Library News

Posted by Cynthia Harbeson on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 10:38am
Charles Town in a Nutshell from the Appalachian Collection

The two-year grant project funded by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission to process the backlog of the W.L. Eury Appalachian Collection was successfully completed last month. Running from September 2012 to November 2014, the grant provided funding for a full-time processing assistant and for the purchase of archival supplies. The processing was completed by Project Archives Assistant Trevor McKenzie (the grant-funded position) and Processing Assistant Anita Elliott under the direction of Processing Archivist Cynthia Harbeson, who served as project manager.

As a result of this project, a total of 1,917.14 linear feet of previously unprocessed, and therefore inaccessible, materials were processed. This total was 707.14 linear feet (or 58%) more than the 1,210 linear feet outlined in the grant proposal. The project also resulted in the creation of 456 new finding aids (or guides to the collections) and the revision and enhancement of finding aids for an additional 75 selected collections. These finding aids are all online and searchable through our Special Collections website. The collections themselves are available for use in the Dougherty Reading Room, located on the 4th floor in Special Collections.

The Backlog Blog has been highlighting collections processed during this project for the past two years. Some of the collections included on the blog are: AC.104: Appalachian Land Ownership Task Force Records; AC.124: Speculation Land Company Records; AC.362: Hartzog Family Papers; AC.836: Stephens Store Records; and AC.689: Episcopal Diocese of Western North Carolina Records.

The image seen here is from AC.806: Charles Town (West Virginia) in a Nutshell, 1900. It was one of the collections processed through the grant project.

Posted by on Sunday, December 7, 2014 - 12:10pm
dog and massage therapy

Dog and Massage Therapy that is.

To relieve a little stress, the libary is sponsoring the following 2 events:

Free 10-Minute massage by the fireplace-Massage Therapists from the MYO Clinic in Boone will be here on:

Monday, Dec. 8 from 3-5 pm

Tuesday, Dec. 9 from 2-4 pm

Sign-up sheet will be on the table by the fireplace!

 

Knox, a Canine Good Citizen and registered with Therapy Dogs, Inc. will be here with his handler, Brianne Harris on Dec. 8 from 2 to 4 pm and Dec. 10 from 6:30 to 8:30 pm.  Brianne is an Appalachian 2012 Psychology alumna and says that Knox, a Great Pyrenees is a good listener and is great for hugging. 

Squeezes, rubs, hugs, and scratches are free!

Posted by on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 6:28pm
ASU Grads

Congratulations to all the students who are graduating this December, 2014 or completing internships in the spring.  We thank all of our student library employees for their hard work and dedication. Your work in the library is greatly appreciated!

Laura Arevalo-Gallego
Andrew Aiken
Dylan Boan
Madison Coughlin
Barry Hamilton
Caleb Hoopingarner
Keri Hutchins
Albert Lindsey
Crystal Pulley
Andrew Nelson Redondo
Shannon Thompson
Chimere Williams

Posted by Andrea Leonard on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 1:02pm

Use Mango Languages to sharpen your skills in another language!  Mango Languages is a completely web-based language-learning system that focuses on conversation skills. Two courses are offered: Basic--helps you learn basic words and phrases, and Complete--to help you move beyond basic language skills. Learn on the go via the free mobile app!

Cultural specialty courses are included, like Medical Spanish

You can even learn ‘Pirate'   !

Over 60 languages are available, such as Arabic, Chinese (Mandarin), Dari, Farsi, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Irish, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Pashto, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Tagalog, Thai, Turkish, Urdu, Vietnamese. Some languages are only available as a Basic course. There are also over 17 ESL language courses.

Posted by on Monday, December 1, 2014 - 2:38pm

Comic-athon
Wednesday December 3

The library will host an 8 hour graphic novel drawing session on the main floor. Just inside the library, students from an art department graphic novel class and students from an art education methods course will be drawing comics 8AM until 5 PM.

Anyone is welcome to join in the drawing.

Drawing materials are not provided but Zines are free!

Read some great comics, browse the library's comic and graphic novel collection and take home a Zine! See you there!

 

Posted by Geri Purpur on Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 8:54am
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Citation Resources and  Examples from the ASU Writing Center

 Citation Resources and Examples from the OWL at Purdue

KnightCite Citation Service
Creates your citations for you.  Developed by Heckman Library at Calvin College

 

Print/eBook Resources:

Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association by American Psychological Association Staff

MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers by Joseph Gibaldi; Modern Language Association of America Staff

The Chicago Manual of Style by University of Chicago Staff

Posted by on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 - 11:51am

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2013-2014) or who have achieved similar recognition in their fields. For example, music faculty who had works published or art faculty who had pieces accepted for major collections should be honored.

The reception will be held on Friday, November 21 at 3:30 p.m. with remarks at 4:00 p.m. in Room 421 in Belk Library and Information Commons. Chancellor Everts and Interim Provost Stan Aeschleman will be on hand to present the certificates.

