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Newsletter September2011


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Newsletter September2011

  1. 1. Randall Library News for September 2011 Updated Version of Assignment Calculator Randall Library and the University Learning Center have recently updated the UNCW Assignment Calculator with additional and more detailed steps. The assignment Calculator provides guidance and resources for completely a research paper type assignment. You can even sign up to receive email reminders! We’d love to hear what you think of the Calculator, try it and fill out our survey.New eResource: European Views of the Americas: 1493 to 1750 This database contains more than 32,000 entries and is a comprehensive guide to printed records about the Americas written in Europe before 1750. This new bibliographic database is a valuable index for libraries, scholars and individuals interested in European works that relate to the Americas. EBSCO Publishing, in cooperation with the John Carter Brown Library, has created this resource from “European Americana: A Chronological Guide to Works Printed In Europe Relating to The Americas, 1493-1750,” the authoritative bibliography that is well-known and respected by scholars worldwide. Banned Books Week & Library Exhibit The American Library Association will celebrate Banned Books Week from September 24th until October 1st. Banned Books Week is an annual event highlighting the freedom to read and the importance of our Constitution’s First Amendment. It was launched in 1982 in response to a sudden surge in the number of challenges to books in schools, bookstores and libraries. More than 11,000 books have been challenged since 1982. Please take a peek at our exhibit on the second floor of Randall Library between rooms 2016 and 2017. More information on Banned Books Events and Exhibits John Gunn Collection Exhibit Randall Library will debut an exhibit focused on sports history and memorabilia from The John Gunn Collection in Special Collections. Curated by Public History graduate student Sarah Skrobialowski, the exhibit will run from September 9 through December 15, 2011. The majority of the collection relates to football but includes baseball and basketball publications as well. The collection of nearly 8,000 items includes books, periodicals, media guides, game-day programs, rule books, newspaper clippings, correspondence, photographs and other associated sports memorabilia. The exhibit can be viewed during Special Collections hours, Monday-Thursday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Friday, 9 a.m. to noon. Read more about the John Gunn Collection in our news blog or view the collection online. Literacy Live – Fall 2011 Events Have 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 the Weather Desk: All About the Atmosphere - Sat, 10/22/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Literacy Live from the Mayflower: All About Floating and Sinking - Sat, 11/19/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm Literacy Live from the Cobweb: A Holiday Celebration - Sat, 12/10/2011 - 1:00pm - 3:00pm“In the Belly of a Whale”Literacy Live image 2010 Visit this page for more information and to register to attend (space is limited). If you would like to volunteer at an upcoming event, please fill out this form. Questions or comments? Email us at or call us at 910-962-3760.