Digital exhibit earns award

In an image from the Seeds of Change exhibit, an East Carolina College instructor shuffles through cards as students type during a typing contest in March 1962. (Contributed photo)

Joyner Library received the 2010 Gale Cengage Learning Award for Excellence in Reference and Adult Library Services for production of the online digital exhibit, “Seeds of Change: The Daily Reflector Image Collection.”
The $3,000 award is presented for development of imaginative and unique resources to meet patrons’ reference needs. Seeds of Change includes more than 7,500 digitized images, multimedia files and documents that illustrate trends and development in eastern North Carolina between 1949 and 1967. The images came from photographic negatives used in the Greenville newspaper, The Daily Reflector. Provided in the exhibit is a history of Pitt County and Greenville during this timeframe, as written by ECU history professor Christopher Oakley.
Exhibit development was supported in part through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
The exhibit is available at
This collection is part of Joyner Library Digital Collections, available at