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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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  • Posted: August 27, 2019
    Digital Humanities meet and greet September 5, 2019


    Come for a Digital Humanities meet and greet on September 5, 2019 from 11:00am – 12:30pm at the Clocktower Lounge. 

    Snacks, conversations, ideas, and moving forward.

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  • Posted: August 27, 2019
    Special Labor Day hours at Randall Library

    Over the Labor Day holiday, Randall Library will be closed Saturday, August 31st through Monday, September 2nd.

    We will reopen at 7 am on Tuesday, September 3rd. 

    Enjoy the holiday, Seahawks! 


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  • Posted: August 20, 2019
    New Sunday Hours

    The library will be open at 10 am on Sundays this year in response to student requests. The Sunday hours are a trial and will be evaluated at the end of the academic year to determine if this will be a permanent change. 

    We hope all Seahawks will enjoy the extra hours of study time!

    Please see the library calendar for any exceptions. 

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  • Posted: August 19, 2019
    Faces of Randall Logo


    Welcome back to Faces of Randall, where we interview a different Randall Library staff member each month! Kicking us off with August's feature is Jason Fleming, who has probably been to more national parks than you.


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    Name: Jason Fleming

    Title: Information Technology Librarian

    What that means: Jason manages the technology that keeps the catalog functioning and helps catalogers with tech issues. He also troubleshoots the Interlibrary Loan system, which allows patrons to borrow books from other libraries, as well as working with EZ Proxy, which makes it possible to access online library resources from off campus. Finally, he works to support the digital displays throughout the library, and has helped to get the Digital Makerspace going.

    Favorite book: He keeps trying to read books and failing these days, and his favorite changes over time. One of the books he’s read more recently, though, was The Girl With All The Gifts, in which a fungal infection causes a zombie-like plague; his son also read it, and he enjoyed talking with him about the science behind it.

    Favorite place in the library: The Digital Makerspace!

    If you suddenly inherited a factory capable of producing anything, what would you make and why?: Jason didn’t have specific ideas, but would ideally want to create something that could make energy out of carbon dioxide.
    As a bonus, he also addressed the “fictional worlds” question, sharing that if he was able to travel to any fictional world, he would opt not to, as all fictional worlds have their own curses and are too dangerous. He specifically wouldn’t go to Wonderland, Narnia, or Oz.

    About Jason:
    Jason has been working at Randall Library for six years, always in the Information Technology department. Though he’s stayed in one place here at Randall, outside of work he’s traveled a great deal—specifically, he has traveled to over 40 national parks in just the last three years! He went to 5 in one week in May alone: Tuzigoot National Monument, Montezuma’s Castle National Monument, Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, and Saguaro National Park. Of the parks he’s been to before, he especially enjoyed Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Other favorites include the Craters of the Moon National Monument and the Hall of Mosses in the Hoh National Rainforest.

    Bonus: His favorite quote is “Wherever you go, there you are.”


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  • Posted: August 06, 2019
    Make it at Randall 2019

    What will you make of this semester and of your time at UNCW? Show us by making something unique to take with you into the start of the fall semester. Randall Library will have all the tools and supplies you need to relax, flex your creative muscles and make some one-of-a-kind souvenirs from UNCWelcome. While at the library, stop by the Digital MakerSpace for giveaways and a short introduction to the space and the things you’ll be able to make in it throughout the year. Activities: Screen printing, Button making, Twine game jam competition, Custom trail mix station, and more!

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  • Posted: August 05, 2019
    Digital Makerspace Student Fellows -- Apply Today!

    Randall Library seeks to hire students for its new, grant-funded Digital Makerspace Student Fellows program. We are currently seeking to fill two semester-long openings for the fall 2019 semester. Undergraduate and graduate students from any discipline are encouraged to apply, including but not limited to disciplines such as digital arts, chemistry, geosciences, and computer science. DMS Student Fellows will be expected to assist the Digital Makerspace Coordinator with creating and developing programing, events, and instructional material. The stipend for this position is $1,500 per semester per student fellow, or approximately 9hrs/week at $10/hr. Both positions are open until filled. The interviewing process is expected to commence in early August. Ideally, both student fellows will be ready and available to start working when classes begin in the fall.  

    To learn more about Randall Library’s Digital Makerspace (DMS), please visit our website at https://digitalmakerspace.uncw.edu/

    To apply/view the job posting on Handshake, please visit: https://uncw.joinhandshake.com/jobs/2882503

    Please submit a brief letter of intent (1-2 pages) that addresses the points listed below. In addition to a letter of intent, applicants must also submit a resume/CV that includes 1-2 references. Please include name, title, and contact information for each reference. One reference must be a faculty member or instructor at UNCW or at a college/university in which the applicant was enrolled.  

    • Describe your experience with any of the following technologies: 3D printing, 3D modeling, virtual reality, GIS, 360 video, Adobe Creative Cloud software, laser cutters, CNC machines.  
    • Describe any personal projects that relate to or that utilize technologies similar to those offered in the Digital Makerspace.  
    • Discuss your interest in the Digital Makerspace Student Fellows program as it relates to your professional goals, interests, aspirations, etc. 
    • Discuss how your involvement in the DMS Student Fellows program would build on your previous or upcoming university coursework.   
    • Discuss any past or ongoing experience you may have working with a UNCW faculty member on a project related to any of the technologies in the Digital Makerspace. 
    • Discuss any interest you may have in working with a UNCW faculty member in the future on a project related to any of the technologies in the Digital Makerspace. 
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  • Posted: May 31, 2019
    White background, teal letters. Text: LSTA GRANTS, ANNOUNCEMENT ON THURSDAY 6/6

    The 2019/2020 North Carolina LSTA (Library Services and Technology Act) Grants will be announced from Randall Library!

    You're invited to join us on Thursday, June 6th at 10 AM in our Digital Makerspace on the first floor as we welcome NC Secretary of Cultural Resources.

    LSTA Grants are federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that are awarded by the State Library to eligible North Carolina libraries. For more information about LSTA Grants, please visit their website: https://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/

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  • Posted: May 15, 2019
    An image of an ear with text reading: "The Escucha project aims to give voice to all"

    A project by Nathaniel Ober, visiting artist at UNCW for the Spring 2019 semester, Escucha is a traveling time capsule of sound. It wishes to move through many hands-to hear of many stories while traversing the world, and to encourage less speaking and more listening. To share or listen, there is a capsule available in Randall Library’s Sherman Hayes Gallery.  

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