Library News

Posted by on Monday, November 16, 2015 - 8:27am

 

Posted by on Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 8:25am

The Richard T. Barker Friends of the University Library is sponsoring its annual reception for faculty who published books during the past academic year (2014-2015) 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 Monday, November 16 at 3:30 p.m. with remarks at 4:00 p.m. in Room 421, Belk Library and Information Commons. Chancellor Sheri Everts and Provost Darrell Kruger will be on hand to present the certificates.

Below is the list of faculty who had works published 2014-2015.

Anthropology

Gregory Reck

American Soccer: History, Culture, Class. Jefferson, NC; McFarland Publishers and Company, Inc. 2015


Art

Clifton Meador

Pankisi Prayer Rug. Emeryville, CA; DeMerritt/Pauwels. 2014

Lynn Duryea

Lynn Duryea; with essays by Stuart Kestenbaum, Mary Anne Redding, Jim Toub.  San Francisco, CA; Blurb Publishing. 2015

Structures and Surfaces; two person exhibit at The Turchin Center for the Visual Arts, Boone, NC; April - August 2015


Biology

Sue Edwards

Hagfish Biology.  Boca Raton, FL:  CRC Press. 2016


Computer Information Systems

Charlie Chen

The Encyclopedia of E-Commerce, E-Government, and Mobile Commerce.  Hersey, PA; Idea Group Publishing. 2014

Traditional and Internet EDI Adoption Barriers.  Hersey, PA; Idea Group Publishing. 2014

Principles of Supply Chain Management, 2nd Edition. Boca Raton, FL; CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015


Cultural, Gender and Global Studies

Jeanne Dubino

Representing the Modern Animal in Culture.  New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillian Publishers. 2014

Virginia Woolf: Twenty-first Century Approaches. Edinburgh, UK; Edinburgh University Press.  2014

Derek Stanovsky

Reading Capital Digitally. Surry, United Kingdom: Zero Books. 2015


English

Joseph Bathanti

The Life of the World to Come. Columbia, SC; University of South Carolina Press. 2015

A Conversation with Ronald H. Bayes in 1988. Laurinburg, NC; St. Andrews University Press. 2015

The Collected Poems Ronald H. Bayes. Laurinburg, NC; St. Andrews University Press. 2015

Twelve Poems. Laurinburg, NC; St. Andrews University Press. 2015

William Brewer

Staging Romantic Chameleons and Imposters. New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillian Publishers. 2015

Bruce Dick

American Soccer: History, Culture, Class. Jefferson, NC; McFarland Publishers and Company, Inc. 2015

Rosemary Horowitz

Women Writers of Yiddish Literature: Critical Essays.  Jefferson, NC: McFarland Press. 2015

Kathryn Kirkpatrick

Animals in Irish Literature and Culture. New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillan, 2015

Thomas McLaughlin

Reading and the Body: Reading as a Physical Practice. New York, NY; Palgrave Macmillian Publishers. 2015

David Orvis

The Noble Flame of Katherine Philips: A Poetics of Culture, Politics, and Friendship. Medieval & Renaissance Literary Studies. Pittsburgh, PA: Duquesne University Press. 2015

Nathan Poole

Father Brother Keeper, Louisville, KY: Sarabande Books. 2015 

Pathkiller as the Holy Ghost. Salt Lake City, UT: Quarterly West/University of Utah. 2015

Alex Pitofsky

American Boarding School Fiction, 1928-1981: A Critical Study. Jefferson, NC; McFarland Publishers and Company, Inc. 2014


Government and Justice Studies

Robinson, Matthew

Criminal Injustice: How Politics and Ideology Distort American Ideals.  Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press. 2015


Human Development and Counseling

Nickolas Jordan

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Brief Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

Jon Winek

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Brief Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Experimental Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Behavioral Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Strategic Medical Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014

CD/DVD/Video; From Theory to Practice:  Structural/Strategic Family Therapy. Sage Publications; Thousand Oakes, California. 2014


Leadership and Education Studies

Barbara Howard

The Classroom Assessment Standards for PreK-12 Teachers. Kindle Direct Publishing. 2015

Richard Howe

Serendipitous Gleanings, Volume XI., Appalachian State University, Boone, NC. 2015

Six Serendipitous Internships, Volume XIV. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Popular and Theoretical Approaches to Leadership Practices. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Current Issues in American Higher Education. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Selected Landmark Legal Cases in Education. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015

Ethics in American Higher Education: Some Issues and Suggested Solutions. Appalachian State University, Boone, NC.  2015


Mathematics

Alan Arnholt

Probability and Statistics with R, Second Edition.  Boca Roton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015

Solutions Manual for Probability and Statistics with R, Second Edition.  Boca Roton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015

Student Solutions Manual for Probability and Statistics with R, Second Edition.  Boca Roton, Florida: CRC Press/Taylor and Francis CRC. 2015

Gary Kader

The Statistical Education of Teachers. Alexandria, VA; The American Statistical Association. 2015


