Thursday, October 01, 2015

New Resource: Mango Languages

Hunter Library has joined the Mango family!

Mango Logo

We are now subscribed to Mango Languages, an online language-learning resource that will enrich and supplement your linguistic and cultural experience here on campus.

Our subscription includes 8 languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Italian 
  • Japanese 
  • Mandarin Chinese 
  • English for Arabic Speakers 
  • Cherokee
Mango Languages enriches lives with language and culture through self-guided courses that go beyond grammar and vocabulary, introducing language learners to a whole new world.

Click here to access Mango Languages. It is also listed under the articles and databases tab in the A-Z list. Just create a profile, log in, and get started! Once you create a profile, download the Mango Languages app for your phone or tablet and learn a new language on the go. If you need help with the program please visit our Mango guide.

For questions, contact Cara Barker, Librarian for World Languages.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Celebrate Your Freedom to Read!

It's Banned Book Week! 

Here are a few ways to celebrate your freedom to read:

  • Stop by Hunter Library's annual exhibit located in front of the circulation desk and browse books that are frequently challenged. Then check one out--because you can! 
  • Follow us on Instagram! Snap a selfie with your favorite banned or challenged book and tag us @hunterlibrary or hashtag us: #hltour.
  • Learn more about banned and challenged books. The info-graphic below highlights some of last year's most challenged books. Some titles may surprise you.

Graphic provided by the American Library Association. 

Thursday, September 17, 2015

New Resource:
is now available to all students, faculty, and staff.  While is primarily intended to support literacy in K-12 classrooms and will be especially useful for teacher education students and faculty, it will also be appreciated by anyone who reads children’s and young adult literature.

Features include:

  • Guides and teaching resources for thousands of titles, including information about reading levels and genere
  • Streaming video of author interviews filmed in the authors’ homes and studios
  • Articles about teaching literacy
  • Common Core literacy connections
  • Reader’s Theater scripts
  • Author name pronunciations
  • Links to author websites

Off-campus users will log in with their regular username (before the @catamount or @wcu) and password.

Questions? Contact:
Beth McDonough, Ed.D.
Associate Professor
Research and Instruction Librarian for the College of Education and Allied Professions

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

New Books & Films received in August 2015

New Books & Films received in August 2015
Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in August 2015.

Please browse the full list. 

Enchanted (Motion picture)
Walt Disney Pictures
Burbank, CA, 2007

Edward J. Marolda,
Combat at Close Quarters: Warfare on
the Rivers and Canals of Vietnam
Washington, DC: Department of the Navy, 2015
WCU NEW BOOKS DS558.7 .M364 2015 

Greg Pizzoli,
The impossibly true story of Tricky Vic:
the man who sold the Eiffel Tower 
New York: Viking, [2015]
WCU CMC CHILDREN'S HV6248.L98 P59 2015

Jimmy Carter,
\A full life: reflections at ninety  
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2015
WCU Leisure Read E873 .A3 2015

Copland conducts Copland (sound recording)
Aaron Copland
New York: CBS Masterworks, 1988

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Books & Films received in July 2015

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and
films that have arrived at Hunter Library in July 2015.

Please browse the full list. 

Serena (Motion picture)
Produced by Nick Wechsler, Susanne Bier and five others
Los Angeles, CA 2015

Gerald G. Duffy
Explaining reading: a resource for explicit
teaching of the common core standards
New York: Guilford Press, 2014
WCU CMC PRO LB1050.42 .D84 2014

Karen Armstrong,
Fields of blood : religion and the history of violence
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2014
WCU NEW BOOKS BL65.V55 A76 2014 

Leon Leyson,
The boy on the wooden box: how the impossible
became possible...on Schindler's list  
New York: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, [2013]
WCU CMC CHILDREN'S DS134.72.L49 A3 2013

Matthew Thomas,
We are not ourselves 
New York: Simon & Schuster, 2014
WCU Gen PS3620.H63513 W4 2014