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Help VML Prepare for Fall Selectives 2014

10 hours 21 min ago

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 14th.  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.

Leading the Pack exhibit explores how student leaders have shaped the NC State legacy

Mon, 2014-10-27 16:01

On November 3, the NCSU Libraries will open a major exhibit that tells the stories of how students are transformed into leaders at North Carolina State University.  In conjuction with the exhibit, the Libraries will also host a panel discussion during NC State’s Homecoming week that will feature five past student body presidents, including the first female who held this position; a former mayor of Raleigh; and the current senior class president.

Leading the Pack: Student Leaders at NC State explores a rich cultural tradition that encourages students to act on what they are learning.  This alchemy of participation and involvement has produced an unusually large number of citizens who began their lives of service to the university and to the wider community while students at NC State.

When Abraham Lincoln signed the legislation that created land-grant institutions like NC State, he not only created a practical way to make higher education available to motivated, ambitious people who did not have access to the elite private schools of the time; his bold but practical move also provided a perfect model for how real leaders should think deeply about the problems in front of them and then act to solve them.

Transformative leadership was present at NC State’s land grant founding.  And ever since, NC State students have been picking up the tools they discovered on campus and setting out to change the world.  Immersed while on campus in an ethic that asks them to do nothing less than solve global challenges, each generation has left to shape the future in fields as diverse as engineering, public policy, agriculture, defense, design, humanitarian work, medicine, journalism, and business.

Leading the Pack examines that culture of leadership at NC State and follows the stories of those who immersed themselves in student government, student media, ROTC, Greek life, and service projects—or just followed their own geniuses—and learned the skills that later let them serve as the state’s youngest and most re-elected governor, or lead the nation’s military, or establish a non-profit that battles the water-borne illnesses that kill a child every 21 seconds.

Leading the Pack draws on the rich trove of materials collected by the NCSU Libraries’ Student Leadership Initiative.  This ongoing, multi-year program has chronicled the experiences and impact of former student leaders through the collection of hundreds of video oral histories, biographical essays, and digitized images.

During the week of NC State’s Homecoming, the NCSU Libraries will also host a panel discussion of current and past student leaders to explore how NC State fosters leadership and challenges students to make positive change.  The panel will be moderated by Tony Caravano, Student Body President from 2003 to 2005, and will include:

  • Superior Court Judge Ron Spivey, Student Body President, 1981-1982
  • Kelly Hook, Student Body President, 2010-2011
  • Kate Sterling, the first female Student Body President, 1970-1971
  • Smedes York, former NC State basketball player and former mayor of Raleigh
  • Harold Pettigrew, Student Body President, 2000-2001
  • Molly Basdeo, current Senior Class President

The panel discussion will be held on November 6 at 4 p. m. in the Mountains Ballroom at the Talley Student Center.

Both the exhibit and the panel discussion are open and free to the public.  The exhibit may be visited during regular library hours in the D. H. Hill Library’s Exhibit Gallery through the spring of 2015.

Vet Med Library Reduced Hours Oct 20-25 (CVM Fall Break)

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:36

The Veterinary Medicine Library has reduced hours during the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Fall Break:

  • October 20-24 (Monday – Friday): 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • October 25 (Saturday) : 1:00pm  – 5:00pm
  • October 26 (Sunday) : 11:00am – 10:00pm  (Regular hours resume)

Note the North Carolina State Fair is October 16-26; more info at NC State Fair.

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

Celebrate National Veterinary Technicians Week (10/12-18)

Mon, 2014-10-13 10:32

The Veterinary Medicine Library honors veterinary technicians and their tremendous contributions to care during National Veterinary Technicians Week. Pets and Vets need Techs! Check out our selection of veterinary technician-focused titles on display during October at the Veterinary Medicine Library.

New Materials October 6

Mon, 2014-10-06 13:24
The racehorse : a veterinary manual
Ramzan, Peter H. L., author.

Library Student Advisory Board Meeting

Mon, 2014-10-06 00:00

Help shape the future of the NCSU Libraries by attending the next Student Advisory Board meeting. All students are welcome. The meeting will take place Tuesday (10/14/14) from 5:30 pm – 7 pm. The meeting will take place in the Assembly Room (#2130, above the Learning Commons) at D. H. Hill Library. Dinner from Chipotle will be provided courtesy of the Friends of the Library.