Music

Robert Falvo

Dunbar's Delight for Solo Timpani. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014

Percussion Sampler. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2015

William Harbison

The Maestro's Flourish.  Ledyard, KY; Cimarron Music Press 2015

Quintet No. 1 for Brass.  Ledyard, KY; Cimarron Music Press 2015

Ben Hjertmann 

Four Songs, Grant Wallace Band, Two Labyrinths Music, 2015

Douglas James

Rough Side of the Mountain, Junaluska Gospel Choir CD; (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014

Todd Wright

Blowing Rock Jazz Society Scholarship Benefit CD.  (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014

David Wynne

Dunbar's Delight for Solo Timpani. (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project) 2014

Blowing Rock Jazz Society Scholarship Benefit CD.  (CD/DVD/Video, Collaborative and Independent Project). 2014


Philosophy and Religion

Charles Davis Hankins

The Book of Job and the Immanent Genesis of Transcendence. Evanston, IL; Northwestern University Press. 2015

William Hutchins

Telepathy (Translation), Doha, Qatar; Bloomsbury Qatar Foundation Publishing. 2014

French Perfume (Translation), New York, NY; ANTIBOOKCLUB. 2015


Sustainable Development

Jennifer Westerman

Working on Earth: Class and Environmental Justice, Reno, NV; University of Nevada Press.  2015


Sustainable
Technology & the Built Environment 

Marie Hoepfl

Starting the Dialogue: Perspective on Technology & Society, Second Edition. Dubuque, IA; KendallHunt Publishing Company. 2015

Jim Houser

Starting the Dialogue: Perspective on Technology & Society, Second Edition. Dubuque, IA; KendallHunt Publishing Company. 2015


University Libraries

Elizabeth Williams

The Life and Work of John Charles Campbell. Lexington, KY; University of Kentucky Press.  2105


Watauga Residential College

Clark Maddux

Biblia Americana, Volume 4:  Ezra-Psalms. Deutschland, UK; Mohr Siebeck. 2015

 

 

Posted by John Wiswell on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 12:31pm
Docuseek2 eye --Workshops on streaming video, ebooks, BrowZine Web

The Library will offer several brief online workshops this Thursday, November 12.

Registration required.  Students, faculty and staff welcome, although some of the Streaming Video options are only open to faculty, for teaching.

Streaming Video, Thursday 3:00-3:30pm      Register here.

We will start with an overview of current streaming resources. Then we will focus on Films on Demand, Swank, and Docuseek2. Also see our guide to Streaming Video, guides.library.appstate.edu/streaming-video. If you look at the guide, you might know almost everything I'll tell you or you might have questions that I can answer as part of this workshop.

Quick Look at eBooks,  Thursday 3:30-3:50pm    Register here.

eBooks can be a nuisance. This 15 minute workshop will look at easy ways to use 3 common kinds of ebooks in our catalog: ebrary, EBSCO, and Safari ebooks. We will not need any passwords or new accounts (except your AppalNet username and password if you're off campus).   In this workshop, we will not address downloading entire ebooks, just chunks of them.
 
Access Journals using BrowZineWeb, Thursday 4:00-4:20pm    Register here.
 
Are journals still as important now that you can go directly from search to articles, without touching the journal? 
BrowZine Web is a new way to access our journals. It's easy for following a favorite journal and also an alternative way to see what journals focus on your subject or display that to your students. We are trialing BrowZine Web during 2015-2016. We have the BrowZine app also. See our guide, http://guides.library.appstate.edu/browzine , or just try it out at http://0-browzine.com.wncln.wncln.org/libraries/459/

Posted by Geri Purpur on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 - 9:57am

APP STATE’S COMPOSITION AND RHETORIC PROGRAM HOSTS THE CELEBRATION OF STUDENT WRITING

 Composition and Rhetoric Program to Feature Student Writing and Multimodal Projects 

The Composition and Rhetoric Program at Appalachian State University would like to announce that it will hold its annual Celebration of Student Writing in the Plemmons Student Union from 12:00-3:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 19, 2015.  

The Celebration promotes student writing and allows students to feature the writing, research, and multimodal projects that they have been completing in the university’s Composition and Rhetoric classes. Projects will be displayed in the Grandfather and Roan Mountain ballrooms. 

Presentations will include digital media, multimodal writing projects, and artistic representations of texts that focus on argumentation and rhetoric. The Celebration of Student Writing is open to the public and press. We hope to see everyone there! 

#celebratewriting2015

Posted by Geri Purpur on Friday, November 6, 2015 - 3:52pm
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Posted by John Wiswell on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 5:26pm
Bar graph of favorite citation management tools

Introduction to Citation Management Software 

New to citation management software?   The software is useful in capturing, storing, and organizing references and creating bibliographies.  Not sure which one is right for you? Check MIT Overview of Citation Software.  (Another consideration, does your department or your research colleagues prefer one of these citation management software?  You may want to use the same one.)

