Library News

Posted by on Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:44pm
University Writing Center at Appalachian State University. Just Write!

Are you looking for a quiet, supportive place to finish those final essays? Come to the University Writing Center on Monday, December 5th and Tuesday, December 6th any time between 9PM and midnight for Just Write. In addition to a dedicated space for writing, you’ll have access to all our resources, including formatting and style guides for MLA, APA, Chicago Style and more. A writing center staff member will be present to answer quick questions or point you in the right direction.

In addition to Just Write, the writing center will be open for appointments and walk-ins during finals week. For more information about the writing center, please contact Amy Hansen at or 828-262- 7835.

Posted by on Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:22am

Who doesn’t need a little TLC during finals week? The library is sponsoring free activities and snack breaks designed to help students navigate the end of semester exam week. 

Please join us for chair massages, therapy dogs, snacks, tech time out, and much more – just check the schedule!

Sponsored by Belk Library, ASU Acappella Groups, MYO Clinic, Office of the Chancellor, and the Wired Scholar Coffee Shop.

Posted by on Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 3:55pm

The National Book Award winners were announced Wednesday night in New York City. 

Nonfiction: Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America - Ibram X. Kendi
ebook edition 

Fiction: Underground Railroad - Colson Whitehead
ebook edition 



Poetry: The Performance of Becoming HumanDaniel Borzutzky


Young People's Literature: March: Book Three - Rep. John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell

Posted by on Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 10:26am
Library Hours: Come in - We're Open

As you prepare for major projects and final exams, the library is open to serve your research and study needs.  Please consult the library hours calendar for a complete schedule of our open hours.  

Posted by on Thursday, November 10, 2016 - 10:01am

180° South
Wednesday, November 16, 2016 6:30 p.m.
I.G. Greer Theater

An International Education Week Event

Inspired by Yvon Chouinard and Doug Tompkins' 1968 excursion into Patagonia, adventurer Jeff Johnson sets out to retrace the footsteps of his heroes' arduous trek as filmmaker Chris Malloy follows with camera in hand. Despite the thrill of surfing the biggest wave he's ever encountered, Johnson quickly discovers just how treacherous things can get when you decide to challenge Mother Nature's majesty.

"No matter where you watch 180° South, you're bound to feel a little trapped and in need of a vacation, preferably a long one, to a beautiful piece of open country."

 - Grayson Schaffer, Outside

Co-sponsored by AIESEC, Belk Library and Information Commons, and OIED.

See also the Library Guide for the Global Film Series


Posted by on Thursday, October 27, 2016 - 4:09pm
NaNoWriMo poster

November is National Novel Writing Month!  Come write in at the Belk Library on November 10th from 5:30 to 9pm in Room 028.  


Even if you are not writing a novel, feel free to come write with us!  Creative writers as well as term paper writers are welcome.  There will be food, prizes and tons of fantastic resources to help you write more effectively.  Come for the entire time, or drift in and out.  We hope you join us!


If you have any questions, feel free to contact Hannah Pope at or Jenn Natale at  

Posted by on Sunday, October 23, 2016 - 11:14am

Open Access Week is a global event that aims to increase awareness of efforts to improve and democratize access to scholarship. Open Access (OA) means free and unrestricted online access to the scholarly and creative work of faculty, students, and researchers throughout the world. Through OA publishing, the creation of digital repositories, maintaining author's rights of distribution, and implementation of OA policies, OA proponents seek to accelerate the pace of scientific discovery, encourage innovation, enrich education, stimulate the economy, and improve the public good.

We invite you to join us for a roundtable discussion: The Scholarly Journal in the 21st Century: A Discussion by Appalachian Journal Editors and Board Members. Monday, October 24, Noon, Belk Library 421. Snacks and refreshments from 11:30 to noon. Contact Paul Orkiszewski,, 828 262 6588, for more information.

Posted by on Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 1:52pm


Appalachian State graduates Dot Barker, Barbara Daye, Wes Weaver, and Jeannine Collins talk about their experience with football games and the Marching Mountaineers in Appalachian State’s Memory and Oral History Project.

Click the audio file to hear snippets of what they told us.

Listen to Sound File




1:58 minutes






The materials contained in the Appalachian State University Memory Project, 2006-2015, undated Collection are available for free personal, non-commercial, and educational use provided that proper citation is used (e.g. Appalachian State University Memory Project, 2006-2015, undated, W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Special Collections, Appalachian State University, Boone, NC). Please contact the Appalachian State University W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection with specific questions or with requests for further information.




Dorothy Barker

Barbara Daye

Wes Weaver

Jeannine Collins


Appalachian State University Memory Project, 2006-2015


“Alumni On” Appalachian State University Digital Collections, accessed [insert date], [insert website address here].


Posted by on Monday, October 17, 2016 - 4:31pm

Les Diaboliques
I.G. Greer Theater
Wednesday, October 26, 2016 6:30 p.m.

With introductory comments by Dr. Jean-Francois Fournier, Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures. Sponsored by Le Cercle Francais, OIED, and Belk Library and Information Commons.

In this classic French horror film the wife of a cruel headmaster and his mistress conspire to kill him, but after the murder is committed, his body disappears, and strange events begin to plague the two women. 

"The morbid fascination starts building before the picture is ten minutes gone. By the time it is rolling toward a climax it is spreading the most delicious chills. It is a pip of a murder thriller, ghost story and character play rolled into one."
 -Bosley Crowther, NY Times, November 22, 1955

See also the Library Guide for the Global Film Series.