Library News

Posted by John Boyd on Tuesday, January 14, 2014 - 11:20am

The library added the following databases over the holiday break:

Artemis Literary Sources: provides combined access to a new interface, with new features, to Literature Criticism Online (10 multidisciplinary series) and to Literature Resource Center.

Artemis Primary Sources: provides access to a new interface, with new features, to the combined Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) and Nineteenth Century Collections Online (NCCO).

British History Online: provides access to some of the core printed primary and secondary sources for the medieval and modern history of the British Isles.

InfoTrac Newsstand: provides access to over 2,500 newspapers, newswires, and radio and TV news transcripts.

Mergent Intellect: search U.S. and international company listings by industry, size, location, and other criteria to create marketing plans, conduct competitive analysis, and raise funds.

A listing of all library databases can be found on the Article Resources and E-Research Tools page.


Posted by on Saturday, January 4, 2014 - 2:38pm
Dollar sign

Paying Library Fines and Fees

Students, staff, and faculty pay library fines and fees through the Student Accounts office. All library fines and fees for students, staff, and faculty are transferred to the Student Accounts billing system on a nightly basis.  Only community borrowers and spouses or domestic partners with AppCards make payments at the Circulation Services Desk on the main floor of Belk Library.

For concerns regarding a library fine or fee, contact the Circulation Services Manager, Jason Stamper, at 828 262-6904 or

To make payment:

  1. Students can pay library fines and fees online through Appalnet.  Once logged in, click the Self-Service tab > Student tab > Student Accounts link.
  2. Faculty and staff members must contact the Student Accounts office to arrangement payment.  
    NOTE: faculty members and staff who have completed coursework at Appalachian are able to pay online through Appalnet (see step 1).  
    All others must work directly with Student Accounts.
    Student Accounts | 2nd Floor John E. Thomas Hall (map) | (828) 262-2113
Posted by on Tuesday, December 10, 2013 - 9:14am
chair massage

Sign up for a free 10-minute chair massage now!

Tuesday 1-3 pm (Dec. 10)

Wednesday 6:30-8:30 pm (Dec.11)

Posted by on Sunday, December 8, 2013 - 6:07pm
Graduation Caps

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2013. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!

Helen Hathaway
Barbara Hobbs
Allison Guerin
Reshea Mackey
Brittney Stone
Celeste Caton
Andrew Florence
Kathryn Miller
Mary Margaret Johnson
Becky Dion
Jordan Neary

Posted by Greta Browning on Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 9:37am
We Three Kings by H.A. Rey pictorial cover

A new exhibit, “Memories from Childhood:  Our Favorite Christmas Stories,” is now on display in Special Collections on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Information Commons. The display draws on children’s literature relating to Christmas from the Historical Children’s Literature rare book collection and the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection, both part of Special Collections. Special Collections staff and Dougherty Reading Room reference students chose their favorites from the collections for the exhibit. Included are a first edition of A Charlie Brown Christmas, Gloria Houston’s The Year of the Perfect Christmas Tree, and a book of traditional Christmas songs illustrated by H.A. Rey, known for his “Curious George” series.


Pictured: Cover art for We Three Kings and other Christmas Carols, illustrated by H.A. Rey (1944).

Posted by on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 4:30pm

There will be no ABC Express Service from December 21st to January 1st because the libraries at Appalachian State University, Western Carolina, and University of North Carolina Ashville
will be closed. 

Sorry for any inconvenience!

Posted by John Boyd on Monday, December 2, 2013 - 11:43am
OverDrive eBook Covers

Belk Library now offers the Appalachian State community access to OverDrive, a service which allows users to download ebooks and audiobooks to their favorite mobile device. Titles include popular fiction, study aids (GRE, LSAT, GMAT, CPA), travel guides, foreign language study audiobooks, and more.

