Friday, December 16, 2011

Reduced Hours During Winter Break

Hunter Library's Reduced Hours During Winter Break:

Saturday, December 17 & Sunday, December 18: Closed
Monday, December 19 through Friday, December 23: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, December 24 through Monday, January 2: Closed
Tuesday, January 3 through Friday, January 6: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, January 7: Closed
Sunday, January 8: Open from noon to midnight

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Travel WNC

TravelWNC is a new digital collection that includes images and commentary about 27 towns and communities in western North Carolina over five decades.  Viewers can follow a route along footpaths and wagon trails in the 1890s, take a train ride in the 1910s, and drive by car along mountain roads in the 1930s.  Each stop along one of the three trips provides a description of the community, along with mile markers noting the distance from Murphy and Asheville.  This digital resource makes rare and unique research materials images from Hunter Library’s Special Collections accessible to students, researchers, teachers, and the viewing public.  Photographs and documents can be accessed from a searchable database.

Monday, November 28, 2011

Extended Hours for Exams

Hunter Library will open SUNDAY, DECEMBER 4 at noon and will remain OPEN 24 HOURS continuously until FRIDAY, DECEMBER 16, when it closes at 6:00 p.m.

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

New Books, CDs & DVDs for October 2011

Here's a sampling of some of the new books, CDs and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in October 2011.

Please browse the full list.

Catherine Blakemore,
Faraway places: your source for picture
books that fly children to 82 countries
Albany, WI: Adams-Pomeroy Press, c2002
WCU New Books Z1033.P52 B57 2002

Michael J. Caduto,
Catch the wind, harness the sun
North Adams, MA: Storey Pub., 2011
WCU CMC Children’s TJ808.2 .C33 2011

Neil A. Hamilton,
Scientific exploration and expeditions: from the
age of discovery to the twenty-first century
Armonk, NY: Sharpe Reference, c2010
WCU New Books Q115 .H167 2010

Cathleen Baker,
From the hand to the machine:
nineteenth-century American paper and mediums:
technologies, materials, and conservation
Ann Arbor, MI: Legacy Press, 2010
WCU New Books TS1095.U6 B35 2010

The Green Hornet [videorecording]:
Columbia Pictures presents an Original Film written
by Seth Rogen & Evan Goldberg;
produced by Neal H. Moritz &
directed by Michel Gondry
Culver City, Calif: Columbia Pictures:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, c2011
WCU Video DVD PVH.G744

Balsam Range (Musical group) [sound recording]:
Trains I missed
Arden, NC: Mountain Home Records, p2010

John Philip Sousa, [sound recording]
Sousa for orchestra
Dobbs Ferry, NY: ESS. A.Y Recordings, p1989

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of our Elders, a new digital collection

Hunter Library’s digital collection, Cherokee Traditions: From the Hands of our Elders is now available from

This digital resource documents a generation of craft makers whose work spanned the turn of the twentieth century. Included on the site are examples of basketry, pottery, wood and stone carving, and various textile traditions. The online images are primarily from the collections of Qualla Arts and Crafts Mutual and the Museum of the Cherokee Indian. Through projects such as this one, Hunter Library is assembling a series of historically significant digital collections and building community through its collaboration with regional partners.

-Anna Fariello, Associate Research Professor Hunter Library, Digital Programs Western Carolina

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Open Access Week : A Panel Discussion

The Coulter Faculty Commons and Hunter Library are pleased to announce that we will co-host a panel discussion on the challenges and opportunities of open-access publishing as a part of international Open Access Week.

As the Web site states, “Open Access” to information – the free, immediate, online access to the results of scholarly research, and the right to use and re-use those results as you need – has the power to transform the way research and scientific inquiry are conducted. It has direct and widespread implications for academia, medicine, science, industry, and for society as a whole.” How this potential might, or might not, play out at WCU is the topic of our discussion.

Please join us on Wednesday, October 26 at 11 a.m. in the UC Multipurpose Room as Associate Provost Mark Lord leads a lively discussion with representatives from across the academic colleges.

For more information on open access week and events taking place elsewhere (including free Webinars), visit

Hunter Library Offers Portable DVD Players

WCU students, faculty and staff can now check out portable DVD players for use in the library. The DVD players have 9 inch screens and weigh less than 3 pounds! This is a great way to screen films your instructor may have put on reserve for your class. The DVD players must stay in the library building and are to be used with headphones to avoid disturbing others. Come to the Circulation Desk to check one out!

