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CONNECT. CELEBRATE. Dear Friends of the Library,

I offer greetings from Appalachian and the Hayes School of Music, and I send my thanks to you for your interest in the University’s libraries. It is perhaps a cliché to say that a library is foundational to a first-class university, but here at Appalachian, especially in these years of rapidly developing technologies, our libraries must remain central resources for our academic mission. And I would observe that Appalachian’s are. If you haven’t seen our libraries recently, I welcome you to wander in sometime when you’re on campus. You will be astounded at the pleasant learning environment each offers, as well as the unique and expansive materials they provide for student learning, including traditional books, periodicals, and other reference materials, but also a myriad of online sources accessible through the numerous computers available for users, as well as from remote computer terminals.

That is certainly true for the Erneston Music Library, located on the second floor of the Broyhill Music Center, here in the southwest end of campus. We are so fortunate in the Hayes School to have a music library located within our building, readily accessible for student and faculty use, literally just down the hall from offices, performance studios, and classrooms. The library staff, led by Dr. Gary Boye, is knowledgeable, creative, and eager to assist anyone with music research needs, and we are fortunate that the Erneston Library’s holdings are well maintained and updated, ensuring that music scores, books, periodicals, and complementary online resources are readily available.

Dr. William Pelto

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The Erneston Music Library has identified a $250,000 goal for the current Appalachian campaign. Your support toward that goal will help ensure that the music holdings remain current and provide students and faculty with cutting edge materials to assist them with their classroom studies, score preparation, and research of all kinds. Please consider helping Appalachian make a difference, one student at a time.

Appalachian State University is committed to providing equal opportunity in education and employment to all applicants, students, and employees. The university does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation. The university actively promotes diversity among students and employees.

Sincerely, William L. Pelto, Ph.D. Dean, Hayes School of Music Appalachian State University 14

The Commons Fall 2012  

The Commons, University Libarary, Fall 2012

The Commons Fall 2012  

The Commons, University Libarary, Fall 2012