Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Spring Issue of Hunter's Clarion

Hunter's Clarion, the library's newsletter, is available online.

In the lead story, Elizabeth Marcus, Undergraduate Experience Librarian, writes about library anxiety among first-year students and explains what Hunter is doing to alleviate it.

In other stories: 

Meet new library hires, our top student workers, the new Hunter Scholar, and next year’s One Book.

Find out why Special Collections has letters from Helen Keller and George Washington Carver.

Read some of the research questions asked of Hunter’s librarians—hard ones, weird ones, funny ones—all of them absolutely authentic and most of them completely unGoogleable!

Library will be open 24/7 for finals

Western Carolina University students who need a quiet place to study for final exams will find Hunter Library open 24 hours a day from 10:00a.m., Sunday, April 26th, until 6:00p.m., Friday, May 8th.

Free coffee and other hot beverages will be available every night starting around midnight while the library is operating on the expanded schedule.

The ground floor of Hunter Library is designated as a Quiet Zone so you can get in the Study Zone.

Friday, April 10, 2015

New Books & Films received in March 2015

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

Please browse the full list.

Boyhood (Motion picture)  
IFC Films;
Written and directed by Richard Linklater;
Hollywood, California: Paramount Pictures, 2015

MaryAnn F. Kohl,
Preschool art: it's the process, not the product!
Beltsville, MD: Gryphon House, c2001
WCU CMC PRO LB1140.5.A7 K64 2001

Charles Panati,
Panati's extraordinary endings of practically everything and everybody
New York: Perennial Library, 1989
WCU General AG105 .P118 1989

Stephen R. Swinburne,
What's a pair? What's a dozen?  
Honesdale, PA: Boyds Mills Press, 2000
WCU CMC Children's QA141.3 .S95 2000

Howard W. French,
China's second continent: how a million migrants
are building a new empire in Africa
New York: Vintage Books, a division of Random House LLC, 2015
WCU General DT16.C48 F74 2015

The last of the Mohicans [sound recording]
:original motion picture soundtrack
Music by Trevor Jones & Randy Edelman
Los Angeles, CA: Morgan Creek Records, 1992
WCU Audio CD M LasO 001 

Tuesday, April 07, 2015

Edible Books Contest April 16

Culinary creations inspired by books will be admired, judged and then eaten during the annual edible book contest to be held Thursday, April 16, at Hunter Library.

Any entry that relates to a book or book title and can be eaten is welcome in the competition. The dishes will be on display on the library’s main floor while the competition is underway.

WCU students, faculty and staff members and other visitors to the library on the day of the contest will cast ballots to choose the winners. Categories include best visual, most edibly appealing, most creative and people’s choice. The person whose entry gets the most votes overall will receive a $20 gift certificate to City Lights Bookstore in Sylva.

Entries in the competition should be brought to the library before 10 a.m. April 16. Voting will take place until shortly after 2 p.m., when the dishes will be served.

In past years, the edible books contest has drawn entries ranging from pies and cakes to vegetables dishes and fruit salads. Last year’s winner was a giant chocolate chip cookie resembling the monsters in “Where the Wild Things Are,” the children’s classic by Maurice Sendak.

The contest is one of several events planned at Hunter Library to commemorate National Library Week April 13-18. Library staff members have installed a display tree of favorite books near the library entrance and invite visitors to add a book-themed ornament of their own. The library also is hosting a food drive for Jackson County’s Community Table during April.

For more information about the edible books contest, contact Shirley Finegan at 227-3402 or sfinegan@wcu.edu.