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" 

Upcoming Online Library Workshops

The following online workshops are currently scheduled for fall semester

August 27 - Navigating Library Databases - 10:00-11:00am  Register Here

September 3 - An Overview of Primary Sources - 10:00-11:00 am Register Here

Appalachian Continues its Sustainability Project at American Cultural Centers in China

The American Cultural Center (ACC) established at Northeastern University (NEU) in Shenyang, China, by Appalachian State University continued a second year of sustainability activities that included presentations and film discussions led by faculty from Appalachian.

Library Guide to the Common Reading Book - A Long Way Gone

Since 1997, incoming freshmen at ASU have been asked to read a book as part of their orientation to Appalachian State University. By participating in the Common Reading Program, students establish a common experience with other new students. 

Reception honoring Tom and Anita Elliott

Please join us for a reception honoring

Tom and Anita Elliott

celebrating their dedicated service to Appalachian State University


Thursday, July 30, 2015

at 2:00pm

The Solarium

Plemmons Student Union


For more information, please email Diana Barbee at or call 828-262-6725

Free parking available in the Library Deck

Award-winning novelist and playwright Jim Grimsley to speak July 16 at Appalachian

Jim Grimsley, known for his work as a novelist and playwright, will speak July 16 at Appalachian State University.

His talk, sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons, begins at 4 p.m. in room 114 in the library. The event is free and the public is invited. A reception and book signing will follow his presentation.

Therapy Dog, Knox, in the House Today!

Knox, a Canine Good Citizen and registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. will be in the Belk Library today, May 4,  from 2:30-4:30 pm. 

Knox will be with his handler, Brianne Harris.    Brianne is an Appalachian 2012 Psychology alumna and says that Knox, a Great Pyrenees is a good listener and is great for hugging. 

Squeezes, rubs, hugs, and scratches are free!

Global Film Series: Aquí y Allá. Wednesday, April 22, 6:30, IG Greer

Aquí y Allá
I.G. Greer Theater
Wednesday, April 22, 2015 6:30 p.m.

A film about a Mexican immigrant who returns home to a small mountain village in Guerrero, Mexico after years of working in the US, and struggles to rebuild his family and follow his dream of starting a band: the Copa Kings. The film won the International Critics' Week Grand Prize at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.

Co-sponsored by Belk Library & Information Commons and the Hispanic Student Association.