Randall Library News for April 2010
New University Librarian Named Synergy Common Reading 2010:
Colin Beavan’s No Impact Man
Sarah Barbara Watstein,
former Associate University Next year’s incoming
Librarian for Research and students will be
Instructional Services at the reading No Impact Man
as the UNCW common
University of California, Los
reading book. The
Angeles, joins UNCW as
author, Colin Beavan,
University Librarian June 1. will be visiting the UNCW campus on
September 20. Faculty, staff and
Watstein will provide entrepreneurial and student leaders who want to discuss
collaborative leadership in support of the the book over the summer are
invited to attend one of the
educational, learning and research activities of the
following book discussions:
university. She will assume leadership of Randall
Wed., May 19, 11am-12pm,
Library and its 20 librarians, 24 paraprofessionals
Saffo Room (2009) Fisher
and collection of one million volumes, 25,000 print
and online journals and more than 200 database
Mon., June 28, 3:30-4:30pm,
titles. She will also represent the library on the
Saffo Room (2009) Fisher
Academic Coordinating Council. Read more...
Events and Exhibits
Abraham Lincoln: Self-Made in America exhibit
A national traveling exhibit featuring reproduction artifacts from
the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum in
Springfield, Illinois is coming to University of North Carolina
Wilmington’s Randall Library from April 26-May 20, 2010. Here
are a few events you might be interested in:
UNCW’s Lumina Theater will screen Vikram Jayanti’s 2005 film “Lincoln,” an innovative
portrait of the President and his battle with depression, Wednesday, April 21, 2010, at
Dr. Todd Savitt, professor from the Department of Medical Humanities at East Carolina
University, will present “Entering a White Profession: Black Physicians in the Turn-of-the-
Century South” at the exhibit opening reception, Monday, April 26, at 7:00pm, in UNCW’s
Randall Library Hayes Gallery (1st floor).
Following Dr. Savitt's talk, the “Flash Fiction Project: Self-Made in America” publication
celebration and exhibit reception will take place on the 2nd floor art wall. Refreshments
will be provided.
Cape Fear Museum of History and Science will screen Vikram Jayanti’s 2005 film
“Lincoln,” Sunday, May 2, at 2:30pm. Before the movie, from 2:00-2:30pm, Barbara L.
Rowe, curator at Cape Fear Museum, will display and discuss a Lincoln artifact in the
collection: an 1861 military commission for a local Wilmingtonian signed by Lincoln.
Seahawk Study Moonlight Breakfast
During finals, on Wednesday, April 28, faculty and staff will be serving students a free
moonlight breakfast in Randall Library. From 9-11pm, eggs, bacon, pancakes, fruit and
coffee will keep students energized as faculty and staff offer support and
News for Researchers
Reserves – Faculty may request materials put on electronic reserves for their classes.
Placing reserve requests early will help ensure your materials are ready for the first day of
Returning Materials – Please be sure to return any items you have checked out. If you’d like
to renew your items online, click on “My Library Record” on the left side of our homepage.
UNI Instructors – If you are teaching a UNI section in fall 2010, please request your library
session soon! Use our online form: http://library.uncw.edu/forms/freshman_seminar
Self-Checkout Machine – A new self-checkout machine that offers fast, efficient, and easy-
to-use technology will soon be available. It will give you another option for checking out
books and is not meant to replace the personal checkout service at the Circulation desk.
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