Library News

Posted by John Wiswell on Monday, February 8, 2016 - 1:08pm

Zotero is free!  You create a personal library to capture and store citations, pdf’s and more that you locate via an online catalog, google scholar, databases, or other websites. When writing your paper you can easily insert in-text citations and create bibliographies. No more cutting and pasting citation information into a Word document.  No more trying to find that pdf you saved somewhere on your desktop.  Really.  

One hour workshop.  Students, faculty and staff welcome.  Registration required.  
Note – please install the software on your laptop prior to the workshop. 

All sessions in Rm. 028, Belk Library and Information Commons.

Thurs. Feb. 11th          4-5 p.m.
Fri.       Feb. 12th          12-1 p.m.
Mon.    Feb. 22nd          5-6 p.m.
Fri.       March 18th       12-1 p.m.
Sat.      March 19th       12-1 p.m.

If you are not able to attend, you can contact us for an individual appointment:

Lisa Abbott, abbottLT@appstate.edu
John Wiswell, wiswellJ@appstate.edu

 

Posted by Scott Goldstein on Thursday, January 28, 2016 - 4:46pm
Blender logo

This semester visitng scholar Piotr Arłukowicz has offered a series of workshops on how to use Blender open source software for modeling and animation.  The workshop on simulation and gaming is the last in the series.

It is recommended that you have attended at least one of the previous workshops or have some exposure to the basics of Blender

The workshop is scheduled for Friday, March 18th from 2:00-4:00pm in Belk Library, Room 028

CLICK HERE to register

If you want to learn more about Blender or about any of the workshops from this semester, please contact Piotr for a one-on-one consultation. 

Email Dr Arłukowicz 

Co-sponsored by Digital Humanities Working Group, University Documentary Film Services, and the University Library
Posted by Geri Purpur on Monday, January 11, 2016 - 2:17pm
Library Cares Campaign Logo

Based on student feedback and attendance, the three most popular events of the Library Cares Campaign were:

1)  Therapy Dogs - Therapy dogs visited the library 6 times during the campaign.

2)  Snack Breaks -  The four snack breaks included a variety of sweet and healthy snacks, hot tea, and coffee.  Snack break with the Chancellor and Deans attracted the largest number of students.

3)  Chair Massage - 56 lucky students received a chair massage.  Massage therapists were here 2 days for a 2-hour period each day.

 

The Library would like to give a big shout-out to the following individuals and groups who helped make the campaign a success:

Office of the Chancellor
UREC
Counseling Services
Yosef
MYO Clinic
Therapy Dogs Knox, Sheela, and Irish
Still Point
Achord Acapella Group
VoiceMale Acapella Group
Jonathan Priest
Wired Scholar Coffee Shop
SGA-Academic Affiars Committee

To see photographs and additional highlights go to:  Library Cares Campaign

Posted by on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 - 2:12pm

Congratulations to all students who are graduating (or completing internships in the spring) this December, 2015. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated! You will be missed.

Graduating student library employees for December, 2015 are:

Chelsea Marqueda

Cherie Harrison

Ivan Magana

Cody Estes

Sara Weber

Kelsi Bryant

Kiefer Smith

Taylor Payne

Gabby Gabriel

Oana Devera

Evyan Gainey

Coburn Jones

Luce-Melissa Kouaho

Taylor Blue

Dawn Davis

 

 

Posted by Geri Purpur on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 4:46pm
Library Cares

Who doesn’t need a little TLC during finals week? The library is sponsoring free activities and snack breaks designed to help students navigate the stressful period during exam week.

Please join us for yoga, chair massages, therapy dogs, snacks, a cappella performances, and much more – just check the schedule!

Posted by Greta Browning on Tuesday, December 1, 2015 - 3:42pm
Limbs and Needles magazine cover

Special Collections' latest exhibit, “The Fraser Fir: A Modern Appalachian Icon,” features a broad array of materials from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection including archives, clippings files, magazines, and books, all related to the Christmas tree industry in Appalachia. The exhibit, curated by Appalachian Studies graduate student Adam Sheffield, is located inside Special Collections and is on display during the department’s open hours.

