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  • March 26, 2015

    Second floor Media Viewing Rooms RL2031, RL2033, and RL2035 are temporarily unavailable while the spaces are being repurposed and improved.

    We apologize for the inconvenience.

    Media Viewing is still available in RL2034. To use this space, please check out the key from the Ciruclation Desk.

     

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  • March 23, 2015

    Wentworth Fellows Showcase

    Meet the Fellows in person Wednesday, April 8 3-5 pm

    The Wentworth Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites, in America or abroad, associated with literary authors and texts. This year's recipients traveled to places as far as Dublin and Iceland.

    Please stop by the Randall Library information table at 3 pm to learn about how Randall Library can provide support and assistance to you when you embark on a research project, or you can also visit the library resources webpage to learn how we can support projects like this!

    This semester's fellows: 

    Anamarie Neville (Pennsylvania and Massachusetts) Holly Lynn (Oxford, England) Alexandra Doria (Boston) Kevin McClary (Austin, Texas) Makel Supulski (New York City) Amber Hodge (Toronto and Ottawa, Canada) Emily Miller (England) Storm Pilloff (Dublin) Rebecca Haught (Boston and New York City) Christian Bateman (Toronto) Jack Kelly (North Carolina) Christopher Hathaway (Iceland)

    Special thanks to Assistant Professor of Poetry, Department of English, Dr. Alex Porco, for serving as this year's Wentworth Chair.

     

     

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  • March 19, 2015
    Money Wise - A Financial Workshop for College Students

    UNCW's Randall Library invites you to Money Wise, A Financial Workshop for College Students.

    Made possible by a grant from the FINRA Investor Foundation through Smart investing@yourlibrary®, a partnership with the American Library Association, Money Wise is aimed to teach you how to be smart with your money. This workshop will help you with saving strategies, understanding compound interest, credit cards and your credit score.

    Join us on Thursday, April 9th 2015, from 12:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Long Leaf Pine Room, Fisher University Union Room 1041.

    Lunch included!

    Registration is preferred but not required. Please contact Beth Kaylor, Coordinator of Business, Entrepreneurship and Government Information Research, at kaylorj [at] uncw [dot] edu (subject: Money%20Wise) or by phone at 962-4232.

    Get Money Wise!

     

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  • March 19, 2015
    Flash Nonfiction 2015- The Event

    …an event celebrating our 2015 Flash Nonfiction Contest.  This year, Randall Library is teaming up with Speak Easy, Wilmington’s live storytelling competition starring…you!

    Please join us at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, April 15 in the Randall Library Auditorium for the Flash Nonfiction Reading/Book Party/Reception. This year’s celebration features guest speakers, great food, a giveaway, readings by the top winners, and a special edition of Speak Easy.

    First place - Bridget Callahan, Parking at the Library. Second place - Beth Roddy, My Library Circulation History, Third place - Liz Granger, The Oldest Mzungu in Uganda.

    Please also check out our semester-long Flash Nonfiction exhibit on Randall Library’s second floor, which highlights the winning stories from this year's contest as well as accompanying illustrations designed by UNCW Graphic Design students. These illustrations will appear alongside the 13 selected flash nonfiction pieces in a forthcoming anthology designed and published by the UNCW Publishing Laboratory. 

     

     

     

     

     

     

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  • March 17, 2015
    4000 Years of Choice Randall Library Exhibit

    Randall Library and the Women’s Studies and Resource Center celebrate Women’s History Month with a new exhibit by artist Heather Ault.  Ault will be on campus Wednesday, March 18th at 5:30 p.m. for a meet-and-greet with attendees.

    Women have been making responsible decisions about pregnancy for thousands of years.  Throughout its existence, the pro-life movement has successfully relied on images of the fetus to communicate its message. Pro-choice feminists responded in the 1970s with the equally-provocative wire coat hanger, symbolizing the dangers of the pre-Roe v. Wade era. In a more positive response, artist Heather Ault has turned to life-affirming images that recall ancient reproductive practices and the proud legacy of generations committed to healthy lives for women and their families.

    "4,000 Years for Choice"** is a global story of women's reproductive empowerment and their efforts to prevent and end pregnancy across centuries. These posters present abortion and contraception within the context of our shared human history.  This exhibit includes stories about abortifacient plants and herbs, including artemisia, pennyroyal, aloe vera and Queen Anne's lace; early contraceptive technologies, such as diaphragms, IUDs and cervical caps; and commentary from historical figures about reproductive control, including Plato, Socrates, Casanova, Emma Goldman and Margaret Sanger.

    Sharing stories from history about reproductive choices, in all of their complexities, rarely plays a part in the public conversation. Ault's images have the ability to inspire creativity, curiosity, and conversation, as well as expand the visual vocabulary for reproductive rights.