Registration required.  Students, faculty and staff welcome.

All sessions in Rm. 028, Belk Library and Information Commons

EndNote:  Thurs., Nov. 5th, 1-2 pm   OR   Tues., Nov. 10th,  5-6 pm  Register

Zotero:  Friday, Nov. 13th, 12-1 pm,   Register

If you are not able to attend, you can contact us for an individual appointment:

EndNote:   John Wiswell,wiswellj@appstate.edu

Zotero:  Lisa Abbott, abbottLT@appstate.edu

Posted by on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 - 8:42am

Tuesday, November 17, 7:00 PM. IG Greer Auditorium. !!!FREE!!!

"The first Iranian Vampire Western ever made, Ana Lily Amirpour’s debut basks in the sheer pleasure of pulp. A joyful mash-up of genre, archetype, and iconography, its prolific influences span spaghetti westerns, graphic novels, horror films, and the Iranian New Wave."   http://films.vice.com/a-girl-walks-home/

Official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YGmTdo3vuY

Co-sponsored by iPals, Office of International Education and Development, and Belk Libraries

For more information, contact Beth Cramer, crameree@appstate.edu (828-262-4967)

Posted by Geri Purpur on Thursday, October 29, 2015 - 1:20pm
Belk Library Student Advisory Committee 2015-16

From left to right:  Ryan Hofmann, Derek Hafenmaier, Jewel Davis (library), Adrian Thompson, Geri Purpur (library), Doss Hill, Russell Paige (library), Sarah Weber, Mollie Pueler (library), Isabel, Wu.  Absent: Cameron Wheeler, Stacy Sellers, Megan Ledford & Alexa Smith. 

 Photo taken by Daniel McCallister

Posted by on Monday, October 26, 2015 - 11:33am
Joyce Ogburn

I would like to tell you about an important project that is underway. A very thorough and careful review has been conducted of the libraries’ ongoing and future needs for space and services, including space for group and individual study, the Writing Center, the physical collections, and the Erneston Music Library. A comprehensive renewal and master space plan was developed with input from all library faculty and staff. The plan was shared with and endorsed by the Library Services Committee in February 2015 and reaffirmed in September. In the spring, we shared the plans with the interim provost and the Council of Deans and obtained their support to begin implementation.

 

Space Plan

Many of the changes envisioned for the Music Library were realized over the summer. The project has achieved noticeable improvements by reorganizing and reducing the size of its physical collections, changing furnishings, and adding lower shelving that lets in more light and creates a more open and inviting environment. The difference between the old appearance and functionality and the new one is remarkable. A similar transformation is planned for the Belk Library and Information Commons, though at a much larger scale.

The Belk Library renewal project addresses the need for expansion of services and student seating, along with room for growth for new books. In the course of a year, greater than 1.24 million visitors come through our doors - more than 11 years of home football games. The number of physical visits has risen 73% over the ten years that the library has been open, which is three times increase in student enrollment over the same period. Student work space is at a premium. The Writing Center is a popular service that needs to increase its space to meet demand. Other high demand services – the Digital Media Studio and the Idea Factory – also require expansion and need to be in close proximity to facilitate collaboration between their services.

 

Library Collections Review

Our collections continue to grow. Approximately 16,000 new print books are added each year and the University Archives add 350 linear feet of materials per year. To address the current and future needs for services and collection growth, a comprehensive review of the collections has begun.

A list has been generated of books in the main stacks that have not circulated for more than 20 years on campus or through interlibrary loan requests. Each of these titles will be reviewed individually by library faculty to determine whether to retain the book in the collection. We invite all faculty to participate in the collection review, and the library has created a web site that provides an open process for faculty input on the list of titles under consideration. The open review period will be from October 14, 2015 through November 6, 2015.

For details about the project and access to the list of books under review, please refer to:

http://guides.library.appstate.edu/Library_Main_Stacks_Review_Project/

 

An additional website is being developed to provide information about the whole renewal project, and as it progresses, we will keep you informed of developments and changes that affect access to library collections or services.

We thank all of the faculty and staff who have worked with us to make the project a success.

 

Joyce L. Ogburn
Dean of Libraries
Carol Grotnes Belk Distinguished Professor
Appalachian State University
218 College Street
Boone NC 28608-2026

Posted by on Friday, October 23, 2015 - 9:46am
Racing to Zero

RACING TO ZERO: IN PURSUIT OF ZERO WASTE
Room 114 Belk Library
Monday, November 2, 2015 7:00 p.m

Co-sponsored by Belk Library & Information Commons and AIESEC at Appalachian State, (http://aiesecus.org), our local chapter of the largest youth-led not-for-profit organization in the world that provides students with a leadership development platform, through international internships & volunteer experiences.

A quick-moving, 55 minute upbeat documentary presenting new solutions to the global problem of waste. By simply substituting the word RESOURCE for the word GARBAGE, a culture can be transformed, and a new wealth of industries can emerge. MORE

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