February 2017

Global Film Series: The Handmaiden and The Salesman

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.

Snow Exhibit in 4th Floor Atrium

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.

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

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


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

Upcoming Online Library Workshops

Posted by on Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 9:58am

Feb. 13 - Finding Articles in Education Databases - 5:00-6:00pm Register Here


Feb. 16 - Zotero: Citation Management - 12:00-1:15pm Register Here


Feb. 20 - Zotero: Citation Mangement - 5:00-6:15pm Register Here


Feb. 22 - How to Use eBooks - 2:00-3:00pm Register Here


Feb. 23 - Finding Articles in Education Databases - 12:00-1:00pm Register Here


March 7 - Zotero - Citation Management - 5:00-6:15pm Register Here


More information about upcoming online library workshops, including videos of past workshops.





African American Read-In

Posted by Jennifer Natale on Thursday, February 2, 2017 - 2:21pm

Belk Library is excited to be hosting an African American Read-In honoring Black History Month. 
The event will be held on February 15, 2017 from 11:30-1:30 in the Belk Library atrium. Refreshments will be served.

Please stop by during that time to listen to or read works by African American authors. So that everyone can take part, readings will be 5 minutes or less and could include poems, passages from a novel, article, speech, etc. Feel free to bring a favorite or choose from the books we have on display on the 1st floor of the library.
If you would like to learn more about African American authors and be inspired to read something new, please go to http://guides.library.appstate.edu/diversity/aari
We hope to see you there!

Enter the Makerspace Logo Contest!

Posted by Hannah Pope on Wednesday, February 1, 2017 - 10:29am

The Belk Library and Information Commons now has a makerspace!  

Now that the new space is open, we are holding a contest to both name the space and create a logo.  If your design is chosen, we will use it for all makerspace marketing and you will win a FREE personal 3D printer!  

Entries are due by February 28th at 5pm! For official rules, visit guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace/contest.  For any questions, please contact Hannah Pope at popehl@appstate.edu.

The makerspace is a place where App State students, faculty and staff have a chance to create and develop projects using machines that they might not normally have access to.  All for free!  For more information, visit guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace.