Library News

  • Posted: May 31, 2022
    A new chapter begins: Randall Library renovation and expansion groundbreaking ceremony

    On May 19th, UNCW and Randall Library broke ground on the much-awaited Expansion and Renovation project, officially marking the transition from design to construction. Expected completion of the $56M project is late 2024. 

    The groundbreaking ceremony included remarks by UNCW officials including Chancellor Sartarelli, Provost Winebrake, and Board of Trustees chairperson Bridget Kidd, as well as by NC state senator Michael Lee. Of special note were the remarks delivered by Associate Provost for Teaching, Learning & Library Services and Dean of the Library, Dr. Lucy Holman describing our vision for the library expansion and renovation (PDF). 

    The outdoor ceremony took place on the west side of the current Randall Library building, the site of the new 80,000 sq. ft. expansion and was followed by a reception in Randall’s Sherman Hayes Gallery. Food and spirits were served while guests received tours of the library’s Digital Makerspace, were shown renderings and floor plans for the expansion, interacted with a visualization of library data, and browsed a special exhibit highlighting 70 years of Randall Library history created by the Randall Library Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History.  

    Dr Lucy Holman speaking at the Randall Library groundbreaking ceremony

    Faculty and staff of Randall Library holding golden shovels at the groundbreaking ceremony

    Faculty and staff of Randall Library at the groundbreaking ceremony

    Photo credit Jeff Janowski, UNCW staff photographer.

  • Posted: May 26, 2022

    Dr. Aswani K. Volety, an experienced leader in higher education with deeply rooted connections to the University of North Carolina Wilmington, will return to the institution on July 1, 2022, as the seventh Chancellor. Chancellor-Elect Volety previously served as the Dean of UNCW’s renowned College of Arts & Sciences and the Executive Director of the Center for Marine Science. He is currently Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Elon University. 

    Find more information about Chancellor-Elect Volety.

  • Posted: May 23, 2022
    Summer 2022 Hours and Services

    Building hours are:  

    •     Monday – Thursday, 8:00AM – 6:30PM  
    •     Friday, 8:00AM –12PM  
    •     Saturday, Closed  
    •     Sunday, 12:00PM – 6:00PM  

    Find hours information for our Research Help Desk and Circulation Desk

     

     

  • Posted: May 23, 2022
    Stream Video to your Device

    Two great resources for streaming movies and videos are:

    You can find more streaming video resources here: https://library.uncw.edu/eresource_type/Videos

  • Posted: May 23, 2022
    Find New Databases

    You can find newly subscribed and recently added databases on the Randall Library website here:

    https://library.uncw.edu/eresources/new

  • Posted: May 23, 2022
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  • Posted: April 26, 2022
    Recharge at Randall May 3-5 Games Coffee Snacks Raffle De-stress Activities

    Calling all Seahawks! It's time to RECHARGE!

    Join us for Recharge @ Randall, Randall Library's de-stress exam event we host at the end of each semester to support students during final exams. This semester we are offering an array of activities to help YOU de-stress, take a break (mental or physical), and simply have a little fun!


    May 3-5 | Coffee and an assortment of snacks will be available starting at 7 PM each night.


    May 4 | Get snacks! Play Games! Win Prizes!

    • 12:00-1:00 PM | Petting Pups w/ paws4people
    • 12:00-4:00 PM | Coloring, Crafts, Snacks, Virtual Reality, Games, Raffle and more. (1st Floor & Retreat at Randall / RM, 2016)

    Access anytime | Virtual Zen Zone & The Wall of Inspiration 

    This virtual space is a stress-free zone, where you’ll find various activities related to relaxation, de-stressing, self-care, and more. Inside the Zone, you will be able to play games, watch cute animal videos, study with a beautiful study escape, post and share inspirational comments to classmates, or pop virtual bubble wrap, open a virtual fortune cookie, and much more! See a full list of activities below.    

