Newsletter summer2010


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Newsletter summer2010

  1. 1. Randall Library News for Summer 2010 Learning Commons Test Drive the New Library The UNCW Learning Website Commons in Randall Library will celebrate its grand opening in August. New furniture arrived in May and more is on the way. Please check out the new space when you visit the library, or visit the Learning Commons on the web: learningcommons New Librarian Before classes start in the fall we will be launching a brand-new Lynn R. Shay has been appointed Electronic version of our website. Read Resources/Serials Librarian. Shay has been more… Head of the Serials Department at the University of West Florida since 2004 and is In the meantime, we need your no stranger to UNCW. She worked at Randall feedback! Join us for pizza on July Library from 1997-2004 as a reference 7th or 8th to test our site & answer librarian, instruction librarian, web coordinator, some questions (details & to and serials coordinator. Shay will join the RSVP). library faculty June 1, 2010. Or, test drive it yourself & fill out this feedback form. News for Researchers eAudio Books: Randall Library has access to many eAudio Books since NC LIVE recently began rolling out the new MyiLibrary audio books platform to all member libraries, adding 1000 downloadable eAudio Book titles for use by library patrons across the state. Visit MyiLibrary eAudio Books via NCLive for access to these eAudio books. Business Portal: NC LIVE recently introduced the new NC LIVE Business Portal and the NC LIVE Jobs Portal, two resources developed by librarians to highlight important information for students, job seekers, entrepreneurs, investors, and business owners. Find out more by visiting and http:// New Books, Videos and CDs: Check out new titles at Randall Library. Preparing your syllabus? Don’t forget to put readings and films on reserve for students using Randall Library Course Reserves. Fall 2010 UNI Instructors: Please schedule your required library session. Completely Updated Library Toolbar: With the Randall Library toolbar you can have quick access to library resources and useful web pages, wherever you are on the web. Get one-click access to the library catalog, articles via EbscoHost, Worldcat, Google Scholar, UNCW website and links to frequently used Randall Library and UNCW resources. Visit the toolbar page for more information and for installation instructions. Coming Soon: Over the summer we will transition the Interlibrary Loan/ILLiad logon to be synced with your UNCW email id and password. Instead of having to remember your ILL username & password, you can sign-on with your UNCW credentials. One less account to remember! Events and Exhibits Synergy Common Reading Summer Discussion Groups: The campus community is invited to gather with faculty, staff and student leaders for informal discussions of No Impact Man from 11am to noon on 5/19 and from 3:30 to 4:30pm on 6/28. Both events will be held in the Saffo Room (2009), Fisher Student Center, and led by Rachel Radom, First-Year Experience and Public Programming Librarian. Resources will be provided. Art Exhibit: An art exhibit featuring works by Ann Conner’s painting students will be on display at Randall Library’s Hayes Gallery during the summer. The Flash Fiction Project exhibit will move to the 2nd floor art wall. Free Massages for Students Preparing for Finals: UNCW’s Campus Activities and Involvement Center will sponsor free massages for students preparing for final exams during both summer sessions. Massages will be offered 6/14 and 7/22 in Randall Library on the first floor near the Hayes Gallery. Questions or comments? Email us at or call us at 910-962-3760. Click here to subscribe, unsubscribe, or view past e-newsletters.