    Heather Ault is an artist, designer, and activist living in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about these projects and upcoming exhibitions, or to purchase artwork, visit www.4000yearsforchoice.com. For more information about Heather's visit and for a complete list of campus events for Women's History Month, click here.

     

    *This reception will cause slight noise on our dedicated quiet floor. Apologies for the inconvenience. 

    **Any views or opinions presented in this exhibit are solely those of the artist and do not represent those of the university.

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  • March 16, 2015
    Honors Undergraduate Research and Creativity Showcase 2015

    UNC Wilmington's Autumn Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creativity 

    Approximately 60 posters highlighting innovative student research and creative scholarly activity will be on display Monday, April 13 - Friday, April 17 on Randall Library's second floor.* A reception with refreshments will be held Tuesday, April 14 from 4:00 - 6pm, with students on hand to discuss methods and results of their research.

    Sponsored by UNC Wilmington's Center for Support of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships (CSURF) and the Honors Scholars College, the posters represent a variety of research in areas such as the sciences, humanities, and professional schools and colleges. Distinguished recipients of the CSURF Undergraduate Research Fellowships and CSURF Research Travel Awards will be in attendance, as well as university and departmental honors students. 

    *Please note that some study areas on the second floor of the library will be relocated to accommodate this showcase!

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  • March 14, 2015
    Follow us on Instagram

    Randall Library is on Instagram. Follow us at @uncwlibrary to see photos of events, displays, random interesting things and even your whiteboard art!

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  • March 05, 2015
    4000 Years of Choice Randall Library Exhibit

    A new exhibit sponsored by Randall Library and the Women's Study and Resource Center celebrates Women's History Month!

    "4,000 Years for Choice"* is a global story of women's reproductive empowerment, wisdom, and efforts to prevent and end pregnancy across centuries. These posters present abortion and contraception as part of our grand human history. Contained within them are stories about abortifacient plants and herbs, including artemisia, pennyroyal, aloe vera, and Queen Anne's lace, early contraceptive technologies, such as diaphragms, IUDs, and cervical caps, and commentary from historical features about reproductive control, including Plato, Socrates, Casanova, Emma Goldman, and Margaret Sanger.

    History tells us that women have been making responsible decisions about pregnancy for thousands of years.

    Throughout its existence the pro-life movement has successfully relied on images of the fetus to communicate its message. Pro-choice feminists responded in the 1970s with the equally provocative wire coat hanger, symbolizing the dangers of the pre-Roe v Wade era. As a more positive alternative, artist Heather Ault has turned to life-affirming images that recall ancient reproductive practices and the proud legacy of generations committed to healthy lives for women and their families.

    With good reason, feminists have been using battle-related images and words, such as struggle, fight, and defend for decades. Pro-choice leaders on the national stage have used language designed for winning legislative political battles. Positive words such as celebrate, love, honor, and respect contribute to the creation of a tone of support and solidarity.

    Sharing stories from history about reproductive choices, in all of their complexities, rarely plays a part in the public conversation. Ault's images have the ability to inspire creativity, curiosity, and conversation, as well as expand the visual vocabulary for reproductive rights.

    Heather Ault is an artist, designer, and activist living in Madison, Wisconsin. For more information about these projects and upcoming exhibitions, or to purchase artwork, visit www.4000yearsforchoice.com. She will be on campus March 18, 2015. For more information about Heather's visit and for a complete list of campus events for Women's History Month, click here.

    *Any views or opinions presented in this exhibit are solely those of the artist and do not represent those of the university.

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  • February 23, 2015

    University Archives in collaboration with the Honors College at UNCW, present an exhibit on the history of Honors at UNCW.

    Honors College celebrates two anniversaries this year! 50 years of Departmental Honors and 20 years of the Honors Scholars Program. With materials from the Honors College and University Archives documents and artifacts, the exhibit traces the a history from Departmental Honors to the Honors Scholars Program to the Honors College of today. 

    The exhibit showcases major milestones in the history of Honors, displaying the first thesis, completed in 1965 by Phyllis Boyles; a photo of the first graduate of the 4-year program, Nicholas Allen; and a program from the 2011 dedication of the Honors College. The exhibit also illuminates the wide variety of activities and opportunities the Honors College has sponsored over the years, including research conferences and journals, honors student trips, an award-winning newsletter, and other publications. The exhibit also highlights a few honors students who are now current faculty members, such as Dr. Tom Lankford and Dr. Julian Keith. 

     
    The exhibit will be on display throughout the spring semester. For more on the Honors College’s anniversaries, visit their website by clicking here. 
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  • February 19, 2015
    Your Ideas Needed

    We would like to hear your ideas on how we could improve or expand our building! The Library is developing a concept paper that outlines a vision for modifications within the existing Library facility and a renovated and expanded Library facility and your input is needed.

     

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