Questions?  Please contact the Dougherty Reading Room by phone 828-262-7974 or email spcoll@appstate.edu

Posted by on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 9:28am

The Library will participate in International Education Week, November 16-20, 2015 with a display of selected print resources for international travelers and researchers. Check out our books on display in the center of the first floor. The library along with iPals and the office of International Education is also sponsoring the screening of A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, the first Iranian Vampire Western, on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm in I.G. Greer.

We also have many online resources on international topics.  As usual, you can find ebooks and articles on your topic/place.  Want to learn about Poland or maybe something as specific as the political history of radio in Argentina?  We also have practical travel resources such as travel guides and Mango Languages for developing your skills.  And we have fun ways to help you experience international film, music, and art.

Selected online resources:

For a good introduction to library resources (print and online) on international related topics, see these selected Library Guides:

Do not overlook that the Library continues to provide service when you are abroad.  We can help you in person before you go or when you return, but we can help by chat or email even when you're gone.
 
See the complete schedule for International Education Week, and the schedule for the Appalachian Global Symposium on Wednesday, November 18, 2015.
 
 

Posted by on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:27am

 

Posted by on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 8:25am

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2014-2015) 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 16 at 3:30 p.m. with remarks at 4:00 p.m. in Room 421, Belk Library and Information Commons. Chancellor Sheri Everts and Provost Darrell Kruger will be on hand to present the certificates.

Below is the list of faculty who had works published 2014-2015.

Anthropology

Gregory Reck

American Soccer: History, Culture, Class. Jefferson, NC; McFarland Publishers and Company, Inc. 2015


Art

Clifton Meador

Pankisi Prayer Rug. Emeryville, CA; DeMerritt/Pauwels. 2014

Lynn Duryea

Lynn Duryea; with essays by Stuart Kestenbaum, Mary Anne Redding, Jim Toub.  San Francisco, CA; Blurb Publishing. 2015

Structures and Surfaces; two person exhibit at The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC; April - August 2015


Biology

Sue Edwards

Hagfish Biology.  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press. 2016


Computer Information Systems

Charlie Chen

The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce.  Hersey, PA; Idea Group Publishing. 2014

Traditional and Internet EDI Adoption Barriers.  Hersey, PA; Idea Group Publishing. 2014

Principles of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition. Boca Raton, FL; CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015


Cultural, Gender and Global Studies

Jeanne Dubino

Representing the Modern Animal in Culture.  New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillian Publishers. 2014

Virginia Woolf: Twenty-first Century Approaches. Edinburgh, UK; Edinburgh University Press.  2014

Derek Stanovsky

Reading Capital Digitally. Surry, United Kingdom: Zero Books. 2015


English

Joseph Bathanti

The Life of the World to Come. Columbia, SC; University of South Carolina Press. 2015

A Conversation with Ronald H. Bayes in 1988. Laurinburg, NC; St. Andrews University Press. 2015

The Collected Poems Ronald H. Bayes. Laurinburg, NC; St. Andrews University Press. 2015

Twelve Poems. Laurinburg, NC; St. Andrews University Press. 2015

William Brewer

Staging Romantic Chameleons and Imposters. New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillian Publishers. 2015

Bruce Dick

American Soccer: History, Culture, Class. Jefferson, NC; McFarland Publishers and Company, Inc. 2015

Rosemary Horowitz

Women Writers of Yiddish Literature: Critical Essays.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press. 2015

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Animals in Irish Literature and Culture. New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Thomas McLaughlin

Reading and the Body: Reading as a Physical Practice. New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillian Publishers. 2015

David Orvis

The Noble Flame of Katherine Philips: A Poetics of Culture, Politics, and Friendship. Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press. 2015

Nathan Poole

Father Brother Keeper, Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books. 2015 

Pathkiller as the Holy Ghost. Salt Lake City, UT: Quarterly West/University of Utah. 2015

Alex Pitofsky

American Boarding School Fiction, 1928-1981: A Critical Study. Jefferson, NC; McFarland Publishers and Company, Inc. 2014


Government and Justice Studies

Robinson, Matthew

Criminal Injustice: How Politics and Ideology Distort American Ideals.  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2015


Human Development and Counseling

Nickolas Jordan

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Brief Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

Jon Winek

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Brief Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Experimental Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Behavioral Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Strategic Medical Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Structural/Strategic Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014