September 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Wed, 2014-10-01 10:00

September 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for September 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 libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

August 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Wed, 2014-10-01 09:58

August 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for August 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 libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or call us at 919-513-6218.

North Carolina Architects & Builders website reaches milestone in documenting state’s architectural legacy

Tue, 2014-09-23 15:41

Mid-twentieth century modernist architect G. Milton Small, Jr. of Raleigh; Victorian era Charlotte house designer Harriet Morrison Irwin; German-born carpenter John Deitrick Tavis in antebellum Germanton; Civil War era joiner and A.M.E. minister George A. Rue of New Bern—these are just a few of the two dozen architects and builders whose new biographies have been added recently to North Carolina Architects & Builders: A Biographical Dictionary.

G. Milton Small, Jr., Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company, Raleigh, Joseph Molitor Collection, Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University

With these new postings, the popular North Carolina State University Libraries website passes a major benchmark, now presenting more than 300 biographies of architects and builders who worked in North Carolina and accompanying data on more than 3,000 buildings they created in the state.

Launched in 2009 with 170 entries, the biographical dictionary project had its roots in the late 1970s in research for the book, Architects and Builders in North Carolina: A History of the Practice of Building (University of North Carolina Press, 1990), by Catherine W. Bishir, Charlotte V. Brown, Carl R. Lounsbury, and Ernest H. Wood III. The biographical dictionary was originally conceived as a companion print publication, but in 2007 the concept shifted to a web-based, “born digital,” resource that can be easily searched and constantly expanded.

The free, user-friendly ncarchitects.lib.ncsu.edu contains essential information about the lives and works of the people who created the state’s architecture from the colonial period to the late 20th century. Content developer and architectural historian Catherine W. Bishir says, “We believe it’s important to include not just the great architects of landmarks like Biltmore and the Dorton Arena, but also lesser-known artisans and builders, black and white, enslaved and free, who actually built most of our architectural legacy.”

A frequent user of the site, Andre’ D Vann, coordinator of the University Archives and Instructor of Public History at North Carolina Central University, reports that in his research on historic houses in Durham, “I have found the North Carolina Architects & Builders website essential in uncovering the rich and unique stories behind many historical buildings and builders.” In particular it has “shed light on African American architects and designers like Gaston Edwards who braved a new world and created a body of work worthy of emulation.”

Frank Harmon, Raleigh architect and professor at NC State’s College of Design, sees North Carolina Architects & Builders as “exceptionally useful to our students and to scholars in North Carolina and beyond” because it offers “insight into the lives of the men and women who have shaped the built environment of our state, a lineage that continues to inspire us today.” Few states have achieved such a comprehensive biographical dictionary, says Harmon, and “none has a better website of architects and builders.”

The site has won prizes from the Preservation North Carolina and the Vernacular Architecture Forum for its innovative and inclusive approach. Multiple authors have contributed to the biographies and accompanying building lists.  New entries are in progress, and as project manager Markus Wust comments, “The website itself attracts new information from users who help make it more complete. There’s always more to learn.”

Vet Med Library Reduced Hours Aug. 31- Sept. 1 (Sun/Mon) for the Labor Day Holiday

Mon, 2014-08-25 08:30

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Labor Day Holiday Hours:

  • August 29 (Friday): 7am -6pm – Regular Hours
  • August 30 (Saturday): 11am – 7pm – Regular Hours
  • August 31 (Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • September 1 (Monday): 1pm – 8pm
  • September 2 (Tuesday): 7am – 11pm  - Regular Hours Resume

See https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/hill/general for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

WolfCopy cards no longer available for purchase

Mon, 2014-08-11 11:23

WolfCopy has removed the value adder machine for copy cards. WolfCopy cards are no longer available for purchase at the NCSU Libraries.

A WolfCopy card reader will remain for copying through the end of Fall 2014. If you have value on your WolfCopy cards, please use it by December 15, 2014. If you are not able use all your card value by December 15, please contact WolfCopy to find out about your options.

NCSU students, faculty, and staff can use the money in their AllCampus accounts for copying on the Follow Me printer in the Current Journals/VETS aisle. Starting January 2015, guests must use cash for copying.

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