Below is the list of faculty who had works published 2013-2014.


Anthropology

Cheryl Claassen

Beliefs and Rituals in Archaic Eastern North America:  An Interpretive Guide. University of Alabama Press.  Tuscaloosa, Alabama. 2013.

 

Communications

Frank Aycock

Television in The Cloud. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. Seattle, Washington.  2014.

Nina-Jo Moore

Nonverbal Communication: Studies and Applications, 6th Ed. Oxford University Press. New York, NY. 2014.

 

Computer Information Systems

Joseph Cazier

Hacking to Learn: A Hands on Prep Guide for CEH Certification. Amazon Digital Services, Inc.  Seattle, Washington.  2013.

Richard Crandall

Vanishing Boundaries, How Integrating Manufacturing and Services Creates Customer Value. CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group. Boca Raton, Florida. 2013.

Christopher Taylor

Hacking to Learn: A Hands on Prep Guide for CEH Certification. Amazon Digital Services, Inc.  Seattle, Washington.  2013.

 

Curriculum and Instruction

Tracy Smith

CD/DVD/Video; The Middle Level Legacy Video Series; The Legacy of Middle School Leaders: In Their Own Words. Association for Middle Level Education. Westerville, OH. 2013.

 

Economics

Todd Cherry

Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. Routledge. New York, NY.  2013.

David McEvoy

Toward a New Climate Agreement: Conflict, Resolution and Governance. Routledge. New York, NY.  2013.

 

English

Joseph Bathanti

Half of What I Say Is Meaningless. Mercer University Press. Macon, Georgia. 2014.

Alison Gulley

Chastity and Martyrdom: The Displacement of the Body in Ælfric’s Virgin Martyr Lives. Ashgate Publishers. Surrey, United Kingdom. 2014.

Nathan Hauke

Pastoral (years later). Shirt Pocket Press. Grand Rapids, Michigan. 2013.

Kirsten Jorgenson

Sediment & Veil. Horseless Press. Grand Rapids, MI. 2014.

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Her Small Hands Were Not Beautiful: Poems. Clemson University Press. Clemson, South Carolina. 2014.

Alexander  Pitofsky

American Boarding-School Fiction, 1928-1981: A Critical Study of All the Privileged Young Men. McFarland Publishers.  Jefferson, North Carolina. 2014.

 

Government and Justice Studies

James Barnes

Wisdom and Initiation in Gabon: A Philosophical Analysis of Fang Tales, Myths and Legends by Bonaventure Mve Ondo, Translation.  Lexington Books.  Lanham, Maryland. 2013.

Nancy Love

Studying Politics Today: Critical Approaches to Political Science, with Mark Mattern, Routledge/Taylor and Francis. Abingdon, England. 2014.

Catherine Marcum

Cybercrime. Wolters Kluwer. New York, New York. 2013.

Matthew Robinson

Media Coverage of Crime and Criminal Justice, 2nd Edition. Carolina Academic Press.  Durham, North Carolina.  2014.

 

History

Andrea Burns

From Storefront to Monument:  Tracing the Public History of the Black Museum Movement. University of Massachusetts Press.  Amherst, Massachusetts. 2013.

Anatoly Isaenko

Polygon of Satan: Ethnic Traumas and Conflicts in the Caucasus. 3rd Edition. Kendall Hunt Publishing. Dubuque, Iowa. 2014

Michael Turner

Liberty and Liberticide: The Role of America in Nineteenth-Century British Radicalism. Lexington Books. Lanham, Maryland. 2013.

 

Human Development and Counseling

Geraldine Miller

Learning the Language of Addiction Counseling, 4th Edition.  Wiley Press. Hoboken, New Jersey. 2014

Jon Winek

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Emotional Focused Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2013

 

Languages, Literatures, and Cultures

Benito del Pliego

Extraccio - Notas de un dietario. El tucán de Virginia. Mexico. 2013

Objetos y Retratos: Geografía. Gertrude Stein.  Amargord. Madrid, Spain, 2014

Andres Fisher

Objetos y Retratos: Geografía. Gertrude Stein.  Amargord. Madrid, Spain, 2014

 

Leadership and Education Studies

Barbara Bonham

Developmental Education: Readings on its Past, Present, and Future. Bedford/St. Martin’s. Boston, Massachusetts. 2014.

Hunter Boylan

Developmental Education: Readings on its Past, Present, and Future. Bedford/St. Martin’s. Boston, Massachusetts. 2014.

Rick Howe

Serendipitous Gleanings, Volume XIII, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina. 2014

Serendipitous Gleanings, Volume XIV, Appalachian State University,  Boone, North Carolina.  201

 

Management

Alan Singer

Business Ethics in the 21st Century: Stability and Change. Nova Science Publishers. New York, New York.  2013.

 

Mathematical Sciences Department

Witold Kosmala

A Friendly Introduction to Analysis: Single and Multivariable, 2nd Edition. Pearson. New York, New York. 2013.

