Library News

Posted by Megan Johnson on Tuesday, November 20, 2012 - 11:28am
Commons

The latest issue of The Commons, the library's newsletter is now available on the library's giving page.  The Fall 2012 edition features stories on the Student Employee Scholarships,   and highlights donors such as H.G. Jones, Patsy and Ronny Turner, and Craig Popelars.  There is also a review of the dedication of the Girls Series Book Collection from Elaine J. O'Quinn, and a recap of the opening of the Romulous Linney papers.  

 

 

Posted by on Monday, November 5, 2012 - 4:20pm
Martial Arts Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora book cover

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2011-2012) or who have achieved similar recognition in their fields. For example, music faculty who had works published or art faculty who had pieces accepted for major collections should be honored.

The reception will be held on Tuesday, November 6 at 3:30 p.m. with remarks at 4:00 p.m. in Room 421 in Belk Library and Information Commons. Chancellor Peacock and Provost Lori Gonzalez will be on hand to present the certificates.

Below is the list of faculty who had works published from July 2011 to June 2012.

Anthropology

Linda Jencson
Power Trip: The Cross Cultural Construction of Gender, Race, and Class Hierarchies.  Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. (2012)

Art

April Flanders
Outbreak Populations – Appalachian Center for Craft, Smithville, TN; solo juried exhibition, 2011.

Communication

Edward Brewer
The Introvert's Guide to Greater Success at Work and Home. Columbus, Ohio: The Educational Publisher (2012).

Paul Gates
Medieval America: Cultural Influences of Christianity in the Law and Public Policy. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books (2011).

Judith Geary
Getorix: Games of the Underworld. Banner Elk, NC. Ingalls Publishing Group, Inc. (2011)

Steve Smith
Song of the Mountains. CD produced of performances from the national PBS-TV series, 2011-2012.

Daniel Walsh
An Air War with Cuba: The History of U.S. Broadcasting to Cuba. Jefferson, NC: McFarland (2011).

Curriculum and Instruction

Kenneth McEwin
The Legacy of Middle School Leaders: In Their Own Words. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (2011).

Linda Pacifici
Constructing the Instructional Design Project: A Guide for Curriculum/Assessment Re-Visioning. Kendall Hunt Publishing. (2011)

Ellen Pesko
Constructing the Instructional Design Project: A Guide for Curriculum/Assessment Re-Visioning. Kendall Hunt Publishing. (2011)

Tracy Smith
The Legacy of Middle School Leaders: In Their Own Words. Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing (2011).

English

Joseph Bathanti
This Metal,  Press 53.  (2012)

Kate Birgel
Facing the Green Monster, Bedside Books (American Book Publishing), 2011.

Allison Gulley
Chastity and Martyrdom: The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric’s Virgin Martyr Lives. Surrey: Ashgate Publishers (2011).

Rosemary Horowitz
Memorial Books of Eastern European Jewry: Essays on the History and Meanings of Yizker Volumes. West Jefferson, NC: McFarland (2011).

Holly Martin
Writing Between Cultures: A Study of Hybrid Narratives in Ethnic Literature of the United States. West Jefferson, NC: McFarland (2011).

Julie Townsend
Seafood Jesus. Main Street Rag (2011).

Foreign Languages & Literatures

Benito del Pliego
De paso. Madrid: Amargord (2011).
Fabula. Badajoz: Editorial Aristas Martinez. (2012)
Indice. Madrid: Varasek Ediciones. (2011)

Andres Fisher
La poesía inmortal y pobre de Jorge Luis Borges. Madrid, Spain: Del Centro Editores. (n.d.)
La sintaxis pedregosa, el pretérito rasgado & la prosodia salina de Caducidad de León Félix Batista. Madrid: Colección Transatlántica. Ediciones Amargord. (2011)

Margaret Gonglewski
Treffpunkt Deutsch – 6th Edition.  Boston: Pearson Education.

Arbeitsbuch zu Treffpunkt Deutsch – 6th Edition.  Boston: Pearson Education.

Richard McGarry
Teaching English as a Second Language. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishers. (2012)

Beverly Moser
Treffpunkt Deutsch – 6th Edition.  Boston: Pearson Education.
Arbeitsbuch zu Treffpunkt Deutsch – 6th Edition.  Boston: Pearson Education.

Cornelius Partsch
Treffpunkt Deutsch – 6th Edition.  Boston: Pearson Education.
Arbeitsbuch zu Treffpunkt Deutsch – 6th Edition.  Boston: Pearson Education.

Government & Justice Studies

Jefferson Holcomb
Criminal Justice: The Essentials (Second Edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2011).

Andrew Koch
Medieval America: Cultural Influences of Christianity in the Law and Public Policy. Lanham, MD: Lexington (2011).

Daniel S. Murphy
Corrections and Post-Traumatic Stress Symptoms.  Durham, NC: North Carolina Academic Press (2012).

