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  • Posted: November 08, 2019
    Thirsty Tome November 20 6:30 to 8:00pm

    Thirsty Tome is an annual event in the fall semester that celebrates writing and writers at UNCW. This year’s theme is ‘Food for Thought.’ The main reading event will be held on Wednesday, November 20th from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the Sherman Hayes Gallery on the first floor of the library and we will be having Jason Frye and Sayantani Dasgupta as the main readers, and several MFA students from Creative Writing will also participate. Pomegranate Books will have a book signing and the authors’ books for sale. Food will be donated by UNCW BFA alum Cody Leutgens of Surf City’s Shaka Taco.

    In addition, there is a FREE Food Writing Workshop the next day with Sayantani Dasgupta and Jason Frye. Registration is limited so sign up now! Thursday, November 21 from 4:00-6:00 p.m. at Pomegranate Books located at 4418 Park Avenue. Register online here

    Check out the display on the theme 'Food for Thought' including sustainability and environmental issues, food writing, unique cookbooks, and more! Visit the New & Popular section on the first floor of the library and feel free to check out any of the materials.

    In conjunction with Thirsty Tome, Randall Library will be hosting a food drive called, NO HAWK LEFT UNFED! Support our Hawks by dropping off non-perishable food items to Randall Library through the month of November. All donations will be given to Hawk’s Harvest to help our students who are in need. We are accepting all donations, but protein bars, cereal, ready to eat soup, corn/flour tortillas, 1lb. coffee, and jelly are encouraged. Donation box located to the right upon entering PCJ.

    This is event is sponsored by Randall Library, Department of Creative Writing, UNCW Hawk’s Harvest, UNCW Sustainability, Shaka Taco and Pomegranate Books.

    Need accommodations? Accommodations for disabilities may be requested by contacting Christopher Rhodes, 910-962-7474 or rhodesc [at] uncw.edu at least 5 days prior to the event. UNCW is an EEO/AA institution.

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  • Posted: November 05, 2019
    Graduate Student Digital Makerspace Open House

    Curious about 3D printing? Ever wanted to escape reality? Well here's your chance! Randall Library invites all graduate students for an open house in our Digital Makerspace (DMS) and to explore ways to use 3D printing and virtual reality for teaching, research, and fun. Learn how to use virtual reality apps to explore the human body, the solar system, and ancient Rome, as well as practice guided meditation,  public speaking, and more. While here, create your own mix at our Trail Mix Station and grab a cool 3D printed giveaway! This is event is open to all graduate students.

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  • Posted: October 22, 2019

    Cramming for anatomy this Halloween? Is physiology being a pain in your neck? It’s going tibia ok – the library has got your back(bone)!

    Join us on Monday, October 28 from 12:00pm to 1:30pm to try our new library tools that will help you learn all those body systems, structures, and functions. You’ll be able to quiz yourself, view models, and even take a selfie with a skeleton, all from your phone! Prefer to have some skele-fun in between studying? Play a virtual reality game, explore a horror scene, or color your cares away. No bones about it, you’ll have an unBOOlieveable time! There will be CANDY!!!

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  • Posted: October 22, 2019
    Digital Humanities presentation and workshops Oct 31 and Nov 1

    Presentation, workshop, and grants Q&A session with Victoria Szabo, Research Professor of Art, Art History and Visual Studies, and Director of the Duke Digital Humanities Initiative 

    October 31st – November 1st  


    10/31 “Visualizing Cities: Representing the Past with Augmented Reality” 

    Augmented Reality (AR) offers scholars working on the histories and cultures of urban environments new ways to share their research on site and in the context of exhibitions and publications. This talk will discuss the critical affordances and challenges of this emerging medium, highlighting project examples from Visualizing Cities team projects focused on Durham, NC and Venice, Italy. 

    All are welcome to this event! Light refreshments to follow. 

    5:00 p.m. at the RL Auditorium (2047) 


    11/1 Workshop: Create Your Own Augmented Reality with Zappar 

    This workshop is a free, hands-on introduction to augmented reality using the smartphone application called Zappar. For the hands-on portion, please bring your smartphone. Please RSVP to this event, knoxa [at] uncw.edu. Free educational use accounts will be created ahead of time. 

    This event is open to faculty, staff, and graduate students. 

    10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. at RL 1039 


    Grants Q&A Session 

    Learn tips and tricks for brainstorming, preparing, and submitting grants. Szabo has experience with NEH, Getty, and Mellon grants. She has also been a reviewer for NEH Digital Humanities grants. This event is open to faculty and staff. 

