogwood
who waits her turn
to recite in snowy quatrains.
Dark-eyed juncos and
the family of Carolina wrens
with their kabuki eyebrows
pick through the humus
of pine needles and seeds.
I am neither too hot
nor too cold. Not too rich
nor too poor. Not too old
nor too young, Neither
too full nor too hungry.
This moment is poised
upon the tip of the pen
that is not in my hand,
the pen I will have to arise
from this perfect place
to retrieve. Wait.
Lean back. Look up.
Breathe in birdsong,
Pine sway, and yellow.
With nothing else
before me or behind,
with nothing in my hands,
all this
would be enough.
The Mary Livermore Library will host a Faculty Authors Showcase on Wednesday, September 28, at 3:30
p.m. in the main reading room. Dr. Rose Stremlau and Dr. Charles Beem will be speaking about their
books.
Dr. Rose Stremlau
photo by Raul Rubiera
Dr. Stremlau will discuss her first book, Sustaining the Cherokee Family: Kinship
and the Allotment of an Indigenous Nation. The book contains is a study of allotment, the subdivision and privatization of tribal land, in the Cherokee Nation. During the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century, the United States government
forcibly allotted tribal land as a means to assimilate Indian people into American
society. Dr. Stremlau notes ―By contextualizing the story of allotment into the larger fabric of Cherokee family life, I’ve brought order to the story of an important,
misunderstood policy that continues to have an enormous impact on Indian communities today. The evolution of allotment was complicated, the administration of it
was a mess, and the outcomes have been disastrous. Against that chaos, I emphasize the consistency of family life against great odds and explain how Cherokees adapted to remain a people connected by the values and behaviors associated with kinship.‖
Dr. Stremlau has been a member of the History Department since 2006. She won a
University Teaching award in 2009 and has published numerous articles and essays. Dr. Stremlau was awarded an American Fellowship from the American Association of University Women that allowed her to complete the book she will be presenting September 28.
Dr. Charles Beem will speak about his latest book, The Foreign Relations of Elizabeth I. One reviewer of Dr. Beem’s latest work notes, ―This is one of the most interesting books on Elizabeth I’s international relations to appear for some time. It introduces new material and takes our view of the Elizabethan regime’s diplomacy and Dr. Charles Beem
cultural relations well beyond Europe, where enquiries to date have largely been
photo provided by Dr. Beem
contained.‖
Dr. Beem’s earlier works have included The Lioness Roared: The Problems of Female Rule in English History
(2006) and The Royal Minorities of Medieval and Early Modern England (2008).
The showcase is sponsored by The Friends of the Library of UNC Pembroke and is free and open to the
public.
Mary Livermore Library Receives a Grant
The Mary Livermore Library recently applied for and was awarded an LSTA NC ECHO Digitization Grant
from the State Library of North Carolina. This grant will allow the Library to employ a full-time, time-limited
staff person to work exclusively with adding the Elmer Hunt photographs to CONTENTdm and making
digital copies available online. This will allow the images to be accessed via the internet for everyone to
view. Hopefully, many of the historic photographs that were displayed last year during a series of
discussion and identification programs will soon be shared with researchers and family genealogists on
the Library’s website.
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Library Updates
by June Power
Spring and summer brought a time of change to the Library. Several new items are now available for check
out at the Circulation Desk for our patrons. The Friends of the Library purchased five iPads that are now available for student use. Introduced in late March, the iPads have already experienced great popularity. Students
may check one out for 24 hours at a time, and often there is a waiting list for their use. Additionally, the Division of Information Technology as part of their reorganization transferred recording equipment to the Library
for general circulation to UNCP patrons. As with the iPads, the video cameras, tripods, and digital voice recorders will circulate for 24 hours. These expansions of service have been met with great enthusiasm by
those visiting the Circulation Desk.
The Circulation Desk also dealt with change in spaces in the Library as additional shelving was added to the
first floor near the media section. The Library for some time now has been struggling with space issues; the
media section, especially, was overflowing its area. Three additional rows of shelving have greatly alleviated
this crowding, and provide for some growth room for the next couple of years. However, this was the last remaining space in the Library where shelving can be added, so future growth issues are still expected.
Another change in the Library is the addition of two Second Life capable workstations. The computer workstations were purchased from funds received in a LSTA technology grant through the State Library of North
Carolina. The Library began offering services in the virtual world of Second Life last year, and will continue to
provide reference, book clubs, instruction, and more. As the Second Life lab on campus is often used for classes, and the program requires a fairly substantial amount of computer graphics and power, the Library wanted to provide access within the building to this program which allows users to experience in 3D places and
things they otherwise could not in other ways. Also, a destination guide service will be added to those already being provided in order to help guide people to places in Second Life that are useful and fun.
