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Public Schools of Surrounding Counties

public_schools.jpgThis is a small collection of photographs from nearby public high schools that are outside Robeson County. There are photos from a Black Beauty Pageant that was held at the Scotland County High School in May 1984. There are photographs from the 1960s of activities, such as Homecoming, at Hoke County Public Schools. There are a couple of photographs of the Southview School Band at Pembroke State University in 1983. Southview is a member of the Cumberland Count Public School System. View the complete inventory of the collection.

Public Schools of Robeson County

public_schools.jpgThere are many pictures from various Robeson County public schools that were in existence during this time period. The schools covered include Ashpole-Southside, Deep Branch, Fairgrove, Green Grove, Hilly Branch, Les Maxwell, Oxendine, Pembroke Elementary, Pembroke Junior High, Pembroke Senior High, Piney Grove, Prospect, Red Springs, Rex-Rennert, Shoe Hill (also known as Sugar Hill), South Robeson, Tanglewood, Union Chapel, Union Elementary, and West Robeson. View the complete inventory of the collection.

Lumbee Regional Development Association

lrda.jpgThis series consists of approximately 5,900 miscellaneous LRDA-related images. Established in 1968, the Lumbee Regional Development Association, Inc. (LRDA) was created to provide services for the Lumbee Indian communities. For many years, the LRDA Board of Directors served as the governing body of the Lumbee Tribe of North Carolina. LRDA is the main sponsor for the Lumbee Homecoming, Lumbee pageants, powwows , and other Indian cultural events in the area. Therefore, the pictures in this series cover a range of activities that were sponsored by LRDA during the 1970s and 1980s. View the complete inventory of the collection.




churches.jpgThis series consists of approximately 1,300 images of local churches, people, and activities. It includes images of over 40 churches of various denominations, such as Baptist, Methodist, Holiness, and Church of God. There are images of some of the pastors of the churches, the members, and a variety of church activities. Some of the churches included in the series are Ashpole Methodist Church, Burnt Swamp Baptist Church, Evergreen Holiness Church, Greenpine Freewill Baptist Church, Harpers Ferry Baptist Church, the Latter Day Saints Church, and Saddletree Church of God. Some of the pastors in the series include Reverend Tony Brewington of First Baptist Church, Reverend Millard Maynor of the Church of God, Reverend Tommy Haggans of Elrod Baptist Church, and Bruce Swett of Reedy Branch Baptist Church. There are also images from an assortment of church activities, such as White Bible Service, Bible Camp, Vacation Bible School, Christmas pageants, Easter programs, Homecomings, and Tent Revivals. View the complete inventory of the collection.

Carolina Indian Voice

civ.jpgThe Carolina Indian Voice, a weekly newspaper published in Pembroke, was established on January 18, 1973. It was published until 2005 and is one of North Carolina's oldest American Indian newspapers. The newspaper was primarily run by the members of the Barton family, including Bruce Barton, who served as editor from the founding of the newspaper in 1973 to 1988 when his sister, Connee Barton Brayboy, took over the editorship. This series in the Elmer Hunt Photograph Collection contains approximately 1,233 images that were used in the newspaper to accompany articles. These images cover various activities such as ribbon cutting ceremonies for local businesses, parades, protests, graduations, auto races, football games, and birthday parties. View the complete inventory of the collection.


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The Elmer W. Hunt Photograph Collection

hunt.jpgThe original Elmer W. Hunt Photograph Collection contained over 53,000+ negatives for photos taken by long-time University and community photographer, the late Elmer William Hunt, a local photographer who graduated from the University in 1953 when it was Pembroke State College and who served as the University’s photographer from 1953 to1973. The collection contains thousands of photographs of University activities. There are also many photographs that were taken in the local schools and throughout the community, including at parades, weddings, and funerals. View the complete inventory of the collection.

The development of this digital collection was supported by grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.



Subcommittee for Library Assessment (SFLM)

Members 2013-2014

1. Susan Whitt (Dean of Library Services)
     E-mail: susan.whitt@uncp.edu
     Phone: 910.521.6212
2. Michael Alewine
     E-mail: michael.alewine@uncp.edu
     Phone: 910.522.5743
3. Robert Arndt
     E-mail: robert.arndt@uncp.edu
     Phone: 910.521.6529
4. Claire Clemens
     E-mail: claire.clemens@uncp.edu
     Phone: 910.775.4174
5. Anne Coleman (Chair)
     E-mail: anne.coleman@uncp.edu
     Phone: 910.521.6837
6. Carl Danis
     E-mail: carl.danis@uncp.edu
     Phone: 910.521.6876
7. June Power
     E-mail: june.power@uncp.edu
     Phone: 910.521.6369


Assessment Documentation

Library Assessment Committee


Mission Statement

The Mary Livermore Library is a component of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and as such subscribes to the goals of the University unit and those of the University of North Carolina system. The Mary Livermore Library plays a critical role in the commit- ment of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke to academic excellence in a balanced program of teaching, research, and service. The Mary Livermore Library provides convenient access to our collections and resources to all members of the University community, regardless of location or course format. Its main function is as an educational support unit for The University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and, accordingly, library programs are focused upon securing, cataloging, and providing access to informational resources relevant to the University curriculum and making them available for student and faculty use. The Library promotes the development of information literacy and the skills necessary for lifelong learners. Library staff actively assists with the instructional program by providing students with library use instruction in a group setting as well as on an individual basis. The Library also promotes scholarship by assisting faculty, staff, and students with research projects as needed. The Mary Livermore Library serves as the chief information center on campus, and acts as one of the main campus centers for cultural enrichment and stimulation in accordance with the mission statement of The University of North Carolina at Pembroke. The Library also plays a strong role as a regional information center, and makes its resources accessible to area patrons.

The Library has the following general goals:

  • Promotion of library services and provision of access to information resources.
  • Provision of a physical and virtual learning environment, which supports study, research, scholarship, and recreational interests.
  • Interaction with other libraries on a global scale so as to facilitate multi-type library cooperation.
  • Encouragement of cultural enrichment opportunities through the development and provision of programs and resources.
  • Attainment and processing of resources which support the mission and curriculum of the University.
  • Education of patrons in the location, critical evaluation, and effective use of information resources and the integration of information literacy into coursework.
  • Provision of service as an information center for the campus, and, as feasible, for business, the professions, and general public.


Annual Assessment DATA

The Mary Livermore Library is dedicated to continuing the improvement of library services through regular assessment of all aspects of the Library. Therefore library activities, services, and facilities are evaluated each year via various statistical reports and user surveys. These evaluative instruments focus on library use and satisfaction, as well as user needs and library priorities. The implications of the statistics and the results of the surveys are carefully analyzed to make sure that the Library is adhering to the goals and objectives of its mission statement.

Sometimes the instruments will show that significant activities have occurred in some areas of the Library; in other areas there may have been no major occurrences/activities. The services and activities in the latter areas will have remained static. When a need is identified, the Library follows up to address the issues that have been identified.


Mary Livermore Library Annual Survey

Each year during National Library Week, the Mary Livermore Library conducts a survey of faculty and students. These annual surveys focus on library use and satisfaction, as well as on user needs and library priorities.

The survey is an important event in the Library’s yearly calendar. It is a way for patrons to evaluate the Library’s performance and suggest improvement. In the past, the satisfaction surveys have been directly responsible for major changes to the Library’s operation, including extending hours of operation, increasing the number of laptops available for students, and influencing collection development.

Previous Survey Results


Other Survey Results and Assessment Data

Academic Support Services Survey

University Student Success Study 2010


Library Statistics



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