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  • Posted: May 30, 2018
    Check out Randall Library's very own weather station

    Installed on the roof of Randall Library, the UNCW WeatherSTEM weather station is now live! The unit is an integration of weather sensors, the data gathered and stored by the sensors, and a dynamic display of the data in a website showcasing the current weather, weather forecasts, data mining tools, lessons and activities, weather notifications, and more.

    For more information, go to https://newhanover.weatherstem.com/uncw

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  • Posted: April 20, 2018
    Give more in 24: 1000 donors in a day unlocks $55K

    UNCW’s Give More in 24 challenge starts now! Help us reach the goal of 1,000 donors in a day to unlock a $55,000 challenge gift for UNCW and designate your gift to Randall Library.

    Give to Randall Library, and we will use your gift to add new technology, add study amenities for students, and purchase library resources for all students at UNCW.

    Find us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at #uncw24

    Give today at http://uncw.edu/24.

    Students using a group study room in Randall Library

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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 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.

    About

    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.

    Celebrate

    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!  

    https://library.uncw.edu/studentsurvey 

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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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