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Introducing Isaac Meadows

January 10th, 2015 by Amee Odom in Announcements

Isaac Meadows

Isaac Meadows, of Monroe, NC, joined the staff of the Ethel K. Smith Library in the role of Reference & Instruction Librarian in early November, 2014.  Mr. Meadows holds his MS in Information Science from UNC – Chapel Hill.  Library Liaison areas include the following: Byrum School of Business and the Departments of English and Sociology & Criminal Justice.  Mr. Meadows’ primary area of responsibility will be providing Library Instruction for all disciplines and working with faculty to emphasize the importance of Information Literacy for Wingate students.

Introducing Ashley Shealy

August 22nd, 2011 by jimm wetherbee in Announcements

Ashley Shealy

Please extend a warm welcome to Ashley Shealy. Ms Shealy has joined the staff of the Ethel K. Smith Library as Reference and Instruction Librarian.  She holds a MS in Library Science from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a MA in English from Clemson University.

Ms Shealy will certainly be a good person to know as she will be handling the bulk of the Bibliographic Instruction sessions offered by the Library.  She will be available Monday through Thursday for bibliographic instruction sessions and reference consultations by appointment.  She also has duties at the Reference Desk on Sunday through Thursday.  She may be reached at 704.233.8099 or Her office (room 132) is located on the first floor of the Reference Department.

Nancy Williams to Retire

December 24th, 2008 by Alison Simpson in Features

The EKS Library announces the retirement of Mrs. Nancy Williams. Her last working day will be December 21, 2007 but she will never leave our hearts. While we do wish her much joy and happiness, she will be sorely missed. Her position may get filled, but she will never be replaced.

Greta Wood to Present at NCLA Conference

October 9th, 2008 by Alison Simpson in Features

Greta Wood will be presenting at the North Carolina Library Association’s Library Instruction 2.0 Conference, November 17-18, 2008, at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Her conference program proposal, “Evaluating Web Resources with High School Students: MedlinePlus vs. Wikipedia,” was recently accepted by the NCLA Program/Steering Committee. The topic grew out of this summer’s Technological Advances in Reproductive Biology Summer Science Program coordinated by Dr. Alison Dixon and hosted by Wingate University in conjunction with NC State University. Greta Wood is the Reference/Instruction/Catalog Librarian at the Ethel K. Smith Library and is the current Vice President/President Elect of the Metrolina Library Association.

Contact for Susan Sganga

December 24th, 2007 by Alison Simpson in Features

As many of you know Susan Sganga has chosen a different career path and is no longer employed by Wingate University. Please note her new email address: While the EKS Library will miss her greatly, we wish her well in her endeavors at the Stone Table Cafe.

Meet Our New Librarian: Mrs. Greta Wood

December 10th, 2007 by Alison Simpson in Features

ekslibris070201The Ethel K. Smith Library welcome Greta Wood who started Oct. 22 as the new Refrence/Bibliographic Instruction/Catalog Librarian. Ms. Wood received her MLIS at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, an MA in English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and a BA in English with minors in Anthropology and Women’s Studies at Colby College.  She will assist with Reference, Bibliographic Instruction and Cataloging.  She may be reached at ext. 8097 or by e-mail at Her office is in the Reference Area of the Library, so please stop by and introduce yourself.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

May 1st, 2007 by Alison Simpson in Features
Photo Courtesy: Larry Coleman

Photo Courtesy: Larry Coleman

In his last official role as a director, Larry Coleman chose a very real to life comedy to direct. First Baptist of Ivy Gap was a hit from the first moment. No matter what denomination a member of the audience belonged to, there were characters presented on the stage that everyone could recognize in their own congregations. The hardest part for some would be admitting to being the character themselves.

For our librarians who were on stage, fitting into the roles was easier than for some people. This shows Mr. Coleman’s propensity for casting the right people in the right roles. Acting is always easiest when all you have to do is act natural. And natural they were.

In case you are still looking trying to figure out who is who, Mrs. Barbee is on the far left in the white hat and gloves. Our other two staff members are side by side at the center. Mrs. Hargett is the fifth from the left with the headband and flashy top. Mrs. Odom, our beloved library director, is next to her in the floral print dress.

This show was fun, not just to watch, but to participate in as well. There was much work, practice, and dedication that was put into this production, but it was an enjoyable experience for all.

While Mr. Coleman will still be on campus in his other staff duties, his directing abilities will be sorely missed. We can only hope his replacement is half as good.

First Baptist of Ivy Gap

February 4th, 2007 by Amee Odom in Features

Join several members of the Library’s professional and student staff as they perform in First Baptist of Ivy Gap. Molly Coleman( Art Major), Luanne Barbee, Debbie Hargett, and Amee Odom have been cast in this Wingate University Theatre Production. “This play will be compared to Steel Magnolias, but forget steel; these mountain magnolias are pure gold; humor, drama, warmth and six of the most wonderful characters you’ll see – tasty com¬fort for the playgoer’s soul.” – Bristol Herald- Courier. Written by Ron Osborne, this beautiful Southern comedy is presented by the Wingate University Theatre. The play explores universal themes of loss and guilt, success and disappointment, and the benefits and evils of privilege. There will be several performances, and you do not want to miss our library staff in action.

Join several members of the Library’s professional and student staff as they perform in First Baptist of Ivy Gap.

Molly Coleman(Art

Major), Luanne

Barbee, Debbie

Hargett, and Amee Odom have been cast in this Wingate University Theatre Production. “This play

New Staff Member

February 4th, 2007 by Alison Simpson in Features

The Ethel K. Smith Library would like to welcome Keith Lassiter as the new Evening/Weekend Circulation Supervisor. He is also currently attending Wingate University full time in pursuit of a B.A. in Human Services with a Religious Studies Minor. He has intentions to pursue a Master’s of Library Science. Please stop by the Library during evening or Saturday hours and welcome Mr. Lassiter to the Wingate family!

EKS Welcomes Mrs. Debbie Hargett

September 19th, 2005 by Alison Simpson in Features

Debbie HargettThe EKS Library has added a Reference/ Periodicals Librarian. Mrs. Debbie Hargett comes to us from Union County Public Schools. She is also a Wingate University Alumna. She is a licensed Media Coordinator (K-12), a licensed Public Librarian, and holds a Masters in Library and Information Studies from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. Professional memberships include the American Library Association, the North Carolina Library Association, and the North Carolina School Library Media Association.

While in Union County Public Schools Mrs. Hargett served on an assortment of committees, the Odyssey of the Mind program, and was the first recipient of the Unionville World Class Teacher award. Her interests include reading, photography, and camping. She has a husband, two children and a dog named Pippi. The EKS staff is delighted to have Debbie join our staff.

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