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Staff Development: New Employee Orientation: New Employee Orientation

This guide is to introduce new employees to their work environment and to acquaint them with the library organization as well as to provide helpful resources to make the orientation process a positive, informative and comfortable experience.

Welcome to Atkins Library

History of Atkins Library
The library was named for J. Murrey Atkins, chairman of the Board of Trustees of Charlotte College
 from 1947 to 1963.
In 1946  when the University was founded as the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina, its library shared space in the library of Central High School, which was our host institution. The Central High library was in the middle of the school and that was where our library, Atkins was located, the center of campus. Keeping students in mind and modeling what the library stood for
The Atkins Library collection now totals more than 1 million volumes
plus a number of microfiches, tapes, access to online journals and other materials. Construction
of a $20.5 million dollar library expansion was completed in Spring 2000. The expansion added 
four stories to the front and back sides of the present structure and made the library the largest
in the Southern Piedmont region. Archives and Special Collections is on the 10th floor of the 
Library, which provides a commanding view of the campus and northeast Mecklenburg County 
with a view of the Uptown Charlotte skyline.Students have access to 216 computer workstations & 60
lending laptops with productivity software. Wireless access is available on all floors

Atkins Library Faculty and Staff


                          WE ARE Atkins!


Welcome from our Dean

Welcome to Atkins!

Welcome to J. Murrey Atkins Library and UNC Charlotte. We are glad you are here. We hope you will find the information in this welcome guide helpful as you become oriented to the Library, UNC Charlotte, and the Charlotte area. Please let Denelle know if there are other topics we should cover in the orientation guide. Denelle sets up and advertises webinars and other professional development opportunities that are open to all. If you see an email announcement from her and are interested in the topic, please join the activity. We have a number of library-wide committees that help us get our work done, but allow employees from throughout the Library to work with others on something outside of their normal job responsibilities and have some fun. We provide the opportunity to join/change committees in the summer, but all committee meetings are open, so feel free to drop in on any of the committees to find out what interests you. You can find the list of committees on the Intranet.  The monthly All-Staff meeting is a way to hear speakers on topics of interest to us and to get up-to-date information on what is happening in the Library from me and others. You can ask questions as well. We also hold a “Conversation with the Dean” meeting each month, which is an opportunity to meet informally with me and make suggestions and ask questions while enjoying refreshments and relaxing activities. Anyone other than Associate Deans is invited to attend every month. It is a chance to get away from your regular activities for an hour, share your innovative ideas, and ask questions about whatever you have been pondering. I’m eager to improve our work life and our services.  I invite you to schedule a one-on-one meeting with me, so I can get to know you and support you in achieving your professional development and career goals. Contact Marquita Smith to get on my calendar.

Anne Cooper Moore

Employee Relations and Staff Development Librarian

My role as the Employee Relations and Staff Development Librarian

As the Employee Relations and Staff Development Librarian, my role is to assist you in your orientation to Atkins Library. 

This new employee orientation is designed to help new employees feel welcomed as well as integrated into the organization as quickly as possible.

I am also a trained mediator for the state of North Carolina. I am here to help employees with conflict in the workplace.