Mary Livermore Library Book Sale
by Carl Danis
Every year the Mary Livermore Library receives a significant number of books and media as gifts. What
happens to these items? After being checked for possible inclusion into the collection, those not added
proceed to the book sale. Annually the Library has a book sale during National Library Week. The purpose
of National Library Week is to draw attention to the contributions to and promotion of the Library. In addition
to the promotion of National Library Week, the book sale brings in some money for the Friends of the Library
of the University of North Carolina at Pembroke and it gives new useful life to books that may not otherwise
have one. This past year the book sale had its best showing in five years. The difference this year was
having a ―mini book sale‖ between the Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. It allowed people to snag some
good reading material to take on break with them. Assuming we have some nice material, the plan is to
continue this tradition in the years to come.
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“A North Carolina Evening @ the Library”
by Susan F. Whitt
The Friends of the Library celebrated their tenth annual benefit held on April 8, 2011, at the Mary Livermore
Library. This was a significant occasion that was celebrated by all attendees. The UNCP Guitar Ensemble
directed by Derek Day, a faculty member in the Music Department, entertained guests while they dined from
food stations that reflected an international variety of foods. During this time, guests were able to bid on silent
auction items which included pottery, hand-made items, gift certificates, jewelry, and many more sought-after
articles.
The evening’s entertainment began with a welcome by Dr. Elinor Foster, Dean of Library Services. Dr. Judy
Curtis, President of the Friends of the Library, presented Anne Coleman, who introduced the Friends of the
Library scholarship winners (pictured below). This was a special highlight of the evening. Hannah L. Brumfield was awarded the $1,000 non-endowed Friends of the Library Scholarship; Courtney M. Stoker was
awarded the endowed Friends of the Library Honors College Scholarship; Maria B. Hockaday was awarded
the endowed Generalist Scholarship and Heidi L. Dingwell was awarded a non-endowed Generalist Scholarship; Andrea Collen, Briana Flores, Allona J. Frazier, Qi (Larry) Liu, Glenda J. Lowery, and Weitang
(Chris) Pan were each awarded a $250 book scholarship.
―Tar Heel Tales and Tunes @ the Library‖ raised over $11,000 which will be used to support the Friends of the
Library initiatives. Providing scholarships, sponsoring author appearances and reading programs, and funding
of a book and a DVD lease program are among the projects made possible by the Friends of the Library fundraising activities. To learn more about the Friends of the Library, how to apply for their scholarships, or to join
our Friends of the Library, please call the Mary Livermore Library at 910.775.4242 or go to the Library’s
webpage at www.uncp.edu/library .
The 2011 Scholarship
winners were introduced
by Anne Coleman.
Back: Weitang (Chris) Pan, Qi
(Larry) Liu, Glenda Lowery,
Courtney Stoker, Hannah
Brumfield, Allona Frazier, Anne
Coleman
Front: Andrea Collen, Briana
Flores, Maria Hockaday, Heidi
Dingwell
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New Beginnings, Recognitions and Scholarship Activities for Library Staff
by David W. Young
The entire staff of the Mary Livermore Library would like to take this opportunity to bid a fond farewell to one
staff member, recognize two other individuals who have reached specific career milestones, and publicize
specific staff scholarship activities.
Brenda Bullock
Photo from the
1972 Indianhead
On June 30, Brenda Bullock retired after 41 years of dedicated service to the Library. Although born and raised in Lumberton, Brenda was ―transplanted‖ during her junior year of high
school to Fairmont, where she continues to reside today. She
started her career at the Library on June 1, 1970. During her
years of employment, Brenda experienced many different developments which impacted workflow, including a major renovation of the Library in 1997 that replaced the open workBrenda Bullock 2011
station environment with a series of staff offices on the first
floor as well as the transition from the old card catalog to
BraveCat.
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The Library has also added the annual bibliographies of campus scholarship to its online collection. The
Library has been compiling this bibliography since 1980. Library staff members believe that the accomplishments of UNCP faculty and staff are a significant part of the history of the University, so each year an attempt
is made to identify, record, and archive as many of these accomplishments as possible. The bibliography was
normally produced in print and copies kept in the Library. These scholarly documents have been digitized and
made available to researchers online. Most of the documents have indexes that list each scholar by name and
the page numbers for the scholar’s citations. The online version is also searchable by name or keyword. Like
the yearbooks, the bibliographies from 1980 to 2011 can be accessed from the Library’s online catalog,
BraveCat, and from the Library’s Special Collections webpage at the following URL: http://www.uncp.edu/
library/special/scholarship/index.html.
