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