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  • May 19, 2014

    Due to the changing landscape of Randall's first floor and in preparation of LC3, the current periodical collection has been temporarily displaced.

    All current periodicals can be found on library carts adjacent to Port City Java.

    If you need assistance, please visit the Research Help Desk.

  • May 08, 2014

    Special Collections will be closed on Monday, May 12 through Wednesday, May 14. Please visit About Special Collections for more information.

  • May 08, 2014

    On Tuesday, May 13th, beginning at approximately 11am, Randall Library will be updating the library system. During this time some online library services will experience downtime. These include:

    • The library catalog (which includes the searching options “Books & More” and “Videos”)
    • Online access to “My Library Account” including renewals of books and videos
    • Off-campus access to ejournals, databases and articles
    • Any “proxied”* links to ejournals, databases and articles
    • Fine & fee payments, placing holds and purchasing borrower cards at the Circulation Desk

    During this downtime, you will still be able to check out and return items at the Circulation Desk.

    We expect the downtime to last anywhere from 4-6 hours. Please contact us if you need assistance during this time.

    *”Proxied” links contain “libcat.uncw.edu”  somewhere in the url.

  • April 29, 2014

    The University of North Carolina Wilmington Public History Program presents PUSH and PULL - Eastern European and Russian Migration to the Cape Fear Region, an exhibit at the Randall Library Public History Graduate Student Gallery.

    Opening Reception Tuesday, April 29, 7-8:30 PM



  • April 28, 2014

    Randall Library with support from Academic Affairs, Business Affairs/Auxiliary Services, and Student Affairs, presents Moonlight Munchies: A Late Night Study Break for Students

    Bagels, muffins, fruit and PCJ coffee will be provided until we run out.

    Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Starting at 9 p.m. Randall Library, First Floor

    First come first serve ...




  • April 22, 2014

    Kanopy LogoWe now have access to a streaming collection of films on Media Studies and Communication from the Media Education Foundation (MEF), documentary films that inspire critical thinking about the social, political, and cultural impact of American mass media, especially in relation to gender, race, class, health, and consumerism. The collection consists of 78 high quality titles, including the very popular Killing Us Softly series, Dreamworlds 3, and the newly released Tough Guise 2. New titles will be added to the streaming platform as they are released by MEF. This can be accessed under “M” (for Media Education Foundation) in the A-Z list. MEF is hosted by Kanopy Streaming.

    The interface allows you to stream the films in the classroom, and students and faculty can easily access the films from dorms or off-campus by signing in through University of North Carolina Wilmington's proxy server. All of the titles in the collection have unique URLs, which can be embedded in Blackboard or linked to from syllabi and web pages.

    The playback function on the site will automatically adjust the stream based on the speed of the Internet connection of the user, to give the user the best quality stream possible. The platform can be accessed on mobile devices, including tablets and smart phones, and the video player supports IOS for Apple mobile devices.

    For those of you who want to use shorter clips of the films, there is a clip editing and playlist creation function. These shorter clips, and playlists, can be shared with students via e-mail or embedded in Blackboard. Learn more about creating clips and playlists.

    Several of the films in the collection have toggle on/off captioning and scrolling, as well as interactive transcripts. More titles in the collection will have these features added over the next few months.

  • April 16, 2014

    Wentworth Fellows Showcase

    Meet the Fellows in person Wednesday, April 16, 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.

    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!

    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, Michelle Britt, and Kimi Faxon Hemingway and her journalism students.



  • April 09, 2014


    An event to celebrate our annual flash fiction contest and The Power of Ideas!

    Please join us at 6 pm on Wed. April 23, at the Flash Fiction Reading/Book Party/Reception. The celebration will feature guest speakers, great food, a give away, and readings from the top winners:

    First place - Christine Hennessey's Makeshift Ships, Second place - Rachel Richardson's The Good Life, Third place - Bethany Tap's Puppy Love

    Please also check out the exhibit, on display in the Sherman Hayes Gallery through the end of the semester, which highlights the winning stories from this year's contest as well as all of the illustrations that will be included in the anthology designed and published by the UNCW Publishing Laboratory. 

    Why the Power of Ideas? click here







  • April 08, 2014

    UNC Wilmington's Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creativity 

    More than 100 posters highlighting innovative student research and creative scholarly activity will be on display April 3-April 10 at Randall Library*. A reception will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 8 in Randall Library, with students on hand to discuss methods and results.

    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 areas in 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. Students earning the UNCW Undergraduate Research Scholar and UNCW Distinguished Research Scholar designation will also be recognized.

    *Please note that some study areas on the first floor of the library will be unavailable to accommodate this reception

  • April 02, 2014


    An exhibit to celebrate our annual flash fiction contest and The Power of Ideas!

    The exhibit, on display in the Sherman Hayes Gallery through the end of the semester, highlights the winning stories from this year's contest as well as all of the illustrations that will be included in an anthology designed and published by the UNCW Publishing Laboratory.

    The stories on display:

    First place - Christine Hennessey's Makeshift Ships, Second place - Rachel Richardson's The Good Life, Third place - Bethany Tap's Puppy Love

    The artwork on display:

    Current students in Mr. Ned Irvine's ART260:  Dn Cherry, Caleb Driscoll, Jessica Hansen, Diana Keith, Kate McNamara, Troy Maynard, Briana Meyer, Ashley Mitchell, Sarah Newsome, Elizabeth Oglesby, Ryan Qualliotine, Sarah Roberson, James Ueki, Paolo Usero, Will Weinel, Shane Wisniewski.

    Please check out the exhibit and come back to celebrate at 6 pm on Wed. April 23, for the Flash Fiction Reading/Book Party/Reception.

    Why The Power of Ideas? click here