Thursday, December 16, 2010

Reduced Hours for Winter Break

Hunter Library Winter Intersession Hours, Saturday, December 18 – Saturday, January 8

Saturday, December 18 and Sunday December 19: Closed

Monday, December 20 through Thursday, December 23: Open 9:00am – 5:00pm

Friday, December 24 through Sunday, January 2: Closed

Monday, January 3 through Friday, January 7: Open 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday, January 8: Closed

Sunday, January 9: Open noon - midnight

More info about the library's hours

Monday, December 06, 2010

Extended Hours for Exams!

Hunter Library’s extended hours--December 5 through December 17

Sunday, December 5: Open at noon; open 24 hours until Friday December 10, close at midnight

Saturday, December 11: noon – midnight

Sunday, December 12: Open at Noon; open 24 hours until Friday December 17--close at 6pm

More info about the library's hours

Friday, November 12, 2010

ScienceDirect and Elsevier Journals Unavailable on Saturday, November 13.

The ScienceDirect database and electronic access to Elsevier journals will be unavailable Saturday, November 13, from approximately 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Hunter’s Clarion

The November issue of Hunter’s Clarion, the library newsletter, is now online. Read about a digital collection on the history of transportation in the mountains, the Hunter Scholar program for WCU faculty, recent achievements of library faculty and staff, and much more.

Monday, November 01, 2010

New Books and DVDs from October 2010

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films,
that have arrived at Hunter Library in October 2010.
Please browse the full list.

Marcia L Tate,
Worksheets don't grow dendrites:
20 instructional strategies that engage the brain
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, c2010
WCU CMC PRO LB1025.3.T29 2010

William Kamkwamba,
The boy who harnessed the wind: creating
currents of electricity and hope
New York, NY: William Morrow, c2009
WCU New Books TJ820.K36 2009b

Kelly Regan Barnhill,
The bloody book of blood
Mankato, MN: Capstone Press, c2010
WCU CMC Children’s QP91.B136 2010

John-Peter Pham,
Heirs of the Fisherman: behind the scenes of papal death and succession
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2004
WCU New Books BX1805.P45 2004

Avatar (Motion picture: 2009)[videorecording]
20th Century Fox; written and directed by James Cameron
Produced by James Cameron and Jon Landau
Beverly Hills, CA: 20th Century Fox, c2010
WCU Video PVH.A9737

The education of Little Tree [videorecording]
Produced by Jake Eberts; written and
directed by Richard Friedenberg
Hollywood, CA: Paramount Pictures, c2002

Stephanie Burt Williams,
Haunted hills: ghosts and legends of Highlands and Cashiers, North Carolina
Charleston, SC: Haunted America, 2007
WCU SPECIAL COLL BF1472.U6 W555 2007

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

New Look for Library Homepage!

Hunter Library’s homepage has a new look! Any moment now, our refreshed website will go live.

What’s different?

Our most popular resources have been placed front and center and arranged in easy-to-navigate tabs that connect you to books, articles, journal titles, reserve items, and research help. Library hours are now highlighted on the front page, as well as library news and a featured resource. We have organized our links according to audience (Students, Distance & Off-Campus Students, Faculty & Staff, and Visitors) and by broader categories (for example, Collections, Research Help, Digital Collections).

Can’t find your favorite link? See this guide to the web page changes:

Suggestions, questions, or comments? Submit them here:

Friday, October 01, 2010

New Books, CDs, DVDs from September 2010

Here's a sampling of some of the new books, films, and CDs
that have arrived at Hunter Library in September 2010.

Please browse the full list.

