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Learning a Language? Rosetta Stone access ends Feb 2015. Pronunciator available from NC LIVE.

6 hours 18 min ago

Spending your break learning a language? Need a refresher before traveling? Through Feb 2015, you can sign up for Rosetta Stone here. Due to budget cuts to the NCSU Libraries, the Rosetta Stone subscription has been cancelled effective March 2015.

Pronunciator language learning platform is available now via NC LIVE. Pronunciator provides interactive, self-paced language learning for 80 languages and ESL for 50 non-English languages. This resource includes audio lessons, interactive textbooks, quizzes, intelligent flashcards, phrasebooks and pronunciation analysis. Users create their own login to access the resource and track their progress.

Pronunciator requires a web browser with JavaScript enabled and Flash version 10.0 or higher. Users can also access the resource with an iOS or Android tablet or phone. User manuals are available within the resource, and print copies can be ordered from Pronunciator. We also have a print copy in the Vet Med Library travel collection.

To browse what’s available through our Books and Media collection, do a SUBJECT search for language self-instruction in the library catalog.

If you have questions, please contact us at

New Materials December 15

Tue, 2014-12-16 10:02
Handbook of bioequivalence testing
Niazi, Sarfaraz, 1949- author. Braunwald’s heart disease : a textbook of cardiovascular medicine Baby gorilla : photographic and descriptive atlas of skeleton, muscles and internal organs including CT scans and comparison with adult gorillas, humans and other primates
Diogo, Rui, author. Building a culture of patient safety through simulation : an interprofessional learning model Creating the health care team of the future : the Toronto Model for interprofessional education and practice
Nelson, Sioban, author. Safe management of wastes from health-care activities Perioperative hemodynamic monitoring and goal directed therapy : from theory to practice Arctic icons : how the town of Churchill learned to love polar bears
Struzik, Edward, 1954- author. Manual of diagnostic tests and vaccines for terrestrial animals : (mammals, birds and bees) A mindfulness-based stress reduction workbook
Stahl, Bob. Human scent evidence
Prada, Paola, author. Human diseases from wildlife
Conover, Michael R. Miller’s anesthesia Tietz fundamentals of clinical chemistry and molecular diagnostics
Burtis, Carl A. In the company of animals : stories of extraordinary encounters Essentials of mechanical ventilation
Hess, Dean, author. Clinical hematology. Anatomy & physiology
Marieb, Elaine Nicpon, 1936- author. The language of dogs
Silver, Justin, author. Impact & excellence : data-driven strategies for aligning mission, culture, and performance in nonprofit and government organizations
Jones, Sheri Chaney, 1978- Animal feeding & nutrition
Jurgens, Marshall H. Mindfulness : an eight-week plan for finding peace in a frantic world
Williams, Mark. Carranza’s clinical periodontology Essentials of veterinary ophthalmology

Rocky Mount Contracting Firm D. J. Rose & Son Inc. Donates Unique Historic Records to NCSU Libraries

Tue, 2014-12-16 08:32

The contracting firm D. J. Rose and Son Inc., based in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, has donated a major collection of historic architectural drawings and other documents to the North Carolina State University Libraries. Established in 1890 by builder David Jeptha Rose, D. J. Rose and Son is the oldest continuously operating general contracting firm in North Carolina.

D. J. Rose and Son 1940 addition to Rocky Mount Mills as plant gears up to become a major supplier of cotton to the US Army during World War II.

Towering tobacco and textile mills, tall and elegant banks, classical courthouses in county seats, railroad stations large and small, electric power plants and fertilizer factories, hospitals and churches, and commercial buildings and residences in every style—for more than a century the Rose family firm constructed essential buildings of every kind throughout Eastern North Carolina and as far away as Florida and Maryland. Year by year, each generation of the firm filed away the records of their projects in nearly every town in the region.

The donors of the collection, Dillon Rose, Sr., and Dillon Rose, Jr., discovered the significance of the records after exploring NCSU Libraries’ website, North Carolina Architects and Builders at Dillon Rose Jr. saw the biography for architect William P. Rose (David Jeptha Rose’s brother) and contacted the library to ask if the D. J. Rose firm was to be included in the website. Catherine W. Bishir, Curator of Architecture at the Special Collections Research Center at NCSU Libraries, learned from him about the family collection. Rose recalls, “I didn’t realize the importance of what we had until I talked with Catherine.”

