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  • October 06, 2014
    changes to library resource

    Do you use EBSCOhost databases such as Academic Search Complete?  If so, please be aware that beginning January 1st 2015 many of our EBSCO databases are being replaced by comparable databases provided by ProQuest.  Although you will no longer have access to some of the library resources you may be accustomed to using, the databases, content and tools available from ProQuest are comparable to or better than similar resources provided by EBSCO. 

    To learn if a database you use will be affected and to see what the comparable replacement will be, please refer to the chart on our 2015 Database Changes page.

    How to Prepare

    Why are these changes happening?

    NC LIVE (North Carolina Libraries for Virtual Education) provides many online resources to public and academic libraries statewide (including all UNC institutions and NC community colleges).  We are fortunate to have this resource supplementing the subscriptions paid for by Randall Library/UNCW.  Databases, journals, e-books, and e-videos are expensive, and libraries depend on consortiums like NC LIVE to assist them in providing user access to important information sources.  Precipitated by funding constraints, but also in response to a review of their provided content, NC LIVE has made significant changes to the subscription resources it provides to us and other NC institutions.  The NC LIVE “2015-17 Resources Announcement,” from the Executive Director of NC LIVE, contains more information about how and why these decisions were made.

    Questions? Please contact your Liaison Librarian

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  • October 01, 2014
    Wentworth Fellows Poster Session

    Wentworth Fellows Showcase

    Meet the Fellows in person Wednesday, October 8, 2-4 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 Japan and Argentina. For more information about Wentworth Travel Fellowships, visit this link here.

    Presenting this year are: Elizabeth Bernardo, Brittney Knotts, John Osborne, Roxy Simons, Chris Hathaway, Samantha Taylor, Henry (Hank) Blanton, Melissa Stone, and Alexandra (Alex) Doria

    Please stop by the Randall Library information table at 3 pm on October 8th 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!

    Caylee Reid visits home of author Virginia Woolf, London, England I

    Meet the Fellows in our digital gallery

    Gallery includes bios of the scholars, student written profiles of the scholars, and various photographs from recent trips. The Wentworth Scholar Digital Gallery can be viewed here.

    Special thanks to English Faculty member, and Wentworth Fellowship committee chair, Dr. Alex Porco, and to Kimi Faxon Hemingway and her journalism students.

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  • September 25, 2014
    Randall Library Fall Faculty Day

    Join us Tuesday, October 21 for two events of special interest to UNCW Faculty.

    1:00 – 2:30 pm: Open Access Discussion

    - Join faculty in a discussion about Open Access (more information below)

    - This event is part of International Open Access Week (Oct. 20-26)

    3:00 – 5:00 pm: Faculty Open House and Reception

    - Learn about important library services and resources.

    - Learn how Randall Library can assist with your research needs.

    - Meet with your departmental liaison librarian.

    - Discuss subject area collection development needs.

    Both events held in RL #1022, located just past the DVDs on the first floor of Randall Library. Snacks and drinks will be served during both events and faculty are encouraged to “drop in” any time during the open house.

    What is Open-Access?
    The free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.

    What is Open-Access Week?
    A global event now entering its eighth year, is an opportunity for the academic and research community to continue to learn about the potential benefits of Open Access, to share what they’ve learned with colleagues, and to help inspire wider participation in helping to make Open Access a new norm in scholarship and research. October 20-26.

    How is Randall Library participating in Open-Access Week?
    Join us Tuesday, October 21 from 1-2:30 pm in RL1022, for a brown-bag discussion about Open Access - both opportunities and challenges. UNCW Faculty who have published via Open-Access will be on hand to discuss the process.

    Further information about Open-Access Week can be found here: http://www.openaccessweek.org/

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  • September 25, 2014
    Shooting the Curl  - Panel Discussion
    50 Years of Surf Photography in Southeastern North Carolina
     
    Fifty years ago, Southeastern North Carolina’s modern era of surfing began on the peripheries of local beach culture.  Since then, surfing has evolved into a complex sport and lifestyle, enticing a growing number of individuals each year to pick up a board and hit the waves.  Throughout this time, UNCW has remained an increasingly popular destination for students seeking to further their education while having access to a quality surfing environment.  This exhibit highlights the golden anniversary of surfing in our region through the photography and experiences of UNCW students and alumni.

