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  • Posted: March 12, 2018
    Viewing Community Through a Local Lens:

    In Spring 2018, a UNCW undergraduate sociology class partnered with local children in Wilmington's Brigade Boys' and Girls' Club in the Hillcrest community and worked with the children to take photos that documented what they felt was important in their neighborhood. The two groups worked together to select images to be displayed in an exhibit about the project. The exhibit, Viewing Community Through a Local Lens, is on display in Randall Library's Second Floor Gallery from April 9 through June 1.

    Please join us for a reception on Tuesday, April 10 from 6:00-7:30. The sociology students and the Boys' and Girls' Club members will be on hand to show off their work.

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  • Posted: March 09, 2018
    Randal Library with text reading Your Ideas Needed

    Randall Library needs you and your ideas! Please complete this short survey about Randall Library!  


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  • Posted: March 09, 2018

    Back for a third installment, new oral histories are available in Randall Library’s Somos NC: Voices from North Carolina’s Latino Community digital collection.

    This collaborative project allows students in Dr. Amanda Boomershine’s SPN 490 Hispanics in NC: Service Learning and Research course to conduct oral history interviews with members of the local Latino community. Randall Library hosts these oral histories in an online digital collection that is available to all researchers. This project originated through the grant funded initiative, “Latino Americans: 500 Years of History,” awarded to UNCW in 2015, and sponsored by the American Library Association and the National Endowment for the Humanities. It has continued after the original award year to include two additional installments of oral histories.

    Access the interviews here: http://cdm17190.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/landingpage/collection/nclatino

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  • Posted: March 06, 2018
    Randall in the Roost logo for March 13 event

    Have to find three scholarly journal articles and not sure where to start? Trying to write a paper and can’t figure out how to find the information you need? The League of Extraordinary Researchers can help! Librarians from Randall are bringing the library to you, and will be in first year residence halls on March 13th with doughnuts, fun giveaways, and of course a laptop and their research powers.

    Librarians will be available starting in the afternoon in Cornerstone, Graham-Hewlett, Schwartz, Belk, Galloway, and the Honors residence halls.

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  • Posted: March 02, 2018
    Wentworth Fellows Showcase 2018
    Wentworth Fellowship Poster Session

    Randall Library is proud to host the Spring 2018 UNCW Wentworth Fellows Poster Session, Thursday, April 5th through Friday, April 6th.

    Please stop by Thursday April 5th  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

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

    Student Kyle Stanley's poster: 2016 Wentworth Showcase

    Shannon Bradburn - US Eastern seaboard

    Maddison Brindle - Amman, Jordan

    Zijun Bu - New York City, NY

    Marissa Buccilli - Concord, MA

    Mary Childers - New York City, NY

    Angela Ciarletta - Geneva, Switzerland

    Spencer Conn - San Francisco, CA

    Nicole Draina - The Missions in CA

    Emily Holzer - Berlin, Germany and Krakow, Poland

    Becky Jackson - Prince Edward Island, Canada

    Nikki Kroushl - Savannah, GA

    Olivia McCarthy - London, England

    Kathryn McCallion - Porto, Portugal

    Ashley Merklinger - Edinburgh, Scotland

    Caroline Ellen Orth - Amsterdam, Netherlands

    Patricia Patterson - London, England

    Audrey Pontin - Paris, France

    Donnie Secreast - Boston, MA

    Christopher Shaw - Los Angeles, CA

    Trae Toler - Washington, DC and Warsaw, Poland

    Andrew Tolhurst -  Costa Rica

    Gabrielle Walsh - France

    Luke Webber - Dublin

    Be a Wentworth Fellow

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

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  • Posted: February 26, 2018
    Open Textbook logo

    Help Lower Textbook Costs for Students

    Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a one hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. Receive a $200 stipend for your efforts!

    Did You Know...

    • The high cost of some course materials can impede students’ academic success.
    • The College Board estimates that the average undergraduate can budget $1,220 - $1,420 for textbooks and supplies in 2017–18.
    • The cost of textbooks is rising at a rate of 4 times inflation.
    • Seven out of 10 students don’t purchase a required textbook during their academic career because of cost.
    • 60% of students have delayed purchasing textbooks until they’ve received their financial aid.