To ensure the collection’s long-term preservation and access to researchers, the Roses agreed to donate the collection to the Libraries. The NCSU Libraries secured a matching grant from the Marion Stedman Covington Foundation of Greensboro, North Carolina, to enable the records—many of them more than 100 years old—to be cleaned by a conservation contractor.

The hundreds of rolls of drawings include works by some of the region’s leading architects for whom most records have been lost—Benton and Benton of Wilson, John C. Stout of Rocky Mount, Joseph Leitner of Wilmington, to name a few. Rows of boxes hold thousands of documents that tell the story of changing times and the work of many people, from local workmen asking for jobs to bills from distant suppliers of hardware and machinery. “It is a rich and amazing collection,” says Bishir. “We’ve seen just part of it, and can’t wait to see the rest of its treasures.”

Much of the collection involves railroad facilities—depots, turntables, platforms—especially those for the present Atlantic Coast Line (ACL), the lifeline of the region’s economic development. The company’s location by the railroad linked it to projects near and far, including the rail-oriented warehouses and factories where hundreds of workers sold or processed the region’s principal crops of cotton and tobacco.

As Gwyneth Thayer, Associate Head and Curator of Special Collections, who orchestrated the cleaning project, states, “Thanks to the Rose family and the Covington Foundation, historians and the interested public for years to come can learn about transportation and industrial history as well as architecture in ways that would never have been possible otherwise.”

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) at the NCSU Libraries continues to assemble and archive the work of leading architects and builders to make these unique materials available to a wide audience. The SCRC has collected the papers of key architects, including G. Milton Small, Jr., George Matsumoto, and William Waldo Dodge, as well as those of past and present faculty members of NC State’s College of Design such as Henry Kamphoefner, Marvin Malecha, Matthew Nowicki, and Frank Harmon.

The SCRC holds research and primary resource materials in areas that reflect and support the teaching and research needs of the students, faculty, and researchers at the university. By emphasizing established and emerging areas of excellence at NC State University and corresponding strengths within the Libraries’ overall collection, the SCRC develops collections strategically with the aim of becoming an indispensable source of information for generations of scholars.

Vet Med Library Holiday Hours (12/17-1/6)

Fri, 2014-12-05 10:40

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Holiday / Intersession Hours:

  • December 17-19 (Wednesday-Friday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • December 20-21 (Saturday-Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • December 22-23 (Monday-Tuesday): 7:30am -6pm (Last day to check out materials until January 3!!)
  • December 24 (Wednesday) – January 2 (Friday): CLOSEDHappy Holidays!!
  • January 3-4 (Saturday-Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • January 5-6 (Monday-Tuesday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • January 7 (Wednesday): 7am – 11pm – Regular Hours Resume

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are closed on December 24-25 (Wednesday – Thursday) for Christmas and January 1 (Thursday) for New Year, but are open during the holiday. See all NCSU Libraries hours.

Happy Holidays from the Vet Med Library Staff!

Late Night Study Break

Thu, 2014-12-04 12:14

Coffee and donuts during final exams
(Starting the night of December 7th)
D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library

Long after the cafes have closed for the night, University Dining will be providing free coffee and the Friends of the Library will be supplying donuts in the lobbies of the D. H. Hill Library and the Hunt Library throughout final examinations (except for Saturday and Sunday mornings).

So put down the books for a few moments, take a deep breath or two, and meet us after midnight to throw off the stress and boost up the energy.

Our thanks go to University Dining and the Friends of the Library.

November 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Tue, 2014-12-02 10:35

November 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for November 2014 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 or call us at 919-513-6218.

Changes to library access to limit disruptions around final exams

Tue, 2014-11-25 16:22

NC State students rely on the Libraries for quiet study space, particularly during final exams. To help ensure that we can meet this need, the NCSU Libraries is continuing changes put in place this summer to reduce disruptions during the critical times around finals.

At the Hunt Library

  • Access during reading days and finals will be limited to NC State students, faculty, and staff, who will need to use their Wolfpack One Cards to enter the Hunt Library security gates, December 4-16.
  • No tours, sightseeing, or events will be allowed between the last day of classes and the completion of final exams.

