Library News

Posted by Geri Purpur on Monday, April 10, 2017 - 7:07am
Libraries transform

Watch our web story:    Appalachian State University Libraries Transforms  to learn more about library services and resources which aim to support our campus communities.

For a chance to win a Deluxe VR Viewer, tell us how libraries have made a difference in your life. 

Look for the Libraries Transform Box on the 1st floor to participate.


 

Posted by on Friday, March 31, 2017 - 10:41am

The Salesman
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 pm
I.G. Greer Theater (Free Admission)

Academy award winner (Best Foreign Language Film 2017) from acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.

Co-Sponsored by Belk Library, the English Department, An Appalachian Summer Festival, Office of International Education and Development, and INTAPP.

See the Library Guide to the Global Film Series for more information.

 

Posted by Beth Cramer on Friday, March 24, 2017 - 3:17pm

April 7, 5-7pm
Parkway Ballroom in the Plemmons Student Union
Free and open to the community
Part of the Equity in Action Conference

On April 7 as part of the Equity in Action Conference at Appalachian State University, three members of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians will share stories and insight from their experience as water protectors in Standing Rock, North Dakota. The panelists will explore the significance of the #NoDAPL movement and discuss what comes next in the struggle for indigenous sovereignty and environmental justice.

The panel is co-sponsored by the Department of Anthropology, Department of Sustainable Development, Native American Student Association, Multicultural Student Development Center, Belk Library, and the College of Arts and Sciences.

For fuller program information, see the Library Guide

Posted by Geri Purpur on Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 12:25pm
plastice chair

Good News!  The library has ordered and received new parts for the plastic chairs.  So far, we have repaired 150 black plastic chairs. 

Posted by John Wiswell on Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 5:35pm

EndNote is one brand of citation management software.  It can help you manage your full text articles and create citations.  For more information, see our guide or contact John Wiswell (wiswellj@appstate.edu).

You can now download the latest version of EndNote, X8.  The Library licenses EndNote, together with Thomson Reuters databases such as Web of Science, and Campus IT makes it available at this website

This version continues to improve sharing.  X8 allows sharing among up to 100 people.  It also completes the fix for using EndNote with Word on Macs.  One word of caution --  It is a good idea to backup before installing the new version.  EndNote recommends using File -- Compressed Library to backup.  This creates an .enlx file, that includes both metadata and attached PDFs and notes.

EndNote X8 logo blue

Posted by Hannah Pope on Friday, March 10, 2017 - 1:36pm

The winner of the Makerspace logo/name contest is the Inspire Lab! 

The entry was submitted by Paul Slagle, a senior in Industrial Design.  Inspire Lab is the new name of Belk Library Makerspace, and the logo will be used for our branding.

We had a number of other fantastic entries, so a big thank you to all of the people who entered the contest!  

Inspire Lab has vinyl cutters, 3D printing/scanning, electronics/soldering, sewing, and virtual reality.  Come by any time between 1-4pm, Monday through Thursday to use our machines and learn more!

For more information about the Inspire Lab, please check out our guide: http://guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace

Posted by Greta Browning on Friday, March 10, 2017 - 12:47pm
Graphic for Special Collections Blog

Learn about what goes on in Special Collections by following its new blog!  Special Collections, located on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons, includes the W.L. Appalachian Collection, the University Archives, the Stock Car Racing Collection, and Rare Books and Manuscripts.  Through the blog, Special Collections personnel and guest writers tell stories about collections and highlight services, exhibits, and events.

Recent posts discuss the influence of leaders in the field of Appalachian Studies, such as Dr. Cratis D. Williams and Dr. Patricia D. Beaver; a new collection of photographer William A. Bake and a new exhibit of snow scenes on campus over time; and perspectives on archives and the power of place, and archives in the movies, like Rogue One!

Visit the blog at https://medium.com/appstate-special-collections-blog or click to it from the Special Collections homepage.

Questions? Contact us at spcoll@appstate.edu or 828-262-4041.

Posted by on Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 9:43am

The Handmaiden
Monday, March 20, 2017, 6:30 pm
I.G. Greer Theater (Free Admission)
Due to violence and sexuality, this film is for the 17+ audience 

From Park Chan-wook, the celebrated director of OldboyLady Vengeance and Stoker, comes a ravishing new crime drama. Park presents a gripping and sensual tale of two women - a young Japanese Lady living on a secluded estate, and a Korean woman who is hired to serve as her new handmaiden, but is secretly plotting with a con man to defraud her of a large inheritance.

Co-Sponsored by Belk Library, Office of International Education and Development, Multicultural Student Development, and INTAPP.

The Salesman
Wednesday, April 5, 2017, 6:30 pm
I.G. Greer Theater (Free Admission)

Academy award winner (Best Foreign Language Film 2017) from acclaimed Iranian director Asghar Farhadi. After their old flat becomes damaged, Emad (Shahab Hosseini) and Rana (Taraneh Alidoosti), a young couple living in Tehran, are forced to move into a new apartment. However, once relocated, a sudden eruption of violence linked to the previous tenant of their new home dramatically changes the couple’s life, creating a simmering tension between husband and wife.

Co-Sponsored by Belk Library, the English Department, An Appalachian Summer Festival, Office of International Education and Development, and INTAPP.

See the Library Guide to the Global Film Series for more information.

Posted by Greta Browning on Monday, February 13, 2017 - 9:47am
Srudents sledding on cafeteria trays

Special Collections’ new winter exhibit, “Snow Scenes of Winters Past,” gives this year’s snow-starved region a visual feast of past snows in the history of Appalachian State University. A physical exhibit is now on display on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons on the Appalachian State campus. A digital component, which maps a selection of the images on display to their locations on campus, is available through this link.

The exhibit draws on images from the University Archives’ photo collections and The Rhododendron yearbooks and presents a multitude of snow scenes on campus from the 1920s to the 2000s. The exhibit explores three themes: “Snow Activities,” which include all of the many amusements that snow provides — sledding, skating, skiing, snowball fights, and even snow juggling; “Winter Beauty: Natural and Man-Made,” which showcases scenic beauty of snow on campus as well as several images of creative snow sculptures that students have fashioned over the years; and “Coping with Snow,” which reveals that snow does have some downsides, as in digging cars out of snow, University Physical Plant workers preparing the campus for foot traffic, and steeling oneself to brave winter snow and wind to get across campus.

The exhibit was curated by Greta Browning and Graham Shelton, graduate student in history at Appalachian State University. The digital exhibit was created by Dan Devine. The exhibit on the 4th floor will be available through the end of March. By then, maybe we’ll be ready for spring!

For more information, please contact Special Collections at 828.262.4041 or spcoll@appstate.edu.

Pictured:  Students sledding on cafeteria trays in 1984.  From UA. 5015, University Communications Records.

Posted by on Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 4:05pm

 

 

Register to Attend the NCLA College & University Section Virtual Conference!

The College and University Section of the North Carolina Library Association in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Center for Academic Excellence is hosting its first Virtual Conference on February 24, 2017! This new web-only conference will focus on innovation, whether in terms of technology, services, outreach, instruction, or anything else. Brief, 30-minute presentations will focus on a success, lessons learned from a not-so-successful innovation, or both! The best part: You don't even have to leave your office for this free event!

View the full Virtual Conference schedule and Register to Attend online.  All sessions will be recorded and archived at www.nclaonline.org.

NCLA CUS Virtual Conference

Cost: Free | Website | Register

Friday, February 24, 2017

9:30am-5:00pm


Please contact Kelly McCallister with any questions: mccallisterkc@appstate.edu.

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