Library News for October 2022

  • Posted: October 24, 2022
    Happy Halloween! Check out these thrilling EBOOKS and STREAMING VIDEOS!

    Looking for a FUN, SPOOKY, or HORRIFYING to movie to watch or book to read this Halloween? Well look no more! Randall Library has got you covered!

    Check out streaming videos via Swank or Featured Films for Education for FREE! To access log-in with your UNCW credentials.

    Swank*: Streaming video library of over 300 feature films (comedy, drama, romance, documentary, thriller, crime etc.) through Swank. Allows students the flexibility to legally view course-assigned films outside the classroom. Films can be viewed by unlimited simultaneous users. Some titles including Disney and very new/popular titles are not findable in the Swank video library online, but you can watch them by clicking the direct watch link available in this spreadsheet: Swank Disney Title List (XLSX). You can also find them by searching the catalog. [Details]

    Featured Films for Education*: Over 500 feature films available to stream in a variety of genres. 

    *You may experience issues when using Chrome or Safari. Please try using Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Edge instead. You may need to clear your browser history before playing films. Films will not play on mobile devices.

    Check out our ebooks and read these titles for FREE! 

    These titles where hand selected for your viewing pleasure! Take some time to relax and enjoy one of these thrilling reads! Happy Halloween from Randall Library! To access log-in with your UNCW credentials. To find for additional halloween ebooks and more can be found here by seaching our catalog. 





  • Posted: October 24, 2022
    Author Talk - Pamela Young-Jacobs (Waccamaw Siouan)

    Join us as we welcome Author Talk speaker Pamela Young-Jacobs to UNCW Randall Library on November 15th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm, Sherman Hayes Gallery, First Floor.


    Pamela is the immediate past Chairwoman and the current Vice Chief of the Waccamaw Siouan Tribe of North Carolina. She is the first elected female Vice Chief to serve her tribe. She is charged with using her voice to protect tribal sovereignty, promote economic development, health and educational initiatives. She earned a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, where she is currently an MBA student. She graduated from the Institute of Political Leadership, Raleigh North Carolina, and the Native Leadership Institute at UNC Chapel Hill.  She is a former Miss Waccamaw Siouan. She is the current NC Pecan Queen, the first American Indian to serve for Columbus County. She is employed by Southeastern Community College in Whiteville, North Carolina, and is the first American Indian woman to hold the title as Director of the Small Business Center. She is breaking down barriers and leading the way in American Indian activism and awareness in her county. She has changed the trajectory of the economic development climate in Columbus County by increasing the number of minority owned small businesses creating an environment of inclusion and opportunity for future generations. She is song writer and a poet with works published in Marijo Moore’s Feeding the Ancient Fire. She was born to a mother who was an activist for the community and father who was the first Vice Chief of the Waccamaw Siouan people. She accepted the mantle of service passed to her from her parents. It is the fire that burns bright within her and keeps her pressing on.  She is the wife of Marine Veteran, Velton Jacobs, together they have six children and three grand-sons. She is from the St. James community and resides in Buckhead with her family.

    RELATED EVENTS: Honoring Southeast NC Indigenous Peoples Public Artwork Reveal | November 3 | 2:00 - 7:30 p.m | UNCW Amphitheater and Clock Tower Lounge

    RELATED RESOURCES: Learn more about Indigenous people history, culture, and more by visiting our Indigenous Resources Guide.

  • Posted: October 14, 2022
    Thursday Evenings with the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History

    Every year since its inception in 1948, the Azalea Festival has drawn thousands of visitors to the Port City in early April to enjoy Wilmington’s natural beauty and amenities. As historian Margaret Mulrooney has chronicled in her book Race, Place, and Memory, the Azalea Festival reveals many assumptions about race and class as well as contested conceptions of history with which Wilmingtonians wrestle even today. Join Prof. Mulrooney, Senior Associate Vice Provost for Academic Programs and Equity at James Madison University, and the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History at 6:30 PM on October 27 as she shares her research on the history of the festival. Zoom link:

  • Posted: October 05, 2022
    48 Hour Film Competition Begins Oct 26th

    Student filmmakers and horror fans it's your time to shine!

