Library News for October 2020

  • Posted: October 29, 2020
    Podcasting in Audacity: an Introductory Workshop to Podcasting

    Thinking about starting a podcast? Well, you are in luck! Randall Library's Digital Makerspace will be hosting an introductory workshop on podcasting on Thursday, November 5th at 5 pm via Zoom. All attendees are welcome!

    Zoom: | Password: Audacity

  • Posted: October 29, 2020
    Thirsty Tome 2020

    Thirsty Tome will be held virtually on Thursday, November 12, 2020, from 5:30 - 7:00 pm.  This year’s theme is “Healing Forward: Artistic Expression for Human Connection. Join guest speakers Melody Moezzi, Visiting Associate Professor, Creative Writing, Dr. Zelda Lockhart, Visiting Associate Professor, Creative Writing, and Dr. Josalin Hunter Jones, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, as they explore and discuss various ways to heal and move forward with readings and research from their recent publications.  There will also be a special virtual performance by the UNCW Chamber Choir, led by Dr. Aaron Peisner, Assistant Professor, Music.

    Zoom Link: | Password: healing | This program will be recorded.

    Randall Library is proud to partner with local bookstore Pomegranate Books to make copies of the writers' books available for purchase.  Please visit the e-commerce site at  Books may be shipped anywhere in the U.S.  There are also copies in the store at 4418 Park Avenue, Wilmington, NC.  Melody Moezzi's book is available upon request as a signed copy.

    Zelda's book: The Soul of the Full-Length Manuscript: Turning Life's Wounds Into the Gift of Literary Fiction, Memoir, or Poetry, check our catalog, here.

    Melody's book: The Rumi Prescription: How an Ancient Mystic Poet Changed My Modern Manic Life, check our catalog, here.

  • Posted: October 28, 2020
    Writers' Week 2020

    Randall Library is happy to celebrate the Creative Writing's department Writers' Week which starts Monday, Nov 2nd and runs through Friday, Nov. 6th.  The event will be virtual.  For more information and to register, click here. To view the line-up of writers, see list  Check out these great writers within our collection.


  • Posted: October 19, 2020
    IG Halloween Contest 2020 (Student)

    IG Halloween Costume Contest 2020 (Student)

    Clothes make a statement. Costumes tell a story!  So, what's your costume sayin'? 

    Participate in our 3rd IG Halloween Costume Contest and tell us about your costume and enter for a chance to WIN an Amazon gift card!

    Top 3 students with the most ‘likes’ will win:

    First Place$35.00 

    Second Place$30.00 

    Third Place$25.00


    • Take a photo of your costume*
    • Share costume photo starting at 10:00 AM on October 31st using @uncwlibrary
    • Must 'tell us about your costume' and use the hashtag #RLhalloween2020**
    • Share the post with family and friends to get "likes"
    • The top 3 posts with the most "likes" will win an Amazon gift card
    • Voting closes on Nov. 1st @11:59 PM EST
    • Winners will be notified on Nov. 2nd via DM (direct message) with instructions on how to redeem
    • Must be a UNCW student to participate

    *any photo submitted can be used in marketing and promotion of future Halloween costume contests

    *if not included post will be disqualified


  • Posted: October 19, 2020
    Can't Make It To The Library?

    Looking for a virtual place to study with classmates or friends?  Well, we've got you covered!

    The library will host a series of Virtual Study Halls from October 26-28 and November 2-4 from 7-9 pm each night via Zoom. Join these sessions to stay accountable and make progress on upcoming papers, projects, or just study for your next exam. The library’s student team, the Peer Navigators, will host the sessions and be on hand to offer encouragement and support. Join here:

    How Does It Work? Upon logging into Virtual Study Hall, a Peer Navigator will welcome students via chat, ask them about their study goals, and connect them with resources if needed. The Peer Navigators are not tutoring or offering research help, their purpose is to keep the room open, provide guidance, and monitoring the virtual space for disruptions.

