Library News

Posted by Geri Purpur on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 11:55am
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Belk Library Celebrates Earth Day!

The Belk (Green) Library was the first building on campus to incorporate many of the goals of the LEED program. 

Check out our latest Green Reads and Green Movies.

Check out our resources on the environment and how we can be better stewards of the earth.

Posted by on Thursday, April 21, 2016 - 8:54am

North Carolina Zoo Trip
Bus Trip to the North Carolina Zoo
Asheboro, North Carolina
Friday, May 20

8:00am — Return at 7:00pm Cost $30 per person (18 years of age and older please)
Includes transportation and admission to the zoo; lunch on your own inside the park.


  • Meet at 7:30am at the Library Parking Deck (free parking)
  • Depart at 8:00am
  • Depart from the Zoo at 4:00pm
  • Return to Boone at 7:00pm 

All reservations are due by Friday, May 13. For more information please call Lynn Patterson at 828‐262‐2087.

Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library

Zoo Trip Flyer 

Posted by on Friday, April 15, 2016 - 9:04am

Laura Wright, author of “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” will give a lecture titled “Imagining Vegan Studies: English, Activism, and Animals" on April 21 in Bell Library and Information Commons.

When: Thursday, April 21, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Where: Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons

Wright is a professor and head of the English department at Western Carolina University, where she specializes in postcolonial literatures and theory, ecocriticism and animal studies. She received her undergraduate degree in English from Appalachian in 1992.

Her monographs include “Writing Out of All the Camps: J. M. Coetzee’s Narratives of Displacement” and “Wilderness into Civilized Shapes: Reading the Postcolonial Environment.” She is lead editor, with Jane Poyner and Elleke Boehmer, of “Approaches to Teaching Coetzee’s Disgrace and Other Works.” Her most recent monograph, “The Vegan Studies Project: Food, Animals, and Gender in the Age of Terror” was published by the University of Georgia Press in October of 2015.

Published in 2015 by the University of Georgia Press, “The Vegan Studies Project” has been called “the foundational text for the nascent field of vegan studies.”



Posted by on Wednesday, April 13, 2016 - 9:01am
Sustainable Development

Topic: Sustainable Development in the High Country: climate change, sustainable development and the social and scientific effects upon the citizens of the High Country.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016 at 5:30 p.m.

Room 114, Belk Library and Information Commons

Panel Participants include:

Jeff Deal - Appalachian Voices - Project Manager & IT Consultant

Steve Owen  - The Appalachian Institute for Renewable Energy,  Executive Director

Ed Miller - General Manager for New River Light and Power

Jennifer Westerman and Brian Burke  - Faculty, Sustainable Development; Appalachian State University

Moderated by Dr. Sandra Lubarsky - Chairperson, Sustainable Development, Appalachian State University

Sponsored by the Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library

Program flyer

Posted by Geri Purpur on Friday, April 8, 2016 - 10:39am
National Library Week

Belk Library National Library Week Contest – April 10–16

Win a View-Master Virtual Reality Starter Pack!  Watch this movie and answer 3 questions correctly about the movie. Your name will be entered into a drawing to win the View-Master on April 18.

Here is the contest link:

Good luck!

You may also view the slides by clicking here.

Posted by on Thursday, April 7, 2016 - 3:29pm
Books are Fun

WHEN:      April 12 - April 13

WHERE:    Borkowski Reading Room - Belk Library and Information Commons (1st floor)

Tuesday, April 12, 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday, April 13, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Cash, All Debit and Credit Cards, Checks and Post-Dated Checks Accepted




Posted by on Friday, April 1, 2016 - 1:01pm

Join ICPSR for a webinar on Apr 12, 2016 at 12:00 PM EDT.

Register now!

"Really? It's time to teach ______ again? How can I spice that up??" 

Why not use data?! Students learn quantitative skills, you have an easy way of adding interest to the topic you would rather not teach -- it's a win-win! 

This Webinar will demonstrate the data tools, content resources, and opportunities ICPSR has for exposing undergraduate students to data. The ideas included will touch on topics from deviance to sampling and voting behavior to operationalization of variables. 

This webinar is free and open to the public. Please share this invitation!

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

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Posted by on Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 9:44am
Country Flags


A workshop for anyone planning international study/travel or wanting to expand their knowledge of world cultures. Whether you are going to study-abroad, participate in an international alternative service experience, or head out on a summer or gap year adventure. The Library can help you prepare for global adventures with our wide range of language learning resources, documentaries and feature films, global literature, travel guides, and library distance education support while abroad. 

  • Online Language Resources Including Mango Languages, Pronunciator, and Overdrive language instruction ebooks and audiobooks. 
  • Global Road Warrior An online resource that provides vital travel information about all countries. Topics include Human Rights, Communications, Electrical, and Holidays & Festivals.
  • Streaming Videos and DVD Collection We have thousands of documentaries and feature films from around the world.
  • Literature and Graphic Novels Parallel text readers, graphic novels, and global literature (both in original language and English translation).
  • Travel Guides and Literature For the armchair traveler and the traveler preparing for their own adventure. Eric Newby, Paul Theroux, Eric Hansen, Mark Twain, V.S. Naipul, Ernest Hemingway, and more.
  • Research Help While Abroad As an Appalachian State University student, faculty, or staff, you have access to the Library’s collections and services while abroad. Find out how we can help you during your travels.
  •  A Library in Your Back Pocket Via our ebook collections, you never have to pack another book for travel. Download a personal library onto your personal device for all of your academic and pleasure reading. 





Thur, Mar 31

4:00-5:00 Beth Cramer & Mollie Peuler

Register Here



Posted by on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:07pm

Do you, or someone you know, have old 16mm, 8mm or Super 8mm stored away and unseen for decades?  If so, bring your reels to the first annual High Country Home Movie Day.

The High Country Home Movie Day is sponsored by University Documentary Film Services, Richard T. Barker Friends of the Library, and Blowing Rock Arts & History Musuem (BRAHM).  The event is free and open to the public.  Drop by anytime between1-4 on March 19th at BRAHM.  If you don't have any old film, come enjoy watching other home movies.  Win door prizes by filling out bingo cards while watching the films.

Home Movie Day is an international event celebrating amateur films and filmmaking. Home Movie Day events provide the opportunity for individuals and families to see and share their own home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ in turn. It’s a chance to discover why to care about these films and to learn how best to care for them.

For more information about the event, contact Beth Davison (

Posted by on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 - 8:05pm