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The Hunt Library wins prestigious Stanford Prize

Hunt Library Teaching and Visualization Lab. ©Jeff Goldberg/Esto

Cited for “the creative and bold vision that went into designing an innovative model for a research library as a high-technology research platform,” the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL).

Judged by an international panel of library and academic leaders, SPIRL was established by the Stanford Libraries in 2013 “to single out for community attention and to celebrate functionally significant results of the innovative impulses in research libraries worldwide.”

“Our vision was to give NC State a signature library that would help us recruit the very best students and the very best faculty and to serve the community as an inspiring place of excellence and passion and ideas and vision,” says Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at NC State. “We could not be more honored that our vision and hard work have been awarded the Stanford Prize.”

Schedule and mobile app now available for the 2014 NC Literary Festival

To make it easy for you to plan in advance to see your favorites among the over 100 authors, performers, and programs available April 3-6, the daily schedule for the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival is now available, both online and on the Festival’s free app, which you can download to your mobile device from m.guidebook.com.

The choices could be difficult, with winners of four Pulitzers, a half dozen National Book and National Book Critics Circle awards, many of your favorite North Carolina authors, the creator of the Goosebumps series, the author of The Jane Austen Book Club, and great programs for children in the Festival lineup.

Highlights include:

Thursday, April 3
  • Lev Grossman, book critic for Time magazine and author of Warp, Codex (an international bestseller), The Magicians (a New York Times bestseller) and The Magician King (also a Times bestseller).
  • Literary trivia at the Cameron Bar and Grill.
Friday, April 4
  • Junot Díaz, recipient of a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship and author of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao, winner of the 2008 Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Critics Circle Award.
  • Bourbon tastings, Irish lit and drink specials, the Monti storytelling contest, and The Morning After band in venues in downtown Raleigh.
Saturday, April 5
  • Writer, musician, and screenwriter James McBride, author of the landmark memoir The Color of Water and 2013 winner of the National Book Award.
  • R. L. Stine, the Stephen King of children’s fiction, as well as Paul Muldoon, Karen Joy Fowler, and William T. Vollmann.
  • North Carolina authors Jill McCorkle, Ben Fountain, and Daniel Wallace.
  • Panels on the future of storytelling, poetry, forensics, African-American women’s voices, and first novels.
  • A host of activities for children and parents.
  • Workshops on bookmaking, pop-up books, comics, and making electronic music.
Sunday, April 6
  • Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land.
  • North Carolina authors Lee Smith, Wiley Cash, Elizabeth Spencer, Allan Gurganus, and the NC Literary Hall of Fame and the Lee Smith Award.
  • Additional events for children and young adults, including The Story Squad and Poetry Out Loud

The majority of the NC Literary Festival will be held in and around NC State’s new James B. Hunt Jr. Library.  As the “face of NC State in the 21st century,” this new space has generated international attention for its iconic architecture, its transformative technologies, and its simulation and large-scale visualization spaces that encourage and enable new forms of storytelling. The Hunt Library will serve as the centerpiece for the NC Literary Festival’s theme, “The Future of Reading.”

The NC Literary Festival is hosted on a rotating basis by the academic libraries at NC State University, Duke University, and the University of North Carolina.  The event is free and open to the public.

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Laureate sponsors for the 2014 festival include PNC, Our State magazine, The Friends of the Library of North Carolina State University, and the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources that has administered grant funds from the Institute of Museum and Library Services under the provisions of the federal Library Services and Technology Act.

New Materials March 17

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-03-17 15:44

Wolfprint Update – Check SysNews

VetMed News - Thu, 2014-03-13 09:22

For the latest status reports on the Wolfprint conversion problem, visit SysNews. Wolfprint apologizes for the delay and inconvenience for those not on spring break this week.

VML hours during CVM Spring Break (March 17-22)

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-03-10 10:00

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

March 17 – 21 (Monday – Friday) : 7:30am  – 6:00pm

March 22 (Saturday): 1:00pm – 5:00pm

(Regular hours resume Sunday, March 23)

The D. H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library are open 24 hours.  See All NCSU Libraries Hours.

