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Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons
Area residents and fans of Sharyn McCrumb are invited to a book launch for her Christmas novella “Nora Bonesteel’s Christmas Past” Oct. 6 at Appalachian State University. The event will feature readings and stories by the author and Charlotte Ross, the inspiration for the main character of Nora Bonestell. Book signing and reception immediately following.
For more information, call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.
McCrumb is known for her Appalachian “Ballad” novels, including the New York Times best sellers “The Ballad of Tom Dooley,” “The Ballad of Frankie Silver” and “Ghost Riders.” Her Revolutionary War novel, “King’s Mountain,” was published in September 2013 by St. Martin’s Press.
Ross, known as the “Legend Lady,” has collected or composed more than 3,400 tales of legends and laughter from Appalachia. She has performed at the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Corn Island Storytelling Festival, Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, North Carolina Storytelling Festival, The Great Aunt Stella Center, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum in Ireland, and for the Smithsonian Institution Folklife Programs. She also has been a featured storyteller on National Public Radio’s “All Things Considered.”
McCrumb’s first-ever holiday novella brings back her most popular characters, Nora Bonesteel and Spencer Arrowood, in a heartwarming story of a ghost of Christmas past and a felon of Christmas present. The book finds Nora happy to see some life brought back to the old Honeycutt mansion, even if it is by “summer people.” But when her new neighbors decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.
The New York Times Book Review wrote, “Ms. McCrumb writes with quiet fire and maybe a little mountain magic....She plucks the mysteries from people’s lives and works these dark narrative threads into Appalachian legends older than the hills. Like every true storyteller, she has the Sight.”
Film screening policy page: This is a long page, but will answer most your questions
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Steps for screening a film in Belk Library and Information Commons
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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.
Eligible students in the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 courses of:
The due date is Monday March 16, 2015
The winners will be announced at the Celebration of Student Writing on April 17, 2015.
Artemis Literary Sources brings together Gale's premier literary databases in a new digital environment that allows researchers, faculty and students to search across these resources to discover and analyze content in entirely new ways. Artemis Literary Sources include the following databases:
Artemis Primary Sources unifies extensive digital archives and enables researchers to make never-before-possible research connections. The Artemis Primary Sources program combined major archives of eighteenth and nineteenth century monographs, manuscripts, newspapers, maps, and early photographs. Artemis Primary Sources include the following collections:
All databases provided by Belk Library can be found on the Article Databases and E-Research Tools page.
Belk Library & Information Commons offers students, staff, and faculty 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. Download to your portable device using either the OverDrive 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 a 21 day check-out. Titles are returned automatically at the end of the lending period, so there are never late fees.
Come join us for the Books Are Fun Book Fair in room 421, Belk Library and Information Commons.
With over 250 great titles at unbelievable prices, you are sure to find something for everyone.
Product categories include children's story books, cookbooks, New York Times best sellers, stationery and scrapbooking, music collections, and gifts for all ages.
Cash, all debit and credit cards, checks and post-dated checks accepted.
Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library
For more information please call Lynn Patterson at 828-262-2087.
Graduate Students: Article Databases, Zotero and more!
Upgrade your library research skills and learn about services, resources, strategies and tools that will save you time. Deadlines for those research papers are just around the corner. New and returning graduate students welcome!
Join us for a caffeinated Saturday morning workshop on September 27, 2014, 9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. (registration required).
In Base Camp – Library Research Skills you will:
Come as you are. We’ll provide coffee and a continental breakfast.
Questions? Contact Lisa Abbott, abbottLT@appstate.edu, 828.262.2009
In the spirit of our Common Reading program book, Clapton's Guitar, and in honor of Wayne Henderson and Old Time music, try out the American Song database!
American Song, part of Music Online by Alexander Street Press, offers tens of thousands of streaming audio from Colonial to Folk to African American to Country (including Old-Timey) to Contemporary music and more. This database allows people to hear and feel the music from America's past. The database includes songs by and about American Indians, miners, immigrants, slaves, children, pioneers, and cowboys. Included in the database are the songs of Civil Rights, political campaigns, Prohibition, the Revolutionary War, the Civil War, anti-war protests, and...Old Time tunes.
American Song includes music from many labels, including Rounder Records, McNeil Music, Native Ground Music, Rebel Records, County Records, Smithsonian Folkways, and Document Records. Liner notes to all the albums are included (in PDF format) as well as static URLs to each track and album in the database. This release includes 38,087 albums, equaling 522,538 tracks, growing regularly.
Please note: Online databases and resources are, in almost all cases, only licensed for use by ASU students, faculty, and staff.
Call for Volunteers for Distance Education Student Advisory Committee-2014-2015
We need your help!
Please join the Distance Education Student Advisory Committee to lend your voice and expertise on the best ways the Distance Education department can better serve its students. This committee offers a platform for you to voice your opinions and suggestions as well as an important leadership and professional development opportunity for students. Committee members will be responsible for exploring and reporting on issues related to Distance Education at Appalachian State, collaborating with each other on projects, and leading discussions on assigned topics. Time commitment will not be overwhelming, but committee members will be expected to be adequately prepared for meetings.
Kelly McCallister -Distance Education Librarian- firstname.lastname@example.org
Bronwen Sheffield-Distance Education Program Manageremail@example.com
Attention all students (Undergraduate and Graduate) the 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, 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. The committee will meet monthly throughout the semester or as needed at a time that is convenient for the majority of committee members. The first meeting will be in late September. The term for appointment is one year. 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 (link is external) no later than September 12th. 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 (link sends e-mail), or by phone at 828-262-6903.