• Posted: October 15, 2018
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    For Graduate Students

    Randall Library is offering a workshop series for graduate students that starts this fall and ends in the spring semester. The series is intended to help graduate students along the road to research success! Workshops will cover an introduction to Randall Library; an overview of literature reviews; how to search for literature by your discipline; citation managers; data and statistics; and intellectual property, fair use, and copyright. There are six workshops included in the series and students can attend any number of workshops either in person or virtually. Registration is required. For more information about each workshop and to register: https://library.uncw.edu/graduate_student_workshops.

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  • Posted: September 11, 2018

    Due to the unexpected impact of Hurricane Florence, Randall Library was unable to participate in Banned Books Week 2018, which took place on Sept. 23-29. However, we SEAHAWKS will still stand in support and celebrate our freedom to read whatever we choose!

    Join Randall Library in saying, "Lift Every Voice and READ!" and checkout our collection of challenged materials with thought-provoking themes! The exhibit highlights the importance of open access to information and summarizes each book’s value.  Accompanying each book is a description and reasoning behind the work’s censorship and includes personal statements written by UNCW students.

    Students wrote these statements as part of Michelle Manning’s ENG 382: “Ways of Teaching Literature” In this course, students performed research on banned books and wrote short descriptions that explain how the books positively impacted their lives.The Banned Books Week exhibit is sponsored by The UNCW English Department and Randall Library every September. 

    The display is located on the First Floor of Randall Library. All items are available for check out.

    For more information about ALA's Banned Books Week click here.

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  • Posted: August 24, 2018
    Randall Library: Aura of Mystery

    Randal Library is pleased to announce a new augmented reality library experience, Randall Explorer: Aura of Mystery! This game uses augmented reality technology to guide players through the library as they seek out the visual triggers that will lead them to their next clue. Learn about some of the library’s most important locations and how to navigate our collections while collecting badges and solving a mystery!

     

    To begin your experience, start with the Randall Explorer tutorial: https://library.uncw.edu/web/ar/tutorial.php

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  • Posted: August 14, 2018
    What's New at Randall - Fall 2018

    Welcome back, Seahawks! We've been working hard this summer and will continue to work hard throughout the semester. In addition to new restrooms and a new fire alarm system, we've made improvements to spaces you love and have designed new spaces to help you through the academic year. Please read below for some exciting updates and feel free to let us know what you think by emailing libref [at] uncw.edu (subject: Randall%20Improvements) . #randallimprovements

     

     

     

     

     

    NEW SPACES

    Restrooms

    Brand new restrooms on the first and second floor are now open. New restrooms at Randall Library were a long time coming and their opening is a major step forward for our facility. The new restrooms exceed our capacity requirements, are ADA compliant, are centrally located, include a family-friendly option, and are a clean and modern alternative to the existing bathrooms. Finishing touches on all the restrooms will be made throughout the semester. Besides the installation of obvious finishing touches like mirrors and permanent soap dispensers, some more aggressive improvements have to be completed. The intention of Library and UNCW leadership is that the necessary work will be phased throughout the fall semester and a schedule of that work will be shared upon its completion.  Until that time, all restrooms on the first floor (new and existing) will remain open.

     


    Fire Alarm

    To improve your safety, Randall Library is now equipped with a brand new fire alarm system


    Digital Makerspace

    Located on the first floor of Randall Library, the Digital Makerspace is designed to bring access to emerging technologies, such as virtual reality and 3D printing, to all UNCW students, staff and faculty in support of digital creation and literacy. Brought to you by Randall Library and the Technology Assistance Center (TAC), we currently offer HTC VIVE virtual reality equipment and content, 3D printing services, a 3D scanner, 360 camera and high-end development computers with special software including Adobe Creative Cloud. To learn more or make a reservation to use the space, please visit http://digitalmakerspace.uncw.edu. Or stop by our Open House on Tuesday September 11 from 3-6pm.


    Pelican Gallery

    In an effort to create multiple types of study areas, we installed whiteboard walls in the Pelican Gallery on the first floor. The new walls create the perfect spot for group study and allowed us to reorganize the pelican art work.

     

     

     


    Quiet Study Lounge

    RL2016 on the second floor, formerly a graduate study space, is now open to all students as a quiet study lounge. Your UNCW OneCard will gain you access to this space. 


    Fresh Paint

    Approximately half the first floor received a fresh coat of paint this summer and we plan to phase the additional painting of both the first and second floors throughout the academic year.

    COMING SOON

    Vending 

    Continued construction on the first floor will make way for a second food option at Randall Library- indoor vending machines for drinks and snacks. 


    Group Study Rooms

    In the coming weeks, 2 semi-private group study rooms will be constructed behind the new first floor restrooms. These group study rooms will be available on our reservation system. Additionally, various staff office moves over the next several weeks will open up 3 additional study rooms on the second floor. 

     

    Faculty Commons

    The need to hire and retain the best faculty to teach UNCW students increases alongside the growth of the student body. In order for faculty to be able to work together to build the best curriculum and most effective teaching techniques, Randall Library has partnered with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) to provide a space for this important work. Creating a space for faculty across disciplines to work together in order to give students the best possible academic experience has long been a goal for the Library and CTE. The Faculty Commons will be located on the second floor and is expected to open during the fall semester.


     

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