Category Archives: Spring 2016 Issue

Chat with a Librarian – Fast Way to Get Answers

Librarian Assists Patron via Chat Service

The library’s online chat service is one of the everyday educational tools that is available nearly all of the time and as close as the keyboard on your computer or mobile device. All you have to do is type a question to initiate a back-and-forth exchange with a librarian. During… Read more »

Road Trip Coming Up? Check Out an Audiobook

Enjoy Books on the go with OneClickdigital

Browse the selection of best sellers, classics, young adult and children’s books and much more in the library of audiobooks and e-books available through the database, OneClickdigital. The books can be enjoyed at home, in the library or on the go. Books in the audio collection are read by well-known… Read more »

Major Children’s Lit Resource Has Lesson Plans, Author Interviews

TeachingBooks.net is a Great Resource for Education Students and Faculty.

Check out the database TeachingBooks.net for a variety of resources to enhance the reading experience of thousands of children’s and young adult books. The database is helpful to anyone who enjoys literature for young people, but is especially useful for teacher education students and faculty members. Type in any title… Read more »

Find Top-Rated Computing and Technology Books with Safari

Find Helpful Tech Resources with Safari Books Online.

The new database Safari Books Online offers online access to some of the best computing and technology books available today. The database includes more than 21,000 books and videos on topics that range from programming and networking to project management, graphic design, business strategy and more. The database also features… Read more »

Finding Aids Describe Rare Manuscript Collections

Explore the Library's Special Collections with New Online Finding Aids.

Ever wonder what kinds of rare and historic materials are preserved in the hundreds of gray boxes housed in Special Collections? Thanks to the teamwork of several library departments, descriptions of more than 100 manuscript collections are now available online. The descriptions, known as finding aids, offer an opportunity for… Read more »

Library Help Available for Students in Online and Distance Classes

Explore Library Services for WCU Distance Education Students

A webpage for students enrolled in distance and online courses explains how they can access library services and resources, even though they are not on campus. These students can learn about everything from the library’s extensive online journal collection to our wide selection of e-books by clicking on the webpage… Read more »

50 Years of WCU Photos Given to Special Collections

Campus Life in the 1970s

Hunter Library’s Special Collections recently acquired more than 3,600 photographs documenting five decades of WCU activities, events and people. The Office of Communications and Public Relations provided the photos, which were taken by WCU staff photographers and other professional photographers and document change and growth on campus from the 1930s… Read more »

Exam Prep at the Library — Open All Night, Free Coffee

Free Coffee is Provided at Midnight During the Library's 24-Hour Schedule.

Final examinations are still two months away, but plans are already in the works for the caffeinated beverages and all-night studying that mark the semester’s end. Students seeking a quiet place to prepare for their exams and finish up assignments will find the library often open all night during the… Read more »

GIS Workshop for Beginners – April 6

Rebecca Dobbs, Speaker at GIS Workshop

Hunter Library will host a Geographic Information Systems workshop on Wednesday, April 6, from 3-5:00 p.m. in Room 354, Stillwell Building. The speaker will be Dr. Rebecca Dobbs, instructor in the Department of Geosciences and Natural Resources. The workshop, designed for absolute beginners, will focus on GIS as a powerful tool for… Read more »

National Observance Promotes Library Use

Come to the library April 10-16 and help us celebrate National Library Week. Activities planned include an edible books contest, display of some of our patrons’ favorite books and a month-long food drive. First observed in 1958, National Library Week is sponsored by the American Library Association to promote the… Read more »