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The library has a wide variety of resources for international learners, travellers, and students who love other cultures and adventures. This video link highlights the many resources available to students, staff, and faculty of Appalachian State University: https://youtu.be/GEwgWen0YQk
Selected resources include:
For additional information about international resources, see the Library Guide to Study Abroad.
Kelly McBride, Coordinator of Information Literacy & Instruction in Belk Library & Information Commons, is the 2016 recipient of the Harvey R. Durham Outstanding Freshman Advocate award. The award honors one full-time Appalachian State University employee each year who has contributed significantly to improving the freshman experience on campus. The recipient each year receives a $1,000.00 award, an inscribed plaque, a medallion, and will hold a one-year appointment on the award committee.
For more information about the Durham Freshman Advocate Award go to durhamaward.appstate.edu/home
Boone - University Libraries faculty member, Pam Mitchem is the 2016 recipient of the Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award. Pam Mitchem has been a professional archivist for 18 years, working in digitization and digital curation since 2000. She held positions as Preservation and Digital Projects Archivist, Interim University Archivist, and Special Assistant to the Dean of Libraries for Digital Initiatives. Mitchem earned an M.A. in Appalachian studies from Appalachian State University and an Ed.S. in leadership and higher education, also from Appalachian. She is a certified archivist (CA) with the Academy of Certified Archivists and is a Society of American Archivists certified digital archives specialist (DAS). She is at work on her post-masters certificate in data curation at UNC-Chapel Hill and is associate professor and the coordinator of digital scholarship and initiatives team at the Appalachian State University Libraries.
Established in 2003, the Award seeks to recognize an individual who has demonstrated outstanding service to the archival profession in the state of North Carolina by promoting public awareness, appreciation, or support of cultural heritage institutions, preserving historical and cultural resources, providing leadership in archival organizations or associations, or teaching, training, or mentoring new members of the archival profession.
The award honors the late Thornton W. Mitchell, who served as North Carolina State Archivist from 1973 until his retirement in 1981, and was an active member of the archival profession for forty years. The first Thornton W. Mitchell Service Award was presented at the SNCA spring meeting in March 2004.
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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:
We tend to think of reading as an act of the disembodied mind, but in fact reading requires skillful use of the eyes and the hands, as well as postures and habits that support their work. The reading body operates within powerful cultural disciplines, but it is also capable of highly idiosyncratic improvisations. “Reading and the Body” examines these physical skills and habits and disciplines, in an effort to understand the contribution of the body to the process of reading, especially in an era in which the material process of reading is changing as our culture moves from the book to the screen.
McLaughlin is also the author of the following books:
We look forward to seeing you there!
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
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.
All reservations are due by Friday, May 13. For more information please call Lynn Patterson at 828‐262‐2087.
Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library