Wednesday, October 28, 2015

3D Printing Demonstrations (and refreshments) at the 3DU Grand Opening

All students, faculty, and staff interested in with 3D printing and digital literacy are invited to attend the grand opening of 3DU. 

When: Thursday, November 5, 2015, 2:00-4:00 PM
Where: Technology Commons, Hunter Library

3DU is a collaboration between Hunter Library and the IT Technology Commons. This space is available to all students, faculty and staff and includes 3D printing for maximizing creativity, assorted software/hardware for creating and editing, and two specialized scanning stations.  

Please come by to ask any questions you may have, including how it can be used in your field of study. Light refreshments will be served.

For more information on 3DU and how you can use it for your projects, please visit

The 3DU was funded in part by the State Library of North Carolina Literacy and Lifelong Learning Grant made available from the Library Services Technology Act and Administered through the Institution of Museum and Library Services and the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. 

New Books & Films received in September 2015

New Books & Films received in September 2015
Here's a sampling of some of the new books and films
that have arrived at Hunter Library in September 2015.

Please browse the full list.

Lord of the rings,
the fellowship of the ring (Motion picture)
New Line Cinema presents a Wingnut Films production
Los Angeles, Calif 2002

Judge William Wayne Oliver,
Cades Cove: a personal history
Gatlinburg, TN: Great Smoky Mountains Association 2014
WCU NEW BOOKS F444.C26 O556 2014 

Melvin Berger,
Screech!: a book about bats 
New York: Scholastic, c2000

Sally Godinho,
Out of the question: guiding students to
a deeper understanding of what
they see, read, hear, and do  
Markham, Ont.: Pembroke Publishers, 2007
WCU CMC PRO LB1027.44 .G63 2007

Toccata & fugue BWV 565 [sound recording]
Johann Sebastian Bach

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Write a Novel in November at your Library

Are you ready to write? November is National Novel Writing Month (also known as NaNoWriMo). Join tens of thousands of people around the world who’ve committed to writing a novel over the course of the month. The WCU Library and the Jackson County Public Library are partnering to support you as you launch or refine your novel writing skills.

Kickoff Plotting Party
October 27, 2015, Jackson County Public Library Community Room, 5pm to 8pm

Join fellow writers from WCU and the community to plot out your novel, share ideas, and learn. Snacks and drinks will be provided.

You can write by yourself, but why not come to your local library for some authorly comradery? WCU Library and Jackson County Public Library will each host three write-ins.

                WCU Write-Ins

Dates: November 3, 10, and 17

Location: WCU Library, outside Java City

Time: 4pm to 9pm (or as late as you’d like to stay)

Other details: non WCU-folks may park in any unmarked space. Snacks and drinks will be available for purchase.

                JCPL Write-Ins

                Dates: November 5, 12, and 19

                Location: JCPL Conference Room

                Time: 4pm to 8pm

                Other details: coffee and snacks will be provided.

Participants will be invited to a party in celebration of their accomplishments on November 30th.
For more information, contact Sarah Steiner at 828-227-3417 or

Wednesday, October 07, 2015

Hunter Library Book Sale: Tuesday, October 20

The book sale will be from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm on Tuesday, October 20 in the main entrance of Hunter Library. The sale will include books, CDs, DVDs, maps and other media and will cover a wide variety of subjects. Hardcover books will sell for $1; softcovers for 25¢. CDs, DVDs, VHS and cassettes will sell for $1. Maps will be 50¢. Library staff will be happy to negotiate prices for boxes of books. Please plan to bring cash; the library is not able to accept credit cards or CatCards. All proceeds will benefit the library. 

Thursday, October 01, 2015

New Resource: Mango Languages

Hunter Library has joined the Mango family!

Mango Logo

We are now subscribed to Mango Languages, an online language-learning resource that will enrich and supplement your linguistic and cultural experience here on campus.

Our subscription includes 8 languages:

  • Spanish
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Japanese 
  • Mandarin Chinese 
  • English for Arabic Speakers 
  • Cherokee
Mango Languages enriches lives with language and culture through self-guided courses that go beyond grammar and vocabulary, introducing language learners to a whole new world.

Click here to access Mango Languages. It is also listed under the articles and databases tab in the A-Z list. Just create a profile, log in, and get started! Once you create a profile, download the Mango Languages app for your phone or tablet and learn a new language on the go. If you need help with the program please visit our Mango guide.

For questions, contact Cara Barker, Librarian for World Languages.