March 2015

Game Night at Belk Library, April 16, 7–10 pm

Posted by Beth Cramer on Monday, March 30, 2015 - 7:20pm

The Nerd Network is teaming up with Belk Library to provide an evening of games, food, and community. A wide variety of board games will be provided by the Belk Library’s Instructional Materials Center (IMC), or feel free to bring your own. Appalachian State University students, staff, and faculty are welcome and the event is FREE.


Date: Thursday April 16, 7–10pm

Location: Belk Library, Lower Level


For more information, contact: Kyle Matheson,, or Jewel Davis,

Global Film Series - Starting Wednesday (3/25) with Two Million Minutes

Posted by on Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 3:38pm
Twop Million Minutes

Belk Library and Information Commons presents the Appalachian State University Global Film Series for Spring, 2015. The Global Film Series is a cooperative campus effort to provide a blend of cinema from around the world, in various languages, and representing a wide variety of cinematic genres. Based on input from students groups, faculty, and staff, we select current releases both educational and entertaining. In addition, the Global Film Series provides a platform for student groups and faculty to share their international experience, knowledge, and extracurricular opportunities through a variety of associated activities.

Two Million Minutes
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
7:00 p.m. I. G. Greer Theater
Co-sponsored by Belk Library & Information Commons and AIESEC at Appalachian State

City of God
Thursday, April 16, 2015
6:00 p.m. Greenbriar Theater in the Plemmons Student Union
Co-Sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons and Festa do Brasi

Aquí y Allá
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
6:30 p.m. I.G. Greer Theater
Co-Sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons and the Hispanic Student Association

For more information: or contact: Beth Cramer,


Talk on Politics of Presidential Libraries Tuesday Mar 24 at Noon Rm 421

Posted by Allan Scherlen on Tuesday, March 17, 2015 - 2:28pm
Presidential Libraries

How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity & Enshrine Their Legacies - A brown bag noon talk by Anthony Clark

Date: Tuesday March 24, 2015
Time: 12:15 PM
Location: Belk Library -- Room 421

You are cordially invited to participate in a discussion with Anthony Clark,  the author of The Last Campaign, How Presidents Rewrite History, Run for Posterity & Enshrine Their Legacies, a book about the politics of presidential libraries.  

Anthony Clark is a recognized expert in the Freedom of Information Act, federal records, and presidential records and libraries, he has been interviewed about presidential libraries by Roll Call, Reuters, Chicago Public Radio (WBEZ), the Chicago Tribune, New York Public Radio (WNYC), and Lettera43, the Italian news magazine. He is  an alum of Appalachian State’s Department of Government and Justice Studies. He earned a Master's degree in Management & Systems from New York University and spent eighteen years as an information technology consultant. 

Mr Clark is a former legislative director, speechwriter, and committee professional staff member in the U.S. House of Representatives. In the 111th Congress, he was responsible for oversight and investigations of presidential libraries, the National Archives, and all federal information policy for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He writes about presidential legacy and Congress, and has been published by Time, Salon, and History News Network. His article on the George W. Bush Presidential Library was the cover story at the day the library was dedicated in April, 2013, and was featured that evening in a segment on MSNBC's "The Last Word with Lawrence O'Donnell."

The event is sponsored by the Department of Government and Justice Studies and the University Library. Feel free to bring a lunch though light refreshments will be available.

For more information contact  Allan Scherlen  or Phillip Ardoin

Library Workshops on Searching and Zotero -- March 17 and 19

Posted by John Wiswell on Wednesday, March 4, 2015 - 11:29am
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Search strategies, Zotero and more! 

Enhance your information research skills and learn about library services, resources, strategies and tools that will save you time. Attend either or both workshops.  Open to all students, faculty and staff.  No need to register – just come!

Search Strategies – Thurs., March 19, 4:15 – 5:15, Rm. 028

  • Identify and search discipline-specific article databases and other resources to obtain the most relevant results; learn advanced search strategies and other tips; use services that allow you to tap into resources beyond those at ASU – at no cost to you.

Zotero – Tues., March 17,  4-5:30, Rm. 028   or   Thurs., March 19, 5:30-7, Rm. 028

  • Learn Zotero, a free online citation management tool.  Zotero allows you to easily collect and store citations for books, articles, web pages and more; insert in-text citations and use the collected bibliographic citations to create your bibliography.
  • For a more useful Zotero learning experience, bring your laptop with Zotero installed (see below).  Alternatively, you can use Zotero on the classroom computers.
  • Update your Firefox browser, 29 or higher.

Can’t attend these sessions?  You can schedule an appointment, via our RAP service, to meet one-on-one with a librarian.

Questions?  Contact Lisa Abbott,, 828.262.2009, or John Wiswell,, 828.262.7853.