S. T. Beckett,
The science of chocolate
Cambridge, UK: RSC Publishing, c2008
WCU New Books TP640 .B43 2008

Stephen D Behrendt,
The diary of Antera Duke, an eighteenth-century African slave trader
Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, with the assistance
of the International African Institute, 2010
WCU New Books DT515.9.O48 B44 2010

Derek Jeter,
The life you imagine: life lessons for achieving your dreams
New York: Scholastic, c2000
WCU CMC Children’s GV865.J48 A34 2000

Mark Kleiman,
When brute force fails: how to have less crime and less punishment
Princeton: Princeton University Press, c2009
WCU New Books HV6789 .K53 2009

Blood diamond [videorecording]
Warner Bros. Pictures
Produced by Paula Weinstein, Edward Zwick…et al
Burbank, CA: Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2007
WCU Video DVD PVH.B553

Sicko [videorecording]
Producer, Meghan O'Hara; written, produced
and directed by Michael Moore
New York, N.Y Distributed by Genius Products, c2007

Albert Hash,
"I wonder if I can git you to tell me that story of how
ya made yer first fiddle?" [sound recording]
Galax, VA: Heritage Records, p2009

Thursday, August 19, 2010

LexisNexis Redesign!

LexisNexis just released a major redesign of its search features and interfaces. The new initial screen displays six widgets for quick access to the database’s most commonly used content, including US and international news, legal resources, and company information. These widgets also help users understand at a glance the resources that are included in the database. Veteran LN users will find the site much easier to navigate, with search options visible and clear. The news, federal statutory law, and state statutory law pages also have new forms that provide guided searching, and there is now a “Landmark Cases” form that links to one hundred important Supreme Court cases, arranged by topic.

Monday, August 02, 2010

New Books, CDs, DVDs from July 2010

Here's a sampling of some of the new books, films,
and CDs that have arrived at Hunter Library in July 2010.
Please browse the full list.

John Lyden, book editor
Enduring issues in religion: opposing viewpoints
San Diego, CA: Greenhaven Press, c1995
WCU New Books BL80.2.E53 1995

Sandra H. Petersen,
Endless opportunities for infant and toddler curriculum:
a relationship-based approach
Upper Saddle River, N.J: Merrill/Pearson, c2009
WCU CMC PRO LB1140.4.P48 2009

Kristin Elizabeth Pruett
Differences in academic achievement and academic self-concept
based on intellectual ability, grade retention,
and special education status
Kristin Elizabeth Pruett, c2010
WCU General LD5961.W463 2010 P78

Roy Peter Clark,
Writing tools: 50 essential strategies for every writer
New York: Little, Brown, and Co., c2006
WCU General PN145.C63 2006

Digging to China [videorecording]
Moonstone Entertainment in association with
Davis Entertainment Classics & The Ministry Of Film, Inc.
Santa Monica, CA: Genius Entertainment, 2006
WCU Video DVD PVH.D545

Who are the DeBolts? : and where did they get nineteen kids? [videorecording]
Korty Films; produced by Dan McCann, Warren Lockhart;
produced and directed by John Korty
Docurama; New York : New Video [distributor], [2005]

Classic Appalachian blues [sound recording]
Washington, DC: Smithsonian Folkways Recordings, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

New Books, CDs, DVDs from June 2010

Here's a sampling of some of the new books, films, and CDs
that have arrived at Hunter Library in June 2010.
Please browse the full list.

David E. Newton
DNA evidence and forensic science
New York: Facts on File, c2008
WCU New Books K5465.N49 2008

Laura Justice
Engaging children with print: building early literacy
skills through quality read-alouds
New York: Guilford Press, c2010
WCU CMC PRO LB1573.5.J87 2010

Noel Merino, book editor
Should vaccinations be mandatory?
Detroit: Greenhaven Press, c2010
WCU General RA638.S53 2010

Jimmy Breslin,
The good rat: a true story
New York: Harper Perennial, 2009
WCU Leisure HV 6452.N72 B74 2009

Casino Royale [videorecording]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; Columbia Pictures;
Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions Ltd presents;
Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis
Produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli
Culver City, CA: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, 2007
WCU Video DVD PVH.C3725

90 minutes to killer presentation skills [videorecording]
With J. Douglas Jefferys; Presented by
In conjunction with Visual Sound and Evermeer Productions
Chester Springs, PA:, c2009

Alison Krauss
Now that I've found you: a collection/ Alison Krauss [sound recording]
Cambridge, MA: Rounder Records, p1995

Monday, June 21, 2010

How to Check Out Libraries -from US News and World Report

For students in college, the library can become a home away from home. U.S. News and World Report gives tips on what prospective students should look for in the library when choosing a college. Read the article at

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Images.MD replaced by SpringerImages

Images.MD, the online medical images database, is now SpringerImages! Check it out!

