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  • October 30, 2013

    In support of The Big Read Greater Wilmington's* efforts around the book The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien, the UNCW Office  of the Dean of Students is putting together an exhibit of items that students, faculty and staff carried with them while they were deployed.  The exhibit is called The Things WE Carried: UNCW Community, Deployed, and a small reception, following the Veterans Day Ceremony at the amphitheater, will be held in the Sherman Hayes Gallery. Mon. Nov. 11 at 11:15 a.m.



    The photo  exhibit will be on display in Randall Library from  Nov. 11 – Feb. 20 and then transferred to the  military lounge in the Fisher  Student  Center. 

    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



  • October 30, 2013

    As a part of the Big Read Greater Wilmington*, which is focusing on Tim O'Brien's The Things They Carried, UNCW faculty and staff members share their experiences living as researchers, students, writers, teachers, and military personnel in countries that have had tense relations with the United States. This panel provides an opportunity for the UNCW campus community to discuss the speakers’ insights into what being “American” can mean in a diverse range of places, including Vietnam, Belarus, and Egypt.

    The panel will be moderated by Lisa Coats, First Year Engagement Librarian, and take place Wed. Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. in Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery. For a list of panelists, please see below. More information about the Big Read, including a comprehensive list of community events.



    Dr. Cara Cilano, Professor Department of English

    Bill Kawczynski, Community Partnerships Program Specialist

    Dr. Lisa Pollard, Associate Professor Department of History

    Dana Sachs, Lecturer, Honors College
    *The Big Read is a program of the National Endowment for the Arts in partnership with Arts Midwest
  • October 30, 2013

    In support of the Big Read Greater Wilmington's* efforts around the book The Things They Carried by Tim O' Brien, The Department of Film Studies and Randall Library invites you to a screening of Broken Brotherhood: Vietnam and the Boys from Colgate.

    Broken Brotherhood, directed by Department of Film Studies faculty member Lou Buttino, draws on his undergraduate experiences at Colgate University and assesses how the Vietnam War affected friendships at the small men's school.

    Join us Thurs. Nov. 14 at 7 p.m. in Lumina Theater at the UNCW Fisher Student Center for a screening and post-film moderation by the director.

    The screening is free and open to the public.


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



  • October 30, 2013

    Kids in your life aged 4-7?  Bring them to Literacy Live! Come join us as we explore the world of bellybuttons! We'll discover what lives inside them and what animals have them.  Do you know where bellybuttons come from?

    This event will be on Saturday November 2, 2013, 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 http://www.uncw.edu/ba/campus_map/index.htm

  • October 25, 2013

    Need primary source materials or historical documents? Check out Archives Unbound, a new resource provided to you by Randall Library.

    Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level. Collections in Archives Unbound cover a broad range of topics from the Middle Ages forward-from Witchcraft to World War II to twentieth-century political history. Collections are chosen for Archives Unbound based on requests from scholars, archivists, and students.

    Find it under "A" on our Databases by Name A - Z list.

  • October 24, 2013

    Group study rooms at Randall Library are all new this semester!

    15 group study rooms on the second floor have been renovated:

    • New carpet
    • New paint
    • Custom furniture - tables (with power modules) and chairs
    • 32" wall mounted monitor with laptop connections
    • Mounted whiteboards

    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.


  • October 11, 2013

    Learn the basics of using EndNote Web, a citation management tool that helps you collect, organize, and store citations for your research. EndNote Web also helps you format your papers, create bibliographies and footnotes in a wide variety of citation styles (APA, Chicago, MLA, the sciences, etc). This is a great tool for graduate students and anyone serious about research!

  • October 10, 2013

    Victorian Popular Culture Spotlight ImageNew to Randall Library, Victorian Popular Culture is an essential resource for the study of popular entertainment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. This innovative portal invites users into the darkened halls, small backrooms and travelling venues that hosted everything from spectacular shows and bawdy burlesque, to the world of magic and spiritualist séances.

    It includes full-text, full-color reproductions of books, ephemera, handbills, pamphlets, photos, posters, programs, scripts, and other types of materials. Coverage is most extensive for Great Britain; but there is also a fair range of materials for the U.S.A

    The resource is divided into four self-contained sections:

    Find it on our Database A-Z list under "V"!

  • October 01, 2013

    Thank you for your patience as we redesigned our Circulation Area.

    The new desk has been installed and all Circulation Services are up and running! New features include easier access to the library's public elevator, a larger service desk (which incorporates an ADA-compliant lower tier for accessibility to wheelchair users), and quick lookup stations. The redesign also includes a number of aesthetic enhancements to the area including paint and carpet, and wood finishes which contribute to a cohesive look throughout the first floor of the library.

    Funding for this project was provided in large part by a generous posthumous donation by Ms. Martha Clayton (Miss Martha), who volunteered her time at Randall Library's Circulation desk for over 16 years. A graduate of UNCW herself, Miss Martha's spirit and affection for Randall Library are evident in the gift that she has left us.

    Please share your ideas for the Future of Randall on our Facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/uncwlibrary) and our Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/uncw_library) #futureofrandall​. Or email us at libref [at] uncw [dot] edu (subject: Future%20of%20Randall" style: "font-size: 14px, ) .

  • 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.