    Please join us in the Randall Library Auditorium on October 22, 2014 at 6pm for a panel discussion and reception. Moderating the discussion is Cody Leutgens, founder of Surf City Surf School, editor at large of Local Sessions  and UNCW alum. Panelists include Chris McQuiston, publisher of Local Sessions and current UNCW students and photographers, Andy Conner, Chandler Hatch, and Jake Zlotnick. Refreshments will be provided by local restaurant Tower 7.

     

     

     

     

    For more information on the exhibit, opening reception and panel discussion, or participating in the online component of the exhibit, please visit the “Shooting the Curl” website.

     

     
     
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  • September 19, 2014
    Banned Books Week Randall Library Exhibit

    Banned Books Week - Celebrating the Freedom to Read
    September 21-28, 2014

    An exhibit on Randall Library's second floor features recently banned or challenged books hand chosen and discussed by Prof. Michelle Manning's ENG 382 Ways of Teaching Literature students; redacted FBI files from our Government Documents Collection; and items from our general collection that inspire the freedom to read. Visit the online exhibit.

    You can also celebrate by joining the UNCW English Department for a Read-Out in front of Randall Library (near the bench with the sitting Seahawk) on Tuesday, Sept. 23 from 4 - 5:40 pm —100 minutes to honor the top 100 challenged/banned books! (Rain date is Thursday, Sept. 25, same time and location.) To participate, please grab your favorite banned book, check one out from the Randall Library Banned Books Week Exhibit, or select one from the box that will be on hand, and read a short excerpt from your text.  

    For more information about Banned Book Week http://www.ala.org/bbooks/bannedbooksweek

    100 Most Frequently Challenged Books: 1990-1999 http://www.ala.org/bbooks/100-most-frequently-challenged-books-1990%E2%80%931999

    Frequently Challenged Books of the 21st Century http://www.ala.org/bbooks/frequentlychallengedbooks/top10

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  • September 19, 2014

    Fifty years ago, Southeastern North Carolina’s modern era of surfing began on the peripheries of local beach culture.  Since then, surfing has evolved into a complex sport and lifestyle, enticing a growing number of individuals each year to pick up a board and hit the waves.  Throughout this time, UNCW has remained an increasingly popular destination for students seeking to further their education while having access to a quality surfing environment.  This exhibit highlights the golden anniversary of surfing in our region through the photography and experiences of UNCW students and alumni.

    For more information on the exhibit, opening reception and panel discussion, or participating in the online component of the exhibit, please visit the “Shooting the Curl” website.

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  • September 16, 2014

    Honors College will host its annual Family Weekend Tea on Friday, Sept. 26 from 4 - 6 pm on Randall Library's second floor.*

     

    *This event will cause noise in an area usually designated for quiet study. Apologies for the inconvenience.

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  • September 12, 2014

    Graduate students attending this workshop will learn to conduct more efficient research through the use of search techniques and research databases. Students working on a major research project that requires a literature review, such as a thesis or dissertation, will find this workshop particularly helpful.

     

     

     

     

     

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  • September 08, 2014
    Randall Library Quick Look Up iPad Kiosks

    Three "Quick Look Up" computers on our first floor have been replaced with more contemporary iPad kiosks!

    The iPad kiosks can be used to search the library's catalog, browse our website, or reserve one of our many group study rooms.

    The new kiosks can be found in the following locations:

    • In front of Randall Library classroom RL1022
    • In front of our saltwater aquarium - convenient to the Learning Commons Helpdesk
    • At our Circulation Desk

    iPad kiosks can also be found on the first floor near our Technology Enhanced Collaboration Space (RL1045) and on the second floor at the top of the main staircase.

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  • September 04, 2014

    A panel discussion sponsored by the Honors College, the Upperman African American Center and the departments of History, Sociology & Criminology, and Public & International Affairs.

    Kimberly Cook, Ph.D. - Sociology and Criminology

    Glen Harris, Ph.D. - History

    Babette Boyd, J.D. - Sociology and Criminology

    Steve Lee - SEACCL

    Deborah Maxwell - New Hanover County NAACP

    Frankie Roberts - LINC, Inc. (Lead Into New Communities)

    Wednesday, Sept. 17, 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

    Randall Library Auditorium (RL2047)

     

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