Thursday, June 03, 2010

New Books, CDs, DVDs from May 2010

New Books, CDs, DVDs from May 2010

Here's a sampling of some of the new books, films, and CDs
that have arrived at Hunter Library in May 2010.

Please browse the full list.

Rosalind Reisner,
Read on-- life stories: reading lists for every taste
Santa Barbara, Calif: Libraries Unlimited/ABC-CLIO, c2009
WCU New Books CT25.R45 2009

Robert Albritton,
Let them eat junk: how capitalism creates hunger and obesity
Pluto Press; New York
WCU New Books HD9000.5.A39 2009

Matt Woolman,
Type in motion 2
London: Thames & Hudson, 2005
WCU General Z246.W6625 2005

Jarvis B. Hadley and Arthur E. Nelson
Geologic map of the Knoxville quadrangle; North Carolina,
Tennessee, and South Carolina. Scale 1:250,000
Washington, D.C.: U.S. Geological Survey, 1971
WCU MAPS G 3701.C5 svar.U52 I-654

Kimberly Monaghan,
Organic crafts: 75 Earth-friendly art activities
Chicago, Ill.:Chicago Review Press, c2007
WCU CMC Children’s TT160 M554 2007

Mean streets [videorecording]
Taplin-Perry-Scorsese Productions
Burbank, Calif: distributor, Warner Home Video, 2004

The only classic country collection you'll ever need [sound recording]
Los Angeles, CA: Shout! Factory, p2010

Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Three New Historical Newspapers Available Online!

Hunter Library is pleased to announce that in addition to the Historical New York Times, we have added 3 other historical newspapers to our online collection: the Washington Post (1877-1992), Los Angeles Times (1881-1986), and Chicago Tribune (1849-1986). These three newspapers provide important regional coverage and are reputable primary sources for history students and other researchers. You can find them in our database list under Proquest Historical Newspapers.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Read the library newsletter online

The spring issue of Hunter’s Clarion, the library newsletter, is now online. Read about a library survey that’s under way, recent achievements of our library faculty and staff, our new collection of audiobooks, and much more. Click here to view Hunter's Clarion.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Reception for Student Photographers to Be Held Wednesday, May 5

A reception will be held Wednesday, May 5, for three WCU students whose photographs are currently on exhibit at the library. The students--Sarah Ruth Bonner, Jay Strong and Maegan Zigarevich--have a total of seventeen photographs on display for the portfolio show. The reception will be from 3:00-5:00 p.m. in the media center on the library’s main floor and is open to the public.

Bonner, who is from Asheville, is a senior B.F.A. major whose focus is graphic arts, photography, and sculpture. She is the recipient of an academic project grant from the Honors College and the winner of the 2010 Jonathan Williams Memorial Photography Award. Her exhibit, titled “The Inhabited Space,” features various interiors that reflect the lives of current or past inhabitants. “I am attracted to the silent story that is emitted from these sites,” she says.

A native of Greensboro, Strong is a senior studying professional writing and photography. His exhibit, “Urban Landscapes,” makes use of nighttime photography to depict the inclination of human beings to erect bright lights in natural settings.

“Rust” is the title of Zigarevich’s portfolio show. “These photographs are meant to show how rich and vibrant rust and other reclaimed materials can be,” she says. Rust shows how time and oxygen work together, revealing how eventually the environment will reclaim the objects that society has created.”

The students’ work will be on exhibit through June.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

IBISWorld Trial Extended

Hunter Library is pleased to announce that the IBISWorld trial has been extended until May 7, 2010. IBISWorld is a comprehensive collection of industry market research. Reports include information about trends, statistics and analysis on market size, market share of competitors, and industry growth rates. Major market segments are identified, as well as those forces affecting demand and supply within the industry. Performance analysis includes emerging industry trends and recent production performance. IBISWorld provides 5 year forecasts, as well as Risk Rating Reports to help determine overall short-term financial risk for each US industry.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Library Open 24 Hours!

