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  • Posted: January 22, 2020
    Faces of Randall logo

    Welcome back, Seahawks! We're continuing our Faces of Randall series with a feature on another of our newer hires:

    Name: Nicole Yatsonsky

    Title: Library Specialist in Special Collections

    What that means: Nicole handles the archives collections as librarians do with books and patrons. She organizes and catalogs documents that are important to the SENC/Wilmington area so that researchers can find and use them. This includes things like letters, photos, articles, and more.

    Favorite book: Her favorite all-time book is The Great Gatsby. More recently, she read American Predator, which is the true story of the attempt to catch serial killer Israel Keyes, who evaded law enforcement for over a decade.

    Favorite place in the library: Port City Java, because the seats still feel like the old library furniture from when she was here for undergrad.

    If you could instantly learn any one (real) skill, what would it be and why?:
    Nicole would choose to learn Portuguese; she’s half Brazilian, and it would be nice to be able to talk to her family members in Brazil who don’t speak English. She hasn’t been to Brazil yet because she wants to learn the language before she goes; she actually speaks some Spanish, which has interfered with her Portuguese.

    About Nicole:
    Nicole just started working here at Randall a year ago (happy anniversary!), but she attended UNCW as a student from 2006-2009. Wilmington is her absolute favorite place, and she’s very excited to be back here and to have found this job. However, before Wilmington she lived in LA for six years, and while there was an extra in an episode of Glee. She’d been working part-time then and was a big Glee fan and looking for free entertainment, so when the opportunity arose she took it, appearing in the background of a regional competition as an audience member.

    BONUS:
    Documented evidence of Nicole existing in the same place as JEFF GOLDBLUM:
    https://500px.com/randalllib/galleries/nicole

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  • Posted: January 21, 2020
    FlashLIT An Expansion of Flash Fiction Contest Announcement January 29

    Calling all campus writers! Randall Library’s annual writing contest, FlashLIT, is back!

    Perhaps you are a journalism student?  Let’s hear your news report!  Do you write for blogs, or enjoy crafting pithy responses on current issues?  Let’s see your essay skills!  Or, perhaps you enjoy research or writing on scientific topics?  Let us learn something new from your short paper!  Is poetry your passion?  Send us your verse!  All genres are welcomed.

    One week from today on Wednesday, January 29, 2020 there will be an announcement of our theme for this year’s FlashLIT Contest.  This contest is a hallmark of applied learning at UNCW and the entire student body is invited to participate.  Students will have one week to write 500 words or less on a given theme while incorporating Randall Library into the writing in some way.  The top 3 winners are awarded monetary prizes (to their One Cards) and all winners and honorable mentions are included in a published anthology.  Students from the Creative Writing Department Publishing Lab will be producing the anthology, and students in ART 260: Introduction to Graphic Design will be illustrating all entries, so it is truly a campus-wide applied learning production. 

    Detailed rules and regulations will be included in next week’s announcement.  Get ready – the countdown to FlashLIT begins now!!!

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  • Posted: January 07, 2020
    Red letters on red and white background. Reads "Red Tape at Randall"

    Red Tape at Randall

    We are committed to making Randall Library spaces safe and accessible for everyone, so we've created "no-furniture" zones to allow for better navigation throughout our building, easier access for wheelchairs, and a safer evacuation process in the event of an emergency.

    The concept is simple! Please do not move furniture inside an area that is blocked-off with red tape. If you are using furniture that is inside the red tape, a Randall Library staff member will help you move it to a new location. 

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