Randall Library Advisory Boards

Advisory Boards at Randall Library

 

Community Advisory Board

Purpose

The Randall Library Community Advisory Board at UNCW is a group of seven engaged community residents representing a variety of stakeholder groups, including UNCW alumni and supporters, area cultural institutions, and community leaders. The role of the board is to offer advice and provide feedback to Randall Library leadership on library services, spaces, resources, and programming.

Members are expected to share their insights and communicate user needs to library leadership as well as recommend approaches to increase the library’s engagement with other local organizations and citizens across Southeast North Carolina.  Advisory Board members will also be additional advocates for Randall Library in the community.

The Randall Library Community Advisory Board will represent the views of the community who may or may not be directly affiliation with UNCW.  It will complement the University Faculty Senate Library and IT committee, which addresses faculty-specific issues and needs, and the Randall Library Student Advisory Board that advocates for undergraduate and graduate students.

Membership

Membership of the board will consist of:

  • At least one UNCW alumnus/alumna
  • At least one representative from the Cape Fear Museum, New Hanover County Library, or other local historical societies, museums or cultural institutions
  • At least one OLLI member
  • At least one member associated with Randall Library archival collections

Members will serve two-year appointments with the ability to serve no more than two consecutive terms.  

Meetings

The full board will meet two times per semester (four meetings per academic year); board members may be asked on occasion to attend additional sessions with architects, consultants or others in order to gain user perspectives on specific issues.

Roster

Gail Brown 

Retired K-12 administrator, education faculty 

OLLI 

Jennifer Finlay 

Local History Librarian, New Hanover County Public Library 

Organizational partner 

Michael McWhorter 

CEO, Mojotone 

Alumnus 

Bonnie Mitchell 

Coastal Education Coordinator, NC Coastal Federation 

Organizational partner 

Erin Payne 

Former Director of Fund Development, Cape Fear Literacy Council 

Alumna 

Sharryse Piggott 

PM Reporter, WUNC 

Alumna 

 

Student Advisory Board

Purpose

The Randall Library Student Advisory Board at UNCW is a group of 15 engaged UNCW students representing a variety of stakeholder groups, including the five colleges and schools, Student Government Association, and student leaders. The role of the board is to provide input and feedback to Randall Library leadership on library services, spaces, resources, and policies.  Members are expected to share insights into user behavior and communicate user needs to library leadership as well as communicate to their constituent groups information about library resources and services. They will also recommend approaches to increase the library’s engagement with students and student groups.  Advisory Board members will be advocates for Randall Library across campus and in the community.

The Randall Library Student Advisory Board will represent the views of undergraduate and graduate students.  It will complement the University Faculty Senate Library and IT committee, which addresses faculty-specific issues and needs, and the soon-to-be established Randall Library Community Advisory Board.

Membership

Membership of the board will consist of:

  • Two students, one undergraduate and one graduate student, from each of the five colleges 
  • Two library student employees
  • One student nominated by SGA
  • One Honors student
  • One student tutor, ambassador, orientation leader. resident advisor or other student leader

Members will serve one-year appointments with the ability to serve up to  three consecutive terms.  

Meetings

The full board will meet two times per semester (four meetings per academic year); board members may be asked on occasion to attend additional sessions with architects, consultants or others in order to gain user perspectives on specific issues.

Roster

Carson Ashley

Graduate Public Administration

CHSSA

Kiley O’Donnell

Graduate Tourism, Rec & Sports Mgmt

CHHS 

Angel Ankrom

Undergrad Junior Political Science

SGA 

Kayln Groncki

Undergrad Senior Respiratory Therapy

CHHS 

Lia Hudgins

Undergrad Sophomore Anthropology

Honors

Hannah McCary

Undergrad Sophomore Political Science

Randall 

Niko Perry

Undergrad Sophomore Psychology

Randall

Ren Ren

Undergrad Junior Nursing

CHHS

Olivia Trahan

Undergrad Junior Environmental Science

Honors 

Deon Wren

Undergrad Senior Information Technology

CSE

Colin Harris

Undergrad Senior Psychology/PAR

CHSSA