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Hunter Library Welcomes New Employees

Scottie Kapel is Hunter Library’s new Electronic Resources Coordinator. She comes to WCU from Episcopal School of Jacksonville in Jacksonville, Florida, where she was a school librarian. She received her bachelor’s degree in English at the University of North Florida and her master’s degree in library and information science at… Read more »

Special Collections Pilots Saturday Hours

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Hunter Library will pilot Saturday hours for its Special Collections unit beginning January 21, 2017. The unit, which houses unique and rare materials including photographs, manuscripts, and other materials focused on the history and culture of Western North Carolina, will be open on Saturdays from noon to 7:00 PM through… Read more »

Annual “Blind Date With a Book” Coming in February

In celebration of Valentine’s Day, Hunter Library will host its “Blind Date with a Book” display for the fifth year.  The event debuted in 2013, when the library’s own Erica Barnett, a senior student worker at the time, suggested the project. “I got the idea for “Blind Date with a Book” from Pinterest and thought… Read more »

How to Spot Fake News–Before You Retweet It!

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The intent of a fake news site may be to entertain or amuse (e.g., The Onion) or may be designed to mislead, anger, or otherwise elicit emotion from a reader. Fake News is not new, but has been a popular topic of discussion because it is so tempting to post or retweet… Read more »

Become a Friend of Hunter Library!

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Since 1990, the Friends of Hunter Library organization has worked to promote awareness of and interest in WCU’s library. By becoming a Friend, you: Support WCU’s Hunter Library collections Promote the use of Hunter Library as a regional community resource Help sponsor cultural programs and special events Raise the visibility… Read more »

Library Renovates Graduate Study Rooms

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Hunter Library has, for many years now, provided graduate students with small, individual study rooms located on the lower mezzanine level. These rooms may be reserved by graduate students for the entire semester on a first-come, first served application basis. Use of the rooms has been declining, in part, because of… Read more »

New Technology at Hunter Library

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As part of our ongoing effort to meet the study and research needs of our students, Hunter Library has added three new technology-based services. During spring 2016, all the group study rooms were fitted with KAPP whiteboards from SMART Technologies. These boards function as conventional whiteboards, but have the capability to communicate with… Read more »

Starting February 1, A New Web Series: The Hunter Library News Challenge

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A common question librarians are getting lately: what are the best, most reliable news sources? The majority of American adults get news from social media, according to Pew Research. Though social media provides a convenient way to share and access information, people tend to post news articles that confirm their existing biases or… Read more »

Ask a Librarian–Anytime!

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The library’s online chat service is now available 24/7 with the exception of federal holidays. Students, faculty, and the community can use the service to get research assistance or to ask questions about the library and campus. During Reference Desk Hours, your questions will be answered by a WCU librarian…. Read more »