Photographs from the Indianhead yearbooks
During her spare time, Brenda enjoys crafting, sewing, pets, and
travel. The entire staff wishes Brenda well as she enters a new
chapter in her life.
Lillian Brewington was recognized on April 11 as having received faculty emeritus
status, the only librarian to ever receive such worthy distinction. She had been a permanent employee of the Library for over 36 years before her retirement on July 31,
2009. Currently, she works in the Special Collections area of the Library on a partLillian Brewington
time basis. Lillian began her professional career on July 17, 1975.
Students dancing around the Maypole
Photo taken from the Indianhead 1957
Rob Wolf, Serials/Digital Operations Coordinator, received notification on May 4, 2011, that he had been
awarded tenure, effective August 11, 2011. Rob joined the library staff on November 1, 2005. Rob’s main job
responsibilities include the following: managing the selection, organization, and utilization of serials subscriptions; planning, coordinating, or managing digital library initiatives, and serving as the chief liaison with UNCP
faculty or patrons concerning serials purchases and digital initiatives.
Dr. Elinor Foster, Dean of Library Services, attended the Annual Meeting of the American Library Association in New Orleans, Louisiana, on June 24-27.
Anne Coleman, Assistant Dean for Research Services, continues to serve as an associate editor for North
Carolina Libraries and remains active as part of the editorial board for the Round Table for Ethnic Minority
Concerns (REMCo) newsletter. Additionally, Anne and Robert Arndt, Reference/Instructional Services Librarian, compiled an annual bibliography of campus writing efforts, Campus Scholarship, 2010-2011: A Bibliography. Also, Anne, Robert, Carlene Cummings, Melanie Wood, and David Young attended the Librarians Association of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (LAUN-CH) conference, ―Staying Vital in a
Time of Change,‖ which was held at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education on March 7,
2011. Finally, Anne compiled a comprehensive bibliography for the UNCP English and Theatre Department,
English and Theatre Department Faculty Scholarship, 2006-2011: A Bibliography.
Robert Arndt published a review of the David Hursh and Chris Goertzen book, Good Medicine and Good Music: A Biography of Mrs. Joe Person, Patent Remedy Entrepreneur and Musician, including the Complete
Text of Her 1903 Autobiography, which was accepted for publication in the next edition of North Carolina Libraries, which is due out in early 2011.
College football at Pembroke State College
Photo taken from the Indianhead 1947
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Message from the Dean of Library Services
August always brings the exhilaration that accompanies the start of the new academic year. New students and faculty members are welcomed and introduced to
our outstanding library resources and helpful staff. Returning students and faculty
are joyfully greeted as they visit the Mary Livermore Library and receive library updates and services as are suited to their preferences.
Dr. Elinor Folger Foster
Dean of Library Services
Photo by Bobby Ayers
Our community visitors are always important in planning for library programming as
well. A series of discussions set for the 2011-12 academic year should be of interest
to faculty, staff, students, and community members: the continuation of the Elmer
W. Hunt Photograph Collection Identification and Discussion Series. Following up to
the success of the programs held in 2010-11, the new series will continue the pursuit of information about the identification of persons pictured in the photographs
and will also aid in publicizing the availability of this unique resource that is part of
the Special Collections materials owned by the Mary Livermore Library. Information
about the 2011-12 programs is contained in a related article by Robert Arndt.
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Virgil Oxendine, University Library Technician for Reference Services, presented on March 23 at the Chancellor’s Dining Room an update on the Beautification Subcommittee, for which he serves as Chair. Additionally, Virgil attended the Diversity in Higher Education conference, ―Equity and Inclusion: Vision, Strategies, and
Actions for Higher Education and the Workplace,‖ which was held at the Washington Duke Inn in Durham, on
April 27-28.
June Power, Access Services/Reference Librarian, published two articles in the April-June 2011 edition of
the Journal of Access Services. The titles are ―Training 2.0 – Library Assistants in the Age of Information‖ and
―III, ERes, and Ares: A Reserves Comparison.‖
Susan Whitt, Associate Dean for Collection Management, and Carl Danis, Collection Development/
Electronic Resources Librarian, attended the 20th annual North Carolina Serials Conference at the William
and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, on March 10.
Melanie Wood attended the Conference for Entrepreneurial Librarians on March 10, at Wake Forest University . She also delivered a presentation, ―Library Instruction Boot Camp: A Checklist for a Successful Information Literacy Session,‖ at the Metrolina Library Association Information Literacy Conference, which was
held on the campus of Johnson & Wales University in Charlotte, on June 16.
