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Newsletter: December 2021

Check It Out: The Libraries Lowdown

December 2021: In this issue...

Photo of Jennifer Nutefall, Dean of LibrariesDean's Introduction

Welcome to the Winter 2021 issue of the University Libraries newsletter! 

Performance by Mariachi InternacionalThe Mari Michener Gallery Re-envisioned

The Libraries Gallery Committee is working to showcase a diverse range of voices, mediums, and experiences in the Mari Michener Gallery, starting in Fall 2021 with El Movimiento: The Chicano Movement in Colorado and continuing in Spring 2022 with two shorter exhibits that will feature contributions from students and the wider campus community.

Michener Library card catalog, 1970sForty-Five Years of Dedicated Service and Change

Craig McWhirter takes us on a trip through time as he reminisces upon his 45-year service to Michener Library. While many things have changed inside the building, its purpose remains the same.

Michener Library student employees Brigitte Oster and Terry AdamsStudent Spotlight: Terry Adams and Brigitte Oster

Annie Epperson and Natasha Floersch interviewed Terry Adams and Brigitte Oster, two nontraditional students who work in Michener Library. Terry and Brigitte share what they enjoy about working in the library, how their library knowledge has impacted their academic work, and what advice they have for fellow students.

New carpeting, blue color, on the first floor of Michener Library, 2021Michener Library Building Updates

This issue’s article Forty-Five Years of Dedicated Service and Change talks about changes to Michener Library over the years. We are continuing that tradition! Over the past year, we have moved book stacks, updated the sprinkler system, and recarpeted the first floor. A new multipurpose room is also in the works.

Thumbnail of 2020-2021 infographic2021 by the Numbers

Things still look a bit different due to COVID, but we are happy to be back on campus! Check out this infographic to see how University Libraries’ services were utilized during the 2020-2021 academic year.

Save the date: Bears Give Back April 14, 2022Save the Date! Bears Give Back is April 14, 2022

Save the date and support University Libraries during Bears Give Back: Day of Giving.  On THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2022 you will have the chance to help University Libraries cut text book costs for all UNC students.  Keep an eye out for more information to come and follow us on Facebook or Instagram to hear more about our initiative this Spring.

Photo of Skinner Music Library Exterior
Exterior of Skinner Music Library
Exterior of Michener Library

Michener Library - 50th Anniversary

In fall 2022 the Libraries will be celebrating our 50th Anniversary in Michener Library. The building was dedicated on October 27, 1972 and over time as the student experience has changed and transformed so have the Libraries’ spaces. Archives and Special Collections are creating a retrospective exhibit on the history of the Libraries that will be on display during the fall semester, along with accompanying programming and celebration. In preparation for this exhibit, Archives is collecting alumni memories of Michener Library. If you have a story or special memories associated with the building, please send them to

Library Love Stories

Did you meet your match at Michener? Study with your sweetheart at Skinner? Connect in special collections? Share your story with us by emailing, and we may include it in a gathering of libraries love stories for our next edition of Check It Out: The Libraries Lowdown.

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