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Dec 3 Workshop: Find and apply to Federal Jobs/Internships

VetMed News - Tue, 2015-11-24 15:00

Please join CVM Director of Veterinary Career Services and Professional Development, Jenna Hartwell, for this one-hour workshop: How to (successfully)  find and apply to Federal Jobs/Internships

Thursday, December 3rd, 5:15 pm- 6:15pm in Veterinary Medicine Library A101. Laptops will be available for hands-on exploration, or bring your own device.

Topics Covered:

  • Reading Federal Job Descriptions
  • Writing a Federal Resume
  • Finding Contacts

Register here: http://go.ncsu.edu/ny2v7s

If we have more than 6 pre-registrants, the Library Director Kris Alpi will order pizza for everyone, so sign up by Wednesday, December 2.

NCSU Libraries offers “Internet of Things” support with help from the Office of Information Technology

NRL News - Mon, 2015-11-23 09:36

The Libraries now offer IoT hardware, workshops, and project support, as well as a special network in the D.H. Hill Makerspace for networked, reactive devices.

It is now easier to learn about and make automated, “smart” devices on the “Internet of Things” (IoT) at NC State. The Libraries have launched a program of support that includes lending devices such as WiFi-enabled Arduinos, “Getting Started” workshops, project support, and a special network in the D.H. Hill Library Makerspace.

The IoT is the multitude of digital, cloud-capable objects ranging from smart appliances, like automated thermostats and door locks, to embedded transponders that store a patient’s medical data, to field sensors that help gather research data. Globally, an estimated 20 billion objects will be part of the IoT by the end of the decade.

IoT networked devices, including those made with easy-to-learn platforms like Arduino and Particle, collect and report data with other devices, services, and sites. These devices have difficulty accessing the on-campus ncsu, eduroam, and ncsu-guest networks because of their authentication requirements. The NCSU Office of Information Technology has partnered with the NCSU Libraries to eliminate this barrier by launching the MakerspaceIOT Wifi network, which addresses security concerns while enabling users to be on the cutting edge. To do so, the network only allows connections to specific “whitelisted” IoT services or useful sites including Google Drive, Twitter, Dropbox, LittleBits, Temboo, Twilio, and ncsu.edu.

The MakerspaceIOT network is only available in the D.H. Hill Makerspace. More on the network and the Libraries’ support for campus innovation with the IoT can be found at our new dedicated site: www.lib.ncsu.edu/do/iot

The NCSU Libraries Makerspace program encompasses spaces and services at the D.H. Hill and Hunt libraries, available to all NCSU students, faculty, and staff. Visit go.ncsu.edu/make for more information.

Faculty, it’s time for your Spring Reserve Requests

VetMed News - Wed, 2015-11-18 13:44

Reserve lists for DVM courses will be taken from the online course syllabus published as of  Wednesday, December 2nd. Required and optional texts and library reserve titles will be entered in Reserves Direct, the Libraries’ online reserve management system.

If you need to put materials on reserve at the Vet Med Library for other courses, please give us a reserve list (or email it as an attachment to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) by Wednesday, December 2nd. To help us expedite your request, please specify the email subject as Spring Reserve Request.   In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, edition) for titles desired.

All personal materials (both books and media) listed on the syllabus or reserve lists should also be brought to the Library by Wednesday, December 2nd. For digital items to be placed on reserve, we will enter them in the system with a link to the full text.

For information on VML reserves services and the online reserve management system, go to http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/vetmed/services/reserves. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Betsy Whitman at libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or phone 919-513-6218.

Design Library CLOSED 11/23, 11/24, 11/25, 11/26

Design Library News - Wed, 2015-11-18 12:10

The Design Library will be closed on Monday 11/23, Tuesday 11/24, and Wednesday 11/25 for duct cleaning.  We will also be closed for Thanksgiving on Thursday, 11/26.  We will be open on Friday 11/27 from 1pm to 5pm, and Saturday 11/28 from 1pm to 5pm, and will resume regular hours on Sunday, 11/29.

From 11/23 to 11/25, while the Design Library is closed, Barbara Brenny will be working in the IT lab in the College of Design. If you need something urgently from the library, she will be able to access the library while the people cleaning the ducts are at lunch or after they stop working in the afternoon.  You can email her at babrenny@ncsu.edu or call her at 919-515-2207, which is the Design Library phone number, and which she will have forwarded to her cell phone.

Barbara will also check the book return on the breezeway, so you can continue to return books there, or you can return them at other libraries on campus.

