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  • Posted: October 25, 2018
    UNCW Writers' Week 2018

    Each year, Writers' Week brings together visiting writers of local and national interest, UNCW students and members of the general public with an interest in literature and writing. Activities throughout the week include workshops, panels, and readings.

    Learn more about Writer's Week: https://uncw.edu/writersweek/index.html

    Randall Library is proud to support the UNCW Department of Creative Writing's 2018 Writers' Week! In support, we have created a digital gallery to find books from this year's featured writers in the library catalog.

    Visit our gallery: https://library.uncw.edu/gallery/writers_week_2018

     

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  • Posted: October 22, 2018
    Randall Library Halloween Costume Contest 2018

    Randall Library is hosting an Instagram Halloween Costume Contest from Oct 22nd – Oct. 31st. The first 3 students with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will win one of our three ULTIMATE TRICK OR TREAT BASKETS full of candy and goodies!

     

     

     

     

     

    How to enter:

    1.) Take a photo/selfie in costume inside the library starting (today) Oct. 22nd and ending Oct 31st at midnight. (Please, no inappropriate costumes.)

    2.) Share your photo/selfie with the library via Instagram using @uncwlibrary and the hashtag #RLhalloween2018.

    3.) The top 3 posts with the most “likes” by the end of the contest will be declared the winners.

    4.) All votes will be tallied on Nov 1st and all winners will be notified via a Direct Message to their IG account.

    5.) You must be a UNCW student to participate.

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  • Posted: October 15, 2018
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    For Graduate Students

    Randall Library is offering a workshop series for graduate students that starts this fall and ends in the spring semester. The series is intended to help graduate students along the road to research success! Workshops will cover an introduction to Randall Library; an overview of literature reviews; how to search for literature by your discipline; citation managers; data and statistics; and intellectual property, fair use, and copyright. There are six workshops included in the series and students can attend any number of workshops either in person or virtually. Registration is required. For more information about each workshop and to register: https://library.uncw.edu/graduate_student_workshops.

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  • Posted: October 08, 2018
    A portrait of Jaki Shelton Green

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

    Meet NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green

    A portrait of Jaki Shelton Green

    In honor of NC Poet Laureate Jaki Shelton Green's UNCW visit, Randall Library will be displaying books authored by Green from our collection along with past works of previous NC Poet Laureates. The display is located on the first floor of Randall Library.

    Green will be giving a presentation at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18 in the Cultural Arts Building Mainstage Theatre, Room 1069 as part of the Dean’s Lecture Series in the Humanities. She will discuss “The Poet as Documentarian, Historian and Agitator.” Free and open to all. 

    Green's work includes Dead on Arrival, Dead on Arrival and New Poems, Masks, Conjure Blues, singing a tree into dance, breath of the song, Blue Opal, a play. Feeding the Light and i want to undie you (both published by Jacar Press). She is the co-editor of two anthologies: Poets for Peace, Immigration Emigration and Diversity published by Chapel Hill Press, Inc. and currently serves as editor for the Jacar Press New Voices Series. 

    To learn more about our current NC Poet Laureate and past NC Poet Laureates stop by Randall Library and check out our display!

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  • Posted: October 04, 2018
    Fall 2018 Wentworth Fellows Poster Session
    Wentworth Fellowship Poster Session

    Randall Library is proud to host the Fall 2018 UNCW Wentworth Fellows Poster Session, Wednesday, November 7 through November 9.

    Please stop by Wednesday, November 7 between 3-5 PM to meet the fellows in person and to find out how Randall Library can help you with your travel and research projects.

    About the Wentworth Fellowship

    The Wentworth Fellowship, a gift of Mr. Charles F. Green III, was established in 2001 to enable a select number of students to travel to sites in America and abroad that are associated with literary authors and texts.  Each year, students work with faculty sponsors to submit applications detailing journeys inspired by and connected with a specific text, author, or movement in an effort to explore the relationship of artistic production to geographic space. In the past, Wentworth Fellows have travelled to places as diverse as Beijing, Moscow, Oxford, Berlin, Prince Edward Island, and Providence, Rhode Island. 

