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Summer Reading Book - Library Resources

The Summer Reading Book for 2013 is American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar. Since 1997, incoming freshmen at Appstate have been asked to read a book as part of their orientation to Appalachian State University. By participating in the Summer Reading Program, students establish a common experience with other new students.

New Jack Jeffers Exhibit on 4th Floor

A new photography exhibit, “Cabin in the Woods: The Early Appalachian Still Life Photography of Jack Jeffers,” is now on display in the Dougherty Reading Room in Special Collections on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The exhibit is accessible during the regular operating hours of the Dougherty Reading Room, Monday through Friday, 10am – 4pm.

Summer Reading Recommendations

Ready for a fantastic journey that is definitely within your travel budget? Here are some of the best, hammock ready recommendations from Belk's Library's literary travel agents:

McFadden Collection Dedication Today, 4/24

Special Collections cordially invites you to attend the dedication of the Maggie McFadden Collection in Women’s Studies.

Date: Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Time: 4:00 to 6:00 pm

Remarks at 4:00 pm

Location: Belk Library, Room 421

Selections from the collection will be on exhibit in the Rhinehart Room following the remarks.

Research, Recycle & Relax in the Library

Did You Know?

The Belk Library and Information Commons was the first building on campus to incorporate many of the goals of the LEED (U.S. Green Building Council's Leadership in Energy and Environment Design) program.

Some highlights of your green library:

*The carpet is made of partially recycled material and is itself completely recyclable

New Exhibit on Black Mountain College, 4th floor

A new exhibit titled, “Black Mountain College: Innovation in Art, Education, and Lifestyle,” is now on display in the 4th Floor atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons. Black Mountain College was an experimental school, located just outside of Asheville, North Carolina, that only existed for 23 years, from 1933 to 1956. During that short time, it fostered many different artists including dancers, musicians, photographers, painters, and poets.

   

What to Read? Belk Library's March Recommend Reading

Need a book break? Belk Library recommends books to reinvigorate your brain from the hard study and stress of March, midterms, and making Spring Break memorable. Grab your hammock or a comfy chair near the Fox Popular Reading Room's fireplace and take a tiny journey.

 

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.

Map It Now Available in APPsearch

So many of you asked us, "Why is there no Map It option in APPsearch!?" We're sorry for the delay. When making a major software migration like this, there are inevitably a few bumps along the way. But we have worked with our vendors and are happy to announce that MapIt! is now appearing in APPsearch.

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.

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