No library deliveries will happen while the library is closed.  If you are expecting a book from ILL or Tripsaver, you can call Rob Rucker in D.H. Hill Library at (919) 513-3657, or the Ask Us desk at D.H. Hill Library at 919-515-3364, and someone will search the items waiting to be delivered to the Design Library for your item, and put it on hold for you at D.H. Hill Library.

VML Hours 11/15/15-11/30/15 during Pre-Finals, Finals, and the Thanksgiving Holiday

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-11-16 08:02

These are the Vet Med Library Pre-finals, Reading Day and Examination Hours, and Thanksgiving Holiday hours. Good luck with your exams!

  • November 15 (Sunday): 11:00am -midnight
  • November 16 – 18 (Monday-Wednesday) : 7:00am –  midnight
  • November 19 – 20 (Thursday-Friday) : 6:00am –  midnight (Finals start)
  • November 21 (Saturday) 6:00am – 7:00pm
  • November 22 (Sunday) : 10:00am – midnight
  • November 23-24 (Monday-Tuesday): 6:00am- midnight
  • November 25 (Wednesday) :  6:00am – 6:00pm
  • November 26 (Thursday): CLOSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
  • November 27-29 (Friday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Regular hours resume Monday, November 30th.

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library. See all NCSU Libraries Hours.

“Show and Tell” event at the College of Design a Success!

Design Library News - Fri, 2015-11-13 11:01

Head of Special Collections, Eli Brown, reviews items at the "Show and Tell" with Professor David Hill and another guest

Bill Ballenger, guest lecturer Nina Rappaport, and Dr. Burak Erdim discuss items relating to T. C. Howard and Synergetics

University Archivist Todd Kosmerick and Dr. Burak Erdim examine items from Special Collections at the "Show and Tell" along with design students

Professor Russell Flinchum with a design student

This week’s event at the College of Design featuring items from T. C. Howard’s Papers on Synergetics was a hit!  Bill Ballenger, along with T. C. Howard’s daughter Katrina Fairley, offered insights into the workings and history of Synergetics. Guest lecturer Nina Rappaport came to the mid-day event in the Rotunda and later that day gave a lecture on the Vertical Urban Factory as a part of the lecture series at the School of Architecture. For more information on how to view our collections, please contact us at library_specialcollections@ncsu.edu or click here.

“New Voices” Preserved by NCSU Libraries Social Media Archiving Resource

NRL News - Wed, 2015-11-11 13:59
Toolkit helps other institutions develop criteria for collecting social media.

Social media platforms are venues for serious and diverse discourse. If only a few institutions are systematically collecting and preserving this critical, but ephemeral, content, this discourse is in danger of being lost.

By harvesting social media data (such as Tweets and Instagram photos), based on tags, accounts, or locations, researchers and cultural heritage professionals are able to develop accurate historical assessments and democratize access to archival contributors, who would otherwise never be represented in the historical record.

To address these issues, the NCSU Libraries recently completed their “New Voices and Fresh Perspectives: Collecting Social Media” initiative. With the support of a North Carolina State Library EZ Innovation grant, the project team created a free web-based documentary toolkit and an open source virtual software collecting environment. This initiative builds on the NCSU Libraries’ leading role in this area of work, established, in part, by its recent development of Lentil—an award-winning open source social media harvesting and presentation tool.

The Shawu150 Project: "Viewing DH from an HBCU,” Desiree Dighton

This toolkit addresses curatorial, legal, and ethical issues associated with archiving harvested social media data. Reflecting what the Libraries has learned while establishing a social media archiving program, the toolkit includes an environmental scan of work being done in the area; documentation of collecting criteria and strategies; a discussion of potential legal and ethical concerns; attempts to address the archival research value of social media; and results from two surveys—one with archival researchers and one with cultural heritage professionals—conducted to determine the value social media data adds to their respective fields. The toolkit includes materials to help other institutions design and document criteria for what they collect and strategies to begin collecting social media. It will serve as the foundation of future explorations of archival best practices and guidelines for handling social media data.

While tools for collecting social media materials are becoming more sophisticated and less expensive, very little has been done to help libraries and others deploy them in thoughtful, effective ways. In an attempt to provide a solution for this, the project team developed the Social Media Combine application that pre-assembles NCSU Libraries’ Lentil Instagram harvester and George Washington University’s Social Feed Manager Twitter harvester, along with the web servers and databases necessary for their use, into a single package that can be deployed (even to desktop and laptop computers) by institutions that do not have access to robust information technology support.

The documentary toolkit, Lentil, and the Social Media Combine are all available online:

As part of the “New Voices” aspect of the initiative, in addition to the toolkit and the Social Media Combine, the Libraries also collected over 1.2 million tweets from over 380,000 Twitter accounts, and 29,000 Instagram photographs and associated metadata records from approximately 18,000 Instagram accounts.