    This Year's Wentworth Fellows

    (Photo above) Zijun Bu stands next to her poster at the 2018 Wentworth Fellows Spring presentation in Randall Library. She showcased her journey to New York City where she visited  the sites important to horror writer and poet Edgar Allen Poe. - Photo by Hanna Wickes

    Zijun Bu 2018 Wentworth Fellows Spring presentation in Randall Library. Photo by Hanna Wickes

    A complete list of the 2017-2018 Fellows, the authors they researched, and the places they traveled: 

    Shannon Bradburn, Eastern Seaboard of U.S.

    Mary Claire Childers, New York City

    Angela Ciarletta, Geneva, Switzerland

    Spencer Conn, San Francisco, U.S.

    Becka Jackson, Prince Edward Island, Canada 

    Ashley Merkingler, Edinburgh, Scotland

    Trae Toler, Warsaw, Poland

    Be a Wentworth Fellow

    If you’re an English major or minor and would like more information on the Wentworth Travel Fellowship, please see https://uncw.edu/english/eia/awards.html

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  • Posted: September 11, 2018

    Due to the unexpected impact of Hurricane Florence, Randall Library was unable to participate in Banned Books Week 2018, which took place on Sept. 23-29. However, we SEAHAWKS will still stand in support and celebrate our freedom to read whatever we choose!

    Join Randall Library in saying, "Lift Every Voice and READ!" and checkout our collection of challenged materials with thought-provoking themes! The exhibit highlights the importance of open access to information and summarizes each book’s value.  Accompanying each book is a description and reasoning behind the work’s censorship and includes personal statements written by UNCW students.

    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.The Banned Books Week exhibit is sponsored by The UNCW English Department and Randall Library every September. 

    The display is located on the First Floor of Randall Library. All items are available for check out.

    For more information about ALA's Banned Books Week click here.

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  • Posted: August 24, 2018
    Randall Library: Aura of Mystery

    Randal Library is pleased to announce a new augmented reality library experience, Randall Explorer: Aura of Mystery! This game uses augmented reality technology to guide players through the library as they seek out the visual triggers that will lead them to their next clue. Learn about some of the library’s most important locations and how to navigate our collections while collecting badges and solving a mystery!

     

    To begin your experience, start with the Randall Explorer tutorial: https://library.uncw.edu/web/ar/tutorial.php

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  • Posted: August 20, 2018
    50+ Database subscriptions

    Randall Library has added over 50 new database subscriptions for the 2018-19 academic year, expanding research resources for UNCW students, faculty and staff. Notable new databases include Westlaw Campus Research, Springer Nature Experiments, and AAS Historical Periodicals Collection.

    Browse the list of new databases, or find databases by subject.

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  • Posted: August 20, 2018

    Thirteen UNC System Libraries, including UNCW’s Randall Library, have been awarded a $100,000 grant for creating an infrastructure for long-term preservation of books as part of a shared collection. 

    This funding is part of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) grant program – federal funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services that are awarded by the State Library to eligible North Carolina libraries as investments that help libraries deliver relevant and up-to-date services for their communities.

    “The LSTA grant will sustain the cultural legacy of the print record by helping us identify at-risk collections and formalize a method for retaining them,” said UNC-Asheville’s University Librarian Leah Dunn, who is leading the project. Through analysis of overlap and uniqueness of titles, a framework for identifying, marking, and sharing titles tagged for long-term retention will be developed. This “collective collection” concept that will be developed as a result of this project will lead to cost-effective, collaborative preservation strategies and collection development strategies.

    Partner libraries in this effort are UNC Asheville, Appalachian State University, East Carolina University, Elizabeth City State University, Fayetteville State University, NC A&T State University, North Carolina Central University, UNC Asheville, UNC Charlotte, UNC Greensboro, UNC Pembroke, UNC Wilmington, Western Carolina University and Winston-Salem State University.

