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Need a Study Break? Come Kick off Exam Season With Us in Style Monday 12/5 @ 7:30pm

November 30, 2016


Come join us in the Blower’s Gallery of Ramsey Library and the Sandbox on Monday, December 5th at 7:30pm as we toast to the exam season with snacks, drinks, board games and more! Have questions or need some last-minute help with research? Get help here! And good luck on your exams!

‘Tools for Moral Decision-Making’ Ramsey Library Video Production Now Online

November 30, 2016

This lecture is presented by UNCA’s own Dr. Melissa Burchard, Professor of Philosophy .

Interested in other UNCA Ramsey Library Video Productions? See our YouTube channel.

980 New Ebook Titles Added From NC Publishers

November 28, 2016

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Love North Carolina and ebooks? Good news! 980 new ebooks from NC publishers have recently been added to our Home Grown Ebooks Collection, made available through our NCLive consortial access. These new books feature a wide variety of titles, including works by popular North Carolina authors such as Lee Smith and Robert Morgan, many novels, poetry, young adult, short stories and nonfiction. Readers may enjoy new titles such as Comfort & Joy by Jim Grimsley, Southern Tailgating Cookbook by Taylor Mathis and many more. All of these books have unlimited, simultaneous user access.

Coloring Contest

August 25, 2016

We’re holding a coloring contest to kick off the semester! Stop by the Reference Desk and grab an official Ramsey Library coloring page or download one here. Return the page with your name and UNC Asheville email address by 6:00 pm on September 9th for a chance to win a Ramsey Library prize pack! You may enter more than once AND you gain extra entries by posting your creations to Instagram and tagging us in the image.
Coloring Contest

100+ HBO Streaming Documentaries Added to Library Collection

August 24, 2016

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Enjoy HBO’s high quality film productions and also incisive, socially relevant documentaries? You’re in luck! Over a hundred of HBO’s documentary films have just been added to Ramsey Library’s Films on Demand Database. You can access them on or off campus from the library’s homepage by clicking on ‘Online Resources‘ (in blue at right) then ‘Films on Demand‘ from the alphabetical list. If you’re accessing from off campus, simply log-in when prompted using your OnePort credentials.

Find something you’d like to use for a class project? You can easily make custom segments of films via the ‘Custom Segment’ tab (visible below). Once you’re ready to cite, that is easy too: simply click on the ‘Citation‘ tab under each video to find an automatically generated citation in Harvard, Chicago, or MLA (including the new 8th edition) styles. Here’s what it looks like:

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Have questions? As always let us know at and we’ll be happy to help!

Exhibition: COSTUME AT THE TURN OF THE CENTURY 1990 – 2015

August 18, 2016
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U.S. Premiere of the Internationally Acclaimed Exhibition Curated by Igor Roussanoff, UNCA’s Visiting Professor of Drama

ON EXHIBIT: August 15 –September 28, 2016
OPENING RECEPTION: 5pm Friday, Aug. 26 in the Blowers Gallery (Ramsey Library)

UNC Asheville will host the U.S. premiere of the international exhibition Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990-2015, from August 15th –September 28th, 2016 in various galleries and spaces on campus, including Ramsey Library’s own Blowers Gallery and most of the main floor of the library.

Costume designer and performance artist, Mariaelena Roque, from Spain, and UNC Asheville Professor of Music, Wayne Kirby, will perform at 6pm on Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 in the Highsmith Union Grotto Theatre. An opening ceremony will be held at 5pm on Friday, August 26th, 2016 in the Blowers Gallery of the Ramsey Library, followed by a reception at 6pm in the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery of Owen Hall.
This became possible thanks to collaboration with the A.A. Bakhrushin State Central Theatre Museum in Moscow, where the first production of the exhibition took place from June – September 2015.
This exhibition includes costume designs from 31 countries, and features original renderings, theatrical production photographs, videos, and actual costumes.
The data collected for the exhibition is included in the new, second edition, 680 page catalog “Costume At The Turn Of The Century 1990 -2015”. It is also archived, preserved, and shared with professionals, educators, and future designers, as well as the general public through the OISTAT/BCSTM Gallery’s website.
Special thanks goes out to the OISTAT, management and staff of the A. A. Bakhrushin Central State Theatre Museum, Head of the Project “Costume at the Turn of the Century 1990 —2015” Dmitry Rodionov, all of the participants and especially the curators of this exhibition, for their contribution to the creation of this extraordinary project.

Extended thanks also goes out to the UNC Asheville administration, Provost Joseph Urgo, former Dean, Gwen Ashburn, the director of the Arts and Ideas program and former chair of the Drama Department, Laura Bond, Lei Han, Chair of the New Media Department, members of the Art Department, especially Carrie Tomberlin, director of the S. Tucker Cooke Gallery, Professor Kirby from the Music Department, the Ramsey Library Administration, especially Nancy Hayes, curator of the Blowers Gallery, Christina Jaeger, assistant director of Highsmith Union and administrator of the Highsmith Art and Intercultural Gallery, the Highsmith Union Grotto Theatre, UNCA Alumni—Stefan Waltz, New Media Department, Taylor Pico, Sydney de Briel, and Carina Lopez, Drama Department, as well as UNCA Drama Department Students and Faculty, for making it possible to bring this extraordinary exhibit to the University of North Carolina, Asheville.

For more information, please contact Igor Roussanoff at iroussan@unca.eduUNCA Press Release. 

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Video interview with local artist Zan Dollars

July 27, 2016

If you’ve enjoyed our recent ‘Celebrate Brittany!’ Exhibit in Ramsey Library’s Blower’s Gallery, you might enjoy learning more about the artist, Zan Dollars, in this interview from local station WLOS.  Zan Dollars is an Asheville-based photographer and an expert who works to educate others on the Brittany region of France, famous for its own international music festival and strong cultural identity. The video also shows clips from the Blower’s Gallery exhibition in case you missed it.