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  • September 30, 2013

    The Selection Committee for the 2013 North Carolina Living Treasures Award (NCLTA) is pleased to announce the recipients of this year's award- Monique Lallier and Don Etherington. Both are among the most renowned bookbinders and conservators practicing their craft today. 

    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- book art. In celebration of book artists as craftspeople, we recognize active explorations of both contemporary and traditional artistic practices related to the book as an art object. The award was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn (1934-2013) who coordinated the processes until he retired and moved from Wilmington. 

    For 2013, Randall Library and the Department of Art and Art History, have teamed with the Boseman Gallery at the Fisher Student Center for the NCLTA exhibit, opening reception, artist talk, and award ceremony. Please join the artists on Thurs. Oct. 3 at 4 p.m. in the Wrightsville Beach Room at the Fisher Student Union for a discussion and Q&A followed at 5:30 p.m. with a reception and award ceremony in the Boseman Gallery.

    For more information about the North Carolina Living Treasures Award and to read about this year's recipients, please visit the Award website.


  • September 26, 2013

    The Seahawk newspaper is a senior citizen! UNCW's longest-running student publication turns 65.

    Sixty-five years ago, on September 27, 1948, a group of Wilmington College students published and distributed the inaugural edition of the Seahawk--a 4-page mimeographed newspaper.

    The charter staff members stressed the importance of the Seahawk as a current and future asset of Wilmington College:

    “We are proud and honored to be able to have published this small paper as the first “SEAHAWK.” We are gratified to know that we have been the beginning of something which we believe will grow with time as Wilmington College grows. We have made a small beginning but nevertheless, have taken the first step.”

    Read more about this at Dub Collections: A blog from Special Collections and University Archives

    Visit The Power of Print and Pixels: 65 Years of UNCW Student News - New Exhibit in Special Collections Open Until Dec. 3

    Online access to historical  the Digital Seahawk Collection, 1948-1973 (How to Search the Seahawk).


  • September 24, 2013

    Wentworth Scholar Poster Session, October 2 - 4, Randall Library Main Floor

    Meet the scholars Tuesday, October 2, 2 p.m.

    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 Randall Library hosts posters composed by students who traveled to Prague, Buenos Aires, California, Germany, and Scotland. 

    Special thanks to English Faculty member and Wentworth Fellowship committee chair, Dr. Katie Peel.


  • September 24, 2013

    Please join us in Randall Library for a book discussion on the Synergy Common Reading book, "The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean" by Susan Casey. This is a part of the Family & Alumni Weekend of events. Refreshments will be served.

  • September 24, 2013

    Randall Library is proud to host a new exhibit by UNCW alumnus and founder of Element Digital Art, Sean Ruttkay.

    Ruttkay's work doesn't just inspire awe with its size but also serenity with its keen interpretation of the power that is water. The Aesthetic of Water - The Art of Sean Ruttkay brings his unique style, already a staple in retail shops and restaurants throughout Wilmington, to Randall Library and helps UNCW celebrate this year's Synergy Common Reading selection, The Wave by Susan Casey.

    The exhibit begins Wednesday, August 21 and will be up throughout the fall semester in our Second Floor Gallery.

    An official opening reception including a lecture by Sean Ruttkay is scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 26, at 6 p.m.

    For more information about Sean Ruttkay and Element Digital Art, please visit his website. You can also check him out on Instagram: @edasurf

    Further information about Synergy, UNCW's Common Reading Experience, can be found on the Common Reading webpage.

  • September 24, 2013

    Kids in your life aged 4-7?  Bring them to Literacy Live! Come join us as we dive into the world of storms.  We'll experience the sounds and sights associated with thunderstorms, tornadoes, and hurricanes together in our hands-on learning stations!

    This event will be on Saturday, 1:00-3:00 pm in the Education Building atrium.  The program is for ages 4-7 (must be accompanied by an adult).  Programs are free, but registration is required at http://library.uncw.edu/cmc/literacy_live

    For more information, please contact Kathryn Batten at (910) 962-7291 or battenk [at] uncw [dot] edu.  Free parking is available in Lot Q, off Randall Drive, by the Cultural Arts Building (view map).

  • September 20, 2013

    Please stop by a new exhibit on the second floor for Banned Books Week 2013, September 22-28.

    An annual event celebrating the freedom to read, Banned Books Week highlights the value of free and open access to information bringing together the entire book community –- librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types –- in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

    This year's exhibit, a collaboration between Randall Library and the Dept. of English, features the work of Dr. Michelle Manning's ENG382 students, Ways of Teaching Literature. Frequently challenged or banned books from our collection are also on display and available for checkout.

    The Banned Books Week exhibit is located on the second floor of Randall Library near Government Documents. Exhibits like this are made possible by Randall Library's Programming & Exhibits Team, supporting the library's mission by organizing and executing events that support the scholarship and artistic activities of the UNCW community.

  • September 17, 2013

    Randall Library has a NEW image database, ARTstor.Artstor Spotlight Announcement Screenshot

    The ARTstor Digital Library is a nonprofit resource that provides over 1.5 million digital images in the arts, architecture, humanities, and sciences with an accessible suite of software tools for teaching and research. 

    Also, some of the images can be used for student and faculty scholarship through the Images for Academic Publishing (IAP) program. “The IAP makes available publication-quality images for use in scholarly publications free of charge.”

    To access ARTstor Digital Library, go to http://0-library.artstor.org.libcat.uncw.edu/library/welcome.html. You can also find the link for ARTstor on our Databases A-Z list under "A." 

    Registered users can download individual images from the ARTstor Digital Library so remember to register for a free user account.

    The library will offer training sessions in early Fall, more details to come.

    Please contact Melissa Raymer (ARTstor Campus Administrator), raymerm [at] uncw [dot] edu, if you have any questions or to request instructor privileges.

  • September 16, 2013

    Learn how to access resources available through Randall Library as well as finding credible resources on the web.  Feel free to bring research assignments to this workshop. 

  • September 13, 2013

    As part of The Big Read Greater Wilmington*, please join us for a book discussion on The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien.  The discussion will be moderated by Creative Writing Professor and author of seven books including his most recent Down the Wild Cape Fear (2013), Philip Gerard.

    All are welcome, Wed. Jan. 22 at 11 a.m. in Randall Library's Special Collections RL2042C

    More information about The Big Read, including a comprehensive list of community events.




    *The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest.