Author Archives: Heidi Buchanan

Hunter Library’s Catalog Now Includes Cherokee Syllabary

Hunter Library’s catalogers and systems librarians have added the Cherokee syllabary to the Library Catalog as part of continuing efforts to enhance Cherokee language records for researchers. Check out these examples of books by the Western Carolina University Cherokee Language Program, located in the library’s Special Collections: You can access… Read more »

Banned Books Week Events, October 2-6

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Chart of top 13 most challenge books of 2022: Gender Queer, All Boys Aren't Blue, The Bluest Eye, Flamer, Looking for Alaska, Perks of Being a Wallflower, Lawn Boy, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-time Indian, Out of Darkness, A Court of Mist and Fury, Crank, Me and Earl And the Dying Girl, and This Book is Gay.

Celebrate your freedom to read by joining Hunter Library and friends in Banned Books Week events, October 2-6. Monday, October 2 at 6:00 PM – Movie Night: Perks of Being a Wallflower. UC Theater. Co-hosted by Hunter Library and LMP. Film discussion to follow. Wednesday, October 4 at 7:00 PM… Read more »

Hunter Library reissues book about African Americans in Western North Carolina

Hunter Library is pleased to announce the reissue of Just Over the Hill: Black Appalachians in Jackson County, Western North Carolina by Victoria A. Casey McDonald. The book, originally published by Catch the Spirit of Appalachia in 2012, presents a collection of narratives of African Americans in the region. The… Read more »

Celebrate Black History with Hunter Library

Hunter Library and the Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity Programs invite you to join us to celebrate Black History on February 17th at 3:00 pm via Zoom. Dr. Antron Mahoney will bring us together for a discussion using Black fraternalism as a barometer for thinking about the interaction between… Read more »

Shamella Cromartie Receives American Library Association’s I Love My Librarian Award

Shamella Cromartie, Associate Dean, Hunter Library, is one of 10 winners of the prestigious I Love My Librarian Award, which honors “exceptional librarians from academic, public and school libraries who were nominated by patrons nationwide for their expertise, dedication and profound impact on the people in their communities.” Cromartie was… Read more »

New Guide for Black and African American Genealogy Research

African American family posed for portrait seated on lawn.

Hunter Library has a new guide to help those with Black and African American ancestors research their family histories. The Black and African American Genealogy Guide includes information, resources, search tips, and recommendations specific to tracing Black and African American heritage.  Sources focus mainly on U.S.-based information with special emphasis on… Read more »

Join the Hunter Library News Challenge!

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In the midst of a global pandemic, we are also experiencing an “infodemic” of hoaxes, conspiracy theories, and misinformation. According to Pew Research Center, “those who rely on social media for news are less likely to get the facts right about the coronavirus and politics and more likely to hear… Read more »