    This project is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the N.C. Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-18-0034-18).

    The Institute of Museum and Library Services is the primary source of federal support for the nation’s 122,000 libraries and 17,500 museums. This year’s federal allotment to North Carolina was $2.6 million and the grant awarded here was one of the 53 for fiscal year 2018-2019 awarded to North Carolina libraries.

    For more information about UNCW’s Randall Library, visit https://library.uncw.edu  or contact Jeanne Cross via email at crossj [at] uncw.edu

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  • Posted: August 14, 2018
    What's New at Randall - Fall 2018

    Welcome back, Seahawks! We've been working hard this summer and will continue to work hard throughout the semester. In addition to new restrooms and a new fire alarm system, we've made improvements to spaces you love and have designed new spaces to help you through the academic year. Please read below for some exciting updates and feel free to let us know what you think by emailing libref [at] uncw.edu (subject: Randall%20Improvements) . #randallimprovements

     

     

     

     

     

    NEW SPACES

    Restrooms

    Brand new restrooms on the first and second floor are now open. New restrooms at Randall Library were a long time coming and their opening is a major step forward for our facility. The new restrooms exceed our capacity requirements, are ADA compliant, are centrally located, include a family-friendly option, and are a clean and modern alternative to the existing bathrooms. Finishing touches on all the restrooms will be made throughout the semester. Besides the installation of obvious finishing touches like mirrors and permanent soap dispensers, some more aggressive improvements have to be completed. The intention of Library and UNCW leadership is that the necessary work will be phased throughout the fall semester and a schedule of that work will be shared upon its completion.  Until that time, all restrooms on the first floor (new and existing) will remain open.

     


    Fire Alarm

    To improve your safety, Randall Library is now equipped with a brand new fire alarm system


    Digital Makerspace

    Located on the first floor of Randall Library, the Digital Makerspace is designed to bring access to emerging technologies, such as virtual reality and 3D printing, to all UNCW students, staff and faculty in support of digital creation and literacy. Brought to you by Randall Library and the Technology Assistance Center (TAC), we currently offer HTC VIVE virtual reality equipment and content, 3D printing services, a 3D scanner, 360 camera and high-end development computers with special software including Adobe Creative Cloud. To learn more or make a reservation to use the space, please visit http://digitalmakerspace.uncw.edu. Or stop by our Open House on Tuesday September 11 from 3-6pm.


    Pelican Gallery

    In an effort to create multiple types of study areas, we installed whiteboard walls in the Pelican Gallery on the first floor. The new walls create the perfect spot for group study and allowed us to reorganize the pelican art work.

     

     

     


    Quiet Study Lounge

    RL2016 on the second floor, formerly a graduate study space, is now open to all students as a quiet study lounge. Your UNCW OneCard will gain you access to this space. 


    Fresh Paint

    Approximately half the first floor received a fresh coat of paint this summer and we plan to phase the additional painting of both the first and second floors throughout the academic year.

    COMING SOON

    Vending 

    Continued construction on the first floor will make way for a second food option at Randall Library- indoor vending machines for drinks and snacks. 


    Group Study Rooms

    In the coming weeks, 2 semi-private group study rooms will be constructed behind the new first floor restrooms. These group study rooms will be available on our reservation system. Additionally, various staff office moves over the next several weeks will open up 3 additional study rooms on the second floor. 

     

    Faculty Commons

    The need to hire and retain the best faculty to teach UNCW students increases alongside the growth of the student body. In order for faculty to be able to work together to build the best curriculum and most effective teaching techniques, Randall Library has partnered with the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) to provide a space for this important work. Creating a space for faculty across disciplines to work together in order to give students the best possible academic experience has long been a goal for the Library and CTE. The Faculty Commons will be located on the second floor and is expected to open during the fall semester.


     

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