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  • 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    Need primary source materials or historical documents?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    Archives Unbound presents topically-focused digital collections of historical documents that support the research and study needs of scholars and students at the college and university level.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.


  • 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.