Library News

  • 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.




  • Posted: September 28, 2020
    United as One

    Over the last few weeks, many of us have witnessed the tragedies surrounding Black lives, resulting in the premature and egregious deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd, and countless others. The civil unrest that has stemmed from these unfortunate events further illuminates and iterates the presence of systemic racism and police brutality towards BIPOC in this country. We agree these unjust acts  must be addressed and rectified to better the lives of people of color and to better us as a nation. The outcry and protest for systemic change resound on all levels, locally, nationally, and globally. We all are being called upon to address and dismantle the constructs of systemic racism and the heavy policing against people of color, specifically Black people. Throughout the country, individual citizens and communities are struggling with acknowledging their roles in the legacy of systemic racism and their responsibility in changing the culture to make a better world for ourselves and the next generation.

    We at Randall Library are no different in our struggles to see our place in the problem and the solution. While we have made efforts to address bias and inequities, we fall far short of where we need to be. We need to confront our own biases and engage in the difficult but critical discussions necessary to move forward toward justice. We are committed to actively addressing the biases we hold as an organization  that creates barriers for all people of marginalized identities.

    We are compelled and committed to taking steps within our library and within the profession. Several leaders in our library community have written powerful statements that we appreciate and hope to amplify, including The [UNC] University Libraries’ Role in Reckoning with Systemic Racism and Oppression and Trevor Dawes’ Statements and Accountability.

    We stand in solidarity with members of the Black community for positive change. We stand united with those peaceful protests in Wilmington and throughout North Carolina and those in cities across the country. Above all, Randall Library is strongly committed to being agents of change for all our students, faculty, and staff as a safe and welcoming space for all.  




  • Posted: September 22, 2020
    Banned Books Week 2020 & Bookless Display

    Banned Books Week (Sept. 27th - Oct. 3rd)

    Join Randall Library in celebrating this year's Banned Books Week 2020 theme, "Find Your Freedom to Read" by checking out our Banned Books Bookless Display.  This display highlights the importance of open access to information and summarizes each "book’s" value.  Accompanying some "books" are descriptions and reasoning behind the work’s censorship and included personal statements written by UNCW students. These statements as part of Michelle Manning’s ENG 382: “Ways of Teaching Literature”. In this course, students performed research on banned books and wrote short descriptions that explain how the books positively impacted their lives. The Banned Books Bookless display is sponsored by The UNCW English Department and Randall Library.  To learn more about Banned Books Week, Frequently Challenged Books, or the Top 10 Most Challenged Books, view here.

    Where are the Books?! Check out our Banned Books Bookless Display

    Due to COVID-19 and social distancing, all titles remain shelved in the General Collection or virtually in e-book format. To check the availability and location of a title, please visit our catalog.  Need assistance? Reach out via chat or text us at 910-218-0782. To see display content and resources up close and personal, click here. Interested in attending the Banned Books Read-in 2020 event? For more information, click here.

  • Posted: September 21, 2020
    Banned Books Read In 2020

    Celebrate the freedom to read what you want!

    In celebration of Banned Books Week (Sept. 27-Oct. 3, 2020), Randall Library and the UNCW English Department are co-hosting a virtual Banned Books Read-In event on Thursday, Oct. 1 from 11:00 am-12:30 pm in Zoom.

    Join us as we bring together student voices to read excerpts from their favorite Banned Books and share how their selections have impacted their lives. Participant is not required and all are welcomed to attend.  For more information and history of the American Library Association's Banned Books Week, click here. Check our Banned Books Bookless display.

    Students wrote these statements as part of Michelle Manning’s ENG 382: “Ways of Teaching Literature”. In this course, students performed research on banned books and wrote short descriptions that explain how the books positively impacted their lives. See below:



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