Library News

  • Posted: March 11, 2022
    Open Education Mini-Grants Deadline Extension 3/25

    The deadline to apply for the Randall Library Open Education Mini-Grants program has been extended to Friday, March 25.

    Open Education encompasses resources, tools and practices that are free of legal, financial and technical barriers and can be fully used, shared and adapted in the digital environment. Open Education maximizes the power of the Internet to make education more affordable, accessible and effective. Randall Library has awarded 17 mini-grants with a cumulative savings to students of $187,458.

    If you're interested in applying for a mini-grant, you can view instructions and apply on the guidelines page.

    If you have any questions, please contact Allison Kittinger, scholarly communications librarian at kittingera [at]

  • Posted: March 10, 2022

    Did you know origami can be used as a mediation aid?

    Practicing origami can help reduce stress, anxiety, depression or other ailments, both physical and emotional.

    Join us for origami on March 31st at 12:00 pm (noon), Retreat at Randall, Randall Library, 2nd Floor (Room 2016). No prior experience required. All materials provided.

    Register at:

    This program is open to UNCW students, faculty, and staff.

    Need special accommodations? Contact Chris Robinson at robinsoncl [at] for assistance.

    Origami with Charlie Uptegrove March 31st 12:00 PM Randall Library 2nd Floor Room 2016 Register at

  • Posted: March 10, 2022

    Learn to build resiliency towards stressors by turning inward and focusing on your breath/body/energetics with Gentle Yoga. During this session, participants will learn how to adopt restorative movement skills/kinesthetic awareness to incorporate into their work/school-life balance. The instructor will use slow-flowing movements with static restorative shapes, and progressive relaxation, with guided imagery to enhance the meditative experience. No prior experience needed. All materials provided.

    Join us in the Retreat at Randall space on March 22nd, at 4:00 pm, Randall Library, 2nd floor (Room 2016). Registration is required. Register at:
    Retreat at Randall programs are open to UNCW students, faculty, and staff. This program is sponsored by Randall Library and Campus Recreation and is categorized as a Healthy Hawks event that focuses on emotional and physical well-being.

    Need special accommodations? Contact Chris Robinson at robinsoncl [at]

    Gentle Yoga with Campus Recreation March 22nd, at 4:00 pm, Retreat at Randall, Randall Library, 2nd floor (Room 2016). Register at:

  • Posted: March 10, 2022

    An introspective art is a window to the unconscious mind

    Introspective art utilizes abstract techniques and introspective prompts to progress the ability to transcend stressors. During this session, participants will be using writing/drawing utensils (markers, colored pencils, pen, pencil) and sketch paper to create their introspective artwork. All materials provided. No prior experience is needed.

    Join us in the Retreat at Randall space on March 15th, at 4:00 pm, inside Randall Library, 2nd floor (Rm. 2016). Registration is required. Register at:

    Retreat at Randall programs are open to UNCW students, faculty, and staff. This program is sponsored by Randall Library and Campus Recreation and is categorized as a Healthy Hawks event that focuses on emotional and spiritual well-being.

    Need special accommodations? Contact Chris Robinson at robinsoncl [at]

    Introspective Art March 15th, at 4:00 pm, Retreat at Randall, Randall Library, 2nd floor (Rm. 2016). Register at:

  • Posted: February 28, 2022
    Celebrating Women's History Month 2022


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  • Posted: February 24, 2022
    African American Read-in 2022

    The 2022 African American Read-In will be held virtually on Thurs., Feb. 24th at 5:30 pm. Feel free to sign up to read a passage from your favorite work, or come and listen.

    Event details:  

  • Posted: February 23, 2022
    Graphic for Controlling Birth exhibit in the Sundial Gallery Feb 22 to Mar 21, 2022

    This exhibit originally debuted as part of an event celebrating 100 years of women's suffrage in the United States. “She Rocks the Vote” was enabled by a grant from the State Library of North Carolina’s Institute of Museum and Library Services Diversity and Inclusion Mini-Grants program. Original plans for a live, in-person March 2020 event were derailed by COVID-19. We are now happy to announce the installation of the physical The "Controlling Birth" exhibit, highlighting numerous artifacts which are currently on display from February 22nd - March 31st.

