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New Zoological Health Finding Aid

VetMed News - Fri, 2013-12-06 09:37

This post is contributed by Sarah Breen, Library Associate, Special Collections Research Center.

A new finding aid for the Mitchell Bush Papers (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00467) on veterinary medicine has recently been released. Dr. Mitchell Bush is a leader in the field of modern zoological medicine. He began his career working for the National Zoological Park at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. in 1972. Beginning in 1994 he served as the Chief of Veterinary Services at the Smithsonian Conservation and Research Center. He holds a position as an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Medical School and is a visiting scientist at Kruger National Park in South Africa. He graduated from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of California, Davis in 1965.

This collection contains research and teaching notes, presentations and materials, journals and publications, correspondence, field studies, field notes, research projects, training materials, anesthesia records, digital media such as floppy disks, CD-ROMS and zip disks and film strips, videotapes and 35mm slides documenting medical studies, surgeries and wildlife in national and international settings.

This collection spanning Dr. Bush’s as a pioneer of clinical practice and comparative medicine in zoological settings serves as a valuable resource to the veterinary medicine community. The finding aid to the collection can be viewed here (http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/findingaids/mc00467). If you have any questions, please contact the Special Collections Research Center(http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/scrc/request).

Critical Issues Program Releases Preliminary Results of “Defining Critical Issues” Survey

NRL News - Wed, 2013-12-04 10:13

The Critical Issues program, part of the American Geosciences
Institute’s (AGI’s) Center for Geoscience Education and Public Understanding,
has just released the preliminary results of the “Defining Critical Issues”
survey which can be accessed from the Critical Issues program website.

The majority of responses to the web-based survey were from geoscientists in the
post-secondary academic sector. The most frequently
mentioned critical issues were climate change, water, energy, environment,
natural hazards, economics, and issues associated with agriculture, food, and
soils. When asked to select the highest priority issues, all cohorts chose
climate change. Those who described themselves as geoscientists, public, or
“other” chose water as the second priority issue, while decision makers
considered human population growth to be the second highest priority.

The aim of the web-based survey is to understand how the decision-making
community, geoscience community, and the public define the term “critical
issue,” as well as which critical issues are of top concern to each community.
The survey is deliberately short, broad, and unstructured in order to capture a
wide range of responses. The survey, which was launched on November 5, 2013,
will officially close on December 31, 2013, and a final report will be published
in January 2014. The Critical Issues program especially seeks additional input
from members of the public and decision-making community. The survey can be
accessed here.

Vet Med Library Holiday Hours (12/18-1/5)

VetMed News - Tue, 2013-11-26 12:57

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

  • December 18-20 (Wednesday-Friday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • December 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday): 1pm – 5pm
  • December 23 (Monday): 7:30am -6pm (Last day to check out materials until January 2!!)
  • December 24 (Tuesday) – January 1 (Wednesday): CLOSEDHappy Holidays!!
  • January 2-3 (Thursday – Friday): 7:30am – 6pm
  • January 4 (Saturday): 1pm – 5pm
  • January 5 (Sunday): 11am – 10pm – Regular Hours Resume

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are closed on December 24-25 (Tuesday – Wednesday) for Christmas and January 1 (Wednesday) for New Year, but are open during the holiday as follows:

  • December 18 (Wednesday): 7am-10pm
  • December 19-20 (Thursday-Friday): 7am – 6pm
  • December 21-22 (Saturday-Sunday): 10am – 6pm
  • December 23 (Monday): 7am – 6pm
  • December 26-27 (Thursday – Friday) : 8am – 6pm
  • December 28-29 (Saturday-Sunday): 10am-6pm
  • December 30-31 (Monday-Tuesday): 8am – 6pm
  • January 2-3 (Thursday-Friday): 7am -6pm
  • January 4 ( Saturday): 10am- 6pm

See all NCSU Libraries hours.

Happy Holidays from the Vet Med Library Staff!

Faculty, it’s time for your Spring Reserve Requests

VetMed News - Tue, 2013-11-19 11:41

Reserve lists for DVM courses will be taken from the online course syllabus published as of  Sunday, 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 libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) by Tuesday, 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 Tuesday, 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 http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/vetmed/services/reserves. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Jackie Gadison at libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu or phone 919-513-6218.

Hunt Library robot named for former presidential press secretary, N&O editor

“In memory of Jonathan Worth Daniels”

Jonathan Worth Daniels

“I was a terrible strain on the library—I did much more reading outside of class than inside.”  So claimed Jonathan Worth Daniels (1902-1981) in an oral history recorded at the University of North Carolina in 1977.