  • Posted: October 05, 2020
    Virtual Office Hours with Your Subject Librarian

    RL Liaison/Subject Librarian Virtual Office Hours: Drop-in and chat with your subject librarian about your research, assignments, or anything relating to your area of study.  No appointments are needed.  To find the librarian for your subject and to check for available drop-in dates and times, see in the list below.  To learn more about your subject librarian, liaison librarian services, and more about the roles and responsibilities of liaison librarians, visit our Find Your Librarian page.  If you need to schedule an appointment with your librarian outside of the hours listed, fill out this form for One-on-One Help.

    Ophelia Chapman (Business and Communication Studies Librarian)

    • Accountancy and Business Law
    • Business Analytics, Information Systems, and Supply Chain Management
    • Communication Studies
    • Economics and Finance
    • Management
    • Marketing

    Monday, October 12, 9 – 10 am and Tuesday, October 13, 2 – 3 pm

    Lisa Coats (Humanities Librarian)

    • Creative Writing
    • English
    • Film Studies
    • Music
    • Philosophy and Religion
    • Theatre
    • Women’s and Gender Studies
    • World Languages and Cultures

    Monday, October 12, 2 – 4 pm

    Stephanie Crowe (Social Sciences and History Librarian)

    • Anthropology
    • History
    • International Studies
    • Public and International Affairs
    • Sociology and Criminology

    Monday, October 12, 11 am – 12 pm and 2 – 3 pm (password: “library”)

    Jason Fleming (Information Technology Librarian)

    • Computer Science

    Monday – Thursday, 9 – 9:30 am

    Peter Fritzler (Sciences Librarian)

    • Biology and Marine Biology
    • Chemistry and Biochemistry
    • Earth and Ocean Sciences
    • Engineering
    • Environmental Sciences
    • Marine Sciences
    • Mathematics and Statistics
    • Physics and Physical Oceanography

    Monday, October 12, 4 – 5 pm and Wednesday, October 14, 4 – 5 pm

    John Osinski (Nursing Librarian)

    • Clinical Research
    • Nursing

    Tuesday, October 13, 11 am – 1 pm

    Melissa Raymer (Education and Art Librarian)

    • Art and Art History
    • Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle, Literacy, and Special Education
    • Educational Leadership
    • Instructional Technology Foundations and Secondary Education

    Monday, October 12, 5 – 6 pm and Tuesday, October 13, 1 – 2 pm (password: “library20”)

    Meghan Smith (Health and Human Services Librarian)

    • Athletic Training
    • Exercise Science
    • Gerontology
    • Healthcare Administration
    • Healthful Living and Fitness Education
    • Psychology
    • Public Health
    • Recreation Therapy
    • Recreation, Sport Leadership, and Tourism Management
    • Social Work

    Tuesday, October 13, 2 – 4 pm

  • Posted: October 04, 2020
    From the Campaign Trail to Council Chambers

    From providing essential services, to encouraging local business growth, to working collaboratively with state and federal agencies on local issues, city officials play an integral role in carrying out the interests of the citizens they represent.  When government functions well, the Mayor must work closely with the Mayor Pro-Tem and the five Council Members. In 2021, Wilmingtonians will again have the chance to go to the polls to decide if these officials have performed their duties well or if change is in order.

    What motivates private citizens to run for local office every two or four years? How is change affected at the local government level? What challenges do city officials face in carrying out laws, policies, and services?  

    Join us for a virtual program with former City of Wilmington officials who will discuss these topics and more on Tuesday, October 13, 2020, at 5:30 pm.

    Featuring: Hamilton Hicks (Mayor of Wilmington, 1997-1999), Spence Broadhurst (Mayor of Wilmington, 2003-2006), and Earl Sheridan (City Council Member, 2005-2017)  


    To view the display that accompanies this event, click here.  The physical display is located in Randall Library, first floor.