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Discover the Postwar History of a New South City

Talk and Reception

Thursday, June 30, 6:30 pm

UNC Charlotte Center City
320 E. 9th Street

J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites you to help celebrate Living Charlotte, its newly unveiled online portal to nearly 50 years of Charlotte history. The event will also feature a talk by community historian Dr. Tom Hanchett on his research into Charlotte’s postwar neighborhoods:

The event will begin with an introduction to the Library’s new digital resource, Living Charlotte: the Postwar Development of a New South City, a portal to more than 40,000 pages of documents and 150 oral history interviews built by Atkins Library Special Collections over three years. This resource presents a broad range of digitized primary-source materials highlighting the enormous economic and social changes that occurred in the Charlotte region from 1944 to 1987.

To help illustrate the significance of Atkins’ digitization project, Dr. Tom Hanchett will speak on Charlotte’s post-WWII suburban boom: using digital resources to explore neighborhood history.  Well known for his work with the Levine Museum of the New South and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Historic Landmarks Commission, Dr. Hanchett will show how new digital resources -- from aerial photos to oral history -- help illuminate an era.

The program will be followed by a reception and opportunity to learn more about Living Charlotte from project staff and partners from Johnson C. Smith University and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library.

The event is open to the public without charge, but RSVPs are requested by June 23rd.

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UNC Charlotte could not have succeeded in this project without our project partners, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Library’s Robinson-Spangler Carolina Room, and Johnson C. Smith University. Living Charlotte was made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.

Temporary Position UNCC

Temporary Library Technology Support Staff

Library Technology Digital Strategies

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Troubleshoot and assist library users with technology equipment and space needs;
Orient users to hardware and software available in library technology spaces ;
Provide impromptu mini demonstration to a variety of users;
Maintain lab spaces and equipment;
Write and deploy production ready code, document projects, and provide support for projects once they are deployed;
Conduct research on existing and emerging technology and recommend solutions;
Document usage statistics and reports.

Additional Information :

New Horizons

MLA Conference

June 9, 2016

Thank you to our Sponsors, Cal Shepard, and all the Presenters and Poster Session Presenters for making this a successful and informative day.  Pictures will be posted in the near future. Have a great summer everyone!!

Links to presentation documents are on the Conference page.

Continuing Education Opportunities

There are almost 90 learning opportunities (many free of charge) available for library staff during March. The sessions cover a wide range of topics, such as graphic novels, digitization, training, census, digital literacy, tech trends, and more. Be sure to check out the listings at the Train Station, your one-stop destination for continuing education and professional development opportunities:

Metrolina Library Association is made up of librarians and paraprofessionals from public, academic, school and special libraries, and other individuals interested in libraries.  We encourage awareness and cooperation, provide opportunities for social interaction among Charlotte area library professionals, offer continuing education opportunities, and encourage cooperation, networking, and resource sharing among Charlotte area libraries.



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