Library News for February 2021

  • Posted: February 18, 2021
    Open Educational Resources logo next to an open laptop

    Randall Library will be awarding another round of $1000 mini-grants this spring to support faculty adoption of open educational resources (OER). All UNCW faculty members teaching undergraduate or graduate classes during the 2021-2022 academic year are eligible to apply. New to OERs? Mark your calendars for an informational workshop about OER and the mini-grant program on March 3rd, 1:00-2:00 pm, via Zoom. Register here by February 26th.

    Grant applications are available now and due by March 31. Submissions will be reviewed by faculty and librarian judges with extra weight given to courses with 50 students or more, applications that provide a greater cost savings to students, and/or creation of new materials. Apply for the grant here.

  • Posted: February 15, 2021
    Digital Makerspace Classes February 17th and 18th

    Introduction to Podcasting
    Feb 17 11AM
    Join Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 885 4696 5668
    Passcode: audacity

    Introduction to InDesign
    Feb 17 2PM
    Join Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 899 9624 6499
    Passcode: indesign

    Introduction to Photoshop
    Feb 18 11AM
    Join Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 835 7093 5165
    Passcode: photoshop

    ​​Introduction to 3D Modelling
    Feb 18 3PM
    Join Zoom Meeting:
    Meeting ID: 871 3125 3752
    Passcode: tinkercad

  • Posted: February 12, 2021
    FlashLIT Cancellation Statement

    The 1898 Wilmington Coup d’Etat and Massacre was a horrific event and an indelible stain on our city’s, state’s, and country’s history, and we as a community need to understand the events of the Coup and their legacy as we fight against systemic racism. Our intent in choosing 1898 as a theme for this year’s FlashLIT writing contest was to provide a forum for students to engage with and confront that history.

    Responses to our announcement of this year’s topic made us realize, however, that we did not provide appropriate context for the topic choice, and we are deeply sorry.

    Unfortunately, due to the nature of the program and the timeframe required, we cannot thoughtfully and respectfully reconceptualize FlashLIT and so it will be canceled for this semester. 
    We are incredibly grateful to those of you who brought your concerns to us, and we hope that we can continue a dialogue about FlashLIT and other Randall programming. The events of 1898 are a topic that we as a University community need to continue to reckon with, and we hope that together we can create opportunities to do so.  

    Randall Library
    February 12, 2021

  • Posted: February 10, 2021
    African American Read-In on Feb 26, 2021 from 2 to 4pm

    "It is IMPORTANT for ALL OF US TO SEE OURSELVES in books" 

    Every year, hundreds of celebrations of the African American Read-In take place across the country and around the world.  These events feature the texts, talks, and discussions by and about African American authors and serve as a way to recognize and amplify their work (source). 

    If you are interested in learning more about African American Read-Ins visit 

    This year's UNCW event will be held virtually on Friday, February 26th from 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm

    Zoom details: 

    This year’s African American Read-In will showcase readers from Dr. Maia Butler's ENG 110, HON ENG 232, ENG 566, and GLS 592 courses, Dr. Sean Palmer's AFN 130, as well as students from various UNCW Black Student Organizations. 

    If you would like to read, please pick a 5-minute time slot on the Google Form

    Also, check out our Black Life & History virtual exhibit.


    For more information see website,

  • Posted: February 03, 2021
    Digital Soundings: Exanding Digital Networks and Scholarship at UNCW

    Digital Soundings: Expanding Digital Networks and Scholarship at UNCW is a seminar series designed to foster and build on interdisciplinary research success at UNCW by providing faculty with opportunities to participate in hands-on workshops, collaborative working groups, and lectures with leading practitioners in the fields of computational text analysis and data visualization. 

    First Spring 2021 Workshop 

    Sessions: February 8, 15, 22 and March 1 (2:00-3:30 pm) 

    Introduction to Data Visualization - Fiene Leunissen (Duke) - Register for the workshop

    This workshop will introduce participants to data visualization using Tableau. The workshop will consist of four synchronous instructional sessions via Zoom and independent exercises. The workshop is open to all UNCW faculty. No prior knowledge or experience is necessary. Registration is on a first come, first served basis and space is limited. 


    Digital Soundings is supported by funding from the Office of the Associate Provost for Research and Innovation's Interdisciplinary Research Seminar Series (IRSS) grant program and is co-sponsored by the College of Arts and Sciences and Randall Library. The project team includes co-PIs Kemille Moore, Ashley Knox, Jennifer Lozano, and John Knox and faculty partners Gene Felice, Mark Lammers, Brittany Morago, and Jeremy Tirrell.

    For more information about this seminar, visit the Digital Soundings official page.