    Open Textbooks

    Open textbooks can help alleviate the burden of textbook costs for students and provide faculty with content that can be customized for their course. Open textbooks are full, real textbooks, used by many faculty across the country, and licensed to be freely used, edited, and distributed.

    What You Can Do

    Attend the Open Textbook Workshop— a one-hour session where you can discover open textbooks in your field. After the workshop, you’ll be asked to write a short review of an open textbook from the Open Textbook Library. Your review will benefit other faculty considering open textbooks. You’ll receive a $200 stipend for your participation and written review.

    What: Open Textbook Workshop

    Where: Randall Library (RL1045)

    When: March 21, 2018, 12:00 -1:00 pm

    Who: The workshop will be led by Ashley Knox, Digital Initiatives Librarian, and Beth Thompson, Digital Formats and Metadata Librarian.

    Registration closed. This workshop filled up in record time on the first day! Please email Ashley Knox (knoxa [at] uncw.edu) if you are interested in us holding another workshop like this in the library!

    If you have questions about this workshop or open textbooks, please contact Ashley Knox, at 910-962-7996 or knoxa [at] uncw.edu.

    This workshop is sponsored by The Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE).

    Find out more information on the Open Educational Resources Guide.

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  • Posted: February 14, 2018
    An image of a newspaper with the headline "What's New"

    Randall Library is excited to announce the addition of five historical newspapers to its collection: The Atlanta Constitution, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post. These newspapers provide invaluable insights and information on leading issues and events, like the U.S. Civil War, immigration, westward expansion, industrial developments, race relations, and World War I and II; to local and regional politics, society, arts, culture, business, and sports.

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  • Posted: February 02, 2018
    Zine Artist Madeleine Veitch

    Randall Library is proud to welcome artist Madeline Veitch for an event that is all about Zines!

    Please join us at 6 PM on Wednesday, March 14th, in the Sherman Hayes Gallery for a conversation about zines: their origin, zine culture, and how Randall Library and the department of Art & Art History are creating a UNCW zine culture of their own. 

    Zines create powerful spaces for low-budget, offline, author/artist-directed knowledge sharing. Tracing some of the roots of underground and author-driven publications through19th and 20th century subcultures, this talk will address how zines and their forerunners have played a vital role in building community and visual resonances around identity and lived experience. In examining contemporary zine cultures, we’ll explore how zines facilitate important forms of speech and knowledge circulation in the present social and political climate. 

    Madeline Veitch is a Research, Metadata, and Zine Librarian at SUNY New Paltz. In 2014, she collaborated with a group of students to start a zine library at the Sojourner Truth Library. The collection has since grown to over 600 zines and spawned an array of library programming around zines and zinemaking. She believes that communities should have access to the knowledge they produce and sees the circulation of art and ideas through zines as a powerful way to upend the traditional publishing model. She lives in the Hudson Valley where she spends her spare time rambling around the Shawangunk mountains and making zines. 

    A zine-making workshop will be held from 1 - 3 PM at CAB 2041. Seats available on a first come, first served basis. 

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  • Posted: January 31, 2018
    NC Live logo

    For the 2018 – 2022 Resource Cycle, NC Live has added 15 new resources! These resources are available to all UNCW students, faculty and staff through the Randall Library website. You can read more about the 2018 – 2022 Resource Updates on the NC Live website.






    Newly added resources:

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  • Posted: January 09, 2018
    Extended Hours on Fridays

    You asked for it ...

    Your SGA and Randall Library have been working together and starting Friday, January 12th the library building will close at 9 PM instead of 6 PM on Fridays throughout the semester.

    The extended hours will work similarly to our operating hours Sunday through Thursday which begin at 10 PM —

    -The circulation desk will be closed
    -The building will be staffed with security guards
    -UNCW OneCard access will be required between 6 PM and 9 PM

    For a full list of Randall Library hours, please follow this link: https://library.uncw.edu/hours



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