Atkins Library

The power of knowledge and information: Charlotte’s Rodney Freeman is chronicling the history of Black librarians

Digital production librarian Rodney Freeman Jr. spends the workday archiving photos, films, documents and other materials that are within the collections of UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library. In his free time, he is pursuing a passion project — a documentary focused on Black librarianship.

UNC Charlotte receives Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award

UNC Charlotte’s J. Murrey Atkins Library has received the 2024 Library Excellence in Access and Diversity Award from Insight Into Diversity magazine. The LEAD Award honors academic libraries’ programs and initiatives that encourage and support diversity, equity and inclusion across their campuses. These include, but are not limited to, research, technology, accessibility, exhibitions and community outreach.

Some campus telephones experiencing outages

OneIT has received numerous reports that on-campus Cisco phones are not receiving off-campus calls. This includes calls from the cell phones of on-campus students and employees. Only phones that have not yet been converted to Zoom phones are affected. Police and Public Safety dispatch, Niner Central and the OneIT Service Desk are unaffected and receiving […]

‘Film Screen with a Dean’ to focus on racial injustice

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A screening and discussion of “Racially Charged: America’s Misdemeanor Problem” is scheduled for 6 p.m., Tuesday, Sept. 20, in the Cone University Center, McKnight Hall. The film provides historical context and examines America’s history of racist oppression in the criminal justice system.

This event is part of the “Film Screen with a Dean” series and is sponsored by Atkins Library and the Levine Museum of the New South, as part of its “What Is It Going to Take?” series.

Book club to discuss ‘Me and White Supremacy’

“Me and White Supremacy: Combat Racism, Change the World and Become a Good Ancestor” by Layla Saad is the latest selection for the Atkins Library Book Club; the library will hold a virtual discussion of the work from 2 to 3:30 p.m., Wednesday, Aug. 26 via Google Meets.

Atkins Library publishes work by Active Learning Academy

“Faculty Experiences in Active Learning,” a work featuring contributions from the Center for Teaching and Learning’s (CTL) Active Learning Academy, was published recently by Atkins Library, through its Digital Publishing Services.

A history of racing in Charlotte

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Longtime NASCAR photographer and UNC Charlotte adjunct professor Bryant McMurray talks about the history of racing at Charlotte Motor Speedway.

Atkins Library collecting campus COVID stories

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UNC Charlotte students, staff and faculty members who are interested in sharing their personal experiences during the coronavirus outbreak can participate in a project led by the Atkins Library Special Collections and University Archives.

Atkins Library schedules book sale

The J. Murrey Atkins Library is holding a book sale Friday and Saturday, Feb. 28-29, in the Halton Reading Room.More than 5,000 duplicated and selected items will be on sale, including academic monographs, paperbacks, children’s literature, LPs, DVDs and more.The sale will be open to just the campus community from 9 a.m. to noon, Feb.28. The public is invited from noon to 7 p.m., Feb. 28, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Feb. 29

Atkins Library book club to explore diversity/inclusion

The Atkins Library Diversity & Inclusion Committee is sponsoring a University-wide book club that will focus on diversity and cultural topics to spark conversations around inclusivity, equity and awareness of human differences in today’s society.The club, created at the recommendation of the provost, is open to all faculty, staff and students. Ryan Harris, head of research and instructional services, will facilitate the first discussion, scheduled for 4 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 30, in the library’s Halton Reading Room.