Bivens Occasional Lecture on the Scholarship of Books and Reading

Dear Faculty, Staff, and Students:

You are invited to attend the first Bivens Occasional Lecture on the Scholarship of Books and Reading. Professor Thomas McLaughlin will deliver the lecture at 5:30pm on Friday, April 29, in Room 114 of the Belk Library and Information Commons. McLaughlin specializes in literary criticism and theory and cultural studies. His lecture, entitled “Reading and the Body: The Physical Practice of Reading,” will be based on his recently published book. Here is a brief description of the lecture:

The Fourth Annual Appalachian Lecture in British History - April 28, 2016

You are cordially invited to attend

The Fourth Annual Appalachian Lecture in British History

“The Court of the Crusader King”


Dr. Richard R. Heiser
Presbyterian College
Clinton, South Carolina

Thursday, April 28, 2016
7:00 pm
Room 114
Belk Library and Information Commons

Appalachian State University
Boone, North Carolina

Tours of the Rhinehart Room and Rare Book Collection begin at 6:00 pm

National Library Week Contest Winner!

Hanna Caudill is the lucky winner of the View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack. Hanna is a graduating senior in the Nutrition and Health Care Management program.

Thanks to everyone who participated in the contest.

Image: Hanna Caudill with Belk Library PR Committee members Geri Purpur and Ken Johnson

North Carolina Zoo Trip - May 20, 2016

North Carolina Zoo Trip
Bus Trip to the North Carolina Zoo
Asheboro, North Carolina
Friday, May 20

8:00am — Return at 7:00pm Cost $30 per person (18 years of age and older please)
Includes transportation and admission to the zoo; lunch on your own inside the park.


Lecture, April 21 by the Author of the "The Vegan Studies Project"

Laura Wright, author of “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” will give a lecture titled “Imagining Vegan Studies: English, Activism, and Animals" on April 21 in Bell Library and Information Commons.

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons

Sustainable Development in the High Country - Panel Discussion

Topic: Sustainable Development in the High Country: climate change, sustainable development and the social and scientific effects upon the citizens of the High Country.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons

Panel Participants include:

Jeff Deal - Appalachian Voices - Project Manager & IT Consultant

Steve Owen  - The Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy,  Executive Director

Ed Miller - General Manager for New River Light and Power

National Library Week 2016

Belk Library National Library Week Contest – April 10–16

Win a View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack!  Watch this movie and answer 3 questions correctly about the movie. Your name will be entered into a drawing to win the View-Master on April 18.

Here is the contest link:

Good luck!

Books are Fun Bookfare - April 12 & 13

WHEN:      April 12 - April 13

WHERE:    Borkowski Reading Room - Belk Library and Information Commons (1st floor)

Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cash, All Debit and Credit Cards, Checks and Post-Dated Checks Accepted




ICPSR Webinar - Bringing Data into the Classroom with ICPSR - 4/12/16

Join ICPSR for a webinar on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

"Really? It's time to teach ______ again? How can I spice that up??" 

Why not use data?! Students learn quantitative skills, you have an easy way of adding interest to the topic you would rather not teach -- it's a win-win! 

Upcoming Workshops on Fair Use and Scholarly Publishing

Kevin Smith, Director of the Office of Copyright and Scholarly Communication at Duke University, will be visiting Appalachian, March 17-18, and offering two presentations on scholarly communication. Please click below to read more about and to register for these events. 

Scholarly Publishing in the Digital Age, Thursday, March 17, 2 pm, Belk Library 421