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  • Posted: January 31, 2017
    A Celebration of Flash Fiction

    Join us Tuesday, April 18th at 6 P.M. in Randall Library Sherman Hayes Gallery for a celebration of Flash Fiction 2017

    The event will include readings from the top winners, craft talks by student artists and designers, free books, and great food!


    Our annual Flash Fiction Contest is a hallmark of applied learning at UNCW and the entire student body is invited to participate. Flash Fiction is a story-writing competition where contestants have one week to write 500 words (or less)


    This year’s theme: PROPAGANDA

    2017 marks the 500th anniversary of The Protestant Reformation, and what better time to celebrate information literacy and to remember one of history’s first major media revolutions?

    As it became possible for reliable information to spread widely and equitably, inevitably people began distributing information in a misleading way. Propaganda is a powerful tool of persuasion that can infiltrate our lives on political, cultural, and personal levels.

    From “fake news” to political advertisements, none of us are immune to propaganda in our daily lives. One of the missions of academic libraries is to empower users to discern good information from bad. Through information literacy instruction, one-on-one research assistance, and by providing access to quality research databases, libraries are a trusted defense against disinformation.

     

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  • Posted: January 17, 2017
    Wilcox Underbelly

    The first floor of Randall Library is now home to Art & Art History Associate Professor Aaron Wilcox's exceptional sculpture "Underbelly."

    From the artist: 

    "Underbelly exists in a larger pattern of work that uses porcelain and zip ties to make connections between disparate materials and ideas. Imbedded in all of the work is the embrace of the tradition of ceramics. The ancient ways of working and approach to the material in a specific way that exploits its plasticity and transformative characteristics, is the driving force. I address function specifically, but outside of the bounds of utility, by looking at relationships between parts, the impact of forces on the work like tension, friction, and gravity, and the activities of making; rolling, wrapping, stretching, binding--all ideas that are captured within the work."

    Learn more about Aaron Wilcox and his work. 

    At Randall Library, we pride ourselves on our commitment to showcasing art from southeastern North Carolina, especially works from our valued students and faculty, past and present. 

     

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  • Posted: January 13, 2017
    Student Sculpture on Display at Randall Library

    We are excited to exhibit 6 original works from current students in Professor Andi Steele's Beginning and Intermediate Sculpture courses in the Department of Art & Art History.

    The sculpures can be found in our New & Popular Book Collection on the first floor of the library and represent work from student artists Tessa Butler, Krista Hemminger, Layne Kennedy, Jen Sams, Josh Stallings, and Megan Yates. 

    At Randall Library, we pride ourselves on our commitment to showcasing art from southeastern North Carolina, especially works from our valued students and faculty, past and present. 

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  • Posted: January 13, 2017
    Ask a Librarian Mobile App

    Available on Google Play and the App Store, the Ask A Librarian mobile app connects you to all of your library's reference services, including chat, texting, email, and frequently asked questions. Download it and select Randall Library as a favorite! Visit http://askalibrarian.ninja/ for download links and more information.

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  • Posted: January 13, 2017
    scan easier and faster

    Save time & the environment with Randall Library's new walk up scanning station... helping you go paperless!

    Unlike our existing flatbed scanners, our new high-speed walk up scanning station is:

    • fast, 
    • doesn't require a login,
    • can scan to email or a flashdrive,
    • creates sharp scans, 
    • is designed to handle open books, and 
    • can scan virtually any size book, magazine, journal, newspaper, photo or other material in black & white or full color.

    Step-by-step directions are located at the scanning station, which is located on is located on the first floor, near our bank of printers. Ask the Research Help Desk for directions or assistance.

    walk up scanner location on map

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  • Posted: January 10, 2017
    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft

    Join us for an exhibit opening in The Sherman Hayes Gallery. Thursday, January 12th, 5:30 p.m. Guest speaker, Ruth Heath, 6:30 p.m.

    This event is part of the first UNCW Campus Art Walk

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft is a retrospective of artisans who have received the North Carolina Living Treasures designation by the UNCW Museum of World Cultures. This recognition celebrates the value of artists and their craft, as well as their contributions to education and society. Since its beginning, the biannual honor has recognized boatwrights, potters, luthiers, marqueters, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, weavers, glass artisans, and bookbinders, to name a few. These craft artists reflect talents developed over decades of study and work, attaining the highest levels of achievement in their respective fields.

    The North Carolina Living Treasures Award is made possible by an endowment to UNCW from Martin Meyerson, M.D. in memory of his mother, Dorothy Meyerson. It was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn, who coordinated the process until he retired and moved from Wilmington.