Monday, October 03, 2011

New Books, CDs & DVDs for September 2011

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that have arrived at Hunter Library in September 2011.

Please browse the full list.

Steven Johnson,
Where good ideas come from: the natural history of innovation
New York: Riverhead Books, c2010
WCU New Books BF408 .J56 2010

Barbara A. Somervill,
Distance, area, and volume
Chicago, Ill.: Heinemann Library, c2011
WCU CMC Children’s QC102 .S66 2011

Mary H. Manhein,
The bone lady: life as a forensic anthropologist
New York, N.Y.: Penguin Books, 2000
WCU New Books GN50.6.M35 M35 2000

William M. Ferriter & et al,
Communicating and connecting with social media
Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press, c2011
WCU New Books LB1043 .F47 2011

Musical minds [videorecording]: with Dr. Oliver Sacks
Produced for NOVA by Ryan Murdock; BBC; WGBH Educational Foundation
Arlington, Va.: PBS Distribution, c2009
WCU Video DVD ML.M8788

The Bill Monroe centennial celebration [sound recording]:
A classic bluegrass tribute
Beverly Hills, CA: Round Records; Concord Music Group, p2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Books, CDs & DVDs for August 2011

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and
films that have arrived at Hunter Library in August 2011.

Please browse the full list.

Dirk Schulze-Makuch
We are not alone: why we have already found extraterrestrial life
Oxford, England; New York, NY: Oneworld, 2010
WCU New Books QB54 .S32 2010

Christopher Sloan,
Bizarre dinosaurs: some very strange creatures and
why we think they got that way
Washington, D.C: National Geographic, c2008
WCU CMC Children’s QE861.5 .S56 2008

Joyce Smith,
Vital signs for nurses: an introduction to clinical observations
Chichester, West Sussex, UK: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011
WCU New Books RT48 .S636 2011

Mark Ryan,
Calculus essentials for dummies
Hoboken, NJ: Wiley Pub., Inc., c2010
WCU New Books QA303.2 .R858 2010

The social network (Motion picture)
Columbia Pictures presents, in association with Relativity Media
Culver City, California: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, [2011]
WCU Video PVH.S635

Homer and Jethro
Playing it straight; [sound recording]
It ain't necessarily square, Homer Haynes & Jethro Burns
Runnemede, NJ: Miller International Co., p[2011]

Monday, August 29, 2011

New Film Viewing Rooms Available!

Hunter Library now offers two convenient film viewing rooms, for use by instructors and students, to screen films for class-related assignments. Each room is equipped with a large flat-screen television and surround sound, standard and Blu-ray DVD players, a VHS player, hook-ups to share a laptop display using the television, and a whiteboard. The film viewing rooms are located adjacent to the new Java City lounge area.

Get more details at or come to the Circulation Desk for more information.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

New to the Library's Homepage: Find It!

Find It! is a one-stop search that lets you find Hunter Library’s print, digital, and electronic information all at once! Contained inside are over seventy databases to which the library subscribes, plus hundreds of ebooks, and Hunter Library’s catalog. Type in your topic and find the best information for your research--including books, DVDs, and articles from newspapers, magazines, and academic journals. More information about Find It!

The Classic Catalog and links to individual databases are still available on the library's website.

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Hunter Library Welcomes New Faculty

Hunter Library welcomed dozens of new faculty during New Faculty Orientation on Thursday, August 12th. Each new faculty member was greeted by his or her subject liaison, and provided an informational tour about library services and resources, meeting other library faculty and staff along the way. Welcome aboard, new faculty! We look forward to a productive collaboration for teaching and learning.

Tuesday, August 02, 2011

New Books, CDs, DVDs for August 2011

New Books, CDs, DVDs for August 2011

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films that have arrived
at Hunter Library in August 2011.

Please browse the full list.

Lisa Krueger editor,
Anger management
Detroit: Greenhaven Press, c2009
WCU New Books BF575.A5 A53 2009

David Reisman,
Health tourism: social welfare through international trade
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar, c2010
WCU New Books RA793.5 .R45 2010

Eth Clifford,
Help! I'm a prisoner in the library!
New York: Scholastic Inc., 1979
WCU CMC Children’s PZ7.C62214 He 1979

Alan S. Kesselheim,
Trail food: drying and cooking food for backpackers and paddlers
Camden, Me: Ragged Mountain Press, c1998
WCU New Books TX609 .K47 1998

Unlisted: a story of schizophrenia [videorecording]
Produced, written, directed, and edited by Delaney Ruston
Seattle, WA: MyDoc Productions, c2010
WCU Video RC.U555

Django Reinhardt
Musette to Maestro 1928-1937:
The early work of a guitar genius [sound recording]
London: JSP Records, 2010

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

The library homepage has been updated!