It will be my pleasure to coordinate with the sponsors of the Hunt series and other informational and entertaining programs, the Friends of the Library of UNC Pembroke. Returning as President in 2011-12 is Dr. Judy
Curtis. Vice President/President-elect is Bob Fisher. Returning as Secretary is Anne Coleman; Susan
Whitt will continue to serve as Treasurer. I appreciate their service and suggest that everyone who uses our
excellent library join or rejoin the Friends of the Library. This support organization adds significant depth to
the cultural and informational opportunities made available to faculty, staff, students, and community users of
the Mary Livermore Library. And all of the above-named groups are welcomed back to UNCP as another
stimulating academic year is launched.
Message from the FOL President
An Exciting Year to Push Forward
A new academic school year is an exciting time both to reflect on past achievements
and to set new goals for the future. The coming year at UNCP promises to be especially exhilarating as the budget uncertainties of the past few years have been faced
and resolved, senior administrative positions have been filled and leadership stabilized, and programs have been conceived and implemented to improve student
success rates.
As you walk around campus, you can feel the hum of the whirring engine that is
UNCP. All its parts are finely tuned and its momentum is propelling us forward. Every office, every department, and every member of the campus community play vital Dr. Judy Curtis,
roles in our push forward.
President, Friends of the
Library of UNC Pembroke
The Friends of the Library are eager for the new academic year to begin. As we
reflect on past successful endeavors, we pledge to continue funds for the programs Photo provided by Dr. Curtis
the campus relies on. We enthusiastically provide funds for student scholarships,
audio books, photo identifications in the Hunt special collection, and faculty author recognition events.
As we set new goals for the future, we anticipate adding additional monetary and technology scholarships for
students, adding library materials that can circulate, inviting renowned speakers to campus, and more.
Some say the Library is the heart of the campus; others say it’s where the intellect is inspired. Both views
recognize the vital role of the Mary Livermore Library. Please take a moment as this exciting new academic
year begins to join the Friends of the Library in supporting the Library as it propels the campus forward.
Front row from left: Carlene Cummings, Robert Arndt, June Power, Anne Coleman, Virgil Oxendine
Back row from left: Dr. Elinor Foster, Carl Danis, Robert Wolf, David Young, Melanie Wood
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Mary Livermore Library
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke
Pembroke North Carolina 28372-1510
by Anne H. Coleman
The Mary Livermore Library always seeks to add to its
online resources in order to provide patrons with a
variety of ways to access library resources.
Email
Work Phone
August 2011
Library Adds New Online Resources
Dr. Mr. Mrs. Ms. (circle correct title)
Mailing Address
Mary Livermore Library
Recently, the Library was able to add a very popular
local resource to its online collections. In collaboration
with the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, the
Library was able to make the University’s yearbooks
from 1942 to 2010 available online. These pictorially
historic documents are often used by students, faculty,
and researchers to gather information on the University
and on former students and personnel. They have also
been used to supply information on local, and even
national, history. Often researchers have requested
photographs that document the history of the Lumbee
people, but there have also been requests for pictures
Photo of College ESSO Station from the Indianhead circa 1946
of the College Esso gas station in the 1940s and of
traditional May Day activities, like the Maypole Dance,
that were celebrated in different parts of the U.S. from the early 1900s and in Europe from the eighteenth century.
Until recently, it was necessary to come to the Library and search printed copies of the yearbooks, titled
Indianhead, to find the desired photos; however, in February 2011, library staff learned that the North Carolina Digital Heritage Center, a statewide digitization and digital publishing program, was working with North
Carolina colleges and universities to get their historical materials, like college yearbooks, digitized and published online. The Center offered to scan all of UNCP’s yearbooks and make them available online via the
Center’s website. UNC Pembroke became one of the first 30 institutions to participate in this effort, along
with UNC Chapel Hill, Duke, East Carolina, Appalachian State, Elon, Fayettteville State, and many others.
A quotation on the Center’s website states, ―Student yearbooks provide a window into college life in North
Carolina from the 1890s to the present. From sports teams to sororities, fashions to hairstyles, these volumes
document the changing attitudes and culture of college students year by year.‖ This invaluable window to
UNCP’s history is now open and easily accessible online. The yearbooks can be accessed from the Library’s
online catalog, BraveCat, and from the Library’s Special Collections webpage at the following URL: http://
www.uncp.edu/library/special/yearbooks/list.html.
Online access has been established for part of another popular research collection: student theses. The
Library routinely catalogs and houses copies of student theses from the Chancellor’s Scholars, the Esther G.
Maynor Honors College, and the School of Graduate Studies. Electronic copies of the theses are now placed
in the Institutional Repository (IR) and made available to researchers via the Internet. Rather than having to
come into the Library to use a copy of one of the theses, researchers can access full-text versions of many of
the theses by searching the Library’s online catalog or the University’s IR at the following URL: http://
libres.uncg.edu/ir/uncp/.
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