Awards and Honors

Congratulations to Graduating Students!

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2012. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!

Michelle Bowers
Alex Alberti
Sarah Blythe
Dace Crawford
Chris Trotta
Nick Stack
Paul Philavong
Jamie Mueller
Meaghan Philbrook
Jonathan Greene
Kayla DeLong

Retirement Reception for Jack Love

The University Library cordially invites you to a retirement reception in honor of Jack Love. Please join us to say thank you for his many years of service to the faculty, staff, students and others at Appalachian State University.

Date: Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Time: 3-5pm

Location: The Solarium, Plemmons Student Union

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Published Faculty Reception 2012

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2011-2012) or who have achieved similar recognition in their fields. For example, music faculty who had works published or art faculty who had pieces accepted for major collections should be honored.

The reception will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 3:30 p.m. with remarks at 4:00 p.m. in Room 421 in Belk Library and Information Commons. Chancellor Peacock and Provost Lori Gonzalez will be on hand to present the certificates.

Information Literacy Skills Prize

Belk Library and Information Commons, the University Writing Center, the Composition Program, and Writing Across the Curriculum Program present The Belk Library Prize for First-Year Students' Demonstration of Information Literacy Skills.  

This prize recognizes an outstanding research paper written by a first-year Appalachian State University student for a class in the UCO 1200 (First Year Seminar) or English 1000 course. The ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively is an educational goal for every Appalachian State University graduate. 

Library Receives Prestigious NHPRC Grant

Special Collections has received a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for an ambitious two-year project that will eliminate the backlog of the W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection and provide students, faculty, staff, and outside researchers with access to these collections.  Grant funds will primarily be used to hire a Project Archives Assistant. 

Doc Watson Tribute

When the University Library and the College of Arts and Sciences were seeking funding for the National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant in the 1990s, a fund was named the Doc Watson Endowment in Appalachian Music in honor of Doc's important contributions to Appalachian music and culture.

These were his words when he learned that the endowment would bear his name: "I'm certainly proud that my career in music has been an effort to preserve Southern Appalachian culture. And I certainly endorse the effort to catalog and preserve it. I strongly back the NEH grant."

Graduating Student Library Employees

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this May, 2012. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!

Winners of the "Go Green - Guess How Many" Contest

Thanks to the 49 entries in our "Go Green - Guess How Many" Bottles and Cans contest!  We had a great time with this contest!  Guesses ranged from 37 - 70,000 (with the caveat that it was because there is a black hole in the middle of the bag)!  The correct number was 102.

Flash Fiction Contest Winners

Congratulations to our Flash Fiction Contest Winners!

Librarian Geri Purpur, Jesse Oates, Matt Paden, University Librarian Dr. Mary Reichel, Librarian Amanda Bird, Eric Spivey & Dr. Mary Reichel

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