At the D. H. Hill Library

  • Tours and events will be limited around final exams, December 4-16
  • The Wolfpack One Card will continue to be required for access after 10:00 pm.

Study/meeting spaces in CVM TC corridor

Wed, 2014-11-19 15:26

Dear CVM Community

As spaces to meet and learn together are precious, and construction in the Veterinary Library begins November 28, we wanted to call your attention to the rooms in the sunny corridor connecting the main Administration building to the Health & Wellness Center. The first two rooms, TC 2591 and TC 2593, are included in the CVM room scheduling software under the Terry Center room listing.

TC corridor between the main Administration Building and the Health & Wellness Center

The remaining rooms in the hallway – TC 2594, 2595, 2596, 2597 – are for House Officers only and require a key.

We hope you find this information helpful. House Officers, Post-Docs, and Faculty also have swipe card access to the Faculty Research Commons on the 5th floor of Hunt Library. DVM students have swipe card access to the Graduate Student Commons on the 4th floor of the Hunt Library and the first floor Learning Commons of the D.H. Hill Library.

Donor Spotlight: Dr. Ricky and Kim Bloomfield

Wed, 2014-11-19 12:51

At 17, Dr. Ricky Bloomfield (’04) had pretty definite plans to attend a prestigious local private university. NC State only made it on his list as “backup school.” Until he visited.

The Park Scholarship he was offered was a significant draw, but it was really the sense of excitement and what he calls “the immersion in innovation” that he experienced on his brief trip to campus that set the direction for the rest of his life.

The Bloomfield family, Ricky and Kim,
with daughters Catherine and Miriam.

Just listing Ricky’s undergraduate majors and minors gives you some sense of what he cherished at NC State. There are four—Chemistry, Secondary Education, Saxophone Performance, and Spanish. He’s not one to be put in a box.

That ability to range wide and deep across disciplines led quickly not only to a medical degree, but to the successful iOS apps company he began while still in medical school. Soon he was engrossed in figuring out new ways that mobile applications could help transform the medical field, letting him, as he explains, “combine my passion taking care of patients one at a time with helping out patients millions at a time with medical technology.” Dr. Bloomfield is currently Director, Mobile Technology Strategy for Duke Health Technology Solutions, as well as Assistant Professor in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at Duke University.

Ricky’s wife, Kim Bloomfield (‘02 in Chemistry and Textile Chemistry), first learned about the Hunt Library on a tour while she was president of the Park Scholars Alumni Society, back when the building was still under construction. “I got excited about it,” she says with some understatement, given the couple’s ongoing passionate support of the new space. “Knowing how much Ricky loves technology and how much I loved studying up in the stacks at D. H. Hill, it was something we became interested in supporting.”

“We are highly into education—and we have kids and want them to be excited about learning. It was a way that I could see getting my own children excited about NC State. And I was sure that the new iconic library would be a benefit to recruiting for the Park Scholarships.” Their two daughters, Ricky explains, will no doubt be NC State, Class of 2028.

“When the Hunt Library was announced, packed full of technology—which is no surprise given NC State’s talents, areas of focus, and research—it really intrigued me,” Ricky continues. “We found out more about it and felt it was something we wanted to get behind.” Right after the building opened, they decided to sponsor and name a student workstation on the building’s 4th floor.

Ricky explains their motivation: “we both went through the Park Scholars program, feel very fortunate in what we were given, and feel an obligation to give back to an institution that has given us so much. We want to see NC State continue to succeed, and the Hunt Library will serve as a rallying point for showcasing talent and innovation. For recruiting, there’s nothing better than taking prospective students to Hunt to show them what NC State can do and hint at the things that they themselves will do once they are here in proximity to all this innovation and technology. Giving back to something that will only make NC State stronger is a no-brainer.”

Their message to young graduates is especially clear. Laughing that they are probably “skewing the age profile of NC State donors down a little,” Kim explains that “we subscribe to the idea that what you spend your money on shows what you believe in. When we began giving to NC State, it wasn’t large amounts—Ricky was still in med school. Recent graduates are sometimes intimidated by hearing about endowed faculty positions or big gifts. But smaller donations made regularly can make a big difference, and they’re more feasible for younger alumni. Our own gifts are not huge, and they did stretch our budget to begin with. But we realized that we can make a huge difference even if we can’t yet endow a chair or name a wing in the library. If recent graduates start from a younger age, this can really make a difference for decades before they enter their golden years.”