Items are available in four formats: Kindle, EPub, MP3 and WMA audio. An Adobe ID or Amazon Kindle account is required, and either an OverDrive Media Console App or a Kindle device or App. For help, see our Library Guide for eBooks/OverDrive, or visit us in the library. You can always read available ebooks through your browser without having to download any software.

Explore OverDrive to see the growing collection of downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, and enter your Banner/Univeristy ID number to download up to three titles at a time for either a 7, 14, or 21 day check-out. Titles are returned automatically at the end of the lending period, so there are never late fees.

Posted by John Wiswell on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 12:52pm
pumpkin pie

OK, maybe you need actual food too.  But an e-book about cooking or cuisine might be a great idea for the holiday.


Our new (tiny) Overdrive Collection has 18 books on cooking and food.  They can be checked out for 21 days.

Overdrive e-books are hard to set up the first time, but easy after that.  Click on your device on this help page for instructions.  Or ask us for help.

More on the Belk Library's Overdrive e-books.


We also have EBSCO e-books.  Browse these 1668 e-books on food and drink.

These are challenging to set up the first time also, but as easy as changing TV channels after that.  Try out these instructions, but come visit us for help setting up if they don't quite work.  Most (~90%) can be checked out for 14 days.  They do not work with Kindles.


Photo: "Felicity's Pumpkin Pie" 2010, by Ryan Grove.  (More food photos here.)

Posted by on Friday, November 22, 2013 - 11:12am

Within the last few weeks, items in the Belk Library’s Lost and Found section has nearly tripled! Some items found include: 









iPad chargers

PC chargers





AppCards and other cards


Other types:

Water bottles







If any of these items sounds like they may belong to you, give us a call or come by the Circulation desk on the 1st floor. 

Be prepared to describe the item and show identification if asked. 


Thanks and have a great semester!

Posted by John Boyd on Tuesday, November 12, 2013 - 1:57pm
Imagination & Place: Cartography

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2012-2013) 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 Monday, November 25 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 2012-2013.

Appalachian Studies

Pat Beaver

Helen Matthews Lewis: Living Social Justice in Appalachia.  Lexington, KY: University Press of Kentucky.  2012.


Jeri P. Allison

Mrs. Gambel the Quirky Quail. Raleigh, NC: Ivy House Publishing Group. 2012.   

Lynn Duryea

Solo Exhibition, “Structures,” at 1912 Gallery, Emory + Henry College, Emory, VA. January/February 2013.

 Solo Exhibition, “Master Craft Artist,” at the Maine Center for Craft, West Gardiner, ME. July 2013.

Jeana Klein

Solo Exhibition, Past, Present and Accounted For" at the Hickory Museum of Art, Hickory, NC.  September, 2012.



Chishimba N. Mowa

Mapping Cells Expressing Estrogen Receptors: Female and Male Reproductive Organs of Developing and Adult Rodents.  Saarbrücken, Germany: LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing . 2012.

Michael Windelspecht

Essentials of Biology, Third Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Mcgraw-Hill Publishing. 2012.

Human Biology, Twelfth Edition. Dubuque, Iowa: Mcgraw-Hill Publishing. 2012.



Frank Aycock

21st Century Television: The Players, the Viewers, the Money. Charleston, SC: Create Space, 2012.

Scott M. Welsh

The Rhetorical Surface of Democracy:  How Deliberative Ideals Undermine Democratic Politics. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2012.


Computer Information Systems

Dawn D. Medlin

Medlin, D. D. (2012). Integrations of Technology Utilization and Social Dynamics in Organizations. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. 2012.


Curriculum and Instruction

Melanie W. Greene

Goodnight Boone! Blowing Rock, NC: Parkway Press. 2012.



Todd L. Cherry

Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. New York, NY: Routledge 2012.

Dave M. McEvoy

Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. New York, NY: Routledge 2012.



Joseph Bathanti

Sonnets of the Cross (Poems). Durham, NC: Jacar Press. 2013.

Concertina (Poems). Macon, GA: Mercer University Press. 2013.

