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On July 12, 1984, nearly thirty years ago, Walter Mondale, the leading Democratic presidential candidate, announced that he had chosen Representative Geraldine Ferraro of New York as his running mate. Ferraro, a daughter of Italian immigrants, had previously gained notoriety as a vocal advocate of women's rights in Congress. Visit Special Collections and explore the many manuscript collections related to “Women and Politics.”  Here are just a few.

Beginning Tuesday, January 21 at 7 p.m., Atkins Library will be offering Introduction to EndNote classes in Room 124.  EndNote, a citation management software program, is available to UNC Charlotte students, faculty and staff.  The evening classes do not require registration and are open to all.   Participants will learn how to download and install EndNote, create a library of references, and add and export references to an EndNote library.

Start off 2014 and the new semester right! Students who are on campus the two days before classes begin (Jan. 6 & 7) are invited to come to the library and enjoy pizza with their subject librarian, attend a library workshop, and take a tour of Atkins. Find out how your library can help you succeed! Schedule for each day:   Atkins Library Introduction Workshop – 9 & 11am, 2pm  

Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte regards open access (OA) publication of scholarly articles as a foundational aspect of a sustainable scholarly communication system. In support of open access research at the University, Atkins Library has created an Open Access Article Publication Subvention Fund (OAAPSF).   The fund is intended to cover or contribute to the cost of article processing charges (APCs) assessed on OA articles authored by UNC Charlotte faculty, research scientists, postdocs, and students.

Somaly Kim Wu, Digital Scholarship Librarian at the J. Murrey Atkins Library, was an invited panelist for the December Metrolina Library Association Mid-Winter Event.  The panel was entitled “Working with a Diverse Library Population” and included speakers from UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Library.