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Administrative Services

The Administrative Services team supports the Library’s mission through HR services for Library student workers, staff, and faculty; budgeting and managing financial operations; facilities management and improvement; development initiatives such as publicity and communication, event planning, and donor relations; managing and scheduling spaces for campus groups and events; assessment data collection and reporting; Library committees support; and other activities that connect library employees with the resources they need to serve the Appalachian community.

Dean Sue Polanka
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 416
(828) 262-2801
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 410
(828) 262-6536
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 174
(828) 262-8688
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 418
(828) 262-6535

Collection Management Services

The Collection Management Team manages the research collections of the University Libraries. These important collections provide faculty and students with the tools to conduct instruction and research. Belk Library provides access to more than 570,000 printed books, which are available for check out from the main stacks, instructional materials center, and special collections. In addition, patrons have access to more than 500,000 ebooks, approximately 400 databases (or similar electronic resources), about 10,000 DVDs, and over 25,000 digital journals, as well as various other formats (streaming video, microfilm, microfiche, etc.).

John Abbott
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 140A
(828) 262-2821

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to Biology; Chemistry & Fermentation Sciences; and Mathematical Sciences

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 164
(828) 262-2781
Farison
Belk Library and Information Commons
(828) 262-7849
Scherlen
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 224
(828) 262-2285
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 226
(828) 262-8700

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives

Digital Scholarship and Initiatives (DSI) engages and partners with Appalachian faculty members, students, library colleagues, and the community to support new digital scholarship and projects. DSI provides and sustains innovative digital tools and publishing platforms for content delivery, discovery, analysis, data curation, and preservation and provides support in the areas of copyright, fair use and intellectual property.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 351
(828) 262-7422

Areas of specialty: Management of DSI team staff and activities, project management, outreach, consulting, and training

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 336
(828) 262-2774

Areas of specialty: Omeka development projects, programming, site/database development and administration

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 335
(828) 262-2825

Areas of specialty: Intellectual property, copyright, scholarly publishing

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 337A

Areas of specialty: Metadata standards and policies, creation, remediation, enrichment and coordination with internal and external partners such as the Digital Public Library of America and the NC Digital Heritage Center

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 334
(828) 262-7188

Areas of specialty: Curation and preservation of digital objects

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 362
(828) 262-6724

Areas of specialty: Digital project management, consulting, outreach

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 355B
(828) 262-6537

Areas of specialty: Analog to digital conversion of documents, still and moving images, and audio formats

Instructional Materials Center

The IMC models a school media center and serves education majors and educators in the ASU Public School Partnership. It contains a collection of 53,000+ children's and young adult print and e-titles, STEM & STEAM resources, kits, puzzles, games, textbooks, and other resources for classroom use. The IMC also houses the Idea Factory, a production room for the creation of learning materials. Librarians and staff offer instruction, research assistance, help locating resources, and assistance with lesson planning.

Gregor
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 036
(828) 262-8088

Areas of specialty: Management of IMC team, Collection development for the IMC and the education collection, Liaison librarian for the Departments of Family & Child Studies and Curriculum & Instruction, Library services for transfer students, Children's literature

Lisa Abbott
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 140
(828) 262-2009

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to the Department of Leadership and Education Studies and the Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership

Davis
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 033
(828) 262-2791

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to Reading Education and Special Education 

Jackie Eagleson
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 037a
(828) 262-7424

Areas of specialty: IMC and Idea Factory services and resources

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 037
(828) 262-7361

Areas of specialty: Access and retrieval of material in the IMC and periodicals collections and retrieval of material in microformats (fiche and film)

Learning and Research Services

The Learning & Research Services team carries the primary responsibility for the instruction program and user services to assist patrons in using library resources, services, and the facility. The instruction program includes in-person and online classroom instruction along with research assistance and consultations for students, staff and faculty. The user services program includes checkout and return of library materials; administering fines and fees; holds and delivery of library materials; and building management including hours of service, safety, and security.

Ken Johnson
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 134
(828) 262-2776

Areas of specialty: Management of LRS team staff; Public services; Building hours and calendar; Programming Ideas; User Experience; Liaison to Student Government Association; Service issues; Research Assistance; Chat service; RAP sessions; Interim liaison to WCOB

Rhodes
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 144
(828) 262-2792

Areas of specialty: Management of LRS team faculty, Information Literacy and Instruction Program; liaison librarian to Communication, Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership, Government and Justice Studies, and Theatre and Dance

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 143
(828) 262-2789

Areas of specialty: Patron Loads; Service Desk operations; Library Student Worker Supervision; Safety issues

Mark Coltrain
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 140B
(828) 262-2085

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to the First Year Seminar Program (UCO 1200/HON 1515/WRC 1103) and the Rhetoric and Composition Program (R_C-1000; R_C-2001)

Crumpton
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 136
(828) 262-2827

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to English, Film Studies, and History

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 145
(828) 262-2787

Areas of specialty: Service Desk operations; Programming Space event coordinator; LRS/ University Police Liaison; Student worker supervisor; Lost and Found management; Safety issues

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 142
(828) 262-2793

Areas of specialty: Student worker recruitment and training, supervision, scheduling, and payroll for night and weekend operational hours; Service Desk operations; Safety issues

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 148
(828) 262-2806

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to Human Development & Psychological Counseling, Psychology, and Social Work

Xiaorong Shao
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 138
(828) 262-7714

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to Sustainable Development, Sustainable Tech. and the Build Environment, and International students and scholars; China Projects

