May 2014

Summer Library & Research Online Workshops

Posted by on Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 11:44am

Need help with research? Not sure how to find sources in the library? Interested in eBooks and how to use them effectively? Are lost in the sea of citations and management tools?  

Help is available!  Check out the Belk Library monthly online workshops:

Offered every month, so find the workshop that suits your schedule and register today!

Can’t fit a session into your schedule?

Librarians can schedule one-on-one sessions either in person or online to accommodate scheduling conflicts. Fill out the RAP request form and a librarian will contact you.

Open to all students, staff and faculty.

2014 Summer Author Series and Events

Posted by on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 - 3:32pm
2014 Summer Author Flyer

Mark your calendars for these great speakers. Download PDF

Who Doesn’t Need a Little Therapy During Finals Week?

Posted by on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 2:34pm
Knox The Therapy Dog

Dog Therapy that is.

That’s why Brianne Harris is bringing Knox to the Belk Library and Information Commons, so students can relieve a little stress.Knox is a Canine Good Citizen, and registered with Therapy Dogs, Incorporated.  In other words, Knox knows how to be a good listener, and is great for hugging.

“The idea of pets as stress relievers has taken off across campuses nationwide, especially during the end of semester exam time,” said User Services Librarian Geri Purpur, who worked to get Knox some people time.  “Dogs can provide comfort in a way people cannot, and can be a positive reminder of home during the chaos of these final weeks.”

Knox’s handler Brianne Harris, Appalachian 2012 Psychology alumna says the Great Pyrenees has already begun visits to Deerfield Ridge Assisted Living, as well as Life Care Center of Banner Elk.

Belk Librarians and staff have taken up a collection to buy Knox an Appalachian State University t-shirt, so look for the really hairy, big guy in an App T-shirt surrounded by students in need of some soothing.

The Dog is in: 

Monday, May 5 at 2:30

Wednesday May 7 at 6:30.

Squeezes, rubs, hugs, and scratches are free!

New Database: Dance in Video

Posted by on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 9:03am
Dance in vide

Belk Library & Information Commons now has Dance in Video

Dance in Video from Alexander Street Press contains over 900 hundred hours of productions and documentaries by the most influential performers and companies of the 20th and 21st centuries, featuring ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance. Films feature many of the greatest dance companies and performers worldwide, including Agnes de Mille, Mark Morris, Lestor Horton, Anna Sokolow, Anthony Tudor, Jose Limon, Paul Draper, and Chuck Green. Dance in Video also includes an array of rare and hard-to-find archival material, including footage from the George Balanchine Interpreters Archive and Archive of Lost Choreography, and historical footage from Creative Arts Television, featuring dance performances from 1950s and 1960s CBS television productions.

The collection is indexed to meet the specific search needs of dance faculty and students. Search and browse by performer, dance company, technique, genre, choreographer, and more. Clip-making tools, personalized playlists, and annotations let you integrate content straight into your syllabus or LMS.


Congratulations to Graduating Students!

Posted by on Thursday, May 1, 2014 - 7:42am

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this May, 2014. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated! You will be missed.

Taylor Sherrill
Recee Bergen
Sean Tevebaugh
Ambrose Young
Brandon Norris
Michael Link
Will Hyde
Tim Branch
Jonathan Bolanos
Harry Agyeman
Jessica Eley
Andrea Morera
Tierney McNamara
Taylor Conover
Taylor Switch
Stephen Harris (graduate student)
Sarah Stankus
Allison Hill
Kevin Sorensen
Jacqueline Messier
Evan Martin
Katie Pace
Courtney Struble
Colleen Thomas
Aubrey Bumgarner
Caroline Daniels
Scott Bennett
William (Trey) Fenner
Laura Arevalo-Gallego
Sarah Blythe
Nik Hay
Nora Naughton
Kai Weaver
Julie Jean