Pamela E. Brewer

International Virtual Teams: Engineering Successful Global Communication. London, England:IEEE Press/Wiley. 2012.

Hilda Downer

Sky Under the Roof. Huron, OH: Bottom Dog Press, 2013

Nathan K. Hauke

A Surface. A Shore or Semi-transparency of Glass” and “Deerfield” in Joshua Corey and G. C. Walderp (Eds.). The Arcadia Project: North American Postmodern Pastoral. Boise, ID: Ahsahta Press. 2012.

In the Marble of Your Animal Eyes. Portland, OR: Publication Studio. 2012.

Honeybabe, Don't Leave Me Now. Denver, CO and Grand Rapids, MI: Horse Less Press. 2013.

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

"Strand Sonnets" In S. P. Holmes (Ed.), Facing the Change: Personal Encounters with Global Warming  Salt Lake City, UT: Torrey House Press. 2012.

Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful: Poems. Clemson, SC: Clemson University Press. 2014.

Our Held Animal Breath: Poems. Cincinatti, OH: Wordtech Editions. 2012.

Leon H. Lewis

BATHANTI. Dir. Kevin Balling. Tin Roof Video. 2013. Film.

Elaine O’Quinn

Girls' Literacy Experiences In and Out of School: Learning and Composing Gendered Identities. New York, NY: Routledge Press, 2013.

Julie Townsend

Mountain Memoirs: An Ashe County Anthology.  Charlotte, NC: Main Street Rag Publishing, 2012.

Mark W. Vogel

What Remains (Poem) In Imaginations and Place: Cartography. Lawrence, KS: Imagination and Place Press. 2012.


Government and Justice Studies

Jeff E. Holcomb

Criminal Justice:  The Essentials, Third Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.

Nancy Love

Love, Nancy S., Doing Democracy: Activist Art and Cultural Politics, co-edited with Mark Mattern, (Albany, New York: State University of New York Press, 2013 (hardback); 2014 (paperback)), pp. 386.

Mike Potter

Potter, M.R. An Exploration of Effectiveness Among Financial Services Regulators 1989-2008: Striving for Balance. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 2013.

Matthew B. Robinson

Crime Prevention. San Deigo, CA: Bridgepoint Education. 2013.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Second Edition. New York, NY: SUNY Press. 2014.

Why Crime? An Interdisciplinary Approach to Explaining Antisocial Behavior. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2013.

Renee G. Scherlen

Lies, Damned Lies, and Drug War Statistics: A Critical Analysis of Claims Made by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Second Edition. New York, NY: SUNY Press. 2014.

Marian R. Williams

Criminal Justice:  The Essentials, Third Edition. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2013.


Family and Consumer Science

Patricia F. Hearron

Guiding Young Children, Ninth Edition. London: Pearson, 2013.

Health Leisure and Exercise Science

Thomas Brown

Unscripted: Engaging Life After College. Cleveland, TN: Parsons Porch Press, 2012.



Antonio T. Bly

Escaping Bondage: A Documentary History of Runaway Slaves in Eighteenth-Century New England, 1700-1789,  Lanham, MD: Lexington Books, 2012.

Judkin J. Browning

The War Begins Anew: The Seven Days' Battles, June-July 1862.  New York, NY: Praeger Publishers. 2013

Andrea Burns

From Storefront to Monument: Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement. Amherst, MA: University of Massachusetts Press, 2013.

René H. Horst

El Regimen de Stroessner y la Resistencia Indigena. Asuncion: Centro de Estudios Antropologicos de la Universidad Catolica. 2011.

The Stroessner Regime and Indigenous Resistance in Paraguay, Second Edition. Gainesville, FL: University Press of Florida. 2012.


Hubbard Center

Kathleen T. Brinko

Practically Speaking: A Sourcebook for Instructional Consultants in Higher Education , Second Edition. Stillwater, OK: New Forums Press. 2012.


Human Development and Psych Counseling

Geri A. Miller

Group Exercises for Addiction Counseling. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley. 2012.

