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Newsletter august2011

  1. 1. Randall Library News for August 2011 No More Library Pin Randall Library is happy to announce an improved login process for accessing your Library Account* and library resources from off- campus. Instead of having to remember your Library PIN, you now login with your UNCW username (your email address without the part) and your email password. We hope this streamlined login experience makes using the library easier! *Note: This only applies to UNCW Students, Staff and Faculty. Other non-UNCW Borrowers still need to use their PIN.New Library Hours Welcome to Lisa Coats Please join us in welcoming Lisa Coats to the Effective fall 2011, the library will Randall Library faculty as our First Year En- operate on a 19/5 schedule with gagement Librarian. Lisa received her MLIS the following open and closing from Rutgers University, her MA in English times*: from Virginia Commonwealth University in Sunday: noon to 2 a.m. Richmond, and her BA in English from Tem- Monday – Friday: 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. ple University in Philadelphia. Most recently, Friday: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. she served as Reference & Instruction Librar- Saturday: noon to 6 p.m. ian at Monmouth University Library in West Long Branch, NJ. Access to the library after 8 p.m. Sunday- Thursday is restricted to UNCW students, Her professional faculty, and staff. A valid University ID background also (UNCW One Card) is required to gain includes experience access. at a county public This change in operating hours from a 24/5 library. Her front schedule is part of a series of measures to line experience at improve the safety and security of students, Monmouth promises to serve her in good faculty and staff. Security guard schedules stead here, as she joins her colleagues at the will be modified to support the new hours Learning Commons Help Desk, and steps up and guards will work from 7 p.m. until 2 to the many challenges that come with being a.m. Security guards will perform building our First Year Engagement Librarian. Her and area patrols at regular intervals. Escorts interests in faculty-librarian collaboration also are available from the University Police promise to serve her in good stead here; at Department. UNCW such partnerships have enjoyed a track record of success.New Look for Library CatalogIn August Randall Library will be updated the library catalog with a fresh look. Searching andother core functionality of the catalog will be mostly unchanged; your search experience shouldremain familiar.However, there will be some new features including the ability to create custom lists of savedrecords, to rate books, and log in with your campus username and password. Events and Exhibits Alcott Events New Hanover County Public Library and Randall Library are pleased to present a series of programs about Louisa May Alcott this summer & fall, including a UNCW Book Discussion series. Visit for more information and to RSVP for events. Literacy Live – Fall 2011 EventsHave children ages 4-7? Or are you a UNCW student looking for volunteer opportunities?Learn about our upcoming Literacy Live events planned for Fall 2011.Literacy Live from Your Nose: All About Sneezing- Sat, 9/10/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pmLiteracy Live from the Weather Desk: All About the Atmosphere - Sat, 10/22/2011 -1:00pm - 3:00pmLiteracy Live from the Mayflower: All About Floating and Sinking - Sat, 11/19/2011 -1:00pm - 3:00pmLiteracy Live from the Cobweb: A Holiday Celebration - Sat, 12/10/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pmVisit this page for more information and to register to attend (space is limited). ( ) If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming eventplease fill out this form ( Reflecting on a Decade: The Patriot Act and Information GatheringIn the summer of 2005, two FBI agents handed librarian George Christian a National SecurityLetter demanding information about a library patron. The letter stated that Christian could notdiscuss having received the letter with anyone, at the risk of going to jail.Panelists are: Supervisory Special Agent Keith Bethke of the FBI; Rob Hoon,general counsel for UNCW; Major Osey Sanders, UNCW Police Department;and Sarah Watstein, university librarian for UNCW. Sept 16th event CameronHall, 212 Noon — Panel DiscussionLearn more about this and other UNCW events during the week ofSept. 9-16: or comments? Email us at or call us at 910-962-3760. Click here to subscribe, unsubscribe, or view past e-newsletters.