February 2016

Belk Library Library Student Satisfaction Survey

Posted by on Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 10:43am
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How are we doing?  The Library would like to gauge your general impression of our services and resources.  We'd love to hear your opinions and perspectives on our strengths and areas of opportunity. 

Please take a moment to fill out this short survey.

Thank you!

Copyright & Fair Use in the Classroom Workshops, Thursday, 2/25, 9:30 am & 1 pm

Posted by Paul Orkiszewski on Tuesday, February 23, 2016 - 12:46pm

Register at: https://workshops.appstate.edu/detail.aspx?key=1376

Classroom teaching is enhanced by the use of creative works such as music, video, art, the written word, theatrical works, charts and graphs, and more. Most of these works are subject to U.S. Copyright law. What kind of rights and responsibilities do you have in the use of this germane and useful material in your teaching and scholarship?

Please join a team drawn from ASU's Office of General Counsel, Learning Technology Services, and the Library as we try and shed some light, raise issues and awareness, and engage in a discussion on copyright in the higher education environment.

ICPSR Webinar - Finding Usable Research Data

Posted by on Monday, February 22, 2016 - 4:12pm

Two Subjects-One ICPSR Webinar! I) Finding usable research data for analysis and teaching II) Sharing research data

Join ICPSR for a webinar on March 01, 2016 at 12:30 PM EST.

Register now!


Register for the ICPSR webinar that will focus on two subject-areas: I) Finding usable research data to publish and pass, and teach and learn. II) Finding the right place to share research data. 

This 90-minute webinar will provide a full orientation to ICPSR data services. The webinar will provide those new to and those familiar with ICPSR a primer on: finding usable research data for analysis and for teaching; finding training on (beginning and advanced) quantitative methods and data management and curation; finding the right place to share and preserve your scientific research data. 

Serving over 40 disciplines/fields, ICPSR is the world’s largest archive of curated behavioral and social science research data. We advance research and instruction by acquiring, curating, preserving, and distributing original research data. 

This webinar is designed for those new to ICPSR, those exploring membership in ICPSR (Appalachian State is a member), and those desiring a refresher on ICPSR and its evolving data services and tools. 

Q&A will be available and this webinar is free and open to the public.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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 For more information about ICPSR, see the Library Guide to ICPSR

eBooks Online Workshop, Thursday, February 18 at 10:00am

Posted by on Tuesday, February 16, 2016 - 7:52am
eBooks Workshop


The Belk Library has thousands of eBooks available for research or leisure reading. Learn how to identify, access and utilize eBooks to your best advantage. Open to all faculty, students, and staff.

Thursday, Feb 18, 2016


Beth Cramer & John Boyd

Missed the eBook workshop? View a past ebook webinar at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9iILA0f2muM (jump to the 2:00 mark)



What do I need to attend a online workshop?

  • PC or Mac with Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox or Chrome.
  • A minimum of a 56K modem.
  • Speakers or headphones are required.
  • A microphone or the ability to text Chat.

How do I register for an online workshop?Register for online workshops by clicking the Register Here link.

  • Fill out the form to enroll
  • A message will be sent to the provided email when you submit your enrollment that contains a URL to attend the workshop.

How do I attend when it is time for the workshop?

  • Be sure to log in 20 minutes before the scheduled workshop. Use this time to test your microphone and speaker settings through the auto wizard.
  • The workshops will start on time, so there will not be anytime for troubleshooting during the workshop.

What if I cannot fit a session into my 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.



Introduction to Zotero Citation Management Software

Posted by John Wiswell on Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:08pm

Zotero is free!  You create a personal library to capture and store citations, pdf’s and more that you locate via an online catalog, google scholar, databases, or other websites. When writing your paper you can easily insert in-text citations and create bibliographies. No more cutting and pasting citation information into a Word document.  No more trying to find that pdf you saved somewhere on your desktop.  Really.  

One hour workshop.  Students, faculty and staff welcome.  Registration required.  
Note – please install the software on your laptop prior to the workshop. 

All sessions in Rm. 028, Belk Library and Information Commons.

Thurs. Feb. 11th          4-5 p.m.
Fri.       Feb. 12th          12-1 p.m.
Mon.    Feb. 22nd          5-6 p.m.
Fri.       March 18th       12-1 p.m.
Sat.      March 19th       12-1 p.m.

If you are not able to attend, you can contact us for an individual appointment:

Lisa Abbott, abbottLT@appstate.edu
John Wiswell, wiswellJ@appstate.edu