Library News for August 2019

  • 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

    To apply/view the job posting on Handshake, please visit:

    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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