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News & Observer–”the future is already here at NC Literary Festival

Observing that “the future of literature was the theme of this year’s North Carolina Literary Festival,” the News and Observer concludes “that future seemed already here, with attendees using the free festival app to navigate the main venue, N.C. State University’s futuristic Hunt Library” while the program of writers allowed “future, present literary lights [to] shine.”

New books received in February and March

Design Library News - Fri, 2014-04-04 09:40

BH151.R3413 2013  Aisthesis : scenes from the aesthetic regime of art

CB357.S658 2012  Traces of Modernity

DA679.L66 2014/2015  London Design Guide 2014-2015

F128.36.C66 2013  Mapping Manhattan : a love (and sometimes hate) story in maps by 75 New Yorkers

F128.65.C3 Z44 2013  Central Park NYC : an architectural view

G1015.B4825 2010  Atlas Maior of 1665

GT580.F37 2006 v. 1-2 Fashion : a history from the 18th to the 20th century

GV1469.27.A878 2013  The Art of Assassin’s Creed IV : Black Flag

HF5438.5.T46 2012  Sales Promotion Design  for the Favorite Shops

HT166.A328 2012  City Sense : shaping our environment with real-time data

HT166.G43713 2013  How to Study Public Life

HT395.E8 E87 2013  Europe’s Changing Geography : the impact of inter-regional networks

N72.P6 S766 2013  Seeing is Believing : the politics of the visual

N410.C8697 2013  The Curatorial : a philosophy of curating

N6494.E6 Y47 2013  Yes Naturally : how art saves the world

N6537.W28 A4 2012  Andy Warhol : from silverpoint to silver screen : 1950s drawings

N6606.2.R87 2013  Masterpieces of Haitian Art

N6822.5.M63 A4 2011  Moholy-Nagy : laboratory of vision

N7276.8.H32 A4 2012  Pascal Hachem

N7300.L55 2012  Lines of Control : partition as a productive space

N7433.4.B66 C64 2012  Colour : based on nature

N7433.8.E98 2013  Expose 11

N7433.8 .L37 2012  The Digital Art Technique Manual : for illustrators & artists : the essential guide to creating digital illustration and artworks using Photoshop, Illustrator, and other software

N7433.8.Z43 2012  Fantasy + : world’s most imaginative artworks

NA27.L66 2013  Adolf Loos : creating your home with style

NA201.J63 2013  Discovering Architecture : how the world’s great buildings were designed
and built

NA355.M628 S449 2013  Temples and Sanctuaries in the Roman East

NA350.P43 2013  The Most Beautiful Opera Houses in the World

NA380.A733 2013  Architecture is Life

NA645.6.L33 M3 2013  Buildings of the Labour Movement

NA680.K518 2013  A Question of Qualities : essays on architecture

NA687.A85 2010 v. 4  Atlas Europe : architectures of the 21st century

NA687.C65 2012  Architecture : the common

NA687.C76 2013  Pelli Clarke Pelli Associates

NA687.P56 2013  Pin-Up : interviews

NA705.S36 2013  American Architecture and Urbanism

NA710.U33 2013  Evolving Transcendentalism in Literature and Architecture : Frank Furness, Louis Sullivan, and Frank Lloyd Wright

NA735.L66 O95 2014  The Oyler  House : Richard Neutra’s desert retreat  (dvd)

NA737.E3294 P46 2012  People in Glass Houses : the legacy of Joseph Eichler (dvd)

NA737.L327 A4 2012  Myth, Modernity, and the Nature of Things : the design of Salvatore Larosa

NA737.M44 A4 2013  Richard Meier Architect 6

NA737.M645 M66 2013  Moody Nolan Design

NA737.M714 C66 2012  Cloudline : a house by Toshiko Mori

NA749.B38 B38 2013 BattersbyHowat

NA749.M66 A4 2013  Place and Occasion : Montgomery Sisam Architects

NA869.P49 A72 2013  Casa Poli

NA958.R45 2013  Regionalism and Modernity : architecture in western Europe, 1914-1940