    Randall Library is hosting a 48 Hour Film Competition running October 26th through 28th!

    Here's what you need to know:

    • Teams of up to five students (or just one, if you work better solo) will have exactly 48 hours to create a short horror film between 5 and 8 minutes long. 
    • Rules and specific guidelines will be sent to students who have filled out the entry form prior to the deadline.
    • The prompt for the contest will be revealed on the Digital Makerspace website at 6 pm on October 26th. 
    • All films will be screened at a showing in Randall Library at 6 pm on October 28th. A panel of Film Studies professors and librarians will select three teams to receive prizes—and lifelong g(l)ory! Prizes for first, second, and third place will be $100, $50, and $25 per team, respectively, along with a unique trophy made in our own Digital Makerspace.
    • POPCORN will be served! And yes it's FREE! :)

    click to enter contest

    Brush up on your video editing skillsget help with editing software, and check out cameras beforehand at the Digital Makerspace.

  • Posted: October 04, 2022
    UNCW Randall Library Presents Hall-O-A: Open Access Week 2022

    Open Access Week is an international celebration of making research available and accessible to all - and since it's the last week of October, why not celebrate Halloween as well? Randall Library will host workshops and demonstrations, consultation hours, panels, and film screenings throughout the week on topics related to open access and academic publishing for the whole campus community. Discussions, learning opportunities, and plenty of candy will be provided. List of events: Hall-O-A Open Access Week 2022.

    For the latest information on events, please refer to this page. If you require a reasonable accommodation to enjoy and participate in these events, or if you have questions or feedback, please direct your inquiries to Allison Kittinger at kittingera [at]


  • Posted: October 03, 2022
    Cookie and Cookies with Huili Hao | UNCW Environmental Sciences

    Join Environmental Sciences professor Huili Hao in the Randall Library Special Collections Reading Room on October 11th at 11:30 AM as she shares how these archival sources inform her study of how humans interact with their environment.  The Kindred Spirits Notebooks – one of the more fascinating and unique collections in the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History – provide poignant accounts of the emotions and thoughts that come to those visiting our beautiful coastal areas.

  • Posted: October 03, 2022
    Coffee and Cookies with Jan Davidson | Cape Fear Museum

    Join Cape Fear Museum historian Jan Davidson on October 25th at 1:00 PM in the Special Collections Reading Room as she shares how she has used collections from the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History to illuminate the fascinating history of school desegregation in New Hanover County.

  • Posted: October 03, 2022
    TLLS Virtual Coffee Hour - New Spins on Old Stories (Oral History) & Students as Content Creators

    Join TLLS for our third virtual coffee hour New Spins on Old Stories (Oral History) & Students as Content Creators on October 19th at 9:00 am. This panel discussion explores how we can work collaboratively to assist and encourage faculty to experiment with scaffolded instruction leading to active learning and authentic projects, whereby students emerge as content creators and a new generation of storytellers. Registration is required. This discussion is open to faculty, staff, and students. Event Registration:

    Panelists: Nathan Saunders, Associate Director, Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History; Allison Kittinger, Scholarly Communications Librarian; John Knox, Digital Scholarship Librarian; and Jennifer Sias, Instructional Designer

    Facilitators: Karen Thompson, Instructional Designer and Chris Robinson, Outreach and Engagement Librarian

    New Spins on Old Stories (Oral History) & Students as Content Creators

    “People are hungry for stories. It’s part of our very being. Storytelling is a form of history, of immortality too. It goes from one generation to another.” ~ Studs Terkel

    Stories and storytelling are as old as humankind.  As author, interviewer and storyteller extraordinaire Studs Terkel notes, stories are a precious commodity and serve as oral history.  While Terkel did not invent the genre, he did transform it and establish oral history as a highly regarded and engaging medium.

    Terkel’s oral history work provides us with an invaluable snapshot of Americana and inspiration for new content creation (new spins on old stories).  His numerous interviews, captured in books as well as many in audio, are a treasure-trove, not only for oral historians, but also for instructors who want to engage students in bridging theory with practice.  

    By sharing Terkel’s and others’ oral history work, faculty can begin scaffolding instruction that is enriched by the soil of carefully curated stories and designed to inspire students to conduct oral histories on their own.