Library News for November 2021

  • Posted: November 30, 2021
    #GivingTuesday logo for November 30, 2021

    Support Randall Library on Giving Tuesday


    For the last several years, Randall Library has been growing into a library that is equipped to meeting the needs of a research university.  We are offering new services, hiring faculty and staff with new expertise to support research and innovation across the University.

    While we pride ourselves on our strong and diverse collections and technology-rich spaces for students, faculty and staff, Randall Library is more than the building and the collections it houses. We are building new library services that will move teaching, research, and scholarship forward so that we can truly be the intellectual heart of the campus.

    As part of Like No Other: The Campaign for UNCW, your annual gift will contribute to these new services, spaces, and resources, allowing the library to respond quickly to the changing needs of our students and faculty. We hope that you will consider a gift for #Giving Tuesday or any other day -  it will make a difference for Randall Library!

    Thank you for your support.

  • Posted: November 03, 2021
    Thirsty Tome: Where We Come From: Place, Memory, and Hidden History
    Inspired by the NEA Big Read selection of Sandra Cisneros’s The House on Mango Street, and by the invitation of Cisneros and Nikole Hannah-Jones as speakers for UNCW’s Writer’s Week, this year’s Thirsty Tome theme is “Where We Come From: Place, Memory, and Hidden History.” We will be hosting two events, a walking tour on November 11, 2021, and a Zoom panelist discussion on November 12, 2021.

    “Where We Come From” Panelist Discussion, 5:00-6:30 pm, November 12, 2021

    Places have power—to shape us, to create identity, to give shelter—but they also carry with them their own histories and stories, often untold. Please join National Book Award longlisted author and UNCW alum Jason Mott, Creative Writing Professor KaToya Fleming, and Public History Professor Kenneth Shefsiek as we touch on themes of what makes a home, what narratives are hidden within seemingly familiar places, and what we carry with us from “where we come from.”

    Zoom Link: | Passcode: 080546 | This program will be recorded

    YouTube video of event:

    Portrait of Jason Mott Jason Mott

    Portrait of KaToya Fleming KaToya Fleming

    Portrait of Kenneth Shefsiek Kenneth Shefsiek

    Randall Library is pleased to partner with local bookstore Ghost Hill Press to make copies of the speakers’ books available for purchase. You can preorder Hell of a Book by Jason Mott for delivery or in store pickup. You can also find Jason’s books in our catalog: Hell of a Book  | The Returned

    You can order a print copy of the issue of Oxford American that KaToya’s book excerpt appears in here, as well as find it in the library’s Current Magazines section.

    "Wilmington Beneath the Surface” Walking Tour, 7:00-8:30 pm, November 11, 2021

    Kimberly Sherman of Ghost Hill press will be leading a free, custom walking tour of downtown Wilmington, focusing on the people and stories that are often left out of traditional narratives of the city. Registration is limited to the first 15 participants, so please RSVP using this form to secure your spot.


  • Posted: November 01, 2021
    Introduction to the Census Data Explorer, Nov 4th from 4 - 5pm

    Introduction to the Census Data Explorer

    The Census Bureau is a government source for free public data about the United States people and economy. This workshop will provide an introduction to the Census's updated online interface ( and the newly released 2020 Census data. It will also contribute to conversations around data ethics by discussing considerations when using and collecting human data.

    Register for this Workshop  

    Find out more about Scholarly Research Services.

  • Posted: November 01, 2021
    Introduction to Omeka, November 3rd from 1-2pm

    Introduction to Omeka

    This workshop is an introduction to Omeka Classic, a web publishing platform for sharing digital collections and creating media-rich online exhibits.

    Register for this workshop.

    Find out more about Scholarly Research Services.