We've added several new ways to connect with us for research help and information.

First, we've brought back the news feed to the homepage with a new RSS icon to subscribe to us in your favorite reader.

Underneath that we've also added our Facebook and Twitter badges; follow us on either or both for more ways to connect with your research liaisons.

Finally, we've added a live chat widget to our main page for direct instant messaging to our Reference Desk.

This being summer and down-time we're doing our updates and upgrades and trying new things so features may come and go from the page as we work out the kinks. If something you like disappears, please let us know you miss it!

We'd like to hear from you about how the new homepage works (or doesn't work) for you. Choose your social platform and let us know!

Visit the updated homepage here:

-Joel Marchesoni, Hunter Library Web Developer

New Books & DVDs for July 2011

Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in July 2011.

Please browse the full list.

Jana R Fallin,
Using music to enhance student learning:
a practical guide for elementary classroom teachers
New York: Routledge, 2011
WCU CMC PRO MT1 .F15 2011

Tom Rand,
Kick the fossil fuel habit: 10 clean technologies to save our world
Toronto: Eco Ten Pub., c2010
WCU New Books TJ808 .R35 2010

Stephen P Kramer,
Minneapolis: Carolrhoda Books, c1992
WCU CMC Children’s QC966.5.K73 1992

Tyler E. Nordgren
Stars above, earth below: a guide to astronomy in the national parks
Chichester, UK: Praxis; Berlin: Springer, c2010
WCU New Books QB44.3.N67 2010

Candyman: the David Klein story [videorecording]
Lone Pine; Picnic Productions; directed by Costa Botes
Produced by Bert Klein, Jennifer Cardon-Klein, Costa Botes
New York: IndiePix, c2011
WCU Video HD.C35

Deep down: a story from the heart of coal country [videorecording]
A film by Jen Gilomen and Sally Rubin
Harriman, NY: New Day Films [distributor], c2010

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Get Ready for...A Summer of Productive Research!

Please drop in at Hunter Library

Wednesday, May 18

anytime between 9:00 and 3:00.

  • Discover the Best Information Resources
  • Devise Search Strategies
  • Organize Your Lit Reviews
  • Set up Journal Alerts
  • Explore Publishing Venues

This drop-in event is offered to help faculty, staff, and graduate students who plan to devote the summer to research. Stay as long as you like and take away just what you need to make your research more effective.

Registration will help us target your disciplinary needs.

To register, visit:

For more information, contact your library liaison,

or call 227-7465

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Starting Sunday, April 24--Hunter Library Open 24 Hours!


Hunter Library will open Sunday, April 24 at noon and will remain OPEN 24 HOURS continuously until Friday, May 6, when it closes at 6:00pm.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Research—in 3-D!

The students in Dr. Annette Debo’s English 602 class, African American Literature, have brilliantly presented their research in the form of an exhibit, and more specifically posters, organic dioramas, photographs, drumsticks, spectacles, quotations, and quilts! From now until April 30, Hunter Library has these on display. Each exhibit illustrates the graduate students’ interpretive frameworks of the following authors: Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Sonia Sanchez, Nathasha Trethewey, Frank X. Walker, and Richard Wright.

Visit the exhibit on the library’s main floor, in the hallway to the Writing Center, Faculty Center, and Java City cafĂ©. Don’t missthe personal statements, where the students explain their connection to one of the authors.

This exhibit was created in conjunction with Dr. Annette Debo’s Hunter Scholar Project, Furious Flowers All: Violence and African American Women's Poetry. Check out the blog

The English 602 artists, with their instructor

Wednesday, February 09, 2011

Tax Forms Available Online

North Carolina Tax Forms:

Federal Tax Forms:

The library has a small selection of federal tax forms and workbooks in print format (1040, 1040A and 1040EZ); these are available to the general public. You can find them near the Reference Desk on the library's main floor. North Carolina forms are only available online.

Friday, January 07, 2011

Laptop Checkout Now on Library Ground Floor

Beginning this semester, the lending laptops will be checked out from the Technology Commons on the ground floor of Hunter Library. At this time all other electronic and A/V equipment is being evaluated for serviceability and demand and will not be available for checkout. After a decision is made, any of these items that are to be circulated will be available for checkout at the Technology Commons on the ground floor.