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Special Collections’ new winter exhibit, “Snow Scenes of Winters Past,” gives this year’s snow-starved region a visual feast of past snows in the history of Appalachian State University. A physical exhibit is now on display on the 4th floor of Belk Library and Information Commons on the Appalachian State campus. A digital component, which maps a selection of the images on display to their locations on campus, is available through this link.
The exhibit draws on images from the University Archives’ photo collections and The Rhododendron yearbooks and presents a multitude of snow scenes on campus from the 1920s to the 2000s. The exhibit explores three themes: “Snow Activities,” which include all of the many amusements that snow provides — sledding, skating, skiing, snowball fights, and even snow juggling; “Winter Beauty: Natural and Man-Made,” which showcases scenic beauty of snow on campus as well as several images of creative snow sculptures that students have fashioned over the years; and “Coping with Snow,” which reveals that snow does have some downsides, as in digging cars out of snow, University Physical Plant workers preparing the campus for foot traffic, and steeling oneself to brave winter snow and wind to get across campus.
The exhibit was curated by Greta Browning and Graham Shelton, graduate student in history at Appalachian State University. The digital exhibit was created by Dan Devine. The exhibit on the 4th floor will be available through the end of March. By then, maybe we’ll be ready for spring!
For more information, please contact Special Collections at 828.262.4041 or email@example.com.
Pictured: Students sledding on cafeteria trays in 1984. From UA. 5015, University Communications Records.
Register to Attend the NCLA College & University Section Virtual Conference!
The College and University Section of the North Carolina Library Association in partnership with Appalachian State University’s Center for Academic Excellence is hosting its first Virtual Conference on February 24, 2017! This new web-only conference will focus on innovation, whether in terms of technology, services, outreach, instruction, or anything else. Brief, 30-minute presentations will focus on a success, lessons learned from a not-so-successful innovation, or both! The best part: You don't even have to leave your office for this free event!
NCLA CUS Virtual Conference
Friday, February 24, 2017
Please contact Kelly McCallister with any questions: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Belk Library is excited to be hosting an African American Read-In honoring Black History Month.
The event will be held on February 15, 2017 from 11:30-1:30 in the Belk Library atrium. Refreshments will be served.
Please stop by during that time to listen to or read works by African American authors. So that everyone can take part, readings will be 5 minutes or less and could include poems, passages from a novel, article, speech, etc. Feel free to bring a favorite or choose from the books we have on display on the 1st floor of the library.
If you would like to learn more about African American authors and be inspired to read something new, please go to http://guides.library.appstate.edu/diversity/aari
We hope to see you there!
The Belk Library and Information Commons now has a makerspace!
Now that the new space is open, we are holding a contest to both name the space and create a logo. If your design is chosen, we will use it for all makerspace marketing and you will win a FREE personal 3D printer!
The makerspace is a place where App State students, faculty and staff have a chance to create and develop projects using machines that they might not normally have access to. All for free! For more information, visit guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace.
BOONE, N.C.—At several Chinese universities, instruction in writing English has taken on a distinctly American character, and Appalachian State University deserves much of the credit....Check the following link for the news report of the 2016 American Cultural Center grant activities:
You are invited to a three day event full of food, prizes, and fun! Come out January 31st, February 1st and February 2nd from 1-4pm to learn more about the space, use some of the equipment, and eat. There will also be a prize drawing of a 3Doodler 3D printing pen. Join us!
The Belk Library Makerspace is a space where students, faculty and staff can use equipment to create anything they can dream up. The makerspace is free to use, and will be open for various times thoughout the semester.
Our current equipment consists of:
Electronics and soldering
Virtual Reality gear
For more information about the makerspace and its equipment, check out this guide: guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace. For more information, email Hannah Pope at email@example.com or Karl Moretz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 in the Belk Library Makerspace. Workshops are open to all students, faculty and staff. No experience necessary! More information about these technologies here: guides.library.appstate.edu/makerspace
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. Taking this workshop will also make you eligible for free 3D printing!
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.
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 I - 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. https://e-textiles1.eventbrite.com
e-Textiles II - Already know how to create a circuit? Take this workshop to learn how to code your e-textiles project. We will be using LEDs and the LilyPad Arduino board to program our clothing. No coding experience necessary, although it is highly recommended that you take e-textiles I first. If you are unable to take e-textiles I but would like the information, contact Hannah Pope at email@example.com. Sign up for the workshop here: https://e-textiles2.eventbrite.com.
Intro to 3D Printing:
February 1st @ 4pm
February 8th @ 5pm
March 2nd @ 3pm Rescheduled to February 28th @ 4pm
April 12th @ 5pm
February 2nd @ 4pm
February 16th @ 2pm
March 6th @ 5pm
April 20th @ 5pm
Intro to Arduino:
February 20th @ 5pm
March 29th @ 5pm
March 28th @ 5pm
April 6th @ 5pm
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!
Ad Age Datacenter (only available on campus) provides rankings and statistics on the advertising sector including top advertisers, media, and agencies. Selected statistics include:
And for the upcoming Super Bowl on February 5, 2017, Ad Age is providing a wealth of data and articles on Super Bowl ads, including the Super Bowl Ad Archive, Super Bowl ad prices since 1967, Super Bowl ratings since 1967, and much more. Ad Age (AdvertisingAge) is the leading global source of news, intelligence and conversation for the marketing and media community.
The Library would like to thank the following university and community partners for volunteering their time and resources:
Office of the Chancellor & Academic Leadership Team
Wired Scholar Coffee Shop
Therapy Dogs-Irish, Sheela, Leo and Knox
To see highlights of the Campaign, go to: http://guides.library.appstate.edu/librarycares
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