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Gregg Museum & NCSU Libraries Extend Popular Puppet Exhibit through February NCSU Libraries also hosts robotics demonstration on January 20

NRL News - Mon, 2015-12-14 14:58

(Raleigh, NC) – The NCSU Libraries is pleased to extend Life’s Little Dramas: Puppets, Proxies, and Spirits, an exhibit conceived and curated by NC State’s Gregg Museum of Art & Design, throughFebruary 28 in the D. H. Hill Gallery. Culled from a recent gift from John C. Henry, along with key works on loan, the exhibit hosts a complete Edwardian-era “Punch and Judy” troupe, Indonesian wayang kulit shadow puppets, marionettes from India, Sri Lanka, and the Czech Republic, and a working replica of a MARS rover robot.

Life’s Little Dramas presents objects that were purpose-built to be used as puppets and only hints at a phenomenon that is as vast and varied as humanity itself,” says Roger Manley, Director & Chief Curator of the Gregg Museum of Art & Design. “Puppetry has emerged in every inhabited part of the globe as one in the repertoire of activities that have made us human since the dawn of time.”

The NCSU Libraries will also host “Meet the Robots,” a special robotic demonstration and public talk for the whole family, on Wednesday, January 20 at 3:00 p.m. in the second-floor D. H. Hill Library Assembly Room.

Ken Boone, NC State alumnus and founder of KensRobots, will explain and demonstrate the model replica of the MARS rover built by the Triangle Amateur Robotics (TAR) club. The model rover, which features six-wheel drive, four-mode steering, and a transmitting camera, is part of the Life’s Little Dramas exhibit. Attendees will also get to meet the robotic humanoid “Ken” from the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Eastern North Carolina Section Humanoid Robotics Project. A optional tour of the exhibit will follow the demonstration.

For more information visit the Gregg Museum’s website: www.ncsu.edu/gregg/exhibitions.html

The gallery is open during normal library hours: www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/hill/general

The Gregg Museum of Art & Design is a collecting museum at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, NC. The collection includes 34,000 + objects, revealed through exciting exhibitions & programs and is free to all. As part of a research-extensive land-grant university, the Gregg Museum of Art & Design inspires creativity, innovation, and the expression of ideas.

Vet Med Library Holiday Hours (12/17-1/5)

VetMed News - Fri, 2015-12-04 09:00

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

  • December 17-18 (Thursday-Friday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • December 19-20 (Saturday-Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • December 21-23 (Monday-Wednesday): 7:30am -6pm (Last day to check out materials until January 4!!)
  • December 24 (Thursday) – January 3 (Sunday): CLOSEDHappy Holidays!!
  • January 4-5 (Monday-Tuesday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • January 6 (Wednesday): 7am – 11pm – Regular Hours Resume

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

Happy Holidays from the Vet Med Library Staff!

November 2015 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Tue, 2015-12-01 08:05

November 2015 Publications from CVM Authors
Take a look at the CVM author publications for November 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.

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.