Awards and Honors

A Brunch Honoring Dr. Mary Reichel

You're invited! [PDF invitation]

Please join us for a brunch honoring Dr. Mary Reichel, Dean of Libraries. Celebrating 21 years of service to the University Library at Appalachian State University.

Date: Friday, June 21, 2013

Time: 9:30am (Provost remarks at 10am)

Location: Belk Library, Room 421

Belk Library Instagram Contest Winner

Congratulations to Alyssa Ruberto for her winning snapshot in Belk Library's Instagram Contest.  Aylssa's striking photo of snowflakes falling on Belk Library's glowing cupola has won her a $50.00 University Bookstore Gift Card. 


There were so many great shots of the library that we have several honorable mentions.  Thank you to everyone who paritcipated in the contest. See all of the fabulous entries here.





Honorable Mentions

Information Literacy Skills Prize Awarded

The first Information Literacy Skills Prize Awards were presented at the Celebration of Student Writing on April 17, 2013.  Belk Library and Information Commons sponsored the contest, with help from the University Writing Center, the Composition Program, and Writing Across the Curriculum Program.  

U.S. State Department Grant Awarded to Librarian

Dr. Xiaorong Shao, Information Literacy Librarian at Belk Library and Information Commons, and two colleagues from the Department of Languages, Literatures, and Cultures, Dr. Xiaofei Tu and Dr. Wei Xie, have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the United States State Department to share English reading and film resources and lectures on US politics and culture with students and faculty at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China.

NEH Grant to Provide New Islamic Studies Resources

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) in collaboration with the American Library Association (ALA) has awarded Librarian Allan Scherlen and Kim Hall (P&R, and chair of ASU Humanities Council) the Bridging Cultures Bookshelf Muslim Journeys Grant.

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.