March 2017

Global Film Series: The Salesman - Academy Award for Best Foreign Film

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.


Mni Wiconi, Water is Life!: Indigenous Resistance at Standing Rock Panel

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

Out with the Old and In with the New

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. 

EndNote X8 is now available

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 (

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

The Winner is...Inspire Lab!

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:

New Blog for Special Collections

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 or click to it from the Special Collections homepage.

Questions? Contact us at or 828-262-4041.