Sobczak Schell
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 146
(828) 262-6903

Areas of specialty: Liaison librarian to student support services and non-traditional students including App State Online, Transfer Students, and Student Veterans

Stamper
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 131
(828) 262-6904

Areas of specialty: Manage circulation policies, Loan rules, Service standards, Training & troubleshooting, Calendars, Access privileges; Fines and fees; account access; Cash drawer accounting; Study room calendars; Community borrower liaison; Service Desk operations; Safety

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 168
(828) 262-2189

Areas of specialty: Manages the Request It and Faculty delivery service; Mass check-in of all returned materials; Student worker supervision and training; Service Desk operations; Instructional room bookings; Safety issues

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 139
(828) 262-2785

Areas of specialty: Student worker recruitment and training, supervision, scheduling, and payroll; Management of Service Desk operations; Safety issues

Music Library

The Erneston Music Library, located on the second floor of the Broyhill Music Center, supports the curriculum of the Mariam Cannon Hayes School of Music and the larger musical needs of the University. It is the only full-service branch of the ASU Libraries located outside of Belk Library and Information Commons. Our collection contains books, scores, audio/visual materials, and electronic resources dealing with all types of classical, folk, and popular music.

Resource Acquisition and Management

The RAM team provides access to the library's resources in all formats. This includes acquisition, resource description, and access management. Our unit specialties are: acquisitions, cataloging, electronic resources management, Interlibrary loan (ILL) borrowing, physical processing, and repair/preservation.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 259
(828) 262-7974

Areas of specialty: Management of RAM team faculty and staff, and technical services projects, resources, and services

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 248C
(828) 262-2775
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 251B
(828) 262-2783
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 250C
(828) 262-6040
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 256
(828) 262-7857

Areas of specialty: Cataloging Main Stacks monographs and Special Collections monographs including the Appalachian Collection, Rhinehart, Rare and Rare Childrens; Cataloging finding aids for Special Collections; Cataloging ebooks, audiobooks and streaming videos

Paul
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 416
(828) 262-2801
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 248B
(828) 262-2772

Areas of specialty: Institutional Repository (NC Docks); Main Stacks Monographs Cataloging; I.M.C. Monographs Cataloging; E-books (Marc Edit); Materials Processing: Deletions

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 249
(828) 262-2300

Areas of specialty: Troubleshooting access issues with databases, e-journals, and other e- resources, ordering e-books and streaming video, and gathering e-resources usage data

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 255
(828) 262-2822

Areas of specialty: Original and Copy Cataloging for Main Stacks, Reference Collection, Stock Car Collection, Appalachian Collection, Train Collection, Rush/Notify Titles in both Serial and Monograph formats. Also catalog titles for MacNaughton Bestsellers Collection.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 250B
(828) 262-7870

Areas of specialty: Receiving and invoice payment of library collections items

Special Collections

The Special Collections Research Center collects, preserves, and makes accessible original materials related to four primary collecting areas: W. L. Eury Appalachian Collection, Rare Books & Manuscripts, Stock Car Racing Collection, and University Archives. We also hold circulating material, such as books and audiovisual materials, related to stock car racing and the Appalachian region.

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 458
(828) 262-7440

Areas of specialty: Management of Special Collections Research Center, including faculty and staff, rare books and manuscripts curation, university records (including student organizations and alumni and faculty papers), donor development, outreach, and records management

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 453A
(828) 262-4040
Browning
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 433
(828) 262-7702

Areas of specialty: Reference and instruction for Special Collections materials, especially primary sources, archives, manuscripts, and rare books; curation of the Rhinehart Collection; Special Collections outreach, including exhibits and social media; Liaison to Appalachia

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 432
(828) 262-2552

Areas of specialty: Public services (including tours of Special Collections and information requests), reference and research

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 453A
(828) 262-3137

Areas of specialty: Archival processing and university archives

Wise
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 455
(828) 262-2798

Areas of specialty: Collection development, donor relations, outreach, reference

Technology Services

Technology Services’ purpose is to support the mission of Belk Library and Information Commons and Appalachian State University through the support, development, maintenance, instruction, and use of technology.

Scott Rice
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 369
(828) 262-8306

Areas of specialty: Management of Technology Services team staff and faculty, and library technology projects, resources, and services

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 127
(828) 262-4972

Areas of specialty: Print Zone, printers and scanners in the library, and technology troubleshooting

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 366
(828) 262-6587

Areas of specialty: library server management

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 364
(828) 262-7414

Areas of specialty: the Digital Media Studio and technology instruction

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 367A
(828) 262-6589

Areas of specialty: group study room technology, classroom and meeting room technology

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 354
(828) 262-8330

Areas of specialty: poster printing and digital conversion of multimedia

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 365
(828) 262-7964

Areas of specialty: technology support for faculty and staff and Google products

Amy Love
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 367
(828) 262-6840

Areas of specialty: library websites and accessibility

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 357A
(828) 262-2795

Areas of specialty: makerspace technology, classroom and meeting room technology and general technology support

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 350
(828) 262-2770

Areas of specialty: the Technology Checkout Desk

Peuler
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 363
(828) 262-8413

Areas of specialty: e-learning and teaching with technology

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 354A
(828) 262-2786

Areas of specialty: technology instruction and the audio and video recording rooms

Pope
Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 368
(828) 262-2823

Areas of specialty: the Inspire Maker Lab, data visualization, virtual reality, and technology instruction in these topics

Belk Library and Information Commons, Room 344
(828) 262-8344

Areas of specialty: library software development

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