• Posted: March 22, 2018
    2018 UNCW Student Art Invitational
    2018 UNCW Student Art Invitational

    Please visit the Randall Library Sherman Hayes Gallery on the first floor for the 2018 UNCW Student Art Invitational.


    The exhibit features the creative work of current UNCW students, carefully chosen for the show by faculty from the Department of Art & Art History. The exhibit also includes select examples of book art chosen by the Department of Creative Writing.

    The exhibit is free and open to the public and will run through April 27th. Special thanks to Topher Alexander, exhibits manager for UNCW’s Cultural Arts Building Art Gallery, for installing the 2018 UNCW Student Art Invitational. 

    Randall Library will recruit judges to rate the art – which include paintings, drawings, and other visual works – and select a “best in show.” The winning student’s work will be added to Randall Library’s permanent art collection and the top three finalists will receive prizes.


    Join us on Wednesday, April 18th at 6 PM for a celebration of the art invitational and our annual Flash Fiction contest.

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  • Posted: March 19, 2018
    Browzine trial through Spring 2018

    Through the end of June 2018, Randall Library has a trial subscription to Browzine. Browzine puts all of the library’s scholarly journal content into a newsstand-style display, allowing users to browse by subject or search by title, subject, or ISSN. Content is accessible via web browser or mobile app; creating an account will allow users to sync saved content between devices. Supported publishers include Elsevier, Wiley, Springer, Taylor & Francis, SAGE, Cambridge, Oxford, American Chemical Society, ACM, Project Muse, and more are continually being added.

    You can find more information about Browzine here: https://library.uncw.edu/eresources/browzine

    Please complete an evaluation of Browzine at https://library.uncw.edu/forms/database_trial_evaluation. Your input, along with usage and available funding, will help us decide whether or not to pursue a subscription.

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  • Posted: March 12, 2018
    Quiet Lounge on Second Floor

    RL 2016 on the second floor is now a space for all students! This quiet study lounge is accessible whenever the building is open using your UNCW OneCard. Enjoy!

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  • Posted: March 12, 2018
    Viewing Community Through a Local Lens:

    In Spring 2018, a UNCW undergraduate sociology class partnered with local children in Wilmington's Brigade Boys' and Girls' Club in the Hillcrest community and worked with the children to take photos that documented what they felt was important in their neighborhood. The two groups worked together to select images to be displayed in an exhibit about the project. The exhibit, Viewing Community Through a Local Lens, is on display in Randall Library's Second Floor Gallery from April 9 through June 1.

    Please join us for a reception on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00-7:30. The sociology students and the Boys' and Girls' Club members will be on hand to show off their work.

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  • Posted: March 09, 2018
    Randal Library with text reading Your Ideas Needed

    Randall Library needs you and your ideas! Please complete this short survey about Randall Library!  


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  • Posted: March 09, 2018

    Back for a third installment, new oral histories are available in Randall Library’s Somos NC: Voices from North Carolina’s Latino Community digital collection.

    This collaborative project allows students in Dr. Amanda Boomershine’s SPN 490 Hispanics in NC: Service Learning and Research course to conduct oral history interviews with members of the local Latino community. Randall Library hosts these oral histories in an online digital collection that is available to all researchers. This project originated through the grant funded initiative, “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” awarded to UNCW in 2015, and sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has continued after the original award year to include two additional installments of oral histories.

    Access the interviews here: http://cdm17190.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/nclatino

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  • Posted: March 06, 2018
    Randall in the Roost logo for March 13 event

    Have to find three scholarly journal articles and not sure where to start? Trying to write a paper and can’t figure out how to find the information you need? The League of Extraordinary Researchers can help! Librarians from Randall are bringing the library to you, and will be in first year residence halls on March 13th with doughnuts, fun giveaways, and of course a laptop and their research powers.

    Librarians will be available starting in the afternoon in Cornerstone, Graham-Hewlett, Schwartz, Belk, Galloway, and the Honors residence halls.

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  • Posted: March 02, 2018
    Wentworth Fellows Showcase 2018
    Wentworth Fellowship Poster Session

    Randall Library is proud to host the Spring 2018 UNCW Wentworth Fellows Poster Session, Thursday, April 5th through Friday, April 6th.

    Please stop by Thursday April 5th  between 3-5 PM to meet the fellows in person and to find out how Randall Library can help you with your travel and research projects.


    About the Wentworth Fellowship

    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 and abroad that are associated with literary authors and texts.  Each year, students work with faculty sponsors to submit applications detailing journeys inspired by and connected with a specific text, author, or movement in an effort to explore the relationship of artistic production to geographic space. In the past, Wentworth Fellows have travelled to places as diverse as Beijing, Moscow, Oxford, Berlin, Prince Edward Island, and Providence, Rhode Island. 

    This Year's Wentworth Fellows

    A complete list of the Fall 2017 Fellows, the authors they researched, and the places they traveled: 

    Student Kyle Stanley's poster: 2016 Wentworth Showcase

    Shannon Bradburn - US Eastern seaboard

    Maddison Brindle - Amman, Jordan

    Zijun Bu - New York City, NY

    Marissa Buccilli - Concord, MA

    Mary Childers - New York City, NY

    Angela Ciarletta - Geneva, Switzerland

    Spencer Conn - San Francisco, CA

    Nicole Draina - The Missions in CA

    Emily Holzer - Berlin, Germany and Krakow, Poland

    Becky Jackson - Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Nikki Kroushl - Savannah, GA

    Olivia McCarthy - London, England

    Kathryn McCallion - Porto, Portugal

    Ashley Merklinger - Edinburgh, Scotland

    Caroline Ellen Orth - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Patricia Patterson - London, England

    Audrey Pontin - Paris, France

    Donnie Secreast - Boston, MA

    Christopher Shaw - Los Angeles, CA

    Trae Toler - Washington, DC and Warsaw, Poland

    Andrew Tolhurst -  Costa Rica

    Gabrielle Walsh - France

    Luke Webber - Dublin

    Be a Wentworth Fellow

    If you’re an English major or minor and would like more information on the Wentworth Travel Fellowship, please see http://uncw.edu/english/travel/wentworth.html.

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  • Posted: February 26, 2018
    Open Textbook logo

    Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

    Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a one hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. Receive a $200 stipend for your efforts!

    Did You Know...

    • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
    • The College Board estimates that the average undergraduate can budget $1,220 - $1,420 for textbooks and supplies in 2017–18.
    • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
    • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
    • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

    Open Textbooks

    Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed.

    What You Can Do

    Attend the Open Textbook Workshop— a one-hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you’ll be asked to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. You’ll receive a $200 stipend for your participation and written review.

    What: Open Textbook Workshop

    Where: Randall Library (RL1045)

    When: March 21, 2018, 12:00 -1:00 pm

    Who: The workshop will be led by Ashley Knox, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Beth Thompson, Digital Formats and Metadata Librarian.

    Registration closed. This workshop filled up in record time on the first day! Please email Ashley Knox (knoxa [at] uncw.edu) if you are interested in us holding another workshop like this in the library!

    If you have questions about this workshop or open textbooks, please contact Ashley Knox, at 910-962-7996 or knoxa [at] uncw.edu.

    This workshop is sponsored by The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

    Find out more information on the Open Educational Resources Guide.

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  • Posted: February 14, 2018
    An image of a newspaper with the headline "What's New"

    Randall Library is excited to announce the addition of five historical newspapers to its collection: The Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. These newspapers provide invaluable insights and information on leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports.

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