    Activities: Affirmations & Gratitude | Brain Games | Bubble Wrap | Coloring | Cartoons & Anime | Crafting | Cute Animals | Focused Breathing | Fortune Cookie | De-Stress Tips | Games | Life Hacks | Meditation | Movies | Painting | Stretching | Study Escapes | Study Music | Wall of Inspiration | Whiteboard |  

    >>> Zone Access <<<

    Share your love by posting an inspirational and motivational post to the Wall of Inspiration to encourage and uplift your fellow Seahawks during finals. Faculty and staff are encouraged to post too!

    >>> Share & Inspire <<<


    This event is sponsored by Randall Library, Student Government Association, Academic Affairs, Insomnia Cookies, and Aramark

  • Posted: April 06, 2022
    Virtual Coffee Hour hosted by Randall Library and DEeL -  Accessibility

    Join us for our second Randall Library & DEeL Coffee Hour of 2022!

    The topic for this session is Accessibility

    Panelists | Dr. Brian Victor, Student Affairs | Sam Zelick, Randall Library | Melissa Raymer, Randall Library | Jim Koebel, Associate General Counsel

    Moderators | Chris Robinson, Randall Library | Karen Thompson, DEeL

    Registration Linkhttps://uncw.zoom.us/j/81977502608?pwd=R0dMR1dyYUZiMnY1TzdacEh3bnhqZz09

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

  • Posted: April 06, 2022
    Wentworth Student Travel Fellowships Poster Session at Randall Library on April 20th from 3 to 5pm

    English Department’s Wentworth Student Travel Fellowships Poster Session
    Randall Library. 3-5 p.m., April 20, 2022.

    Student Travel Fellowship Overview

    The Wentworth Travel 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 or abroad, 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.

    Please join us in Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery to see the posters of the 2022 Wentworth Travel Fellows!

    Spring 2022 Travelers, their destinations and interests:

    • Robert Fensom. San Francisco: Literature of Internment of Japanese Americans
    • Sophia Foster. Danfiskie Island
    • Abigail Frazier. New York City: Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
    • Troy Hassinger. Nebraska: Willa Cather
    • Mahpharah Khan. Massachusetts: Louisa May Alcott
    • Valora McRae. New York City: Sylvia Plath
    • Dan Metclaf. San Francisco: Frank Norris
    • Markus Mudd. Buffalo, NY: Leslie Feinberg’s Stone Butch Blues
    • Kris Rafferty. New York City: Fran Lebowitz
    • Becks Steer. San Francisco: Lawrence Ferlinghetti
    • Meredith Stogner. New York City: Sylvia Plath
    • Nicholas Welch. San Francisco and Oakland: Jane Jacobs and literature of city planning
    • Sidney Wollmuth. Boston: Nineteenth-Century Mediums
  • Posted: April 06, 2022
    Serving Life Exhibit

    SERVING LIFE Revisioning Justice exhibit is a community call and response between public audiences and the most hidden members of our society. Since 2013, Hidden Voices has collaborated with men on death rows across the country to envision a multi-arts project able to generate the civic will to revision justice. By challenging our assumptions about guilt and innocence and by providing a vehicle for the public to connect with the actual lives hidden within an impenetrable system, we reinvigorate some fundamental questions. Who is innocent? Who is harmed? How do we heal centuries of oppression? What needs to change for our criminal justice system to reflect a community dedicated to equity and inclusion? This exhibit is brought to UNCW by Hidden Voices, Durham, NC.

    On Tuesday, April 26, from 4-6pm, join Hidden Voices' founder Lynden Harris in the Randall Library Auditorium (RL 2047) for a talk about the exhibit. This event will also include a community reading of stories from Harris' edited collection, Right Here, Right Now: Life Stories from America's Death Row.

    Sponsored by UNCW Honors College, Randall Library, Restorative Justice Collaborative, Racial Justice Learning Community

    April 4 - May 15, 2022 Randall Library | Sherman Hayes & Sundial Galleries | 1st & 2nd Floor


    More information about this topic, visit our physical book display, 1st floor, Randall Library, or check out our e-books or scan the QR code below for mobile browsing. 

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