Mark Schumacher

Mark has been a reference librarian at UNCG for over 36 years, working mainly in the areas of foreign languages, art, theatre and occasionally history. He wrote over 5500 abstracts for "Historical Abstracts" and "America: History and Life" over 29 years. He also (still) loves to play Ultimate Frisbee and to support UNCG Athletics.

There are 13 included publications by Mark Schumacher :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Accuracy of reference sources: the example of Balzac. 1992 1983 The reference question concerning Balzac's birth and death dates reveals that a number of standard, respected sources contained inaccuracies and discrepancies concerning the simplest type of factual data. The lack of accuracy can cause a variety of ...
Andre-Paul-Guillaume Gide 1992 6423 Biography and bibliography of Andre-Paul-Guillaume Gide, writer, France, early 20th century.
THE CRISIS IN REFERENCE SERVICE: A VIEW FROM THE TRENCHES 1987 617 Hernon and McClure make a number of important points in the lead article of the symposium on "Library Reference Service: an Unrecognized Crisis." It is certainly true, for instance, that reference departments should be able to answer more than 55% of...
Girls’ Series Books: A View of Times Past 1999 103 The Girls' Books in Series collection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's Jackson Library contains over 1850 volumes, with publication dates ranging from the mid-1800s to the 1980s. The library's list currently contains approximately ...
Honore De Balzac 1992 8029 Biography and bibliography of Honore De Balzac, French writer of the 19th century.
Instructing the Academic Search Service User: the Faculty Connection at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro 1989 680 In order to improve faculty understanding of the library-based computer searching service at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, the Reference Department decided to organize a series of informational workshops. Open to both faculty and gr...
Liaison Roles 2015 485 The roles of library liaisons (subject specialists assigned to academic disciplines) continue to evolve. This document describes both ongoing and new roles in order to assist with planning, evaluation, assessment, and recruitment. Best practices for ...
Library Conversations: Reclaiming Interpersonal Communication Theory for Understanding Professional Encounters, Edited by Marie L. Radford and Gary P. Radford, Chicago. IL, Neal-Schuman, 2017, 182 pp., $75.00, ISBN: 978-0-8389-1484-7 2018 119 In six chapters and a brief conclusion, the authors of this volume explore one-on-one “conversations” in various library settings, either in person or in other contexts such as online chat interactions. The volume begins rather philosophically, evoki...
The “second lives” of three Amy Sacker bookplates, and a postscript 2014 899 Boston artist, illustrator and book cover designer Amy Sacker (1872-1965) created about two dozen known bookplates during her career [see http://www.amysacker.net/documents/sackerbookplates.htm ]. Two of the twelve bookplates that appeared in the 19...
Transdisciplinarity Revealed: What Librarians Need to Know [book review] 2019 53 As modes of research in the academic world evolve, and new transdisciplinary approaches to more questions grow in importance, librarians will need to understand the basic tenets of the transdisciplinary approach to exploring diverse topics. It should...
An Unexpected Bookplate Discovery 2019 8 Mark Shumacher shares a bookplate of interest found by happenstance.
Virginia Dare: our first librarian 1990 1369 Satirical humor piece based on the premise that "Virginia Dare, the first English child born in North America, was among the first librarians in the American colonies, and probably the first public librarian in North Carolina."
Wassily Kandinsky 1992 8952 Biography and bibliography of Wassily Kandinsky, Russian painter of the late 19th - early 20th centuries.