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New Tech Lending at VML

Fri, 2017-03-24 13:05

The William Rand Kenan Jr Library of Veterinary Medicine is pleased to announce the introduction of two new Tech Lending items that will offer NC State students, faculty and staff new opportunities for capturing and sharing both video and audio.

The GoPro Hero5 is a top-of-the-line action camera. Small but powerful, the Hero5 is capable of capturing 4K video at 30 frames per second, as well as time-lapse and standard photographs. The easy-to-use touchscreen and voice commands make the camera accessible to the average user, and videos and images can easily be transferred to your computer via USB or SD card.

The VML has also added two brand new four-track digital audio recorders. The Zoom H4n Pro is the gold standard of field recording, with advanced dual microphones, natural-sounding preamps and a super-low noise floor. Two combo input jacks allow use of many types of external microphones, and the audio out port allows it to send high-definition stereo recordings directly to your camera.

Stop by and check them out today!

Spring Break Hours at the Veterinary Medicine Library

Thu, 2017-03-09 13:55

In consideration of the CVM’s Spring Break (March 13-17), the Veterinary Medicine Library’s hours will be as follows:

Saturday & Sunday, March 11 & 12 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm Monday – Friday, March 13-17 7:30 am — 6:00 pm Saturday, March 18 1:00 pm — 5:00 pm

(Regular hours resume Sunday, March 19)

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library have longer hours. See the NCSU Libraries website for more details.

Try a Standing Desk in the Library

Tue, 2017-02-21 14:55

In response to student requests, we are pleased to announce the availability of two different types of portable standing desks for use in the library.

There is a flat, adjustable-height desk as well as a slanted-surface podium-style desk. Both are located on a cart that can travel around the VML as needed. You can use these desks at any of the VML’s carrels, desks or tables. If you would like assistance moving or setting up the desk, please ask at the service desk.

We will soon have a few exercise balls and foot rests as well. If you have any questions or suggestions about ways we at the VML can help you stay happy and healthy, please email us or call 919-513-6218.

January 2017 Publications from CVM Authors

Thu, 2017-02-02 11:43

Take a look at the CVM author publications for January 2017 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.
CVM and other NC State 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 NC State publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

December 2016 Publications from CVM Authors

Tue, 2017-01-17 14:43

Take a look at the CVM author publications for December 2016 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.
CVM and other NC State 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 NC State publications, please email libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

Veterinary Student Artwork on Display – Spring 2017

Fri, 2017-01-13 09:38

Visit the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine to see the new artwork installed January 2017. The Library entrance portholes feature reproductions of veterinary student artwork from the Spring 2016 Veterinary Illustration Selective VMC 991-29 taught by Dr. Michael K. Stoskopf, Professor of Aquatics, Wildlife, and Zoologic Medicine and of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology.

Veterinary Illustration is a one-week studio course taught at the CVM each spring. It offers veterinary students the opportunity to hone their observation as well as their drawing and illustration skills with live observations at the Teaching Animal Unit and other locations. Students became familiar with basic drawing and pen and ink techniques with an emphasis on rendering from three dimensional objects, living animals, and photographs from books and journals in the Libraries’ collections. To learn more about the course, and other art and design efforts at the CVM, read the article “Creativity and a Critical Eye” (pg. 7-8) in the NCSU Libraries Focus magazine

Fourteen works highlighting a variety of drawing techniques were selected by a jury of faculty, staff and librarian judges. The seven listed below came on display January 13, 2017 and will be on display through this summer.

Top Row (Left to Right) [click below for detailed images]

Bottom Row (Left to Right)

Thank you to all of the artists Class of 2017: Kristina Baltutis, Candace Matthews Stroud; Class of 2018: Paige Harrelson, Jessica Loyd, Jessica Palmer, Elizabeth Smith; Class of 2019: Christine Crawford, Kris Kellermeyer, Kassie Martinez, Will Patterson, Catherine Si, David Tamas. The previous set of images are also online.

The drawings were photographed and prepared for porthole display by Nathan Latil, Media & Design, College of Veterinary Medicine.

MLK Jr. Day Hours

Thu, 2017-01-12 11:31

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the Veterinary Medicine Library will be open from 11:00 am – 11:00 pm on Monday, January 16.

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library – go to NCSU Libraries’ Libraries & Hours page for details.

