Library open 24/5 last two weeks of fall semester

Western Carolina University students who need a quiet place to study for final exams will find Hunter Library open on a 24-hour weekday schedule starting at noon Sunday, December 3. The library will be open continuously from then until 10 p.m. Friday, December 8. Library hours for Saturday, December 9,… Read more »

Hunter Provides Streaming Video Services

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Hunter Library has acquired several film licenses through Kanopy and Swank, two streaming video services, to support multimedia instruction at WCU.  Film streaming services allow teaching faculty to easily incorporate movies, documentaries, and educational videos into Blackboard. Instructors interested in accessing or purchasing a streaming video for their course should… Read more »

Student Poster Workshop is October 12

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Student Poster Workshop

  Hunter Library is hosting a poster presentation workshop for students on Thursday, October 12, 3:30-4:45 p.m. in HL 186.  Attendees will receive tips for creating effective conference posters, including layout suggestions and techniques for avoiding information overload.  Presenters will also provide public speaking advice and allow participants to practice their speaking skills…. Read more »

Open Access Week is October 23-29

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Hunter Library is celebrating International Open Access Week during the week of October 23.  To kick off the celebration, Outreach & Scholarly Communication Librarian Scottie Kapel will host a lunch and learn workshop about Creative Commons images on Monday, October 23, 12:15-12:45 p.m. in HL 186.  On Wednesday, October 25,… Read more »

Library Celebrates a Regional Classic

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More than 40 people attended Hunter Library’s free program, “The Legacy of a Mountain Man: True Adventures in the Smokies,” on September 28 to celebrate Special Collections’ reissue of Samuel Hunnicutt’s rare, regional classic, Twenty Years of Hunting and Fishing in the Great Smoky Mountains, first published in 1926.   The… Read more »

Library Hires Outreach & Scholarly Communication Librarian

Scottie Kapel was recently hired as Hunter Library’s first Outreach & Scholarly Communication Librarian.  In this position, she will educate the campus community on copyright guidelines for material use in instruction or scholarship as well as advocate copyright protection for content creators.  Kapel will advise faculty and students in the… Read more »

Save the Date: LNAP is back October 24

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Hunter Library’s annual Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) event is returning Tuesday, October 24, from 8 p.m. to midnight. Librarians will be available past reference desk hours for research assistance.  The event will include free food and coffee, coloring and games for study breaks, and other fun activities for stress… Read more »

Students Welcomed on Eclipse Day

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Hunter Library hosted its 2nd annual welcome booth August 21-23, answering 425 questions from new and returning students, parents, faculty, and staff.  Visitors asked for directions to their classes, hours for the Mountain Heritage Center and Fine Art Museum, as well as how to check out a book.  Library employees assisted… Read more »

Patron Traffic Drives Earlier Saturday Hours

Open sign

Hunter Library Saturday hours are now 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., a slight change from previous hours of noon to 7 p.m. Mark Stoffan, Head of Technology, Access, and Special Collections, initiated the change because library patrons were frequently waiting outside the building at noon on Saturdays.  According to entrance gate… Read more »

New Scholars’ Studio on First Floor

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Media Sharing Station

The library’s new Scholars’ Studio is located between the circulation and reference desks near the first floor entrance.  The area includes new furniture and technology to allow for collaboration, creation, and research. The space includes PAW Print station, a media sharing table with large monitor, scanners, and microfilm readers–plus comfortable… Read more »