Every year, Synergy, UNCW's Common Reading Experience, is celebrated with an exhibit at Randall Library. What happens when security enhancements at the entrance and a redesign of the Circulation Area make finding dedicated space for an exhibit difficult? Randall Library staff and faculty come together and improvise!
This year's exhibit, tied to Susan Casey's The Wave, can be found to the left as you enter Randall Library on a wooden display designed by John Crawford, the library's Digital and Visual Media Coordinator, and built by Dan Pfohl, the library's Associate Director of Library Information Technology and Systems. Since it is mobile, we are able to put the exhibit wherever it belongs. Most likely, you'll see the Synergy display the moment you walk into the Library; or on your way to the newly opened Port City Java.
The satellite exhibit is two sided. One side of the exhibit is populated with images inspired by The Wave and other Synergy-themed materials that were culled from our collection by Peter Fritzer, Science Librarian, and Lisa Coats, First Year Engagement Librarian — these books and videos are available for check out!
The other side serves as a sneak peak of a larger exhibit. The Aesthetic of Water — The Art of Sean Ruttkay is a gorgeous exhibit on view in our second floor gallery. For more information, please see the Synergy Blog Entry.
Both Synergy exhibits, downstairs and up, will be on display throughout the semester. Check them out!