As for their investment in the Hunt Library, both have been back many times since the space opened and both are happy, according to Ricky, that it is “living up to its promise as a space where you can let your creativity flow and combine the technologies in ways that are novel and interesting.”

Like their own lives, “things are just getting started. The best is most certainly yet to come.”

Faculty, it’s time for your Spring Reserve Requests

Wed, 2014-11-19 10:33

Reserve lists for DVM courses will be taken from the online course syllabus published as of  Monday, December 1st. 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 by Wednesday, December 3rd. 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 3rd. 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 If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Betsy Whitman at or phone 919-513-6218.

Don’t Just Read . . .

Tue, 2014-11-18 15:20

Looking for an opportunity to discuss the latest popular books with some of the smartest people around (your friends and North Carolina State University’s most engaged scholars)?

NCSU Libraries and Wake County Public Libraries teamed up to make that easy with READ SMART, a series of informal discussions moderated by members of NC State’s faculty.

READ SMART is free and open to the public and is sponsored by Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University. All discussions are held at the Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27605. For more information, please call 919-513-3481.

Upcoming programs:

Read Smart Book Discussion – Mom & Me & Mom by Maya Angelou

Thursday, November 20 at 7:00 p.m.

Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

Dr. Dorianne Laux, poet and professor of English at NC State, will moderate a discussion of Maya Angelou’s Mom & Me & Mom. In this New York Times bestselling memoir, Angelou portrays the triumphs and struggles of being the daughter of Vivian Baxter, a larger-than-life force in her Angelou’s life. Read Smart Book Discussion – Can’t We Talk About Something More Pleasant by Roz Chast

Thursday, December 11 at 7:00 p.m.

Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

Dr. Karen Bullock, associate professor and head of the Department of Social Work at NC State will discuss Chast’s illustrated chronicle of coping with her aging parents. Chast, a cartoonist for The New Yorker, is a finalist for the the National Book Award. Read Smart Book Discussion – Factory Man: how one furniture maker battled offshoring, stayed local–and helped save an American town by Beth Macy Thursday, January 15 at 7:00 p.m.

Cameron Village Regional Library, 1930 Clark Ave., Raleigh

Steven Walker, assistant director of NC State’s Furniture Manufacturing and Management Center will lead a discussion of Factory Man by Beth Macy. The New York Times says, “Macy’s passion and enthusiasm are palpable on every page.”

First 70 years of the Technician now online

Tue, 2014-11-18 14:53

As part of our mandate to preserve the history of North Carolina State University and distribute that history widely to scholars, alumni, and the public, the NCSU Libraries has made the first 70 years of the Technician, the university’s student newspaper, available online in a format that is easy to browse and search.

Since it began publishing on February 2, 1920, the Technician has been the school’s most powerful way for students to tell their own stories, to give their perspective on the issues of the times, to influence the direction of the university and the community, and—quite often—to tweak the nose of authority.

The 4000 issues from 1920 through 1990 that are digitized and indexed in the NCSU Libraries’ online collection open a valuable window for historians, social scientists, and others who study the history of NC State and the attitudes and accomplishments of this important slice of our population. They will also be a delight for NC State graduates, staff, and faculty who can now go online and relive their own times at the university—silly fashions, fads, serious issues, and all.

Visitors to vintage Technician issues can, for instance, explore a 1920 sketch of the proposed Bell Tower, enjoy a story on the doubling of the bleacher capacity in October 1921—“that glorious day in football history when N. C. State College will match her strength and skill against the aggregation from the University” at Chapel Hill—or see how the NC State community reacted to the 1970 killings at Kent State University as the Vietnam war divided a campus proud of its long-standing tradition of patriotism and support for the military.

Visits to the campus by John F. Kennedy (1960) and Ronald Reagan (1985) show the range of political interests and views on campus over time, and the yearly April Fools issues establish an enduring heritage of enthusiastic, irreverent, and impolitic student satire and humor.

The online issues of the Technician join a range of other online resources on NC State University history that are available through the NCSU Libraries’ Historical State, Rare & Unique Digital Collections, and Student Leadership websites.