    This retrospective at Randall showcases 13 original pieces from the Library's permanent collection, including two large objects from artists who have the distinction of winning the National Living Treasures Award.

    Learn more about the North Carolina Living Treasures.

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft will be on display through March 2017.


     

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  • Posted: January 09, 2017
    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft

    An exhibit in Randall Library's Sherman Hayes Gallery honors 30 years of hand crafts in North Carolina.

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft is a retrospective of artisans who have received the North Carolina Living Treasures designation by the UNCW Museum of World Cultures. This recognition celebrates the value of artists and their craft, as well as their contributions to education and society. Since its beginning, the biannual honor has recognized boatwrights, potters, luthiers, marqueters, blacksmiths, gunsmiths, weavers, glass artisans, and bookbinders, to name a few. These craft artists reflect talents developed over decades of study and work, attaining the highest levels of achievement in their respective fields.

    The North Carolina Living Treasures Award is made possible by an endowment to UNCW from Martin Meyerson, M.D. in memory of his mother, Dorothy Meyerson. It was originally conceived by UNCW faculty member Dr. Gerald "Jerry" Shinn, who coordinated the process until he retired and moved from Wilmington.

    This retrospective at Randall showcases 13 original pieces from the Library's permanent collection, including two large objects from artists who have the distinction of winning the National Living Treasures Award.

    Learn more about the North Carolina Living Treasures.

    NCLT: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft will be on display through March 2017.


     

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  • Posted: January 09, 2017

    Meet the Fellows in person on Wednesday, April 5th,  3-5 pm

    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 or abroad that are associated with literary authors and texts. 

    In addtion to the poster exhibit, please stop by the Randall Library information table between 3-5 pm to learn about how Randall Library can provide support and assistance to you when you embark on a research project, or you can also visit the library resources webpage to learn how we can support projects like these!

    Special thanks to Assistant Professor of Poetry, Department of English, Dr. Alex Porco, for serving as this year's Wentworth Chair.

     

     

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  • Posted: December 05, 2016
    UNCW Campus Art Walk

    Arts leaders at UNCW are proud to announce the first UNCW Campus Art Walk on Thursday evening, January 12th beginning at 5:30pm.

    1 night, 2 goals, 3 events, and 4 art openings. 10 reasons to join us! 

    About

    Modeled after Wilmington’s successful Fourth Friday Gallery Walks, The Campus Art Walk aims to celebrate the many different cultural activities often happening simultaneously at UNCW. Why visit one gallery when you can visit four? 

     

     

    Exhibits

    The UNCW Campus Art Walk begins at The CAB Gallery in the Cultural Arts Building, where the opening reception for the Biennial Faculty Exhibition will begin at 5:30 p.m. with remarks at 5:45 p.m. The exhibition will feature current work by University of North Carolina Wilmington studio art teaching faculty. 

    Next join a guided tour, led by Director of UNCW's Office of the Arts Kristen Brogdon and Rhonda Bellamy, The Arts Council of Wilmington’s Executive Director, to Randall Library for “NC Living Treasures: A Look Back on 30 Years of Craft.” Ruth Heath, daughter of Dr. Gerald Shinn (founder of North Carolina Living Treasures), will speak about her father’s legacy at 6:30 p.m. 

    After the library, your tour guides will take you to the Fisher University Union to the opening receptions of two fantastic exhibits: “Success Beyond the Scholarship: A Retrospective,” a celebration of former Boseman Scholarship recipients, and “Unspoken,” a collection of artwork by Gemynii, a self-taught painter, poet, and community activist, hosted by Upperman African American Cultural Center. Artists will speak in the Union at 7:15 and 7:30 p.m. 

    A Focus on Careers

    In addition to culture and food, the Art Walk is an opportunity for students who want to work in the arts post-graduation to engage in networking and career development opportunities at each location. 

    Faculty who are working artists will be featured at the Cultural Arts Building. Randall Library staff will be available to introduce helpful resources for a particular job, career field, or area of interest. A Randall Library resource guide will help future arts workers gather information about trends in a particular profession or field and assist with resumes, cover letters and interview preparation. Between the two galleries in the Fisher University Union, the UNCW Career Center will be available to guide arts-interested students toward resources to help in their job search or entrepreneurial ventures. Throughout the evening, professionals working in the arts will wear special badges encouraging students to ask them about their careers. 

     

     

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  • Posted: October 03, 2016

    Have you wondered what other people think about the 2016 United States election? You can find out using Roper Center, a database from Randall Library.

    Explore voting analyses and exit polls from past Presidental and Congressional elections, as well as results from recent nationwide U.S. opinion polls on the 2016 Presidential election. 

    Roper Center - US Elections

     

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