    Dr. Jennifer Le Zotte, Assistant Professor of History and Material Culture, and graduate History students, Kyra McCormick, Rebecca Mullins, and Heather Byrum offer a curated exhibit about birth control in twentieth-century North Carolina. This display is far from comprehensive. Its objects are intended to illustrate an important story of gender and race inequity in medical and reproductive health history. Today, and for the past half dozen decades or so, the oral pill has revolutionized women's reproductive choices, though the story of its testing and approval also underscores gender and racial inequalities in the United States (a story told by historian Elaine Tyler May). Intentionally, this exhibit concentrates on the equally revealing narratives of contraceptives other than birth control pills, while recognizing the Pill's importance. The history of birth control in America reflects the importance of a healthy, democratic polity, including full-throated participation at every level by women of every background.

  • Posted: February 18, 2022
    Congratulations to the 2022 Information Literacy Faculty Fellows!

    Congratulations to the 2022 Information Literacy Faculty Fellows!

    Eleven UNCW faculty have been selected for the fifth cohort of Randall Library’s Information Literacy Faculty Fellows program. As part of this immersive five-week experience, Fellows will explore the ACRL Information Literacy Framework for Higher Education; gain practical ideas for infusing information literacy in their teaching; work closely with their liaison librarian on information literacy concepts; generate concrete products that integrate one or more information literacy concepts (ILFF Project Repository); and collaborate on ways to share these concepts with their departmental colleagues. Upon completion of the program, Fellows receive a $1,000 stipend.

    The 2022 cohort of the IL Faculty Fellows includes:

    •     Gabriel Edzordzi Agbozo, English
    •     Amy Daniels, Mathematics & Statistics
    •     Seth Emmanuel Gaiters, Philosophy & Religion
    •     Jean Gordon, Healthcare Administration
    •     Emmanuel Harris II, World Languages & Cultures
    •     Kathleen Holland, Environmental Science
    •     Hyunjung "Kelly" Lee, Chemistry & Biochemistry
    •     Olga Lenczewska, Philosophy & Religion
    •     Isaac Loh, Economics and Finance
    •     Michele Pedicone, Respiratory Therapy
    •     Sophia Stid, Creative Writing



    This program is co-sponsored by Randall Library, Undergraduate Studies, and the Center for Teaching Excellence. Learn more about this program and information literacy at Randall Library here:

  • Posted: February 11, 2022
    UNCW is now an ORCID US Community member!

    ORCID (Open Research and Contributor ID) is a nonprofit, scholar-led organization that issues unique ORCID iDs for individual researchers. The ORCID iD is a 16-digit string of numbers connecting to a profile that allows scholars to control their academic record, distinguishes them from others with similar names, and provides a persistent record regardless of name, affiliation, or translation changes. It can be thought of as a scholarly fingerprint.

    ORCID is a powerhouse in the research ecosystem. Its innovative “enter once, reuse often” approach to citation has gained the attention of institutions, publishers, and funders that now require ORCID iDs to provide authorship, affiliation, and award information and populate a variety of interoperable platforms.

    To learn more about how to claim your ORCID iD, visit Randall Library’s ORCID guide.

    By becoming a member of ORCID, UNCW is continuing its commitment to the visibility and celebration of Seahawk scholarship and building open and sustainable research infrastructure. ORCID records can now be used to populate Watermark Faculty Success profiles through a linked import feature, and other UNCW systems are being investigated for connection. Bringing ORCID into existing campus systems promises to reduce time spent entering biographic and bibliographic information in different places.

    Randall Library is excited to support ORCID at UNCW. Look out for future library ORCID events. Those interested can also attend ORCID’s ORCID Workshop for Researchers on Monday, February 21, 2022 at 2:00 PM (registration required). A recording of the workshop will be sent to all registrants.

    For more information about ORCID, or if you have any questions about setting up your profile, please contact Allison Kittinger, Scholarly Communications Librarian.

  • Posted: February 09, 2022
    Black History Month Exhibit First Floor Display Case

    African Americans shaping student life since 1962

    From the first graduating class of Williston College until the present, Black students have been at the forefront of UNCW’s academic expansion. Whether forming the gospel choir or building a vibrant student club culture, Black students have for decades forged their own unforgettable Seahawk experiences.

    For Black History Month, displays in Randall Library and Fisher Student Center feature archival documents and images on these themes:

        • Black Student Life at UNCW: Through fraternities, sororities, student government, the Alumni Association, and the Black Student Union.

        • Williston College: Due to segregation, African American students attended Williston College, which became an administrative unit of Wilmington College in 1956.

        • UNCW Gospel Choir: Fashions changed, but one tradition held fast from the 1970s through the 2000s--an award-winning Gospel Choir.

    University Archives is part of the Center for Southeast North Carolina Archives and History in Randall Library.  University Archives collects and provides access to the official records of the University of North Carolina Wilmington as well as other items of significance to the history of Wilmington College and the University.