VML open regular hours during NCSU Spring Break (Mar 8-15)

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-03-03 10:16

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

  • Mar 8: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 9: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm
  • Mar 10-13: Monday – Thursday, 6:30am – 11:00pm
  • Mar 14: Friday, 6:30am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 15: Saturday, 11:00am – 7:00pm
  • Mar 16: Sunday, 11:00am – 10:00pm

On Monday, March 17, VML will begin its reduced hours during the CVM Spring Break from March 17-22. See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours/vetmed/general 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 8-15).  See http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.

February 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-03-03 07:44

February 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for February 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.

“Just do something awesome”—Hunt Library in “Our State” magazine

“N.C. State asked for a library that, at its core, in its every facet, reached out to serve its students. That’s what it got,” concludes Our State magazine in a feature article about the Hunt Library.

Counting Your Use of VML Spaces (2/27-3/5)

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-02-25 15:29

The Libraries want to make sure our spaces and technology meet your needs. Twice a semester library staff walk around each hour to count where people are sitting and whether desktop or laptop computers are being used. We use an iPad application developed here at NCSU (see below). The data helps us work with the Vet Med Library & Educational Resources Committee and CVM to decide on placement of desktop machines and furniture.

For one week, starting Thursday, Feb. 27 and ending Wednesday, Mar. 5, we will take these hourly counts to capture regular usage. We try very hard not to disturb you when taking these counts, but we understand that you notice when we are looking at you and entering the counts. Please be assured that it is just a headcount and no other identifying information is recorded.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us (919-513-6218 ; libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu) or stop by the desk and let us know. Thank you for your patience.

Kris Alpi, Director, William Rand Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine

Please provide feedback on Design Library journals!

Design Library News - Tue, 2014-02-25 15:05

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000. The list of potential journal cancellations is available for review at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/collectionsreview2014.

The site provides instructions on how to rank journals and submit your feedback by the deadline of March 21, 2014. There is also an FAQ available that addresses a number of potential questions about the review, including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles and the timeline for the overall process.

Under the guidance of the University Library Committee (ULC), and in consultation with the NC State community, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for reductions to the FY 2014/2015 collections budget.  Cuts to the Library budget this year and continued price increases for journals and databases above standard inflation rates require a review of current collecting to identify up to $750,000 in potential cuts.  This review will include reductions to the book budget and a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions.

Your participation is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance and collaboration.

Temporary entrance to CVM Main Building Fri 2/28 – Sun 3/2

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-02-25 13:18

The CVM Main Building lobby will be closed for carpeting beginning this Friday morning (Feb 28) with work continuing through Sunday, Mar 2.

Access to the Veterinary Medicine Library from Friday – Sunday will be through the glass double doors to the left of the main CVM entrance. Once inside the building, go straight ahead to the elevator/stairs and down one level to the Library. Signs will be provided to show the route to the library. Please call 919-513-6218 if you have any problems or questions about accessing the Library this weekend.

Providing feedback for Libraries’ collections and journals review

NRL News - Tue, 2014-02-25 13:07

The Libraries needs your help in preparing for Fiscal Year 2014/2015 cuts to the collections budget of approximately $750,000. The list of potential journal cancellations is available for review at https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/collections/collectionsreview2014.

The site provides instructions on how to rank journals and submit your feedback by the deadline of March 21, 2014. There is also an FAQ available that addresses a number of potential questions about the review, including the Libraries’ commitment to document delivery for canceled titles and the timeline for the overall process.

Under the guidance of the University Library Committee (ULC), and in consultation with the NC State community, the NCSU Libraries is preparing for reductions to the FY 2014/2015 collections budget. Cuts to the Library budget this year and continued price increases for journals and databases above standard inflation rates require a review of current collecting to identify up to $750,000 in potential cuts. This review will include reductions to the book budget and a comprehensive review of all journal and database subscriptions.

Your participation is critical in making the best possible decisions during this difficult period. As evidenced by the over 11 million uses of the collection over the past year, the collection is essential to research and teaching. We appreciate your guidance and collaboration.

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