Monday, August 28, 2006

Craft Revival Celebrates First Year Success, Second Year Funding

Partners in a mountain Craft Revival Project headquartered at WCU's Hunter Library had plenty to celebrate when they got together recently. Not only has the project received a second year of funding worth $126,000, but partners say it is well on its way toward creating a significant, Web-based, digital archive of craft materials that now are widely dispersed throughout Western North Carolina.
Read more about the project...
Craft Revival Website

Friday, August 18, 2006

Now we’re on the same E-Journal page!

If you’ve been looking for a simplified method to access our electronic journals, newspapers, and magazines, check this out! Browse through an alphabetical listing of every electronic journal within our shared catalog, find out which university (WCU, ASU, UNCA) provides access, look for print holdings, and find yourself amazed by the resources available at your fingertips!

Scholarly information can be yours in the convenience of your dorm room. It’s only a click away!

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Hunter Library Welcomes Back All Students...The “Cool” Way

We hope that Summer 2006, despite the heat, has been refreshing to you. As you prepare for the fall, please know that our doors are open to you on Sunday, August 20, before classes start the following Wednesday. Enjoy our leisure reading, magazines, DVDs, CDs, wireless laptops and air conditioning before the big day.

The main building will be open August 20 from 12noon to 8pm. If you would like to get ahead on a paper or project, a reference librarian will be available from 1pm to 5pm. Our Curriculum Materials Center (movies, documentaries, music and much more) will be open from 2pm to 8pm. After classes start, we will resume our normal hours for the Fall 2006 semester (

We look forward to seeing you soon, and assisting you in your endeavors at WCU!

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Important News About IDs and Your Library Account

** UPDATE 11/21/06 **

Student, faculty and staff ID Cards were replaced during the Fall 2006 and everyone was assigned a Banner “92” ID number. Faculty and staff were able to still use their old ID number to access library services to ease the transition to the new ID system. However, this is no longer possible. The library systems have now been changed over so that they will only recognize Banner “92” ID numbers.

To ensure privacy and better protect the identity of our students, faculty, and staff, Western Carolina University is in the process of changing ID numbers and issuing everyone new CatCards. Your new CatCard will be encoded with your new ID number, however, the ID number will not appear on the CatCard. SSN’s will no longer be used for any ID numbers.

Student ID Cards will be replaced during registration for Fall 2006. Each student has received a letter from the registrar telling them about their new number and new ID. Faculty/Staff Cat Cards are being sent through campus mail August 14-18.

You must have your new card to utilize Cat Cash, the Library, and other services where the Cat Card is required.

You must know your new ID number to access library resources from off-campus, to access e-reserves, to use Interlibrary Loan, and to log into your library account. To retrieve the new ID number which is encoded into (and not printed onto) the card, please use the ID Finder.

Please call the Reference Desk at 828-227-7465 or toll-free at 866-928-5424, if you have any questions or are experiencing problems with accessing online resources.

See for more news about the new ID cards.