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Visit “A Legacy of Leadership” in the Hunt Library

The new James B. Hunt Jr. Library is now hosting an exhibit entitled “A Legacy of Leadership,” exploring the career of Governor Hunt, for whom the building is named.  Governor Hunt has been a key force in bringing excellence to North Carolina’s educational system and was instrumental in making Centennial Campus a reality for NC State University.

As workers changed the muddy rut in front of his rural Wilson County home into a paved road, Jim Hunt saw the future. That thirteen-year-old boy first witnessed the legacy of visionary leadership, seeing the connection between “good-roads” legislation and his community’s new ability to get their crops to market.

Raised by his parents to value education and fairness, taught to lead by the Future Farmers of America, and exposed to wider learning at NC State and UNC, that young boy became the state’s youngest lieutenant governor at thirty-five, its governor at thirty-nine, and its only governor to serve four terms.

This exhibit celebrates that legacy of leadership and the profound impact it had on developing North Carolina into a model of education, technology, and growth in the New South. His is a legacy —as Governor Hunt has said himself many times—not about fighting over pieces of the pie. It’s about how to make the pie larger and how to ensure we all have a place at the table.

The exhibit can be seen in the Level 1 lobby of the Hunt Library during regular library hours.

A Legacy of Leadership Through March 1, 2014

James B. Hunt Jr. Library

Level 1 lobby

January 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-02-03 09:04

January 2014 Publications from CVM Authors

Take a look at the CVM author publications for January 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.

Author and Program Lineup for the 2014 NC Literary Festival

Four Pulitzers, a half dozen National Book and National Book Critics Circle awards, the creator of the Goosebumps series, great programs to help young people explore storytelling, and the latest developments in “The Future of Reading”—the 2014 North Carolina Literary Festival is proud to announce the author and program lineup for the April 3-6 gathering at NC State University and at venues throughout Raleigh.

Check out the lineup video!

Over 100 writers and events at the Festival will include:

  • 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
  • Writer, musician, and screenwriter James McBride, author of the landmark memoir The Color of Water and 2013 winner of the National Book Award for The Good Lord Bird
  • Richard Ford, Pulitzer Prize winner and author of The Sportswriter and its sequels, Independence Day and The Lay of the Land
  • Lee Smith, North Carolina’s own winner of the O. Henry Award and the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters
  • R. L. Stine, the “Stephen King” of children’s fiction
  • A host of activities for children provided by NC State’s College of Education
  • Bookmaking and comics workshops that will have you learning to bind your own book or creating your own biopic comic in less than an hour

A full listing can be found on the NC Literary Festival website.

As it has since 1998, the NC Literary Festival will provide the area’s premier event at which audiences can hear, see, and interact with their favorite writers and artists. In addition to programs on fiction, non-fiction, young adult literature, poetry, and drama, the Festival will allow readers to experience and learn more about how transformative art forms such as graphic novels, comic books, and video games are shaping our literary experiences—and how new technologies such as e-readers and online publishing are changing how we encounter new ways to enjoy storytelling.

The majority of the NC Literary Festival will be held in 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 festival’s thematic centerpiece, inspiring conversations about the future of reading and reading-based technologies.

Food trucks, easy parking, tents with activities for children and their parents, and a wide choice of favorite writers will provide a stimulating and fun gathering for all of us who value 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 at Chapel Hill.  The event is free and open to the public.

Laureate sponsors for the 2014 festival include PNC, Our State magazine, the Poe Endowment for Southern Americana, 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 January 27

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-01-27 14:59
Biological drug products : development and strategies Wound healing and skin integrity : principles and practice Comprehensive dermatologic drug therapy Flash’s song : how one small dog turned into one big miracle
Pfaltz, Kay, author. Designing clinical research Ocular surface disease : cornea, conjunctiva and tear film Compounding guide for ophthalmic preparations
McElhiney, Linda F. Clinical veterinary advisor. Birds and exotic pets Livestock housing : modern management to ensure optimal health and welfare of farm animals Birds and people
Cocker, Mark, 1959- author. The chimps of Fauna Sanctuary : a true story of resilience and recovery
Westoll, Andrew. Abeloff’s clinical oncology
Niederhuber, John E., editor. Middleton’s allergy : principles and practice. Clinical epidemiology : the essentials
Fletcher, Robert H. Medical teaching in ambulatory care
Rubenstein, Warren. Clinical laboratory animal medicine : an introduction
Hrapkiewicz, Karen, author. Group coaching : a practical guide to optimizing collective talent in any organization
Gorell, Ro. How to assess students and trainees in medicine and health Hematology : basic principles and practice Photographic and descriptive musculoskeletal atlas of orangutans : with notes on the attachments, variations, innervation, function and synonymy and weight of the muscles
Diogo, Rui. Statistics for dummies
Rumsey, Deborah J. (Deborah Jean), 1961- Fundamentals of amputation care and prosthetics Oral radiology : principles and interpretation Current therapy in reptile medicine and surgery The homeward wolf
Van Tighem, Kevin, 1952-, author. Drugs for the heart Veterinary parasitology
Elsheikha, Hany. Following the last wild wolves
McAllister, Ian, 1969- Kirk’s current veterinary therapy. Small animal practice.

The 14th most beautiful library in the world

The “Best Value Schools” website has honored the Hunt Library by ranking it as 14th in its listing of the world’s 50 most beautiful libraries:

Oslo-based architectural firm Snohetta made its mark in Raleigh in early 2013 with the opening of North Carolina State University’s James B. Hunt Jr. Library. The designers teamed up with local architects Pearce Brinkley Cease & Lee (now merged with Clark Nexsen) to develop the glimmering wonder, which is arguably as eco-minded as it is attractive. Thirty-one percent of the materials used in the library’s construction are recycled in origin, lighting is natural or solar energy based, and the majority of the timber was taken from sustainable forests. Both the facility’s green features and design have wowed industry insiders, and the striking structure was honored with an American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Library Building Award in 2013.

Vet Med Library Open Mon, Jan. 20 from 9 am – 6 pm

VetMed News - Tue, 2014-01-14 07:39

The Veterinary Medicine Library is open on Monday, January 20th  from 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.  for the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday.

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

Hunt “Photo Journal” in The Independent

Citing its role as “architectural destination” for the Research Triangle community, the INDYweek has published a photo essay on the Hunt Library.

Also featured in the same edition—the Hunt Library’s green roof in an article about “Raleigh’s Green Acres.”

Veterinary Record and In Practice access issues

VetMed News - Mon, 2014-01-06 16:31

Our access to Veterinary Record and In Practice is not working properly. We do have current subscriptions to these titles and have reported the problem.
In the meantime, if you need access to an article from either of these journals, please contact us at libraryvetmed@ncsu.edu and we will scan the needed article for you. We apologize for the inconvenience.