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WHEN: October 11 - October 12
WHERE: Borkowski Reading Room - Belk Library and Information Commons (1st floor)
Tuesday, October 11, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, October 12, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Cash, All Debit and Credit Cards, Checks and Post-Dated Checks Accepted
BENEFIT FOR FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY
The Modern Language Association (MLA) recently introduced the 8th edition of the MLA Handbook. The 8th edition is available at the Library Service Desk on the 1st floor of the library, and librarians can help you correctly cite your sources.
The library, along with the University Writing Center (lower level), offer additional help with citing from the following guides:
If you need help with managing your citations, see our Library Guide on Choosing a Citation Manager.
An International Doorways Presentation
Monday, October 10 at 12:00 pm
Belk Library, Room 421
Join us for a presentation on Appalachian’s continuing programs for its American Cultural Center (ACC) at Northeastern University, Shenyang, China and for other ACCs in China. Co-PIs Xiaorong Shao and Allan Scherlen (Library) and collaborator Matthew Robinson (Government and Justice Studies) will share highlights of this year’s theme of Academic Writing, in which graduate students at several universities in China participated in both online and in-person workshops. Geri Purpur (Library) will highlight her experience as this year’s exchange librarian at Fudan University in Shanghai.
Begun in 2012 with an initial $100,000 grant from the U.S. State Department, Appalachian has continued its American Culture Center projects in China with three subsequent $50,000 annual grants that have shared scholarly expertise in such areas as sustainability and American culture and history. Appalachian’s collaboration with several Chinese universities through the ACC projects has provided opportunities for students and faculty at both institutions to learn about each other’s culture and discuss issues of common interest.
So come hear from those who have been involved in this past year’s ACC program and the University Library’s cooperation with Chinese university libraries. You may be interested in participating in the program in the future.
Chinese snacks and tea will be served.
Dr. Victoria Jackson is the 2016-2017 Rhinehart Postdoctoral Fellow in British History. She will spend the academic year at Appalachian researching in the Rhinehart Rare Book Collection on British History in Special Collections and writing a book on practices of dining in sixteenth and seventeenth-century Britain.
She grew up in Canada, in a small town north of Toronto, before moving to the United Kingdom. She graduated from the University of Toronto in 2007 with a BA (Hons) in Art History and Italian. In 2009, she earned an MA in Art History from the University of Sussex and in 2014, a PhD in History from the University of Birmingham.
Since finishing her PhD, she’s taught at the University of Birmingham, The Open University, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.
You can reach her by email (email@example.com), telephone 828-262-7420, or alternatively just stop by her office Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 434.
Ever wanted to create a 3D model? Get it printed? Maybe you are interested in creating something electronic? Come to the Belk Library's free technology workshops. Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff. No experience necessary!
3D Printing - Learn the ins and outs of 3D printing. If you ever wanted to get a model printed, this is the workshop for you.
3D Design - Create your own 3D models in Tinkercad in this workshop. We will go over how to use the program as well as some of the alternatives that you can use in our Digital Media Studio.
Intro to Arduino - If you were curious about the basics of electronics, this workshop will provide the basics of arduino and help you get started creating your own projects.
e-Textiles - Learn a combination of circuitry and sewing in this interactive workshop which puts LED lights on your clothes. Each participant will learn the basics of wearable electronics and take home a packet of materials including a circuit board and conductive thread. This workshop has limited supplies, so sign up right away if you want to participate. http://wearables-belklibrary.eventbrite.com
Intro to 3D Printing:
September 29th @ 5pm, Belk Library 028
October 13th @ 2pm, Belk Library 028 Cancelled
October 19th @ 5pm, Belk Library 028
November 9th @ 1pm, Belk Library 024
October 6th @ 5pm, Belk Library 028
October 26th @ 1pm, Belk Library 028
November 17th @ 2pm, Belk Library 028
Intro to Arduino:
October 12th @ 3pm, Belk Library 028
November 3rd @ 5pm, Belk Library 028
October 20th @ 5pm, Belk Library 028
If you have any questions, or are unable to make any of these workshops, contact Hannah Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org. We hope you join us!
Attention university community:
The University Writing Center is moving from room 008 on the lower level of the Belk Library to a new second floor location in the same building.
Unfortunately, building a new writing center can be quite noisy, so we recommend that library patrons make use of other library areas during the second floor construction. The project is scheduled for completion in early November.
The UWC will continue to provide writing assistance to students, faculty, staff and community members in room 008. Our hours are 9AM–9PM on Monday through Thursday and 9AM–1PM on Friday.
For more information about the writing center, please contact Amy Hansen at email@example.com or 828-262-7835.
Journey to the West (China, 2014). Directed by Stephen Chow, director of Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle.
Wednesday, September 21, 6:30 PM. FREE and open to the public.
I.G. Greer Theater
Based on one of the Four Great Classical Novels of Chinese literature of the same name, Stephen Chow's 'Journey To The West' is a contemporary remake of the misadventures of a Buddhist monk as he makes a pilgrimage from China to India—Magnet.
Featured speaker: Wendy Xie, Professor in the Languages, Literatures, and Cultures Department. Co-Sponsored by the Belk Library and Information Commons, the Office of International Education and Development, and the Chinese Language Club.
See also the Library Guide to the Global Film Series
Attention all students (Undergraduate and Graduate)!
Belk Library is looking for volunteers to serve on the Belk Library Student Advisory Committee. This committee, which began in Fall 2010 has done many exciting things to make the library a more user-centered environment. The committee is charged to advise, plan and evaluate new services and operate as a sounding board and test group for new and existing services and new library initiatives.
The Belk Library Student Advisory Committee will be composed of at least two representatives from each class: freshmen, sophomore, junior, senior, and grads, and we encourage a variety of majors to apply. In Fall 2016, the committee will meet 2–3 times per semester at 6 pm on Wednesday nights, beginning in early October. The term for appointment is one year, with the option to extend if you would like. Your service on this is a great addition to your Co-Curricular Transcript.
So make your voice count! If you are interested in volunteering for our Student Advisory Committee, please fill out our volunteer form by September 23, 2016. Appointments will be made after that date and appointees notified by email. If you have any questions, contact Geri Purpur, User Experience Librarian, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 828-262-6903.
Join us for our Technology Showcase on September 7–8, 2016 from 10 to 3 in the Atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons.
Digital technologies change at a rapid pace. New gadgets and devices are cropping up all over the place. How are you to keep up with all the changes? Where can you go to learn more about your favorite electronic device?
Staff in Belk Library’s Technology Services are on the bleeding edge of the latest in digital technologies. During the Technology Showcase, they will be available to demonstrate such things as 3D printing, Oculus Rifts, Makey Makey, and more.
Stop by and get answers to your technology questions or suggest ideas for workshops you would like to see in the future.
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