Matthew Robinson
Media Coverage of Crime and Criminal Justice. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. (2011)

E. Ike Udogu
The Developing World: Critical Issues in Politics and Society (Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press/Rowman and Littlefield, 2012)

Marian Williams
Criminal Justice: The Essentials (Second Edition). New York, NY: Oxford University Press (2011).

Health Leisure and Exercise Science

Derek J. Mohr
SPARK High School. San Diego, CA: San Diego University Foundation. (2011).

Scott Townsend
SPARK High School. San Diego, CA: San Diego University Foundation. (2011).

History

Anatoly Isaenko
Mark M. Bliev, The Ossetian Embassy to St. Petersburg, 1749-1752: Joining of Ossetia to Russia, Translation from Russian into English (Vladikavkaz, Rus.: Arvi-Asin, 2011), 180 pp.
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, Second Edition Revised and Corrected, (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendal / Hunt Publishing Company, 2011).

Birsen Bulmuş
Plague, Quarantines and Geopolitics in the Ottoman Empire (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2012).

Anatoly Isaenko
Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus, Second Edition Revised and Corrected, (Dubuque, Iowa: Kendal / Hunt Publishing Company, 2011).

Jason White
Militant Protestantism and British Identity, 1603-1642 (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2012)

Human Development & Psychological Counseling

Geri Miller
Adiktologicke Poradenstvi [Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, 2nd ed.] Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Press. (2011)
Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling.  Hoboken, NJ:  Wiley. (2012).

Reading Education and Special Education

Mike Marlowe
I bambini di Torey Hayden [The children of Torey Hayden] Milan: Corbaccio. (2012)

Leadership and Educational Studies

Amy Cheney
Teaching and Learning in 3D Immersive Worlds: Pedagogical Models and Constructivist Approaches, Hershey, PA: IGI Global. (2011)

Richard Howe
Serendipitous Gleanings, Volume XI. Boone, NC: Private. (2011)

Alecia Jackson
Thinking with Theory in Qualitative Research: Viewing Data Across Multiple Perspectives. Routledge (London). (2011)

Stephen White
Globalization, Academic Publishing Company, 2012.  Book Chapter

Mathematics

Sarah Greenwald
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, 3 volumes. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press. (2011)

Jill Thomley
Encyclopedia of Mathematics and Society, 3 volumes. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press. (2011)

Music

William Harbinson
Catawba Crossing (Symphonic Band). Carl Fischer Publishers, Inc. (NY).  An original musical composition for symphonic band.

Jennifer Snodgrass
Fundamentals of Music:  Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition. Upper Saddle River: Pearson Prentice Hall. (2012)

Philosophy & Religion

Kim Hall
Feminist Disability Studies. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press. (2011)

William Hutchins
The Traveler and the Innkeeper. Cairo: The American University Press in Cairo. (2011)

Physics and Astronomy

Phillip Russell
Nanofabrication Using Focused Ion and Electron Beams: Principles and Applications. New York: Oxford University Press. (2012)

Theatre and Dance

Kin-Yan Szeto
The Martial Arts Cinema of the Chinese Diaspora: Ang Lee, John Woo, and Jackie Chan in Hollywood. Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press. (2011)

University Library

Elizabeth McCutchen Williams
Appalachian Travels: The Diary of Olive Dame Campbell. Lexington: University of Kentucky Press, 2012.

Posted by Geri Purpur on Friday, November 2, 2012 - 12:14pm

The Library has developed resource guides to support international education at Appalachian State:

 

For Students Considering Study Abroad

Study Abroad

Country Information

For International Students attending Appalachian State                               

International Students

For International Faculty teaching at Appalachian State

International Faculty

For information about The Library’s Dedication to International Efforts

Internationalization at the Belk Library

Posted by on Thursday, November 1, 2012 - 10:21am
Power outlet

Over the last few months, the wonderful facilities staff at the library have been putting more than 100 new outlets throughout the building. Most of the outlets were added to the worktables in the library, so that students can plug in thirsty laptops.

This project is the result of the comments that students placed on the flipcharts we posted last year in the library. We asked how we could improve the library, and one of the most common suggestions was access to more power outlets. So we made it a top priority!

If you ever have suggestions on how to make the library better, please let us know! We truly do listen and are always looking for ways to improve Belk Library.

Posted by Megan Johnson on Friday, October 26, 2012 - 12:26pm
Information literacy

Belk Library and Information Commons, the University Writing Center, the Composition Program, and Writing Across the Curriculum Program present The Belk Library Prize for First-Year Students' Demonstration of Information Literacy Skills.  

This prize recognizes an outstanding research paper written by a first-year Appalachian State University student for a class in the UCO 1200 (First Year Seminar) or English 1000 course. The ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively is an educational goal for every Appalachian State University graduate. 

This award promotes students' active engagement in the processes of library research and encourages them to synthesize library research skills with the reading, writing and critical thinking skills developed in their first year at Appalachian.

