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Library Creates New WWII Digital Collection

The newest digital collection focuses on World War II materials from Hunter Library’s Special Collections department. Current highlights of the collection come from the Carr and Ruth Hooper collection and the Venoy and Elizabeth Reed collection. Carr Hooper was born in the Cowarts community of Jackson County, North Carolina and… Read more »

New Software Enhances Students’ Access to Technology

Hunter Library recently acquired Dragon NaturallySpeaking, a speech recognition software that can assist users with tasks such as email, web searching, editing documents, and much more. Since Dragon NaturallySpeaking is hands free and works with the user’s voice and a microphone, it can improve productivity or provide accessibility for users… Read more »

Students Tackle Their Projects at the Long Night Against Procrastination

Hunter Library’s 3rd Long Night Against Procrastination (LNAP) event took place Tuesday, March 28, from 8pm to 1am, an hour later than the library’s usual closing time.  Reference librarians and writing tutors were available during the event for drop-in student assistance.  Participants enjoyed a variety of activities, including a therapy… Read more »

Top Student Workers for 2016-17

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Emily Gray of Newport, N.C., and Whitney Holloway of McFarlan, N.C., were named Hunter Library’s outstanding student workers for the 2016-17 academic year and honored with commemorative posters displayed on the library’s first floor.  Kristy Gaskell of Lenoir, N.C., was nominated by her supervisors for WCU’s 2016 Student Worker of the Year… Read more »

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 »