June 2013

New Journals! -- Nature Climate Change and Nature Geoscience

Posted by John Wiswell on Thursday, June 27, 2013 - 10:17am
Covers of new Nature journals

The Library now has access to the journals, Nature Climate Change and Nature Geoscience.

Database Testing Monday June 26

Posted by on Thursday, June 20, 2013 - 4:41pm

On Monday, June 24th, between 6:30am and 9:30am, the library will be testing a new product to access databases.  The test will be on EBSCO databases, such as Academic Search Complete, PsycINFO, Environment Complete or CINHAL Complete.

The library is testing functionality only – for example, can you get to the resource? Does the ILLiad link work and fill the correct form out with the resource information? We will work on the interface’s "look and feel" if the tests prove successful.

If you’d like to be a part of this test, we would love to have your feedback!  Please try to find resources using the gold Find at ASU in any of the EBSCO databases on Monday morning first thing and let us know how it goes.

You can send feedback to leonardaa@appstate.edu, submit an e-resources ticket here, or leave a comment below.

Rhinehart Room Open Wednesday Afternoons

Posted by on Wednesday, June 12, 2013 - 1:48pm

The Rhinehart Rare Books and Special Collection Room at Appalachian State University's Belk Library and Information Commons is open to the public Wednesday afternoons from 1 to 4 p.m. through July 31.

Dr. Marjon Ames, an assistant professor of history at North Carolina Wesleyan College, will be on hand from 1 to 4 p.m. to show visitors some of the more interesting books in the room. Ames was the Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow of British Studies in 2010-2011 and is currently continuing the work of Dr. John Higby on producing a detailed bibliography of the collection. Higby, a retired English professor who worked with the collection for six years, died in December.

The room contains an outstanding collection of rare books on British history and new exhibit about the Rye House Plot of 1683, as well as a display of unique Victorian page turners, all of which were donated by Bill and Maureen Rhinehart of Melville, N.Y. A native North Carolinian, Bill earned two degrees at Appalachian and was a long-time school principal.

For more information. call Belk Library Special Collections at 828-262-4041.

Ogburn Named Dean of Libraries

Posted by on Tuesday, June 11, 2013 - 10:29am
Joyce Ogburn

Joyce L. Ogburn has been named dean of libraries and the Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor for Library and Information Studies at Appalachian State University. She will begin her duties Aug. 1.

Ogburn was dean of the Marriott Library at the University of Utah from 2005-12 and more recently special assistant to the senior vice president for academic affairs at the university.

“It will be an honor to join Appalachian State University, which ranks very high in student satisfaction, and is a leader in providing global experiences for students and in sustainability initiatives,” Ogburn said. “The libraries are greatly valued by the community, highly used, and central to the whole academic experience. Belk Library and Information Commons is an architectural gem. I relish the opportunity to participate in the leadership of such a forward looking institution and to returning to North Carolina.”


A Brunch Honoring Dr. Mary Reichel

Posted by on Monday, June 10, 2013 - 9:30am
Mary Reichel

You're invited! [PDF invitation]

Please join us for a brunch honoring Dr. Mary Reichel, Dean of Libraries. Celebrating 21 years of service to the University Library at Appalachian State University.

Date: Friday, June 21, 2013

Time: 9:30am (Provost remarks at 10am)

Location: Belk Library, Room 421

For more information, please contact Lottie Oliver at oliverlw@appstate.edu or 828-262-6725.