Special Collections Display in Veterinary Medicine Library

Tue, 2017-01-10 10:37


Currently on display in the William Rand Kenan Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine is a selection of items highlighting the history of the NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine, a legacy preserved and shared by the Special Collections Research Center. The display features materials that tell the story of the evolution of the College of Veterinary Medicine, focusing especially on the administrators, faculty, and students at the heart of that story. Below is a preview of the items on display – visit the Veterinary Medicine Library to see more!

Veterinary Medicine campus site, circa 1977.


The two original barns were built by the Works Progress Administration (WPA) in the 1930s. The site became the University Dairy Farm for NC State in 1940, before becoming part of the original campus of the School of Veterinary Medicine (later re-named the College of Veterinary Medicine in 1987).  Photographs located in the Terrence M. Curtin Papers (MC 00420).

Terrence Curtin, founding dean of the NCSU School of Veterinary Medicine, serving from 1979-1992.

A biography of founding dean Terrence Curtin, in the 1984 “Fact Book” for School of Veterinary Medicine, is located in the NCSU Office of Equal Opportunity and Equity Records (UA 005.009).

NCSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medicine Association, featured in 1984 Vet Med yearbook, "VetCetera."

The NCSU Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medicine Association (SCAVMA) was founded in 1981, by the first class of students enrolled in the School of Veterinary Medicine. Image above is found in the Vet Med 1984 yearbook, “VetCetera,” located in the College of Veterinary Medicine Publications (UA 145.200).

Installing whale skeleton in College of Veterinary Medicine building, 1988.

The College of Veterinary Medicine installed a whale skeleton in its main building in 1988, after collecting the skeleton from the Outer Banks in 1986 through the work of faculty members J.W. Doyle, Ed Smallwood, and Paul Nader, as well as Vet Med student and faculty volunteers and the National Guard. The above photographs are located in the Terrence M. Curtin Papers (MC 00420). More information on the skeleton discovery and installation can be found in the Technician article below.

Technician article, Oct. 1, 1986: “Skeleton gave Vet School ‘whale’ of a job”

These items and more will be on display in the Vet Med Library through the spring 2017 semester.

You can learn more about the history of the College of Veterinary Medicine through its Historical State timeline, and in other collection materials in the SCRC, including digitized photographs, documents, folders, and a written history by founding dean Terrence M. Curtin. If you have questions about the display or about these or other items in the SCRC, please contact us!

https://d.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/catalog?f%5Bformat%5D%5B%5D=Text&q=veterinary+medicine

50 Years of Lemurs at Duke – Exhibit at Duke University Libraries until February 19, 2017

Wed, 2017-01-04 13:06

The exhibit “50 Years of Lemurs at Duke” is open until February 19, 2017 in the Duke University’s Perkins Library in the Jerry and Bruce Chappell Family Gallery.

Exploring the Lemur Center of Duke University this exhibition includes images and video of the Lemurs, as well as information about research at the center such as brain science, genomics, biomechanics, and communication.

More information about the gallery. Directions to the Perkins Library.

The Best Book I Read This Year and VML reading recommendations

Fri, 2016-12-16 09:02

Looking for some recreational reading over the Winter Holiday? Check out the NCSU Libraries’ The Best Book I Read This Year blog for suggestions with brief reviews from NCSU Libraries’ faculty, staff, students and others. If you are looking for something you can pick up at the VML, how about these two recommendations:

The World of Caffeine, by Bennett Alan Weinberg and Bonnie K. Bealer. This wide-ranging “natural, cultural, and artistic history of our favourite mood enhancer” covers the history and science of the drug from Tea to No-Doz and everything in between. A perfect book to grab when you are looking to curl up with a hot mug of the caffeine delivery system of your choice.

Bird Brain: An Exploration of Avian Intelligence is an accessible yet rigorous new look at the avian mind by primatologist-turned-ornithologist Dr. Nathan Emery. Full of beautiful and informative illustrations, Bird Brain covers the earliest experiments in avian intelligence right up to the latest research into birds’ cognitive capacity and offers insightful and surprising conclusions about how our feathered friends think, and what that means for our more general assumptions about animal (and human!) intelligence.

VML Winter Holiday Hours

Wed, 2016-12-07 09:34

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following hours over the Winter Holiday break :

Thursday & Friday, December 15-16 7:30am – 6:00pm Saturday & Sunday, December 17-18 1:00pm – 5:00pm Monday – Friday, December 19-23 7:30am – 6:00pm Saturday, Dec 24 – Monday, Jan 2 CLOSED Tuesday – Friday, January 3-6 7:30am – 6:00pm Saturday, January 7 1:00pm – 5:00pm

Additional hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library – go to NCSU Libraries’ Libraries & Hours page for details.

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