Jon L. Winek

Group Activities for Families in Recovery. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2013

Joan Zimmerman

Group Activities for Families in Recovery. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. 2013.


Languages, Literatures and Cultures

Richard G. McGarry

The College Experience for International Learners. Boston, MA: Pearson. 2013.  

Benito Del Pliego

Extracomunitarios. Nueve Poetas Latinoamericanos en España. Madrid, Spain: FCE. 2012.

Voces comunes y otros poemas. Madrid, Spain: FCE, 2012.


Leadership and Education Studies

Kim Becnel

Library Services for Multicultural Patrons: Strategies to Encourage Library Use. New York, NY: Scarecrow. 2013.

Richard D. Howe

Historical Highlights of Appalachian’s Reich College of Education 1921 – 2013.  Self Published, 2013.



Gary D. Kader

Developing Essential Understandings of Statistics for Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6-8. Reston, VA: National Council for Teachers of Mathematics. 2013.

Rick Klima

Cryptology, Classical and Modern, with Maplets. Boca Raton, FD: Taylor & Francis, CRC Press LLC. 2012.



Joby R. Bell

New Year. Chapel Hill, NC: Hinshaw Music. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Published)

Recordings of JS Bach Preludes and Fugues. (CD/DVDE/Video, Solo and Published)

Music City Mixture. (CD/DVD/Video, Solo and Independent Project)

Andrea L. Cheeseman

Cesar Cui: Five Short Pieces. Seattle, WA: Alry Publications. (Composition, Published)

Robert J. Falvo

Syncopated Synapse. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project)

William Harbison

Caprice for Horn and Piano, International Horn Society, “Music On Line”, 2013.

Sonata for Bassoon and Piano, Alry Publications, 2012. (Seattle, WA)

Harold V. McKinney

Syncopated Synapse. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project)

Suzi W. Mills

Highland Bloom. Boone, NC: Highland Bloom Music CD by The Mountain Laurels – Marble Feather Records. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project)

Jennifer Snodgrass

Fundamentals of Music Theory:  Rudiments, Musicianship, and Composition. Pearson, 2013.


Philosophy and Religious Studies

Laura Ammon

Work Useful to Religion and the Humanities: A History of the Development of the Comparative Method in Religion from Bartolomé Las Casas to Edward Burnett Tylor. Eugene, Oregon: Pickwick Publications.  2012.

Shawn D. Arthur

Ancient Daoist Diets for Health and Longevity. Lexington Press, Lanham, MD: Lexington Press. 2013.

Kaye Barley

Whimsey: A Novel. New River, AZ:  2013.

Thomas B. Ellis

On the Death of the Pilgrim: The Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Jarava Lal Mehta. Berlin, Germany: Springer. 2013.

Herbert Hash

When All Hell Breaks Loose: the Implications of the Misinterpretation of Biblical Prophetic and Apocalyptic Literature. Create Space Publishers, 2012.

Conrad Ostwalt

Secular Steeples: Popular Culture and Religious Imagination, Second Edition. New York, NY. Bloomsbury Publishing. 2012.


Robert Bringle

Research on service learning: Conceptual frameworks and assessment. Vol. 2B: Communities, institutions, and partnerships. Arlington, VA: Stylus. 2013


Reading Education and Special Education

Michael J. Marlowe

Teaching Children Who Are Hard to Reach: Relationship-Driven Classroom Practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc. 2012.

Adrian Rice

The Clock Flower: New Poems, Belfast, NI: Moongate Publications. 2012.


Theatre and Dance

Ray Miller

Original Work, playwright for “Kent State:  Then and Now”; Performed at SEWSA conference in April, 2013.

Joel Williams

Original work, "Promises"; Produced by the Department of Theatre and Dance; ASU Performed, October. 2013.  


University Libraries

Pamela Mitchem

Appalachian State University Pictorial History.  Mount Pleasant, SC: Arcadia Publishing. 2012.