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  • Posted: August 04, 2015
    North Carolina Living Treasures UNCW

    About the Award 

    From Grandfather Mountain to the North Carolina Coast, artists living their legacy have been honored since 1986 with the North Carolina Living Treasures designation by the UNC Wilmington Museum of World Cultures

    NCLT MedallionThis recognition celebrates the value of artists and their craft as well as their contributions to education and society. Since its beginning, the biannual honor has recognized boatwrights, potters, luthiers, marqueters, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, weavers and glass artisans and bookbinders, to name a few. These craft artists reflect talents that were developed over decades of study and work, attaining the highest levels of achievement in their respective fields.

     
    The North Carolina Living Treasures Award is made possible by an endowment to UNC Wilmington from Martin Meyerson, M.D., founder of New Hanover Radiation Oncology Center (now known as Coastal Carolina Radiation Oncology Center), in Wilmington, N.C., in memory of his mother, Dorothy Meyerson.
     
    The award was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn who coordinated the process until he retired and moved from Wilmington. Dr. Shinn was influenced by the Japanese, who for centuries have searched their islands to discover outstanding craftsmen, celebrating artitsts' excellence in their craft through national recognition and honors. Dr.Shinn was an enthusiastic educator and a strong advocate for this award.
     

    2015 Event

    Focus on Quilting

    In previous years, nominations of craft artists who work in any or all of the traditional craft fields were welcome. This year, we have decided to focus on one craft in particular: quilting. In celebration of quilters as craftspeople, we recognize active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to quilts as art. 


    Award Recipient

    The 2015 North Carolina Living Treasures Award recipient is Susan Marra, member of the Twin Rivers Quilters Guild in New Bern, North Carolina. Marra began quilting twenty five years ago when an unfinished quilt, in a traditional Sun Bonnet Sue pattern, came into her possession. Despite technology's presence in the craft of quilting today, Marra prefers the traditional art form of quilting by hand. Additionally, her chosen style of work is applique quilting, a technique which she feels allows her "the freedom to control every aspect of the design." 

    Exhibit and Reception

    The 2015 North Carolina Living Treasures exhibit and reception will be held in the CAB Art Gallery. The exhibit and reception is co-hosted by UNCW's Department of Art & Art History and UNCW's Randall Library. Details about the exhibit and reception follow: 

    Opening Reception

    Thursday, August 27th 5:30-7:00 pm

    CAB Art Gallery

    Artist Demonstration

    Friday, August 28th 10:00-11:00 am

    Room 2021

    Cultural Arts Building

    Exhibit on Display

    August 27th-September 24th, 2015

    Monday-Friday, 12:00-4:00 pm

    CAB Art Gallery

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  • Posted: August 04, 2015

    Meet the Fellows in person Wednesday, October 7th,  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!

    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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  • Posted: July 30, 2015
    Randall Library Sundial Gallery

    On the second floor of Randall Library, between Special Collections and the Auditorium, an existing exhibit space has been renamed. The Sundial Gallery, named for the newly installed sundial (made possible by the Reda family) in front of DeLoach Hall and visible from Randall's east-facing windows, has been newly painted and will receive museum-quality window treatments and exhibit cases in the coming weeks.

    The Sundial Gallery's inaugural exhibit, tentatively scheduled for Spring 2016, will feature items from the congressional collection of Mike McIntyre, donated to UNCW and Randall Library Special Collections in the fall of 2014. The collection spans McIntyre's career representing North Carolina's 7th district as member of the United States House of Representatives. The collection contains photographs, artifacts, congressional awards and recognitions and will allow students, faculty, staff and other researchers to better understand the legislative process and southeastern North Carolina's history. For more information about the McIntyre collection, please click here

    We look forward to seeing you in the Sundial Gallery, and please remember that the second floor of Randall Library is dedicated quiet space for our users.

     

     

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  • Posted: July 20, 2015

    Randall Library Synergy Conversation

    Saturday, September 26, 1-2 p.m., Randall Library

    Family & Alumni Weekend

    Join students, family, faculty, and staff for an informal discussion of this year’s common reading selection Chasing Chaos: My Decade In and Out of Humanitarian Aid by Jessica Alexander.

    Light refreshments will be served.

     

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  • Posted: July 06, 2015
    Randall Library Charleston Syllabus

    A display in our Featured New Books area, on the first floor, represents a small amount of materials from Randall Library’s general collection which can be found on the #Charlestonsyllabus, please visit library.uncw.edu or our Learning Commons Helpdesk to find more.

    The #Charlestonsyllabus is a list of readings that educators can use to broach conversations in the classroom about the horrendous events that unfolded in Charleston, South Carolina on the evening of June 17, 2015. These readings provide valuable information about the history of racial violence in this country and contextualize the history of race relations in South Carolina and the United States in general. They also offer insights on race, racial identities, global white supremacy and black resistance.

    #Charlestonsyllabus was conceived by Chad Williams, Associate Professor of African and Afro-American Studies at Brandeis University. With the help of Kidada Williams, the hashtag started trending on Twitter on the evening of June 19, 2015.

     

    “#Charlestonsyllabus is more than a list. It is a community of people committed to critical thinking, truth telling and social transformation.”– Chad Williams

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  • Posted: June 24, 2015
    Dubtown Skate

    Skateboarding Culture & Applied Learning at UNCW
    Information on exhibit and event coming soon!

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  • Posted: May 15, 2015
    New search

    You spoke, and we listened! The primary search box on our homepage now presents your top results in categories organized by format, with links to dive deeper into your results.