The library will stay open all night long the week before and the week of exams! 24-hour status will begin on Sunday, April 25th at noon and continue through midnight on Friday, April 30th. The library will be open Saturday, May 1st, from noon to midnight.

24-hour status will resume at noon on Sunday, May 2nd and continue until 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 7th.

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

EBSCOhost Databases Upgrade PDFs

Hunter Library is excited to announce that our EBSCOhost databases--including Academic Search Premier, Business Source Premier, and Historical Abstracts, to name just a few-- have received an enhancement for viewing PDF files. If you are viewing a single article, you can now navigate from that single article view to the contents of the entire journal issue or to all available volumes and issues for that journal, from one screen. The enhanced viewer specifically includes:
• TOC column with instant access to citations with title, author and subject detail
• Hyperlinked access to full- text issue contents, by article or chapter titles
• A convenient list of hyperlinked thumbnails to illustrations
• Expand/collapse arrow to open/hide illustration thumbnails, TOC columns, etc.
Please note that this enhancement requires the most recent version of the Adobe Reader to be installed. Adobe Reader is available for free and can be downloaded from this URL:

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

New Books, CDs, DVDs from March 2010

Here's a sampling of some of the new books, films,
and CDs that have arrived at Hunter Library in March 2010.

Please browse the full list.

Helen Fisher,
Why we love: the nature and chemistry of romantic love
New York: Henry Holt and Company, c2004
WCU New Books BF575.L8 F53 2004

David E. (David Emanuel) Hoffman,
The dead hand: the untold story of the Cold War arms
race and its dangerous legacy
New York: Doubleday, c2009
WCU Leisure U264.H645 2009

Joseph B. Miller,
Internet technologies and information services
Westport, CT: Libraries Unlimited, 2009
WCU General Z674 75.I58 M55 2009

David S. Serchay,
The librarian's guide to graphic novels for children and tweens
New York: Neal-Schuman Publishers, c2008
WCU CMC PRO Z692.G7 S47 2008

Journey to the edge of the universe [videorecording]
Produced by Pioneer Productions and Handel Productions (Ontario) Inc.
United States: National Geographic: distributor, Warner Home Video, 2008

Beginning bluegrass fiddle [videorecording]
Musician's Workshop; written and produced by Dan Huckabee
Austin, TX: Musician's Workshop, 2004

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Kindles Coming Soon! Tell us what you want!

Hunter Library is planning a pilot program offering Kindles, Amazon’s ebook reader, for checkout! The Kindles will be pre-loaded with books, but we need your help to decide which titles to purchase. If you have suggestions, please let us know. You can post suggestions to our Facebook Page, or fill out this form.

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Downloadable Audio Books!

Beginning February 15, 2010, Hunter Library offers patrons access to a newly-acquired collection of 750 downloadable audio books. These books have been made available through NC LIVE, North Carolina’s statewide online library, with a Library Services and Technology Act grant from the State Library of North Carolina.

These audio books are compatible most MP3 devices, including iPods; and book subject areas focus primarily on classic literature, history, biography, and language learning. The books are available to patrons both within Hunter Library and outside the library via an Internet connection. Hunter Library patrons have free, online access to the collection through the library’s website (WCU login will be required for off-campus users).

As a participant in the NC LIVE Audio Book pilot program, Hunter Library is one of the first libraries in North Carolina to have access to this collection of audio books. Later this spring, NC LIVE will extend the program and make the collection available to all libraries across the state. NC LIVE purchased the audio books through Ingram Digital and is making them available through the MyiLibrary® Audio Books platform. MyiLibrary® is the Ingram Content Group’s industry-leading e-content aggregation platform for public, academic and professional libraries around the world.

Members of the Hunter Library staff are excited to offer the new content to their patrons, and are interested in hearing what patrons have to say about the collection. Feedback and questions can be directed to Metadata Librarian Anna Craft.

Monday, January 25, 2010

HL Interviews Local Author Pamela Duncan

During the month of January, Hunter Library's Leisure Reading Group is highlighting works by local and regional authors. WCU's own Pamela Duncan bravely agreed to be the subject of the Leisure Reading Blog's first interview! Find out what an award-winning writer reads for fun!