If the statement is a true one—hardly a given to anyone acquainted with Mr. Daniels’ usual wit—it certainly would not be the first time that the treasures in a good university library set a bright person on a great path.  White House press secretary to Presidents Roosevelt and Truman, long-time editor and publisher of The News & Observer, and author of twenty-one novels and books of history and cultural criticism, Jonathan Daniels left a strong legacy of tough-minded, progressive work that any library would be proud to claim.

The Josephus Daniels Charitable Foundation has made that legacy part of the Hunt Library by naming one of the four robots in the bookBot in memory of Jonathan Daniels, who served as president of the Friends of the Library in 1967-68.

Frank Daniels, Jr.—Jonathan Daniels’ nephew, 2012 North Carolinian of the Year, and himself a long-time N&O editor and force in the economic and cultural life of North Carolina—explained the thinking of the Foundation as they chose to honor his uncle:

Our principal thrust is in education, and we primarily give in eastern North Carolina and the Triangle.  I knew we wanted to give to the Hunt Library; my uncle Jonathan was always involved with the libraries at NC State.  And I was fascinated by the bookBot. It’s just the sort of innovative technology that should be strongly associated with our engineering school.

Frank Daniels, Jr. honors his uncle with Hunt Library robot

Citing the boon a great university is to the economy of a community, especially if the school is located in a state capital, Daniels sees the Hunt Library as an especially effective way to raise the profile of the College of Engineering:  “we need to do what needs to be done to accomplish that.”

Asked what his uncle’s response to the library might have been if he had been around for the Hunt Library opening, Frank Daniels, Jr. concluded: “Well, his first reaction to this grand building would have been to make a smart aleck comment to bring folks down to earth. But then he would have had something to say about how the building uplifts Centennial Campus and provides a center for it, how it is almost like the sun with its planets and satellites surrounding it—a point of inspiration.”

Jonathan Worth Daniels was named in honor of his grandfather, Jonathan Worth, North Carolina governor from 1865-1868.  His father, Josephus Daniels, was editor and publisher of the N&O, which he acquired in 1894, as well as Woodrow Wilson’s Secretary of the Navy during World War I and United States Ambassador to Mexico during the Roosevelt administration.

In addition to editing the N&O, serving in a number of positions during the New Deal era, and gaining a national reputation as writer and historian, Jonathan Worth Daniels wrote for Fortune magazine, published a weekly column in The Nation, won a Guggenheim Fellowship, and served on the United Nations Subcommission for the Prevention of Discrimination and the Protection of Minorities.

Hunt Library featured in “Year in Architecture 2013″

Citing the Hunt Library as setting “a new benchmark for access to immersive technologies,” Library Journal features Robot Alley in its 2013 “Year in Architecture” issue.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video trial

NRL News - Wed, 2013-11-13 11:41

The NCSU Libraries has a trial to Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video until December 30. Please take a look and let us know if this product interests you.

Sports Medicine and Exercise Science in Video is the most extensive video collection ever assembled in the areas of fitness and health assessment, disease management, injury treatment, nutrition, medical fitness, sport science, work-site wellness, exercise adherence, and much more. Developed through an exclusive partnership with Healthy Learning, the world’s leading producer of sports medicine videos, the collection features an array of internationally renowned physicians, exercise scientists, certified athletic trainers, physical therapists, registered dieticians, sport psychologists, personal trainers, and health/wellness experts who share information, ideas, and insights on the principles, techniques, and modalities of modern exercise science and sports medicine.

Please send your comments and feedback on this product to Karen Ciccone.

New Vet Library beanbags popular with the Pack!

VetMed News - Mon, 2013-11-11 11:52

Members of the Class of 2017 were happy to try out the new Vet Med Library beanbags made here in North Carolina by Artisans’ Guild. The four beanbags should be floating around the Library in a variety of locations as they are our most flexible furniture. Let us know if you notice any problems with a beanbag–we want to keep them nice for you!

Wolfpack howls for the new bean bags

Ruminant Health Resources Workshop Handout Online

VetMed News - Fri, 2013-11-08 11:27

Did you miss the Ruminant Health Resources Workshop at the NC Veterinary Conference?
The combined handout for the two sessions is available online as a PDF file. If you have questions or would like a customized library workshop for your subject area, please contact us online or call us at 919-513-6218.

Printing of this handout for the North Carolina Veterinary Conference was funded in whole or in part with Federal funds from the National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, Department of Health and Human Services, under Contract No. HHS-N-276-2011-00004-C with the University of Maryland Baltimore.

Vet Med Library Thanksgiving Holiday Hours (Nov. 28 – Dec. 1)

VetMed News - Thu, 2013-11-07 13:09

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Thanksgiving Holiday Hours:

  • November 28 (Thursday): CLOSED Enjoy the holiday!
  • November 29-30 (Friday – Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • December 1 (Sunday): 11:00am – 10:00pm  (Regular Hours Resume)

See all NCSU Libraries Hours.