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The library made important changes to the catalog, which will affect how people search for books and other materials.
In the past, the catalog was set by default to search three libraries: ASU, UNCA, and WCU. We have changed it so that the default search will bring up only ASU items. We did this because our users made it clear they want to see what they have access to locally first, electronically or in paper. If needed, they can then expand their search. Another reason for the change is because electronic resources, especially e-books, are available only at the school that has a subscription to them, so it can be frustrating to see these items.
However, you can still view and request items from UNCA or WCU, and the ever-popular ABC express service is available. (ABC express stands for Asheville-Boone-Cullowhee and is a delivery service for books and bound journals between ASU, WCU and UNCA.)
If you have comments or suggestions, let us know in the comments below!
Our Safari Books Online database has travel guides for 16 major cities, including New York City, Washington, Chicago, Berlin, and Hong Kong (but not Charlotte, Dublin, or Shanghai). If you're standing on a street corner in Barcelona, you can access the Spain guide and search on Barcelona. Nice maps and you won't entirely look like a tourist. (There are also lots of books on photography.)
USA and Canada: Washington, New York City, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Seattle, Toronto
Europe: London, Paris, Rome, Madrid, Barcelona, Berlin, Munich
Asia: Beijing, Hong Kong,
ASU will continue to have full access to PsycINFO. Don't be alarmed if you see a message that NCLIVE is dropping it. Belk Library will pay the cost, and ASU students, faculty, and staff should not experience any change in access.
The Belk Library Student Advisory Group (in cooperation with Library Administration) will be doing a service learning project by sponsoring a "Food for Fines" drive beginning Monday, December 12th at 7:30 am until Dec 20th at 6 pm.
Starting Monday, 12/12, we will be accepting 1 canned food item for every $1.00 (or partial part of a $1.00) owed on fines up to $15.00. NOTE: Fines that have already been sent to Student Accounts are not eligible for this offer. Canned good cannot be credited toward lost book charges.
Here’s what you do:
It’s that simple!
Even if you don't owe fines, we will accept canned foods for donation to the Hunger Coalition until December 20th.
We are excited about this partnership and hope you will help make this a rousing success and help us feed those in need locally!!
Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2011. We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!
The Student Research Lab for Individual Quiet Study will open tonight through final exams in Classroom 026 on the Lower Level of Belk Library. Computers will be open for student use in this classroom. Unlike most of the library, there is no food or drink allowed in the classrooms and we ask that it be a quiet (no talking) zone. This lab will open Sundays – Thursdays from 5 pm until midnight regularly and can be opened if demand warrants it.
Please remember that the entire third floor of the library and the Special Collections area on the fourth floor are meant to be silent study areas. During this busy time leading up to exams, this rule is especially important!
Please respect your fellow students! Be quiet on the third floor.
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Date: Thursday, November 17, 2011
Time: 2:00 pm
Location: Belk Library, room 421
The Doorways International Program Series presents "Work, Life & Fun in Modern China" a panel presentation with visiting Chinese Scholars. Come and hear about life, work and fun in modern China. This is an interactive panel so be curious and bring questions! There might even be tasty tidbits of Chinese food to sample.
The Doorways series is co-sponsored by Belk Library and Information Commons and the Office of International Education and Development. Its goal is to provide a platform for people to share their research and knowledge on international issues and build relationships on campus based on interest in international affairs. For more information on this program or the Doorways series, call (828) 262-4967.
On Thursday, October 27, Special Collections will host an open house showcasing Civil War resources from the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection. The open house will run from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. in the Rhinehart Room on the 4th Floor of Belk Library and Special Collections. Come see maps, books, letters, and other historic materials documenting the American Civil War, 1861-1865. Special Collections is holding this open house in celebration of North Carolina Archives Week, October 24-29, 2011.
A guide to many of our Civil War collections is available in the Civil War Subject Guide.
Pictured: Beginning of letter from Robert Beall to sister-in-law Nealie Harper, Feburary 1861. Part of the Collection 392. Harper-Beall Papers, 1826-1959 in the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection.