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    Elaine L. Westbrooks, Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, recently announced a new University Libraries initiative to engage in the important work of reckoning with systemic racism and oppression. Please join Elaine’s commitment to action.

    Today, Elaine will match your gift to support the reckoning initiative dollar for dollar up to $5,000.

    To support the reckoning initiative, please allocate your gift to the Library General Support Fund (576026).

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    Classes are over for the semester, but that doesn't mean the libraries are closed! Librarians are available to help you prepare for next semester. Book a consultation now: http://library.unc.edu/support/consultations/

    Faculty: Preparing for next semester? Streaming video in our recently acquired AVON collection might be relevant to your course. The platform contains moving-image content related to nearly every discipline. Learn more about AVON: http://library.unc.edu/2020/11/avon-overdrive/

    Interested in learning a new skill over the break? LinkedIn Learning is an on-demand learning solution designed to help you gain new skills and advance your career. Available to UNC students, faculty, and staff online: http://go.unc.edu/linkedin

    The hours for Davis Library and @HSLUNC have been updated for the winter intersession. Both libraries will be open weekdays from 10 a.m to 4 p.m until December 20. Learn more: https://library.unc.edu/hours/

    Curled up on the couch? Press play on a movie we have in our streaming video collection! Movies such as "Moonlight," "Selena," and "Ex Machina" are available to UNC students, faculty, and staff to watch instantly: https://go.unc.edu/Pd42K

    Looking for something to do with your Thanksgiving turkey leftovers? These recipes in the @NCCollection might give you some inspiration: https://go.unc.edu/Fa82B

    #TBT: Kenan Stadium was dedicated on Thanksgiving Day in 1927, where the Tar Heels beat the @UVA Cavaliers, 14-13. Learn more from @uncarchives's blog, On the Record: https://go.unc.edu/i2A9B

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    Carolina’s libraries are integral to every part of the University’s mission – providing access to millions of resources, helping students and researchers navigate reliable and useful information, and teaching students and faculty the skills they need to turn information into knowledge. In the recent months, in typical Tar Heel spirit, we came together to help our students and faculty successfully make it through an extraordinarily trying spring semester, by:

    • Helping students and faculty in real time – answering upwards of 2,400 questions via chat, remote consultation, email and virtual office hours.
    • Boosting access to online resources including eBooks, streaming video and e-journals.
    • Supporting over 12,000 students – providing course reserve materials electronically.
    • Making high-powered software found in the library available remotely.
    • Moving class instruction and workshops online.

    In addition to suffering a global pandemic, communities around the world have come together to protest anti-black violence following the killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and Ahmaud Arbery. Being integral to every part of the University’s mission includes the required work of reckoning with systemic racism and injustice.

    The University Libraries has an obligation—and a great deal of work to do—in order to be part of the solution and through a new Libraries initiative to engage in the work of reckoning, we are fully committed to action.

    As we move forward in this difficult time, the University Libraries is called upon to be an organization that fully lives our stated commitment to inclusion and diversity. We must set the stage so that every individual who engages with the University Libraries—whether students, professors, clinicians, community members or our own staff—can bring their best and most authentic selves to the work that they do. Only in this way will the University Libraries bring our own best efforts to the mission of the University.

    Click here to read a message from Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian Elaine L. Westbrooks about The University Libraries’ Role in Reckoning with Systemic Racism and Oppression.

     

    UNC students use the studying area at Kenan Science Library on August 27, 2019, on the campus of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (Johnny Andrews/UNC-Chapel Hill)

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