This project is poised to make a meaningful impact on all North Carolinians by promoting the inclusion of a larger and more diverse set of perspectives in the historical records of cultural heritage institutions across, and potentially beyond, the state.

EZ Innovation grants are made possible by the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS), under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA), as administered by the State Library of North Carolina—a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources.

New Materials November 9

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-11-09 13:59
Blackwell’s five-minute veterinary consult. Canine and feline Clinical equine oncology
Knottenbelt, Derek C., author. Principles of virology
Flint, S. Jane, author. What pet should I get?
Seuss, Dr., author, illustrator. Small animal diagnostic ultrasound Canine and feline infectious diseases
Sykes, Jane E. Equine beauty : a study of horses
Macek, Raphael, photographer. Carrion ecology, evolution, and their applications Handbook of laboratory animal bacteriology
Hansen, Axel Kornerup, author. Experimental research methods in orthopedics and trauma Nutrition and disease management for veterinary technicians and nurses
Wortinger, Ann, author. Practical physiotherapy for small animal practice
Prydie, David, author. Lémuriens de Madagascar
Mittermeier, Russell A., author. Veterinary dentistry for the general practitioner
Gorrel, Cecilia, author. Fit cat : tips & tricks to give your pet a longer, healthier, happier life
Moore, Arden, author. Riding home : the power of horses to heal
Hayes, Tim (Horse clinician) Color atlas of physiology
Silbernagl, Stefan, author. Yorkshire terriers
Vanderlip, Sharon Lynn, author. Entangled empathy : an alternative ethic for our relationships with animals
Gruen, Lori. What can animal law learn from environmental law? Handbook of veterinary pain management Zoonotic viruses in Northern Eurasia : taxonomy and ecology
Lʹvov, Dmitriĭ Konstantinovich, author. Rescue road : one man, thirty thousand dogs, and a million miles on the last hope highway
Zheutlin, Peter. Do unto animals : a friendly guide to how animals live, and how we can make their lives better
Stewart, Tracey (Organizational consultant), author.

Please join Special Collections for a “Show and Tell” at the College of Design

Design Library News - Sat, 2015-11-07 12:45

Please join us on Monday, November 9, in the Belk Rotunda at the College of Design. We will feature items from T. C. Howard’s Papers on Synergetics, as well as other materials from the Special Collections Research Center.

Help VML Prepare for Fall Selectives 2015

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-11-02 13:15

The Veterinary Medicine Library has began processing Fall Selectives reserve reading requests.  CVM Faculty needing to put print or online materials on reserve may submit a reading list (or email it as an attachment to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu  by Friday,  November 13th.  In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, and full call number) for books, chapters, or articles desired.

Faculty or their designees may also manage course reading lists through the Libraries’ reserve management system. Visit the reserves management system at https://reserves.lib.ncsu.edu/ where you can make your requests.

For additional information on VML Reserves services and quick access to the system, go to http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/vetmed/services/reserves. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Betsy Whitman at eewhitma@ncsu.edu or phone 513-6218.

October 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2015-11-02 13:12

October 2015 Publications from CVM Authors
Take a look at the CVM author publications for October 2015 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.
CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.
If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

Google’s Wilson White to Match Penny Wars Donations

NRL News - Fri, 2015-10-30 10:50
Friends of the Library Board of Directors member encourages student philanthropy to the NCSU Libraries

NC State students learn about giving back the Libraries during Penny Wars on the Brickyard.

In an effort to instill in students the spirit of giving, the Alumni Association Student Ambassador Program and the Student Philanthropy Committee are hosting Penny Wars during Homecoming week.

Thirteen spirit teams are competing to raise the most money for a campus entity of their choosing, and this year they selected the NCSU Libraries.

Additionally, Friends of the Library Board of Directors member Wilson White (BS 2003 Engineering) will be matching student donations up to $1,500.

White is Senior Counsel at Google Inc. in Mountain View, California, where he manages public policy outreach and advises on global policy implications.

He earned his B. S. degree, summa cum laude, in Computer Engineering from NC State, where he was a Park Scholar and served on the Student Senate. He earned his J. D. with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law, where he served on the Editorial Board of the North Carolina Law Review and as President of the Black Law Students Association.

Wilson White (left) recently visited D. H. Hill as part of the Libraries' Amazing Alumni series.

Wilson’s generous gift is a wonderful showing of support both for the NCSU Libraries and for this exciting new student effort. It ensures that the inaugural Penny Wars is a success and that students are educated and excited about giving back to the Libraries.