Instructional Materials Center (IMC)

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.

Game Night at Belk Library, April 16, 7–10 pm

The Nerd Network is teaming up with Belk Library to provide an evening of games, food, and community. A wide variety of board games will be provided by the Belk Library’s Instructional Materials Center (IMC), or feel free to bring your own. Appalachian State University students, staff, and faculty are welcome and the event is FREE.


Date: Thursday April 16, 7–10pm

Location: Belk Library, Lower Level


Need a Book for the Road? Check out some of our newest and recommended books here:

During Fall Break, why not break your academic-only fast with some high-fiber fun reading? Here are some places to find great suggestions in and from the library and where to browse our newest arrivals:

Recommended Reading from ASU Students and Library Staff:

Medieval Exhibits on Display in Plemmons Student Union

What do Robin Hood, Jack tales, and castles have in common?  Find out in the two exhibits, "Medieval Folklore & Stories" and "Medieval Life," in Plemmons Student Union, now on display through October 8.  Library resources from Special Collections and the Instructional Materials Center related to the medieval period are on display just as the Southeast

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read

Checked out a banned book lately? Belk Library is celebrating Banned Books Week, an annual event held during the last week of September that celebrates your freedom to read.

Melvil Dewey's Birthday!

Today is Melville Louis Kossuth (Melvil) Dewey's birthday. He was born December 10, 1851. Dewey is best remembered for inventing the Dewey Decimal System, which is a book organization system.  The Belk Library's Instructional Material's Center, which mirrors a K-12 school libary, uses this system. The library's main stacks use the Library of Congress Classifcation System. He also helped found the American Library Association, and was interested in simplfying spelling.