 

Music

William Harbinson

At Twilight (A musical composition).  Carl Fischer Publications. New York, New York.  2014.

Steve Hopkins

Praise the Lord (for men’s voices and piano).  Carl Fischer, LLC. New York, New York. 2014.

Jennifer Snodgrass

Contemporary Musicianship:  Analysis and the Artist.  Oxford University Press. New York, New York.  2014.

 

Nursing

Phoebe Pollitt

The History of Professional Nursing in North Carolina, 1902-2002. Carolina Academic Press.  Durham, North Carolina. 2014

 

Nutrition and Health Care Management

Martin Root

Nutrition and Health. Burlington, MA. Jones and Bartlett Learning, Inc. 2014.

David Williams

The Funding of Biopharmaceutical R&D. Woodhead Publishing. 2013.

 

Philosophy and Religion

Tom Ellis

On the Death of the Pilgrim: The Postcolonial Hermeneutics of Jarava Lal Mehta. Springer Publishing. New York, New York. 2013.

Davis Hankins

The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence. Northwestern University Press. Evanston, Illinois.  2014.

Kevin Schilbrack

Philosophy and the Study of Religions: A Manifesto. Wiley Blackwell. Hoboken, New Jersey. 2014

 

Reading Education and Special Education

Darrell Morris

Diagnosis and Correction of Reading Problems. Gilford Press. New York, New York.  2014

 

Research Institute for Environment, Energy, and Economics

John Pine

Hazards Analysis: Reducing the Impact of Disasters. Second Edition. CRC Press, Taylor Frances Group.  Boca Raton, Florida.  2014.


Sociology

Cameron Lippard

Race and Racism in the United States: An Encyclopedia of the American Mosaic. Greenwood Press. Santa Barbara, California.  2014. 

Martha McCaughey

Cyberactivism on the Participatory Web. Routledge Press. New York, New York.  2014.

Kenneth Muir

The Sociological Perspective. Kendall-Hunt. Dubuque, Iowa. 2013.


Theatre and Dance

Laurie Atkins

Stolen Goods-take 2. Laurie Atkins, Choreographer. Vision of Sound Concert, Rochester, NY 2014. (Performance)


University Libraries

Pam Mitchem

Appalachian State University.  Arcadia Publishing. 2014.

 

Posted by John Wiswell on Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 12:15pm
International Education Week

The Library will participate in International Education Week with a display of its resources for international travelers and researchers.  Starting Monday, check out our resources on display in the center of the first floor (straight ahead as you come into the Library).  IEW 2014 is November 17-21.

 

Physical resources on display will include:
Books in various languages (and of course in English on almost any topic and/or place).
        Examples: works by Nobel winner Patrick Modiano in both French and translated to English
Music and  films from abroad.
        Examples: El Tempo entre Costuras, Pather Panchali = Song of the Little Road
Games in non-English languages.  Stop by and play!

We also have electronic resources.  As usual, you can find ebooks and articles on your topic/place.  Want to learn about Poland or maybe something as specific as the political history of radio in Argentina?  We also have practical travel resources such as travel guides and Mango Languages for developing your skills.  And we have fun ways to help you experience international film, music, and art.
    Examples: ebook --  Herb Klein's A Concise History of Bolivia.  (We have the physical version too.)
        ebook  -- Lonely Planet's India, Poland -- Eyewitness Travel
        Mango Languages,  including Finnish and Malayalam
        Streaming video such as: Metal and Melancholy, Hidden Korea
        ARTstor
        Contemporary World Music or Smithsonian Global Sound

"Study Abroad" library guide
http://guides.library.appstate.edu/study-abroad/home

Do not overlook that the Library continues to provide good service when you are abroad.  We can help you in person before you go or when you return, but we can help by chat or email even when you're gone.  Also, we now have excellent web conference software and we would be glad to set up an appointment.

Posted by on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 2:32pm
First Impressions

Charlie Lovett will speak on Friday, November 14 at 3:30pm.  Born in Winston-Salem, this book collector, author, teacher and playwright combined his passions in the acclaimed novel, The Bookman’s Tale. The deeply moving love story is also a delightful exploration of one of literature's most tantalizing mysteries.  His new book, First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Young Love, and Jane Austen was published by Viking in October 2014.

Belk Library & Information Commons
Friday, November 14, 2014
Room 421
3:30pm

Free & open to the public
Followed by book signing

 

Posted by Greta Browning on Tuesday, November 11, 2014 - 10:19am
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In honor of Veteran’s Day, you can hear about the experiences of military personnel first-hand through oral history interviews in Belk Library’s Digital Collections.  Students in Dr. Judkin Browning’s History 3823, “American Military History,” conduct and transcribe oral history interviews with veterans about their military experiences each year.  Veterans in this collection have served in the United States military from World War II through the current War on Terror.  Audio files and transcripts are available for most interviews and can be access through this portal.  Click on the “Select Items from the Veterans Oral History Project” link to see a list of all interviews.  Check back often, as interviews are continually being added.

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