Randall Library Newsletter January 2011


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Randall Library Newsletter January 2011

  1. 1. Randall Library News for January 2011 Recognizing New Scholarship from UNCW Faculty Randall Library has launched a webpage designed to showcase the newest research being published by UNCW faculty. Learn more...Mobile Version of Library WebsiteVisiting our website with a mobile device or smartphone? You will beautomatically redirected to the mobile version of our website. Designed tostreamline the library experience by highlighting resources relevant to userson-the-go, our mobile site is a mini-version of our full site (and yes, youstill have the option of getting to our full site from your mobile device ifyou prefer). Try the mobile site out and let us know what you think!Recreational Reading Collection Gets an Overhaul in the New YearWe are changing our Recreational Reading collection (found on the first floor, near Java City)by investing in the McNaughton Subscription Solution, which provides an efficient, reliable,and dependable means for Randall Library to build one of its most popular collections. We arejump starting the collection with over 200 "core" titles. They will be on the RecreationalReading shelves ready to browse and check out by the end of January. Look for the collectionto grow throughout the new year! The books in the existing Recreational Reading collectionare being reviewed by library staff and considered for transfer upstairs to the GeneralCollection. Read more about the changes to our Recreation Reading collection...14 Flip Cameras Available for Checkout We now have 14 Flip cameras available for checkout. The compact cameras can record up to an hour of HD video, which can be saved to a computer or uploaded directly to YouTube, Facebook, etc. Flips are available at the Equipment Checkout Desk in the Library’s Learning Commons, and can be checked out for 7 days. Check camera availability and/or put one on hold via the Library Catalog.Coming Soon . . . Graduate Spaces @ Randall LibraryOfficers and representatives of the Graduate Student Association haveexpressed their interest in more dedicated spaces in Randall Library, spacesthat support study, research, and collaboration. To address this issue, theLibrary is currently considering repurposing Room 2016 as a GraduateStudent lounge and refreshing Room 2017 - - the current Grad ComputerLab. Keep an eye out for signs and news on our website about this change!New Associate University LibrarianSusannah Benedetti has been appointed as our new Associate University Librarian forTechnical and Collection Management Services. A national search was conducted to fill theposition vacated by Ms. Arlene Hanerfeld. Ms. Benedetti’s track record at UNCW alongside anincreasingly robust record of service to the Library, the University and the profession andparallel scholarly and creative activity, demonstrates commitment to the University, the Libraryand the profession, a strong service ethic, and intentional career development. Read more... FYI: University Librarian’s Reflections Curious about the myriad issues facing academic libraries in the 21st cen- tury? Check out our University Librarian’s reflections - - “From the Inside Looking Out, or the Outside Looking In . . . Reflections on our So-Called Information Society.” You can find these at http://library.uncw.edu/ university_librarian. Comments are always welcome!Events and ExhibitsRandall Library Co-Sponsors Screening of “Howl”Randall Library and Sigma Tau Delta will co-sponsor a screening of the movie “Howl” atLumina Theatre in the Fisher Student Center on Monday January 31 st, 2011 7 PM – 9 PM. Moreinformation... UNCW Presents Reading/Listening/Viewing Recommendations Have you attended, or will you attend, one of the UNCW Presents performances or lectures? Interested in learning more about the topic, artist or scholar? Check out Randall Library’s “If you like…, may we recommend” posters and reading lists. All of the recommended materials can be checked out from Randall Library. Questions or comments? Email us at libref@uncw.edu or call us at 910-962-3760. Click here to subscribe, unsubscribe, or view past e-newsletters.