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VML Intersession Hours Begin May 2

Wed, 2016-04-27 08:59

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following hours for Semester Intersession:

  • May 2-5 (Monday – Thursday) : 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • May 6 (Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 7-8 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • May 9-13 (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 14-15 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

May 16 (Monday) : 7:30am – 9:00pm – Regular Summer Hours Begin

Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library – see http://www.lib.ncsu.du/hours/ for all NCSU Libraries Hours

VML’s Liz Morris recognized as Libraries Student Assistant of the Year!

Wed, 2016-04-20 12:29

Liz Morris, Kris Alpi and Brian Dietz

Three NCSU Libraries student assistants were honored at the Student Assistant Program Committee’s spring student appreciation and awards event. Elizah Warren and Aaron Arthur were named Above and Beyond awardees, and Elizabeth Morris was recognized as the Outstanding Student Assistant of the Year.

“This year, the committee received a record number of nominations, and they were all so strong,” says Brian Dietz, Digital Program Librarian for Special Collections and program committee chair. “The level of appreciation of our student staff was so apparent from the nominations. And, it’s well deserved. We hold the spring celebration and awards ceremony to try to convey to our student assistants how much we value their contributions.”

Known for her enthusiasm and work ethic, Morris joined the team at the William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine in October 2013. The senior psychology major added service at the D. H. Hill Library Ask Us desk in 2015.

Quickly, Morris assumed a leadership role at Vet Med, even co-authoring a research paper with library director Kris Alpi. The paper, entitled “Attracting Researchers through Sharing Our Expertise: Content Analysis of Library Staff Listings and Librarian Web Pages,” won third place at the Mid-Atlantic Chapter of the 2015 Medical Library Association Annual Meeting.

This kind of initiative is reflected in her training of other student assistants at both D. H. Hill and Vet Med, not only to do basic patron services but also to work on special projects such as the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians slide scanning project coordinated by NCSU Libraries Fellow James Cheng.

See the full announcement at

March 2016 Publications from CVM Authors

Fri, 2016-04-01 10:47

March 2016 Publications from CVM Authors
Take a look at the CVM author publications for March 2016 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.

Vet Med Library Hours for CVM Spring Final Exams (4/4 – 15)

Tue, 2016-03-29 09:49

These are the Vet Med Library Pre-Finals, Reading Day and Spring Examination Hours.

April 4 -8 (Monday-Friday) : 6:00am – 12:00am (Midnight)
April 9 (Saturday) : 6:00am – 7:00pm
April 10 (Sunday) : 8:00am – 12:00am (Midnight)
April 11 – 14 (Monday-Thursday) : 6:00am – 12:00am (Midnight)
April 15 (Friday) : 6:00am – 7:00pm
April 16 (Saturday) : 11:00am – 7:00pm (Regular Hours Resume)

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

Time to Submit Spring Selectives Reserve Readings to VML

Tue, 2016-03-29 08:16

The Veterinary Medicine Library has began processing Spring Selectives requests.  CVM Faculty who need to put materials on reserve may submit a reading list (or email it as an attachment to by Friday, April 8th.  To help us expedite your request, please specify the email subject as Reserve Request.  In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, and full call number) for titles desired.

The Libraries’ reserve management system offers you or your designate an opportunity to manage many aspects of the course reading page. Please visit the reserves management system at where you can make your requests.

For additional information on VML reserves services and quick access to the system, go to  Course Reserves. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Betsy Whitman at or phone 919-513-6218.

VML hours for CVM Spring Holiday 3/25/16

Thu, 2016-03-24 07:51

The Veterinary Medicine Library hours for the CVM Spring Holiday are:

March 25 (Friday): 7:30am – 6:00pm

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

New Materials March 21

Tue, 2016-03-22 14:00
Introduction to veterinary science
Lawhead, James B., author. Current therapy in exotic pet practice Ultimate dog grooming
Geeson, Eileen, author. Lighting and health
Ticleanu, Cosmin, author. BSAVA manual of canine and feline abdominal surgery Practical guide to traditional Chinese veterinary medicine : small animal practice
Xie, Huisheng, author. Atlas of avian necropsy : macroscopic diagnosis sampling
Majó, Natàlia, author. Project parrot : a behavior guidebook for you and your bird
Drummey, Jenny, author. Parrot nutrition
Black, Robert G., author. Avian nutrition
Black, Robert G., author. Exotic animal care & management
Judah, Vicki, author. Usability testing of medical devices
Wiklund, Michael E., author. Marine mammal physiology : requisites for ocean living The energetic goat : a practical guide to applied kinesiology, contact reflex analysis & dowsing for your herd’s health
Eastman, Carrie, 1967- author. Microbiology for veterinary technicians
Vemulapalli, Tracy H., author. Improving animal welfare : a practical approach Over, under, through : obstacle training for horses : 50 effective, step-by-step exercises for every rider
Bee, Vanessa, author. Rabbit behaviour, health, and care
Buseth, Marit Emilie. Practical quail-keeping
Barratt, Sarah, author. Essential guide to calving
González-Martín, J.V. Being a beast
Foster, Charles, 1962- The laboratory bird
Taylor, Douglas K., 1969- author. Self-assessment color review : veterinary dentistry Difficult conversations : craft a clear message, manage emotions, focus on a solution Devita, Hellman, and Rosenberg’s cancer : principles & practice of oncology Russell on scientific horseshoeing : for leveling and balancing the action and gait of horses and remedying and curing the different diseases of the foot
Russell, William, 1825- author. A holistic vet’s prescription for a healthy herd : a guide to livestock nutrition, free-choice minerals, and holistic cattle care
Holliday, Richard J. (Richard John), 1933- author. The horse’s respiratory system Building an aviary
Naether, Carl A. (Carl Albert), 1892- The small animal veterinary nerdbook
Yin, Sophia A.