    1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at RL 1045 


    Sponsored by: 

    College of Arts and Sciences 

    Randall Library 

    Office of Research Administration 

    The Dean's Lecture Series in the Humanities 

    Department of Philosophy and Religion 

    Center for Teaching Excellence 

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  • Posted: October 21, 2019
    Randall Library Instagram Halloween contest 2019

    Randall Library Instagram (IG) Halloween Costume Contest

    Oct 21st – Oct. 31st.

    The top 3 students with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will win an ULTIMATE TRICK OR TREAT BASKET full of candy and goodies!







    1.) Take a photo/selfie in costume inside the library starting Oct. 21st and ending Oct 31st
        at 11:59PM EST. (No inappropriate costumes)

    2.) Share your photo/selfie with the library via IG using @uncwlibrary and the
        hashtag #RLhalloween2019.

    3.) The top 3 posts with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will be
         declared the winners.

    4.) All votes will be tallied on Nov 1st and all winners will be notified via a Direct Message
        to their IG account.

    5.) You must be a UNCW student to participate.

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  • Posted: October 16, 2019
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    Faces of Randall: October!

    Name: Christopher Rhodes

    Title: Facility Coordinator

    What that means: Christopher is in charge of the daily facility-related operations of the library—in other words, just about everything having to do with the building itself. This includes space management, card and key access, maintenance issues and reports, furniture acquisition, and space planning.

    Favorite book: The Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison. He read it in high school, and it was the first book that truly blew his mind.

    Favorite place in the library: Christopher loves the entire library, and having to choose just one part would feel like Solomon asking the two mothers to choose one half of a baby. That being said, he especially loves the library the day after final exams when he and his team can put the building back together!

    If you could instantly learn any one (real) skill, what would it be and why?:
    Christopher would learn to sing and play the piano perfectly, specifically so that he could perform musical theater. That said, he’s an admirer of music of all types. (Asking about his favorite musical got a similar result to asking about his favorite spot in the library.)

    About Christopher:
    Like many of those we’ve interviewed, Christopher’s path at Randall Library has been a winding one, starting eight and a half years ago with a temp position in December of 2010 focusing on facilities and event management. This position grew into a full-time facilities and cultural events coordinator position, and he has recently shifted his focus full time to facilities. Though he’s been here in Wilmington for some time now, Christopher lived in New York City for fourteen years. He considers it a second home, and goes back to visit often.

    When Christopher was 18 he wanted to impress a new friend by learning the lyrics to the Pet Shop Boy’s “West End Girls.” Here are his handwritten practice lyrics so you can sing along: https://500px.com/randalllib/galleries/christopher





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  • Posted: October 02, 2019
    New solar umbrellas outside of Randall Library

    Randall Library is pleased to offer two new solar umbrellas outside the front entrance. These two umbrellas from Zon Technology will provide sustainable outdoor power to charge any USB device. Each umbrella is equipped with three charging ports at the base and features an LED display that shows how much solar energy is currently stored. 

    The solar umbrellas are made possible through the joint efforts of the Student Government Association, the Sustainability office, and Randall Library. 

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  • Posted: October 01, 2019
    Grad students meet your subject librairans on Oct 23 at 1pm

    Meet your Subject Librarian

    Wednesday, October 23, 1-3 pm

    Sherman Hayes Gallery, 1st Floor Randall Library

    What is a subject librarian? Do you need more in-depth help finding information for your papers, projects, thesis, or other research? Would you like to meet one-on-one with a librarian to learn how to better use the library? If so, please fill out this form or contact the librarian in your subject area. If you fill out the form below, a librarian will contact you to schedule an appointment.  We will help you to use the research databases, library catalog, and other resources to find articles and books for your papers, and show you how to obtain resources that we don't have in our library. This service is provided for students, faculty, and staff at UNCW.  You can meet your subject librarian in person during this event!

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  • Posted: September 20, 2019
    Banned Books Week September 22-27

    Join Randall Library in saying, "Lift Every Voice and READ!" and check out our collection of challenged materials with thought-provoking themes! The exhibit highlights the importance of open access to information.  Accompanying some of the books 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 at the New & Popular Books section. All items are available for check out.

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

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  • Posted: September 20, 2019
    Banned Books Week: Read-In, Eat-In September 26 11 am - 12:30 pm

    Come join the UNCW and Wilmington communities as we celebrate the freedom to read what we want to read!

    In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 22-27), Randall Library (RL) will host a Read-In, Eat-In where we invite you to read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged books while enjoying pizza and cookies. Bring your own book or grab one here to connect with diverse voices from across campus.

    Thursday, Sept. 26, from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in the Sherman Hayes Gallery on the first floor of RL

    The Banned Book Read-In, Eat-In is sponsored by The UNCW English Department and Randall Library. 

    Learn more about RL Banned Books Week here.

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

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