    The new version of Randall’s Library primary search box searches across multiple systems, including the Library Catalog, Summon (our new aggregated search service from ProQuest) and our websites for articles, books, videos, journals, digital collections and webpages. The top results are all displayed on one page.

    This unified approach to displaying and segmenting search results is commonly referred to as the “Bento Box” method, because of its resemblance to the popular and often elaborately prepared Japanese lunch boxes. It is designed to provide a quick, easy, and more intuitive way to find the information you need:

    • Articles from journals and magazines are presented in the left column, as well as matching journal titles.
    • Print and electronic resources such as books, music, movies and more are presented in the center column, pulled from our library catalog.
    • The right column presents results from our websites, databases and other suggested searches.

    Our new search box is based on the examples and research[1] [2] [3]of other top academic libraries including NCSU[4], UNC-CH, Duke[5], Princeton, Cornell[6] and others[7] that have adopted this type of search box and display of search results.

     

     

    Updated Article Searching

    We have also switched our aggregated article searching from WorldCat Local to Summon for a better searching and linking experience. Visit our Summon Help page for more information, or watch this tutorial.

    Tell us what you think!

    Try a search and give us your feedback!

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  • Posted: April 15, 2015
    New search coming

    You spoke, and we listened! Starting in mid-May after the semester ends, the primary search box on our homepage will present your top results in categories organized by format, with links to dive deeper into your results.

    Starting now you can try it out in a “beta release”: http://library.uncw.edu/search_randall and give us your feedback!

    The new version of Randall’s Library primary search box searches across multiple systems, including the Library Catalog, Summon (our new aggregated search service from ProQuest) and our websites for articles, books, videos, journals, digital collections and webpages. The top results are all displayed on one page.

    This unified approach to displaying and segmenting search results is commonly referred to as the “Bento Box” method, because of its resemblance to the popular and often elaborately prepared Japanese lunch boxes. It is designed to provide a quick, easy, and more intuitive way to find the information you need:

    • Articles from journals and magazines are presented in the left column, as well as matching journal titles.
    • Print and electronic resources such as books, music, movies and more are presented in the center column, pulled from our library catalog.
    • The right column presents results from our websites, databases and other suggested searches.

    Our new search box is based on the examples and research[1] [2] [3]of other top academic libraries including NCSU[4], UNC-CH, Duke[5], Princeton, Cornell[6] and others[7] that have adopted this type of search box and display of search results.

    Updated Article Searching

    We have also switched our aggregated article searching from WorldCat Local to Summon for a better searching and linking experience. Visit our Summon Help page for more information, or watch this tutorial (COMING SOON).

    Faculty & Instructors

    We will be holding two focus groups to get your input on Monday April 27 and Tuesday April 28th, both from 2-3pm in RL#1039. Please RSVP by Friday April 24th to Laura Wiegand (wiegandl [at] uncw.edu). Refreshments will be provided.

    Students

    Stop by Randall Library #1022 on Monday April 27th anytime between 3 - 5pm to try it out and give us your feedback in exchange for snacks and vouchers for coffee!

    Try it out

    Try a search http://library.uncw.edu/search_randall and give us your feedback!

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  • Posted: April 14, 2015
    Applied Learning Gallery

    We are pleased to announce the launch of the online “Applied Learning Gallery,” viewable at http://randall3.uncw.edu/applied_learning

    Created in partnership between Undergraduate Studies (ETEAL, Honors / CSURF, OIP, CTE),Randall Library, and the Career Center,the Online Applied Learning Gallery Launchedpurpose of this gallery is to highlight exemplary applied learning projects taking place at UNCW. The site features selected examples of applied learning experiences as described by students themselves. It is intended to be a long-term effort that will grow with new additions over the coming years and will include archival capabilities for looking at the great applied learning activities of our students in a searchable database.

    The website was designed to connect the various partners who participate in and support applied learning at UNCW, to connect UNCW with community partners interested in students applied learning activities, and to serve as a selective archive and gallery of applied learning examples. It can be used to identify types of projects that have been done, or ideas for future projects. Students may wish to submit their experience to demonstrate to future employers or educators the quality of learning experiences they participated in while at UNCW. The site can be browsed by:

    • Student name
    • Major
    • Instructor/mentor
    • Type of applied learning
    • Funding source

    It is also fully searchable by keyword allowing you to dig deeper into submissions. It has been designed to be mobile-friendly. Students, in addition to providing a comprehensive description of their experience, can upload presentations, images, PDFs and other materials created as part of their applied learning experience through our online submission form. Submissions will be reviewed periodically for addition into the gallery based on completeness and quality. Submissions will be solicited through the various department chairs and directors.

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  • Posted: April 13, 2015
    New Low-Tech Group Study Rooms on Second Floor

    3 New Low-Tech Group study rooms are now available!

    Three rooms formerly used for media viewing have been turned into low-tech group study rooms. These rooms are designed for small groups who do not need technology and are looking for a quiet place to work and study alongside fellow classmates. The new group study rooms —RL2031, RL2033, and RL2035— are located behind the Graduate Study Room. Click here for a map of Randall Library's second floor.

    Group Study Rooms are first come first serve but groups of 2 or more and reservations are always given priority. View the detailed policy or follow this link to reserve a group study room.

     

    Randall Library supports the mission of the University by providing information resources and learner-centered services and by cultivating a rich physical and virtual environment dedicated to the open exchange of ideas and an information-literate community.

     

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