Library News for March 2021

  • Posted: March 30, 2021
    Using Images from the Web workshop on April 6 from 2 to 3 pm

    Ever see a really cool photo on Google Images that you wanted to use in your PowerPoint? Hold on... that photo is probably copyrighted! This workshop will explore the basics of copyright & fair use when it comes to finding and reusing multimedia content, particularly images. Learn how to stay on the right side of the law and respect creators' intellectual and creative rights.

    April 6, 2-3pm   


  • Posted: March 23, 2021
    An image of a laptop opening and text reading the new OpenUNC website

    The University of North Carolina System’s new OpenUNC website helps make UNC research available to the world. Read more about OpenUNC.

  • Posted: March 23, 2021
    Get those Library eBooks workshop on March 30th from 10 to 11 am

    Learn to find and read ebooks available for free through UNCW's library. This will include instruction in setting up and using Adobe Digital Editions to authenticate the download and offline viewing of many ebooks.  This workshop will focus on ebooks from Randall Library, but we will also briefly discuss options available through the New Hanover Public Library. 

    March 30, 10-11am 


  • Posted: March 19, 2021
    Transgender Day of Visibility Read-In on March 31st at 1pm

    International Day of Trans Visibility, falling on March 31st, is an annual event celebrating and highlighting the lives and experiences of trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming people throughout the world.

    This March 31st at 1:00 PM, Randall Library, the LGBTQIA+ Office, and the Gender Studies Research Center are hosting a read-in, where trans, nonbinary, and gender nonconforming folks can read passages from works that have been meaningful to them, including from their own writing. As the day's focus is on prioritizing and highlighting the voices of trans people, we invite cisgender allies to attend and listen.

    If you would like to participate as a reader, please fill out the following form: 

    We'll reach out to you closer to the event with a confirmation, to get you a specific time slot for reading during the event, and to answer any questions--but please don't hesitate to reach out to Eva Sclippa at sclippae [at] with event questions in the meantime!

    The Zoom link and attendance information can be found on WaveLink:




  • Posted: March 18, 2021
    Win Big, Help the Library logo

    You could win one of two $25 gift certificates to Target by helping the library!

    We are launching a usability study of Randall Library’s online catalog (IRB 21-0235). Through this study, we hope to find out how usable the catalog is in searching for and retrieving resources such as books, journals, videos and more. By participating in this study, you will be entered into a raffle to win one of two $25 gift certificates to Target! Sign up here!

    What is a usability study? A usability study is a series of tasks performed by real people as they use a product or software, such as the library catalog. We observe as you complete the various tasks and we learn how useful and usable the product is by your actions. The test should take about an hour and will be done over Zoom.

    We aren’t testing you; we’re asking you to help us test the catalog. There are no wrong answers and all feedback is welcome. You could be a catalog power user, or a total beginner. We’re looking for a variety of experiences. All you need is an internet-connected laptop with a web camera and microphone!

    Interested? Please sign up at

  • Posted: March 11, 2021
    Intro to Video Editing on March 19 2021 at 11 AM

    Introduction to Video Editing

    March 19 11AM

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 850 5385 8649

    Passcode: premiere

  • Posted: March 11, 2021
    Intro to Photoshop on March 18 at 11 am

    Introduction to Photoshop

    March 18 11AM

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 835 7093 5165

    Passcode: photoshop

  • Posted: March 11, 2021
    Intro to InDesign on March 17 at 2pm

    Introduction to InDesign

    March 17 2PM

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 899 9624 6499

    Passcode: indesign


  • Posted: March 11, 2021
    Intro to Podcasting on March 17 at 11 am

    Introduction to Podcasting

    March 17 11AM

    Join Zoom Meeting:

    Meeting ID: 885 4696 5668

    Passcode: audacity

  • Posted: March 11, 2021
    Digital Soundings: Expanding 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.

    Second Spring 2021 Workshop and DH Virtual Q&A

    Introduction to Digital Mapping - Jeff Essic and Walt Gurley (NCSU)
    Registration for this workshop closes on 3/19/21.
    Four Sessions: March 29, April 5, 12, and 19 (2:00-3:30 pm)

    This workshop will introduce participants to geospatial data and digital mapping using ArcGIS software and ESRI Story Maps. The workshop will consist of synchronous instructional sessions via Zoom and independent exercises. The workshop is open to all UNCW faculty, and no prior knowledge or experience is necessary. Registration will open later this spring.

    Virtual Q&A with Paul Fyfe - Friday, March 19, 3:00-4:00 pm
    Join us for an hour of open discussion with Paul Fyfe (NCSU) on Friday, March 19 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. on Zoom (meeting info below). During the Q&A, you'll have a chance to engage with Paul and to learn more about the ideas and projects discussed in the two lectures shared below and his extensive work in digital humanities. Paul is an internationally recognized expert in Victorian literature and digital humanities and an engaging and collegial scholar. We hope you'll join us!

    Meeting URL: | Meeting ID: 897 2158 9866 | Passcode: 547636

    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 page.