Leadership and Education Studies

Barbara Howard

The Classroom Assessment Standards for PreK-12 Teachers. Kindle Direct Publishing. 2015

Richard Howe

Serendipitous Gleanings, Volume XI., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. 2015

Six Serendipitous Internships, Volume XIV. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Popular and Theoretical Approaches to Leadership Practices. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Current Issues in American Higher Education. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Selected Landmark Legal Cases in Education. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Ethics in American Higher Education: Some Issues and Suggested Solutions. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015


Mathematics

Alan Arnholt

Probability and Statistics with R, Second Edition.  Boca Roton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015

Solutions Manual for Probability and Statistics with R, Second Edition.  Boca Roton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015

Student Solutions Manual for Probability and Statistics with R, Second Edition.  Boca Roton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015

Gary Kader

The Statistical Education of Teachers. Alexandria, VA; The American Statistical Association. 2015


Music

Robert Falvo

Dunbar's Delight for Solo Timpani. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014

Percussion Sampler. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2015

William Harbison

The Maestro's Flourish.  Ledyard, KY; Cimarron Music Press 2015

Quintet No. 1 for Brass.  Ledyard, KY; Cimarron Music Press 2015

Ben Hjertmann 

Four Songs, Grant Wallace Band, Two Labyrinths Music, 2015

Douglas James

Rough Side of the Mountain, Junaluska Gospel Choir CD; (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014

Todd Wright

Blowing Rock Jazz Society Scholarship Benefit CD.  (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014

David Wynne

Dunbar's Delight for Solo Timpani. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project) 2014

Blowing Rock Jazz Society Scholarship Benefit CD.  (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014


Philosophy and Religion

Charles Davis Hankins

The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence. Evanston, IL; Northwestern University Press. 2015

William Hutchins

Telepathy (Translation), Doha, Qatar; Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing. 2014

French Perfume (Translation), New York, NY; ANTIBOOKCLUB. 2015


Sustainable Development

Jennifer Westerman

Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice, Reno, NV; University of Nevada Press.  2015


Sustainable
Technology & the Built Environment 

Marie Hoepfl

Starting the Dialogue: Perspective on Technology & Society, Second Edition. Dubuque, IA; KendallHunt Publishing Company. 2015

Jim Houser

Starting the Dialogue: Perspective on Technology & Society, Second Edition. Dubuque, IA; KendallHunt Publishing Company. 2015


University Libraries

Elizabeth Williams

The Life and Work of John Charles Campbell. Lexington, KY; University of Kentucky Press.  2105


Watauga Residential College

Clark Maddux

Biblia Americana, Volume 4:  Ezra-Psalms. Deutschland, UK; Mohr Siebeck. 2015

 

 

Posted by John Wiswell on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:31pm
Docuseek2 eye --Workshops on streaming video, ebooks, BrowZine Web

The Library will offer several brief online workshops this Thursday, November 12.

Registration required.  Students, faculty and staff welcome, although some of the Streaming Video options are only open to faculty, for teaching.

Streaming Video, Thursday 3:00-3:30pm      Register here.

We will start with an overview of current streaming resources. Then we will focus on Films on Demand, Swank, and Docuseek2. Also see our guide to Streaming Video, guides.library.appstate.edu/streaming-video. If you look at the guide, you might know almost everything I'll tell you or you might have questions that I can answer as part of this workshop.

Quick Look at eBooks,  Thursday 3:30-3:50pm    Register here.

eBooks can be a nuisance. This 15 minute workshop will look at easy ways to use 3 common kinds of ebooks in our catalog: ebrary, EBSCO, and Safari ebooks. We will not need any passwords or new accounts (except your AppalNet username and password if you're off campus).   In this workshop, we will not address downloading entire ebooks, just chunks of them.
 
Access Journals using BrowZineWeb, Thursday 4:00-4:20pm    Register here.
 
Are journals still as important now that you can go directly from search to articles, without touching the journal? 
BrowZine Web is a new way to access our journals. It's easy for following a favorite journal and also an alternative way to see what journals focus on your subject or display that to your students. We are trialing BrowZine Web during 2015-2016. We have the BrowZine app also. See our guide, http://guides.library.appstate.edu/browzine , or just try it out at http://0-browzine.com.wncln.wncln.org/libraries/459/

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