 

Award:

  • First Prize: $300 gift certificate to the book store
  • Second Prize: $200 gift certificate to the book store

In addition to the monetary award:

  • The winning student will allow a copy of his or her paper to be given to the University Archives.
  • The winning paper will be posted on the Belk Library & Information Commons Library website as well as the Composition and Rhetoric website.

Qualifications: 

Papers must display evidence of substantial research using library resources. Only papers written by first-year students at Appalachian State University will qualify.

Eligible students in the fall 2012 and Spring 2012 courses of:

  • UCO 1200: First Year Seminar (including honors sections) 
  • English 1000 (including honors sections)

Applications 
Students wishing to enter a research paper for consideration should click on this application form (now past due date).

  • The date of submission
  • Your name, email and phone number
  • The assignment for the paper
  • The course name for the class in which the paper was written
  • Attach the paper below WITHOUT YOUR NAME ON IT (accpetable formats are a word document .doc or docx; .rtf or .pdf)
  • Put a short reflection about your research experience, including, but not limited to, skills employed and learned, problems encountered, and how those problems were addressed (please put the title of your research paper, but not your name, on the reflection)

The due date is Monday, March 11, 2013. 
The awards will be given to the winning students during the Celebration of Student Writing on April 17, 2013.

Criteria for Evaluation - Papers will be judged by a panel of librarians, members of the University Writing Center, the WAC program, and the Composition Program, according to the following criteria:

  1. The research paper displays its author's mastery of information literacy skills. Reminder: Information Literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, and use information effectively.
  2. Student has located and obtained a variety of library research materials. 
  3. Student synthesized the resources skillfully in service of their thesis. 
  4. The paper is well-written and well-organized, and demonstrates critical thinking. 
  5. The research paper cites all sources consistently and correctly according to a standard citation style appropriate to its topic or discipline. 
  6. The reflection statement demonstrates growth in the student's research and information literacy skills.

For additional information, please contact Megan Johnson at johnsnm@appstae.edu.  

Posted by Geri Purpur on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 - 3:43pm
Celebrate the freedom to Read

Award winning authors Chris Crutcher and Lauren Myracle presented virtually in the AETZone (Appalachian Educational Technology Zone) on Oct. 2, 2012 as part of the Belk Library Banned Books Week celebration.  Sixty-one people attended the event virtually in the AETZone and physically in the Belk Library.  The authors spoke about their personal experiences with their books being challenged and banned. 

If you would like to listen to their inspirational stories, please click here.


Posted by Megan Johnson on Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 5:29pm

Reading The Chronicle of Higher Education is a great way to keep up on news and trends, legislation, meetings, seminars, workshops, classified employment advertising for higher education administrators, faculty members, researchers & scholars.  The Belk Library & Information Commons has the premium account- you can access it on or off campus, and you can set up an RSS feed if you so desire.

Posted by Megan Johnson on Sunday, October 7, 2012 - 5:22pm

This guide has links to voting information: how to register and vote, and who the candidates are.

 

Posted by on Thursday, October 4, 2012 - 2:59pm
Oxford Bibliographies


Oxford Bibliographies Online
 (Trial ends October 31, 2012)

"Oxford Bibliographies Online (OBO) is an entirely new research tool for the social sciences and humanities. A scholar-curated library of discipline-based subject modules, OBO is designed to help busy researchers find reliable sources of information in half the time by directing them to exactly the right chapter, book, website, archive, or data set they need for their research. Each entry is a selective guided tour through the key literature on a topic, receives multiple peer-reviews as well as Editorial Board approval, and is designed to facilitate a research experience with no dead ends. All citations are linked through to your collection via OpenURL, full-text via DOIs, or to the web via links to OCLC, WorldCat, and Google Books, allowing users to locate quickly full-text content directly from OBO. OBO is the ultimate collection development tool for librarians and time saving tool for students and researchers.

Posted by Megan Johnson on Wednesday, October 3, 2012 - 10:18am
RSS icon

RSS (Real Simple Syndiation) is an XML-based format for sharing and distributing web content that a user subscribes to.

An RSS reader allows you to view information from multiple web sites in a single interface.

You can use RSS to keep up to date on news headlines, and RSS can also help keep up with research. You can:

  • view table of contents from new journals issues
  • discover new journal articles on a specific topic (from multiple journals)
  • view news on general topics such as science, technology, business, health, etc. from Google, New York Times, BBC, etc.
  • follow blog discussions on certain topics.

To use RSS:

  • Create an RSS reader account -- for example, Google Reader or My Yahoo. Readers are also embedded in popular applications, like Microsoft Outlook, Firefox, and Internet Explorer.
  • Go to your favorite websites and look for a button or the words RSS, XML or Subscribe to this Feed.
  • Click the RSS link, copy and paste the URL (web address) into your RSS reader and click Add or Subscribe.
  • The name of the site with the number of new items in parentheses should apprear in your reader.
  • Check the reader for new content on your subscribed sites, and save, tag, share, or email items of note
  • Some feeds to consider: Project Muse or Academic Search Complete (in EbscoHost- check the "help" pages - type in "Alerts" for more information or tutorials) 

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