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  • Posted: April 20, 2018


    Over the course of this semester, Dr. Ned Ivine’s Intermediate Graphic Design (ART 360) students collaborated with library faculty and staff to create coloring book pages that showcase renderings of their favorite spots in Randall Library. 

    On April 30, 2018 starting at 5 p.m. on the first floor of Randall Library, you can pick up printed copies of these pages to color! Researchers have indicated that "coloring definitely has therapeutic potential to reduce anxiety, create focus or bring [about] more mindfulness," (cnn.com).

    You can also “color” electronic versions of these pages on the first floor of Randall Library near the soon-to-be-opened Digital Makerspace. So come see what your fellow Seahawks have created, add your creativity to the pages, and relieve some end of semester stress!



    Download one of the coloring book PDFs:

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  • Posted: April 19, 2018

    De-stress with free food and fun activities at Recharge @ Randall on April 30th from 4-9 pm. Pet a therapy dog from the paws4people program from 5-6 pm, relax and relive your childhood at the coloring station, get your sugar fix with cookies provided by Campus Police, and grab some coffee and breakfast food to fuel your late night studying at 8 pm (while supplies last).

    Special thanks to SGA, Business Affairs, and Academic Affairs for co-sponsoring this event and to art student, Noah Campagna, for creating this semester’s poster.


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  • Posted: April 09, 2018
    Randall Library Closed May 4-13 for Construction

    Due to noise and safety concerns, Randall Library will close Friday, May 4 through Sunday, May 13 (after spring semester exams end and before summer session I begins) to provide construction crews with an opportunity to focus on completing the most disruptive aspects of the fire alarm and restroom construction projects. The library closure will include only six business/working days during intersession, and every effort will be made to support library patrons’ needs during that time. All online resources, virtual library services and ITS/TAC services will remain fully operational. Please check with the other units located in Randall Library (Center for Teaching Excellence, Honors College, iPrint, UNCW Early College Coordinator & Liaison) for their location and availability during this time.

    During the closure:

    • Library items can be returned at our external book drop, located adjacent to parking lot D.
    • You can contact us via email, phone or chat: http://library.uncw.edu/ask. We will monitor and respond to inquires during normal business hours.
    • Course Reserve processing will be suspended during the closure. 
    • Items on hold will not be available to pick up during the closure.
    • Please plan on renewing, returning items, picking up holds and placing course reserve requests before Thursday, May 3.
    • Interlibrary Loan will process requests for electronic documents during the closure.  Borrowing of physical items will be suspended Monday, April 30 through Friday, May 4. ILL staff will attempt to fill requests for scans from books and journals in the library collection by borrowing electronic documents, when possible.
    • Special Collections and University Archives reference assistance will be suspended during the closure.

    Questions/concerns? Please email libref [at] uncw.edu.

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  • 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 the spring semester, 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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