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  • April 09, 2013

    UNC Wilmington's Eighth Annual Showcase of Undergraduate Research and Creativity Reception April 18

    More than 100 posters highlighting innovative student research and creative scholarly activity will be on display April 18-April 26 at Randall Library*. A reception will take place from 4:30 to 6 p.m. Thursday, April 18 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 relocated to accommodate this showcase!

  • April 09, 2013

    Randall Library is thrilled to announce Xhenet Aliu as our featured writer for this year’s event. 

    Xhenet graduated from the UNCW Creative Writing MFA Program in 2007 and she is the winner of the 2012 Prairie Schooner Book Prize for her collection of short stories, Domesticated Wild Things, which will be published by the University of Nebraska Press this fall. Xhenet will read a selection of her work, and then author and Creative Writing faculty member Bekki Lee (Bobcat and Other Stories, Algonquin Books 2013) will conduct an interview with the writer. Additionally, current MFA students will read selections of their poems, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Refreshments will be served. 





  • April 08, 2013

    Please join us on Tuesday, April 16 at 6 p.m. for a celebration of our annual Flash Fiction Contest.

    Top winners will read their respective stories and Creative Writing faculty member Tim Bass will share his thoughts on the Flash Fiction genre.

    Refreshments and discussion to follow

    Randall Library is more than a laboratory in the traditional sense of the word. Randall Library is a laboratory where you can connect, collaborate, iterate, discuss, discover, and take your studies to the next level.

    How do you envision the library of the future? Send us your tweets: #futureofrandall @uncw_library, and join us on Tuesday!

  • April 05, 2013

    "Interior Study" Maddux Croom, 10th GradeA new exhibit on the second floor of Randall Library features artwork from New Hanover High School students!

    Pieces on display were selected from a variety of projects and studies done over the past several months under the direction of art teacher Ms. Sarah Jones and are also featured in a virtual exhibit. Click here to check it out.

    All New Hanover County public schools will be exhibiting art work at the Westfield Mall later this month.

    The principal of New Hanover High School is Mr. Todd Finn.

  • April 01, 2013

    We are pleased to announce that the iPrint Business Center is now open on the first floor of Randall Library adjacent to the TAC. The student-focused service (formally Dittos) provides vital support to the student body and is a perfect fit in our facility where research and study thrive!

    The iPrint Business Center is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  

    Services include:

    High-speed black/white and color copies * Announcements - formals, graduation and party * Black/white and color transparencies * Résume packages * Thesis printing on 100% cotton bond paper * Binding with tape, plastic combs or coil * Laminating * Poster board * Wide format printing * FedEx shipping * Student business cards

    For more information visit the iPrint Business Center website.

  • March 22, 2013

    The library will have abbreviated hours March 27 - 29 because of the State Holiday on Friday March 29th, and no scheduled classes on Thursday March 28th.

    March 27: Closing at 10pm

    March 28: 8am - 5pm

    March 29: Closed

    March 30: Resume normal hours

  • March 08, 2013










    Let's start talking about the library of the future!

    A new exhibit in our Sherman Hayes Gallery kicks off the conversation with a look at spaces we adore and innovative trends that are happening right now in libraries around the world. 

    Inspirational Spaces: 21st Century Academic Libraries highlights the latest in library architecture, furniture, and technology and a section of the exhibit is interactive, a place where students, staff, and faculty can draw or suggest their ideas for the future of Randall.  This is your chance to imagine that a space in the library might be exactly as you want it; a place that further meets your needs and remains a place that encourages you to maximize your academic opportunities.  Additionally, a monitor installed in the gallery will display a twitter stream so we can keep the conversation current:

    #futureofrandall  @uncw_library

    Lectures, panel discussions, focus groups, and other events throughout this semester and part of next will facilitate dialogue about the library of the future.  Check back here for details.

    It's your library. Join the conversation!

  • February 21, 2013
  • February 18, 2013

    The judges have made decisions in our annual Flash Fiction contest and for the first time ever there is a tie for first place!  

    Congratulations to Nicola DeRobertis-Theye and Rachel Richardson whose stories Alphabets and The Architect (respectively) both earn the distinction of coming out on top!

    This year's second place prize is awarded to Anastasia Hilton for her story The Zoo and third place to L.B. Lane's Bloomers.

    In addition to a cash prize, all winners will be published in our annual Flash Fiction anthology produced by UNCW's Publishing Lab with illustrations provided by one section of ART260.  Also featured in the anthology will be the stories of 11 Honorable Mentions, listed here in alphabetical order:

    Derek Backer, Blair Callahan, Garrard Conley, Jennifer A. Dotsey, Heather Hammerbeck, Sarah V. Howard, Lucy Huber, Rachel Jackson, Louis Lalire, Ryan Geoffrey Smith, and Isabel Zermani. 

    This year's theme was Laboratory and our hope was to engage students in a discussion about the changing landscape of academic libraries.  Submissions ranged from the creative and touching to the wacky and humorous.  

    Please join us on Thursday, April 18 at 6 p.m., for a reading/reception/book party.

  • February 11, 2013

    Windows to the World

    A new exhibit by the circulation desk highlights the exceptional photos from the 2012 Study Abroad student photo contest sponsored by the UNCW Office of International Programs.

    UNCW's 20th Annual Intercultural Week is February 11 -16

    Celebrate the rich diversity found in Wilmington and the UNCW community.  Films, performances, workshops, panel discussions and lectures are scheduled throughout the week.  Click here for more details.