Future plans call for adding issues from the years after 1990 to the Technician collection. To learn how to support this initiative or others from the NCSU Libraries, please visit

New Materials November 17

Mon, 2014-11-17 13:45
Laboratory manual for Laboratory procedures for veterinary technicians, sixth edition
Sirois, Margi, author. Large animal medicine for veterinary technicians Textbook of post-ICU medicine : the legacy of critical care Textbook for the veterinary assistant Dog food logic : making smart decisions for your dog in an age of too many choices
Case, Linda P. Livestock handling and transport From birdbrained to brilliant : training the sporting dog to be a great companion
Antoniak-Mitchell, Dawn, 1966- Frank Sabella’s art of handling show dogs
Sabella, Frank, author. North Carolina cattle reflections : connecting the past to the present
Brown, Katharine L., author. Lean-led hospital design : creating the efficient hospital of the future
Grunden, Naida. Small animal orthopedics, rheumatology, & musculoskeletal disorders : self-assessment color review The Social Dog : Behaviour and Cognition Aging horse : help your horse grow old with dignity and in health
Getty, Juliet M. Equine Cushing’s disease : nutritional management
Getty, Juliet M. The science and technology of dog training
O’Heare, James, 1971- author. Treating separation anxiety in dogs
DeMartini-Price, Malena, 1968- Laminitis : a scientific and realistic approach
Getty, Juliet M. Easy keeper : making it easy to keep him healthy
Getty, Juliet M. Whole foods & alternative feeds
Getty, Juliet M. Joint health : a nutritional perspective
Getty, Juliet M. Impacts of oil spill disasters on marine habitats and fisheries in North America Small animal critical care medicine

Six more individual study rooms coming soon to Vet Med Library

Tue, 2014-11-11 11:57

The College of Veterinary Medicine will be renovating the Veterinary Medicine Library to add 6 individual study rooms in the southeast corner. These rooms will be located south of the existing rooms, and will provide additional space for individual study, testing and video interviews. Each room will contain a PC computer with built-in camera and microphone and have acoustic wall treatment to reduce sound transmission between rooms.

Proposed floor plan.

The exact construction schedule is under negotiation, but we anticipate it will start on Friday, November 28 after DVM final exams and be completed in early January. Although we have requested that the loudest construction be completed in the evenings after 5pm, this project will cause some noise during daytime hours. Special care will be taken during DVM Selectives and Graduate Student finals to ensure a functional atmosphere until 5pm. We apologize for the inconvenience.

If you are scheduled to use Library spaces between November 26 – January 16 where noise would be a problem, we suggest you check whether other spaces might meet your needs. The Veterinary Library will be closed completely between December 24 (Wednesday)– January 2 (Friday). The James B. Hunt and D.H. Hill Libraries have open hours during the period in which Vet Med is closed.

If you have questions about the planned construction or using library resources during the winter break, please contact us at or 919-513-6218. We hope you enjoy the new spaces when they become available in January.

VML Hours 11/15/14-12/1/14 during Pre-Finals, Finals, and the Thanksgiving Holiday

Mon, 2014-11-10 15:27

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

  • November 15 (Saturday): 10:00am -7:00pm (Pre-finals start)
  • November 16 (Sunday) : 10:00am –10:00pm
  • November 17 – 19 (Monday-Wednesday) : 6:30am –  midnight
  • November 20 – 21 (Thursday-Friday) : 6:00am –  midnight (Finals start)
  • November 22 (Saturday) 6:00am – 7:00pm
  • November 23 (Sunday) : 10:00am – midnight
  • November 24-25 (Monday-Tuesday): 6:00am- midnight
  • November 26 (Wednesday) :  6:00am – 6:00pm
  • November 27 (Thursday): CLOSED HAPPY THANKSGIVING!!
  • November 28-30 (Friday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00m

Regular hours resume Monday, December 1st.

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

Hunt Library Centerpiece of “Prosperity” Award

Fri, 2014-11-07 10:24

Calling it “a smart library for the 21st century,” the Hunt Library was cited as a key factor in the Association of Public and Land-grant Universities’ choice to honor NC State’s Centennial Campus with its second annual Innovation and Economic Prosperity University award as one of the nation’s most innovative and productive economic engines.