VML hours during CVM Spring Break (March 14-19)

Mon, 2016-03-07 09:00

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following hours for CVM Spring Break:

March 14 – 18 (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am  – 6:00pm

March 19 (Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm

(Regular hours resume Sunday, March 20)

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library have longer hours.  See All NCSU Libraries Hours.

VML open regular hours during NCSU Spring Break (Mar 5-12)

Tue, 2016-03-01 08:29

The Veterinary Medicine Library (VML) will be open regular hours during the NCSU spring break.  VML regular hours are:

  • Mar 7-10: Monday – Thursday, 7:00am – 11:00pm
  • Mar 11: Friday, 7:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 12: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 13: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm

On Monday, March 14, VML will begin its reduced hours during the CVM Spring Break from March 14-19. See for VML hours.

The D. H. Hill Library, James B. Hunt Library, Natural Resources Library and Design Library will have shortened hours during the NCSU Campus Spring Break (March 5-12).  See for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Art, Film, Music, Lectures — Animal activities across NC State

Thu, 2016-02-25 17:11

NC State has lots of great Earth Month and National Agricultural Day events, from art about amphibians to an orchestra filled with sounds from the wild.

This spring is the Great Animal Semester of Seminars, including talks on the 70 Years of the International Whaling Commission, The Art and Science of the Duck Stamp, and What the Elephants are saying.

The Disappearing Frogs Project shares the importance of amphibians to our health as well as the planets by using art to convey what they mean to our ecosystem. To see this collaborative display meant to raise awareness of the decline of frogs as well as other amphibians, visit the Crafts Center by March 3rd.

If documentaries are more your speed, consider The Last Barn Dance on March 15th at 7 p.m. in D.H. Hill Library. This 30 minute film shares the story of a dairy farmer’s struggle to maintain his farm in an economy which caused most others to go out of business. Jason Arthurs, director and producer, will discuss the film and answer questions.

Here at the CVM, on Tuesday, March 22nd we have two lectures by Elizabeth S. Leet from the University of Virginia. Ms. Leet’s visit is sponsored by the College of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Humanities and Social Sciences.

  • 12:15 (South Theatre)  “Medieval Horses and their Healers: Preventative Medicine, Nutrition, And Surgery In The 13th Century.”
  • 6 pm  (South Theatre)  “Bits and Spurs: Where Human Tools Meet Equine Flesh, a Historical View.”

On Wednesday, March 23 on main campus at noon in the Burlington Labs 1202, she will present “Horses and Husbands:  Modeling Equestrianism and Marriage in Medieval France and England.”

Finally, April 17 is the Great Animal Orchestra Symphony at the Talley Center.

All of us at the Vet Med Library hope that one or more of these events have caught your interest, as they’ve certainly caught ours. Here’s to a wonderful Earth, as well as a deeper understanding of animals and those who care for them. Thanks to Emily Hoffman for preparing this post.

Video and Audio Editing Workshops at Vet Med

Thu, 2016-02-11 15:20

I’m excited to announce Video and Audio Editing Workshops at Vet Med Library taught by the NCSU Libraries digital media librarian this spring!  Descriptions and sign-up links are below.

If you have questions, please contact

Video Production and Editing Basics – Wednesday, February 24, 2016 (05:00 PM – 06:30 PM)

Veterinary Medicine Library / Room A103

Sign up

Learn how to plan, produce, and edit a video using library equipment and iMovie in this hands-on workshop. You’ll be taught the basics of script-writing and storyboarding, shooting video, and editing, and you will, by the end of the project, complete a short video with cuts, transitions, text, and a soundtrack. Appropriate for beginners or for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with iMovie, technology lending devices, and gain essential skills for both school and personal projects.  Mac laptops will be provided. Instructor: Jason Evans Groth

Basic Audio Editing with Audacity – Thursday, March 10, 2016 (05:00 PM – 06:30 PM)

Veterinary Medicine Library/Room A101

Sign up:

Learn how to edit audio projects using the powerful, cross-platform, and free digital audio workstation Audacity. You’ll become familiar with the software by editing together a multitrack podcast using pre-recorded clips. Appropriate for beginners but also for those at any skill level who wish to better familiarize themselves with Audacity while gaining essential skills for both school and personal projects. Mac laptops will be provided, but, if you prefer, you may use your own so long as you come to the workshop with Audacity already installed on your machine - Instructor: Jason Evans Groth