Library News for April 2019

  • Posted: April 26, 2019
    Recharge at Randall on May 6, 2019

    Recharge @ Randall - Monday, May 6, beginning at 4 pm

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    Randall Library knows that final exams can be stressful, so we invite you to take a study break and recharge!

    All UNCW students are welcome to join us Monday afternoon on May 6th for events designed to relieve stress and provide much-needed rejuvenation at this busy time of year.

    Let us treat you to bagels, mini pancakes, bacon, fresh fruit, juice and coffee to help you power through your final exams. Refreshments available while supplies last

    Activities: Button-making, Therapy Dogs, Adult Coloring, Bubble Wrap, Virtual Reality, Hot food bar, and much more.


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  • Posted: April 18, 2019
    New and Improved Charging Station

    A new and improved charging station is now available on the first floor of the library near the main restrooms. The charging station features eight lockers with micro USB, USB-C, and lightning cables for charging a variety of phones and small tablets. Power up Seahawks! 

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  • Posted: April 05, 2019
    Wentworth Fellows Poster Session Spring 2019
    Wentworth Fellowship Poster Session

    Randall Library is proud to host the Spring 2019 UNCW Wentworth Fellows Poster Session, Wednesday, April 10 through April 12.

    Please stop by Wednesday, April 10 between 3-5 PM to meet the fellows in person and to find out how Randall Library can help you with your travel and research projects.

    About the Wentworth Fellowship

    The Wentworth Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites in America and abroad that are associated with literary authors and texts.  Each year, students work with faculty sponsors to submit applications detailing journeys inspired by and connected with a specific text, author, or movement in an effort to explore the relationship of artistic production to geographic space. In the past, Wentworth Fellows have travelled to places as diverse as Beijing, Moscow, Oxford, Berlin, Prince Edward Island, and Providence, Rhode Island. 

    This Year's Wentworth Fellows

    (Photo above) Zijun Bu stands next to her poster at the 2018 Wentworth Fellows Spring presentation in Randall Library. She showcased her journey to New York City where she visited  the sites important to horror writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe. - Photo by Hanna Wickes

    Zijun Bu 2018 Wentworth Fellows Spring presentation in Randall Library. Photo by Hanna Wickes

    A list of the Spring 2019 Fellows, the authors they researched, and the places they traveled: 

    Brent Canle--Santiago, Chile

    Kayli Cashwell--Bridgetown, Barbados

    Mary Childers--London, UK

    Nicole Draina--Miami, FL

    Tracey Robertson--Amherst, MA

    Samantha Sawyer--London, UK

    Trae Toler--Los Angeles, CA

    Be a Wentworth Fellow

    If you’re an English major or minor and would like more information on the Wentworth Travel Fellowship, please see

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  • Posted: April 04, 2019
    Human Library Project logo showing various illustrated faces on the spines of books

    The Randall Library Diversity Committee is hosting a Human Library on April 9th from 1-4 pm. The event will be held in the library on the first floor adjacent to PCJ.

    What is a human library?: The Human Library Project was started in Copenhagen in 2000 in an effort to “build a positive framework for conversations that can challenge stereotypes and prejudices through dialogue.” It is, in fact, exactly what it sounds like—a library of people with diverse backgrounds, identities, and experiences, all of whom have volunteered to have a frank and open conversation with anyone who comes to “check out” their book. Libraries throughout the world have had great success hosting their own Human Libraries since then, including Wake Forest University and ECU, which has been running a very popular Human Library event for the last five years.

    How will this work?: Volunteer “Books” will be asked to come up with a “title” that names the identity they feel willing to talk about during the event, and will also participate in a training and orientation session prior to the day itself. During the event, readers will sign up to “check out” individual “Books” for set periods of time. Books can refuse to answer any question they do not feel comfortable with or end the conversation. (And, of course, there will be refreshments!)

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