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In celebration of National Library Week (April 8-14), Belk Library will be gathering input from students, faculty, and staff about what their favorite books are. We'll be gathering entries via a form on the library's website, and then posting them on one of the library's Pinterest boards. The book that is entered the most times will be added to all the library's Kindles, so that even more people can experience it!
The form is open now, and we'll be accepting entries until April 14. Tell us what book has inspired you, given you joy, or taught you an important lesson.
We'll be announcing other events in celebration of National Library Week soon!
Special Collections invites you to visit its new exhibit, “A New Look at Old Friends: An Exhibit of Vintage Series Books for Girls,” now on display in the 4th Floor atrium of Belk Library and Information Commons.
The exhibit features books from the Elaine J. O’Quinn Girls’ Studies Collection in Special Collections. On display are a variety of materials related to girls’ series books from the mid-1800s through the early 20th century. Featured series include Nancy Drew, Cherry Ames, Beverly Gray, and Elsie Dinsmore, among many others.
Each display case visually explores three interrelated approaches to girls’ series books. The first case, “Fans,” shows the marketing and fan following of girls’ series books. The second case, “Collectors,” displays a selection of collectible books and literature about collecting them. The final case, “Scholars,” highlights how girls’ series books are now being studied and shows related scholarly literature.
In addition to the exhibit, on April 19, 2012, the Elaine J. O’Quinn Girls’ Studies Collection will be dedicated and Dr. O’Quinn will give a lecture about her research on girls’ series books.
To learn more about the O’Quinn Collection, visit our webpage. The collection is available for use in the Dougherty Reading Room located in Special Collections, Room 432. The Dougherty Reading Room is open Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, call 828-262-7974 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Check out the new high-tech drink/water and snack machines located in the Library’s Atrium near Classroom 114 and the bus stop! These new machines offer greater selections of snacks (including some healthy alternatives), power drinks, chilled coffee drinks, juice, green tea and lifewaters. We hope to add more healthy snacks to the machines. Feel free to let us know what you would like to see in the snack machines. Check it out and happy snacking!
You asked, we listened! Change in laptop loan periods:
Starting today (3/19), all laptop checkouts in the library will increase from a four-hour checkout to an eight-hour checkout with 1 (two-hour) renewal. Please let us know how you like this change.
The Library Student Advisory Group met on February 23rd and offered some excellent suggestions for developing the kiosks.
The kiosks are definitely a work in progress, so please let us know what you would like to see!
Three new videos!
These brief tutorials (only 2 or 3 minutes each) will make the time you spend doing research more efficient. If you are a professor, and would like these videos embedded into your AsULearn course, contact Megan johnson @ email@example.com.
The Appalachian State University Global Film Series presents Tambien la Lluviaa (Even the Rain) on Tuesday, March 6, at 7 p.m. in I.G. Greer Auditorium. Admission is free.
The award-winning film is directed by Iciar Bollain and stars Gael Garcia Bernal and Luis Tosar.
Set in contemporary Cochabamba, Bolivia, the film deals with matters of globalization, indigenous rights, and environmental/sustainable development issues.
Benito Del Pliego, an associate professor in the Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, will introduce the film. A panel discussion featuring study abroad students that traveled to Cochabamba will share what they learned about the Bolivian people and issues highlighted in the film.
Information about the series is online at http://guides.library.appstate.edu/globalfilmseries.
The library has added new touchscreen information kiosks on each floor of the building. These monitors will give you instant, easy access to some of our most popular web tools:
Our technology services staff is currently working on getting small printers attached to each monitor, so that students may print out confirmation slips when booking group study rooms.
We're working on additional apps to add to the kiosks. Can you think of anything else you'd like to be able to do on these kiosks? Let us know in the comments.
Submit a short work of fiction (must be 500 words or less) and you could win a $150 gift certificate from the University Bookstore. Gift certificates to the top 3 authors. Open to all current Appalachian State University Students.
Belk Library is hosting training sessions for Web of Science and EndNote Web.
Date: Tuesday, February 14
Time: Web of Science 12:00pm - 1:00pm | EndNote 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Belk Library, room 024
Thomson Reuters, producer of both products, is sending one of their trainer/teachers for one workshop for each product. Seating in each session is limited to the first 40 who email requesting a seat. Each class is 1 hour.
To register for either session, please email John Abbott (firstname.lastname@example.org) and put "workshop" in the subject line and indicate which session(s) you wish to attend.
Are you interested in discovering who is citing your work or the work of others? Learn how to use Web of Science to utilize your research time more efficiently.
The Web of Science seminar covers:
Are you interested in learning better ways to effectively manage your references with a simple accessible tool? Learn how to use EndNote Web to manage your references more effectively and save time in your writing process.
With Web of Knowledge, you have access to EndNote Web, a reference organizer and collaboration tool that enables users to collect references and collaborate easily with other. Plus, insert citations and create bibliographies in Microsoft Word, instantly!
The seminar will cover: