In honor of Banned Books Week (Sept. 23-29), Randall Library will host a Read-In where we invite you to read aloud from your favorite banned or challenged books. Bring your own book or grab one here and connect with diverse voices from across campus.
Posted: September 11, 2018
Posted: September 10, 2018
Randall Library will be closing at 5:30pm on Monday September 10, 2018 due to pending weather event. We will remain closed until further notice. We will update this news item, as well as our homepage with additional hours information as it becomes known.
Please check the UNCW homepage for additional weather related information.
For updates about UNCW and Hurricane Florence, please use the UNCW Alert Site.
Posted: August 24, 2018
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
Posted: August 20, 2018
Randall Library has added over 50 new database subscriptions for the 2018-19 academic year, expanding research resources for UNCW students, faculty and staff. Notable new databases include Westlaw Campus Research, Springer Nature Experiments, and AAS Historical Periodicals Collection.
Posted: August 20, 2018
Thirteen UNC System Libraries, including UNCW’s Randall Library, have been awarded a $100,000 grant for creating an infrastructure for long-term preservation of books as part of a shared collection.
This funding is part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program – federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that are awarded by the State Library to eligible North Carolina libraries as investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities.
“The LSTA grant will sustain the cultural legacy of the print record by helping us identify at-risk collections and formalize a method for retaining them,” said UNC-Asheville’s University Librarian Leah Dunn, who is leading the project. Through analysis of overlap and uniqueness of titles, a framework for identifying, marking, and sharing titles tagged for long-term retention will be developed. This “collective collection” concept that will be developed as a result of this project will lead to cost-effective, collaborative preservation strategies and collection development strategies.
Partner libraries in this effort are UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, NC A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, Western Carolina University and Winston-Salem State University.
This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-18-0034-18).
The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. This year’s federal allotment to North Carolina was $2.6 million and the grant awarded here was one of the 53 for fiscal year 2018-2019 awarded to North Carolina libraries.
For more information about UNCW’s Randall Library, visit https://library.uncw.edu or contact Jeanne Cross via email at crossj [at] uncw.edu
Posted: August 20, 2018
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.
Posted: August 17, 2018
CANCELLED DUE TO HURRICANE FLORENCE. We will reschedule!
Opening this fall is our new Digital Makerspace! Stop by our Open House on Tuesday September 11 from 3-6pm for snacks, demonstrations and a keychain giveaway.
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 https://digitalmakerspace.uncw.edu
Posted: August 14, 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
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.
To improve your safety, Randall Library is now equipped with a brand new fire alarm system
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Posted: July 30, 2018
Can’t find a plug in Randall Library? Stop by TAC and check out a portable battery. The batteries can be checked out for up to 6 hours and are powerful enough to recharge a laptop or up to 6 phone charges. They are equipped with 2 rapid charging USB ports, a standard 3-prong AC outlet, as well as wireless charging capability. Brought to you by Randall Library!
Posted: July 03, 2018
After trials conducted and feedback received Randall Library is switching from Nexis Uni to Westlaw Campus.
Westlaw Campus Research provides provides access to news, business, and law-related information through an easy-to-use interface. It is a comprehensive database of legal materials including federal and state statutes, codes, regulations, and case law materials. You can also search or browse for articles from legal journals, detailed company and financial data, as well as state, national, and international journals and newspapers.