International Education Week - Nov. 16-20

The Library will participate in International Education Week, November 16-20, 2015 with a display of selected print resources for international travelers and researchers. Check out our books on display in the center of the first floor.

Celebration of Student Writing


 Composition and Rhetoric Program to Feature Student Writing and Multimodal Projects 

The Composition and Rhetoric Program at Appalachian State University would like to announce that it will hold its annual Celebration of Student Writing in the Plemmons Student Union from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015.  

Workshops -- Introduction to Citation Management Software

Introduction to Citation Management Software 

New to citation management software?   The software is useful in capturing, storing, and organizing references and creating bibliographies.  Not sure which one is right for you? Check MIT Overview of Citation Software.  (Another consideration, does your department or your research colleagues prefer one of these citation management software?  You may want to use the same one.)

Registration required.  Students, faculty and staff welcome.

Global Film Series: A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night. Tuesday, Nov. 17, 7 PM, IG Greer

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 PM. IG Greer Auditorium. !!!FREE!!!

"The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave."

Official trailer:

Global Film Series Nov. 2 7PM

Room 114 Belk Library
Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 p.m

Co-sponsored by Belk Library & Information Commons and AIESEC at Appalachian State, (, our local chapter of the largest youth-led not-for-profit organization in the world that provides students with a leadership development platform, through international internships & volunteer experiences.

Open Access Week

Open Access Week is a global event that aims to increase awareness of efforts to improve and democratize access to scholarship. Open Access (OA) means free and unrestricted online access to the scholarly and creative work of faculty, students, and researchers throughout the world.

2015 Belk Distinguished Lecturer David Levy explores the digital environment and mindfulness Oct. 21

David Levy will explore the connection between today’s digital environment and mindfulness during an Oct. 21 talk at Appalachian State University. His presentation, titled “Mindful Tech: Finding Balance in an Age of Overload and Distraction,” will begin at 3:30 p.m. in Plemmons Student Union’s Parkway Ballroom. Levy’s talk is part of Belk Library and Information Commons’ Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Lecture Series.

TEA Fellows Visit Belk Library and the IMC

Nineteen educators from 17 countries and four continents visited the Instructional Materials Center (IMC) last week. The Teaching Excellence and Achievement (TEA) Program is sponsored by the U.S. State Department's Office of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It brings teachers from diverse countries and cultures to the United States for an intensive, experiential program.

Banned Books Week, September 27 - October 3, 2015

Warning! Banning Books Restricts Our Freedom To Read

The American Library Association (ALA) promotes the freedom to choose or the freedom to express one's opinions even if that opinion might be considered unorthodox or unpopular and stresses the importance of ensuring the availability of those viewpoints to all who wish to read them.

Religion in Public Life: Virtue or Vice? Belk Library, Room 114, Sept. 11, 2015

Religion in Public Life: Virtue or Vice? A multidisciplinary discussion moderated by Thomas B. Ellis (Department of Philosophy and Religion)

Friday, September 11, 2015 - 3:00 - 6:15
Belk Library & Information Commons, Room 114

3:00-4:30pm "Religion and Public Education"