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Randall Library Newsletter April 2011


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Randall Library Newsletter April 2011

  1. 1. Randall Library News for April 2011 Flash Fiction 2011 Reception! Please join us for a reception and reading to celebrate Flash Fiction 2011 and help us to honor some of UNCW’s most extraordinary writers and artists. When: Monday, April 18th at 7 PM Where: Sherman Hayes Gallery, Randall Library The theme of this year’s stories was “the number 25.” Each story had to be 500 English words or less, include the theme, and also include Randall Library in some manner. The stories were framed by illustrations from Ned Irvine’s ART 260 class. View the online gallery of Flash Fiction Images.QR Codes in Randall LibraryQR or quick response codes are those funny looking symbols appearing on web sites, products,advertisements, and in your library. These codes are 2 dimensional barcodes which, whenscanned, lead the user to additional information about the product, another website or in Randall Library, to book reviews of selected items in the FeaturedNew Books collection.All you need to get started is a smartphone with a QR code reader installed.There are many apps to choose from but we recommend the BeeTagg QRReader and Generator since it supports a wide variety of smartphones. Give it atry and snap a picture of the QR code on the right– you will see that it takesyou to Randall Library! Come and visit the library to see/snap more QR codes. English in Action New Book Drop The UNCW Department of Funding for a larger, more secure and English and Randall Library durable book return/drop has been are holding the Spring 2011 approved. The library will purchase a English in Action Showcase Kingsley Contempra on Friday, April 15, from 3:30 Elite book return which p.m. to 5 p.m. It will be on the holds up to 330 books or first floor of Randall Library 825 DVDs. This piece and feature video, PowerPoint of equipment is ADApresentations, posters, poetry readings, and more. compliant and its tallMore than 50 exhibits done this semester by design and forwardstudents in English Department classes will be sitting opening is easierdisplayed. for trucks, SUVs, and vans to use. It isThe public is invited and admission is free. designed so that its locking cabinet sitsRefreshments will be available. Call the back from the curb to minimize theDepartment of English, 962-3320, for more danger of it being hit. It will replace theinformation, or visit this Web site. older, damaged book return at the same location in parking lot D. New Staff Member: Christopher Rhodes Effective April 1, 2011, Christopher Rhodes joined the Library as Facility and Events Coordinator. Christopher brings extensive project management experience, knowledge of building mechanical systems and working with contractors, as well as strong event planning experience. Most recently, Christopher worked as a Project Coordinator with New York City’s oldest full-service interior design and decoration firm; McMillen Inc. Before working at McMillen and after a brief stint in the Sales and Marketing division of Simon and Schuster, Christopher worked as Executive Assistant to Carol Mann, a literary agent known for her brilliant understanding of book contracts and her pitch-perfect eye for marketable material. More about Christopher Rhodes... Give us your Events and Exhibits Feedback on Trial On April 27, 2011, "Flashback: eResources Community Life Through the Lens of Mack Munn, 1940-1960" will We have dozens of eResource/ open in the Second Floor Gallery in Database trials available through Randall Library. NCLive until May 31, 2011. Put together by the Public History Visit our trial eResources page , Graduate Students, this exhibit has try some of them out and let us evolved with help from several library know what you think! staff, including Carolyn Andrews, Cleta Mosley, and Christopher Rhodes, who brought unique insights about the community of East Arcadia, NC and are helping to identify community members in the photographs. April Break Hours Thursday, April 21: 8am-5pm Curators for the exhibit include two Library Friday & Saturday, April 22-23: Closed Assistants, Sarah Skrobialowski from Special Sunday, April 24: Open at 3pm Collections and Erica Hague from Archives. Questions or comments? Email us at or call us at 910-962-3760. Click here to subscribe, unsubscribe, or view past e-newsletters.