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Today, we recognize Frederick Douglas Alexander who was born on this date, February 21, 1910. Alexander was Charlotte's first African American member of the Chamber of Commerce as well as the first African American city councilmen. To learn more about Frederick Douglass Alexander, visit Special Collections.

Atkins Library is pleased to announce that we have signed a contract with BioMed Central for a Supporter Membership for BMC’s Open Access publishing program and SpringerOpen titles. Beginning February 15th, submitting UNC Charlotte authors whose articles are accepted for publication in those journals will receive a 15% reduction in article processing charges (APCs).    

Dr. Joyce Dalsheim, author of Unsettling Gaza: Secular Liberalism, Radical Religion and the Israeli Settlement Project, will speak on Feb. 12, 2013 at UNC Charlotte Center City. Her remarks are part of the popular Personally Speaking Published Scholars Presentation Series. The College of Liberal Arts & Sciences and the J. Murrey Atkins Library present the series.

Please join us to celebrate the grand opening of the new ground-level Group Study Commons on Wednesday, January 23rd from 4-6 pm.  We’ll have refreshments, tours, and presentations by University and student body leadership.  Come see the new group study rooms and seating areas which provide much more collaborative space and room for team wo

January 1, 2013, marked the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Visit Special Collections to explore the many collections containing slave related material. Torrance & Banks Family Papers J. Walter Potts Family Papers Patterson Family Papers Betty L. Means Collection Jetton Family Papers