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Vet Med Library Memorial Day Holiday Hours (May 24 – 27)

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-05-19 09:00

The Veterinary Medicine Library has the following Memorial Day Holiday hours:

May 24 (Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Regular Hours

May 25 (Sunday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm – Regular Hours

May 26 (Monday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm Email to libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu will not be monitored Monday 5/26 so please call 919-513-6218 if you need immediate assistance.**

May 27 (Tuesday): 7:30am – 9:00pm  – Regular Hours Resume

** Memorial Day hours at D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are 9:00am – 6:00 pm. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/ for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

Drop-in Statistical Consulting Services for the Veterinary Scholars Program during Summer 2014 in the VML

VetMed News - Wed, 2014-05-14 13:36

The Department of Statistics is pleased to offer drop-in statistical consulting services for the Veterinary Scholars Program during the summer of 2014.

Yiqing Tian and Emily Griffith will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis between 1:30 and 4:30pm in the Veterinary Medicine Library on the dates listed below.

Please come by for assistance with data organization, analysis, software, presentation, or any other statistical need and they will be happy to help!

May 2014:

Thursday, 5/22: A-107
Monday, 5/26: A-104
Tuesday, 5/27: A-107
Wednesday, 5/28: A-104
Thursday, 5/29: A-104

July 2014:

Tues., 7/1 and Wed., 7/2: A-104
No consulting 7/3
Mon., 7/7 through Thurs., 7/10: A-104
Mon., 7/14 through Thurs., 7/17: A-104

June 2014:

Mon., 6/2 through Thurs., 6/5: A-104
Mon., 6/9 through Thurs., 6/12: A-104
Monday, 6/16: Location TBA
Tues., 6/17 through Thurs., 6/19: A-104
Monday, 6/23: A-104
Tuesday, 6/24: A-107
Wednesday, 6/25: A-107
Thursday, 6/26: A-104
Monday, 6/30: A-104

The Hunt Library honored for public relations and interior design

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University has been recognized with two of the library profession’s most prestigious honors: a 2014 John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award and a 2014 ALA/IIDA Library Interior Design Award.

Sponsored by EBSCO, the H.W. Wilson Foundation, and the Library Leadership and Management Association (LLAMA), a division of the American Library Association (ALA), the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award has been given annually since 1946 to celebrate excellence in library public relations. The communications to open the Hunt Library were recognized for creating “a bold, new campaign that helped the community imagine ‘The Library of the Future.’”  “The true star of this campaign,” the award concluded, “was the way the community told the story. Students were asked to imagine themselves in the space, and they took to the challenge wholeheartedly.”

Sponsored by the International Interior Design Association and the ALA, the Library Interior Design Award honors “excellence in aesthetics, design, creativity, function, and satisfaction of the client’s objectives.”  The Hunt Library was recognized as winner of the “Academic Libraries, Over 30,000 sq. ft.” category.  The Hunt Library’s lead designer was Snøhetta; its executive architects were Clark Nexsen; and Another Inside Job consulted on interior design.  Gwendolyn Emery—the NCSU Libraries’ Director of Library Environments—as well as other library staff, also played a significant role in envisioning and creating the interior of the building.

“Our intent with the interior design of the Hunt Library was to create inspiring spaces that would encourage inspiring work,” says Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of the NCSU Libraries. “We, in turn, have been inspired by just how much our students and faculty appreciate this building, and we are grateful that the IIDA and ALA have honored us for the interior design that is so much a part of this building’s appeal.”

“We are also proud and delighted,” she concludes, “that the communications about the Hunt Library have been able to further ongoing and fruitful discussions about the future of academic libraries, the centers of the learning and research that make universities so productive for our communities.”

Among other awards and prizes, the Hunt Library has also been recently honored with the 2014 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL).

VML Extends Hours for Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine (5/15 – 5/18)

VetMed News - Fri, 2014-05-02 09:00

The Vet Med Library will have the following hours during the Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine:

May 15 (Thursday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm
May 16 (Friday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm
May 17 (Saturday) : 10:00am – 7:00pm
May 18 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

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

April 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Thu, 2014-05-01 09:37

April 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for April 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.

VML Intersession Hours Begin May 6

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-04-29 09:00

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

  • May 6 (Tuesday) : 7:30am – 8:00pm
  • May 7-9 (Wednesday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 10-11 (Saturday – Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm
  • May 12-14 (Monday – Wednesday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
  • May 15-16 (Thursday – Friday) : 7:30am – 10:00pm*
  • May 17 (Saturday) : 10:00am – 7:00pm*
  • May 18 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm

May 19 (Monday) : 7:30am – 9:00pm – Regular Summer Hours Begin

*Hours have been extended for Workshop in Laboratory Animal Medicine (May 15-18)

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.

“What will become of the Library?”: the Hunt Library in Slate.com

Concluding that “the high-tech future of libraries might lie in buildings like the Hunt,” Slate.com uses NC State’s second main library to explore the range of challenges and options for libraries “as the world goes digital.”

Hunt Library wins “Most Modern Architecture”

In honor of National Library Week, libraries across the country competed in the “Your Beautiful Library Photo Contest,” a contest designed to showcase some of the most amazing libraries in the United States. Thanks to everyone who voted, we’re thrilled that the Hunt Library won the “Most Modern Architecture” category, featuring the very photogenic bookBot! To see all the winners and learn more about the contest, visit: http://solutions.cengage.com/beautifullibrary/

Hunt in “16 Coolest College Libraries”

Business Insider has included the Hunt Library in “The 16 Coolest College Libraries in the Country,” an article on how libraries inspire students with “both traditional and modern marvels.”

“Many of these buildings are iconic structures on their campuses, and have housed generations of studying students,” the article concludes. “Others were built more recently, and show how technology can shape the future of education.”

Final Journal and Database Cancellation Lists Posted – May 7 Feedback Deadline

VetMed News - Wed, 2014-04-16 07:50

In consultation with the University Library Committee and the Departmental Library Representatives, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for FY 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000.

A comprehensive review process that included input from faculty, staff, and students has identified 709 journals and additional databases for cancellation. The revised list of journals and the list of databases proposed for cancellation are available below.

Further cuts to the Libraries budget will result in the cancellation of additional databases and all 904 journals included in the review, including the 195 journals saved from cancellation based on campus input and overall usage.

Please share your feedback on these proposed journal and database cancellations by May 7, 2014 with Hilary Davis, Greg Raschke or Kris Alpi, Director of the Veterinary Medicine Library.

While the review process has gathered as much data as possible to try to minimize the relative impact of collections cuts, reductions of this magnitude will result in the cancellation of important journals and databases that will have a lasting impact on the ability of the Libraries to meet the research and teaching needs of the university.

An FAQ is available that addresses a number of potential questions about the collections review including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles, moving journal titles to electronic only to realize savings on subscriptions, and the timeline for the overall process.