Library News for February 2019

  • Posted: February 27, 2019
    Two huddle rooms in the faculty commons at Randall Library

    The Faculty Commons (RL2014) , a partnership between the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE/CFL) and Randall Library, is located on the second floor of the library (PDF) and is accessible by all UNCW faculty with a valid UNCW OneCard.

    The Faculty Commons was created as a gathering place and collaborative space for UNCW faculty. The Faculty Commons also provides space for both the CTE/CFL and Randall Library to deliver programming that supports UNCW faculty.   To these ends, the space will occasionally host pre-planned, pre-determined programming and, when not already reserved, provide a drop-in space for faculty use. The Commons has work surfaces as well as soft seating and all the furniture can be easily reconfigured for a variety of scenarios. Additionally, the Faculty Commons includes 2 semi-private huddle rooms which can be reserved via the UNCW Event Management System.  The Commons is not accessible to students although there may be programming or meetings in which students are included.

    All three spaces (the huddle rooms and the main space) are equipped with large screen displays, webcams, speakers and microphones. The huddle rooms require a laptop or tablet, which you can connect via HDMI, USB or wirelessly with the VIA app (PDF). The main room display comes equipped with a PC, or you can connect your own device with HDMI, VGA or wirelessly with the VIA app (PDF).

    To reserve the entire Faculty Commons for a UNCW faculty-related event, please contact the Randall Library Office of Facilities at RLfacility [at] Because the Faculty Commons is intended as a drop-in space, reservations will be limited.

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  • Posted: February 11, 2019
    Illustration of vending machine, text reads New Vending Machines

    We are excited about 3 new vending machines on the first floor of Randall Library.

    The 2 snack machines and 1 beverage machine (a second beverage machine will be installed soon) are located on the southside of the buidling adajacent to the study cubicles between PCJ and our DVD collection (see below).

     All machines take cash, debit, and credit cards and the beverage machine also accepts OneCard payment. OneCard payment will be available on all of the machines in the coming weeks.

    Map of portion of Randall Library first floor indicating where the vending machine are is located.

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  • Posted: February 06, 2019
    Digital Makerspace Open House Feb 20th from 4-7pm

    Stop by our Open House on February 20, 2019 from 4 to 7pm 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

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  • Posted: February 04, 2019
    4 RL students participating in dot vote pre-design exercise

    Before the design and planning process for a renovated and expanded library began in earnest, Randall Library and campus partners committed to a months' long pre-planning initiative with the architects who will guide us through the completion of this exciting project.

    Through surveys, workshops with students and faculty, visits to newly-renovated libraries, and a deep-dive into our unique program needs, we constructed a strong foundation upon which we can start building a re-imagined Randall Library.

    The Pre-Design Programming Report, including an executive summary, a list of campus stakeholders, and an in-depth exploration of all the means we used for completing this process, can be viewed here.

    For more information about the project, including communication from our University Librarian, a timeline of milestones and the latest news, visit the Randall Library Renovation & Expansion Webpage.

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