Newsletter March 2011


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Newsletter March 2011

  1. 1. Randall Library News for March 2011The Library’s Catalog has Gone Mobile!Now when you visit our catalog using a mobile device (such as the iPhone orBlackBerry) you will automatically be presented with the mobile catalogversion. You can also visit it directly at: With themobile catalog you can easily find books and other materials, place holdrequests, and view your library account, all through your handheld device. From “Recreational Reading” to “Featured New Books” Starting this month, you will see new books filling the shelves formally known as Recreational Reading. Our Featured New Books section is located on the first floor near JavaCity. This is an exciting collection of very current, high profile fiction and non-fiction books available for your reading pleasure. The loan period for Featured New Books is 21 days with no renewals. See a larger version of the map.New Curriculum Materials Center WebsiteThe Curriculum Materials Center (CMC) has a brand-newwebsite! New features include: catalog search box with the option to search only the CMC, Ed Lab or Juvenile collections searchable lists of specialized CMC resources (such as AIMS Books, Kits, Readers) Literacy Live info, registration and photos Visit it & give us feedback!Welcome to New Distance Learning Librarian Ms. Melissa Raymer joins Randall Library as Distance Learning Librarian on March 8, 2011. Melissa brings to UNCW specific knowledge and abilities to address the distance learning focus of this new position including teaching experience, especially in information literacy instruction, and experience with Blackboard Learn and other relevant technologies. She has three years of professional library experience at Cape Fear Community College, and paraprofessional experience at North Carolina State University and Duke University Libraries. Read more…. Please also “From Friending to Research: Using New Staff Member join us in Facebook as a Teaching Tool” welcoming Robert Humphrey to Randall Library Anne Pemberton, Instruction Coordinator at System’s Department. He started in Randall Library, shares her insights on using February as “Library Web and Facebook as a teaching tool in library research Applications Developer.” Bob will be instruction. Read the article published in the working with our Systems Librarians on January 2011 issue of College and Research customizing, updating, and configuring our Libraries News. assortment of online library applications. Evolving Spaces @ UNCW students, faculty and staff can look forward to Randall Library the following enhancements in spring: Dedicated spaces for graduate students: The Library is currently repurposing Room 2016 as a Graduate Student lounge and refreshing Room 2017 - - the current Grad Computer Lab. New floor covering and furnishings in Java City: New floor covering has been installed in Java City, and a variety of soft seating has been ordered. Additional study options on the 2nd floor: Randall Library gate counts affirm how busy the Library is. UNCW students prefer a range of seating options. The Library looks forward to purchasing additional student library carrels to match those purchased last year Additional seating options : 20 distinctively North Carolinian rocking chairs have been ordered. Indeed, they are the same as those in the Charlotte-Douglas airport. Half of the chairs will be placed along the interior glass “atrium” on the 2nd floor. The remaining rocking chairs will be placed along the 1 st floor center corridor. Here they will complement and extend the many seating options available for study. More details… Events and Exhibits Women’s History Month Faculty Art, Past and Present An exhibit celebrating This month, in the Sherman Hayes Gallery, enjoy a small Womens History Month will portion of Art from the Randall Library Collection featuring be created by the Womens works created by UNCW Faculty. It is a goal of Randall Resource Center. It will be Library to collect and exhibit art from southeast North displayed for the entire month Carolina and we are excited to showcase such a richly of March in the front glass diverse group of work by the talented artists who have had a case. direct impact in making Wilmington, and UNCW, a place where art, culture, and ideas meet. Questions or comments? Email us at or call us at 910-962-3760. Click here to subscribe, unsubscribe, or view past e-newsletters.