Summer Reading Program
“Appalachian’s Summer Reading Program provides an important common experience for entering freshmen, helps develop a sense of community with their new environment and introduces them to the academic rigor of college.”
- Chancellor Kenneth E. Peacock
These short (1-2 minute) tutorials are designed to help you get started with your research and familiarize you with library services and resources.
Help on finding books and other materials in the library catalog
Using Library Databases to find articles
Using Boolean logic; subject vs. keyword searching
Library Fast Facts
Orientation to Belk Library and Information Commons
2013 Summer Reading Book Selection
American Dervish by Ayad Akhtar has been selected as the Summer Reading Book for 2013.
American Dervish will be provided to all incoming freshmen at Appalachian, and Ayad Akhtar will speak to members of the campus community and others during Convocation in the Holmes Center on campus, September 10. Akhtar also will participate in other discussions on campus and in the community, on September 11.
Book discussions of American Dervish will take place across campus on August 17 at 2:00 pm.
The library has received Muslim Journeys NEH grants to enhance the collection and sponsor events in the 2013-2014 school year related to better understanding Muslim Cultures. These books, films and live events will also enhance and complement the study of this year's Summer Reading Book.
For information, see the Muslim Journeys Library Guide