NA966.5.N4 S38 2013  A Treatise on Modern Architecture in Five Books

NA968.G76 2013  Concretopia : a journey around the rebuilding of postwar Britain

NA1011.5.L6 C67 2013  Adolf Loos

NA1053.J4 A4 2013  Le Corbusier : an atlas of modern landscapes

NA1088.H78 J64 2013  Johannes Peter Holzinger : psychodynamic spatial structures

NA1098.T96 2013  Greece : modern architectures in history

NA1123.C43 A4 2012  CEBRA : from drawing to building

NA1123.S35 M33 2013  Carlo Scarpa

NA1123.T4 C6713 2013  Guiseppe Terragni

NA1123.T487 A4 2013  Matteo Thun : the index book

NA1123.V35445.A4 2013  Walter Vallini Architect : works 2000-2012

NA1153.N56 A4 2012  Nio Architecten

NA1173.E77 A4 2013  Architectural Moments : Atelier D’Architecture Bruno Erpicum

NA1199.S63 J34 2012  Speech : architectural transfers : Tchoban & Kuznetsov

NA1273.J37 2012  Jarmund/Vigsnaes Arkitekter

NA1313.C65 A4 2013  Coll-Barreu Arquitectos

NA1313.M55 A4 2013  Rafael Moneo : international portfolio 1985-2012

NA1313.O35 A4 2012  Casa AA : origami architecture

NA1348.B37 2012  Central Switzerland : a metropolis

NA1455.B543 S87 2012  Studio Nonstop

NA1473.2.D83 B34 2013  Al Bahr Tower : the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters

NA1473.5.D39 S25 2013  Demystifying Doha : on architecture and urbanism in an emerging city

NA1510.8.B3 R34 29=013  Rafiq Azam : architecture for green living

NA1549.R63 R43 2013  Reconnecting Cultures : the architecture of Rocco Design

NA1559.Y674 A4 2012  Behaviors and Protocols : Yasutaka Yoshimura

NA1996.M675 2014  Architecture 3.0 : the disruptive design practice handbook

NA1996.S26 2012  Architectural Strategies :

NA2300.M4 S43 2013  A Second Modernism : MIT, architecture, and the ‘techno-social’ moment

NA2349.C66 2013  Constructing Europe : 25 years of architecture

NA2500.B27613 2014  Lina Bo Bardi : the theory of architectural practice

NA2500.M33 2013  Architectures of Chance

NA2500.W47 2014  Design Games for Architecture

NA2500.Z34 2012 The Sniper’s Log : architectural chronicles of generation X

NA2540.C33 2012  The Need for a Cultural Landscape Theory : an architect’s approach

NA2542.3.B76 2013  Sun, Wind & Light : architectural design strategies (3rd edition)

NA2542.35.S69 2013  Adaptive Ecologies : correlated systems of living

NA2542.4.C78 2013  The Inhabitable Flesh of Architecture

NA2543.G46 A69 2013  Architecture and Globalisation in the Persian Gulf Region

NA2543.G46 R2 2014  R. Buckminster Fuller : world man

NA2543.P43 T87 2013  Brasilia

NA2543.S6 A396 2012  Architecture and the Paradox of Dissidence

NA2543.S6 A6275 2013  Architecture, Art and Identity in Venice and Its Territories, 1450-1750

NA2543.S6 C648 2013  Tales of Two Cities : Paris, London, and the birth of the modern city

NA2543.S6 M359 2014  Architecture and Ritual in the Churches of Constantinople : ninth to
fifteenth centuries

NA2543.S6 S39 2013  Building Transatlantic Italy : architectural dialogues with postwar America

NA2543.S6 W55 2013  Sex and Buildings : modern architecture and the sexual revolution

NA2543.T43 A723 2013  Architecture in Formation : on the nature of information in digital architecture

NA2543.36.S39 2013  Sustainist Design Guide

NA2597.F74 2012  Interviews : Tony Fretton, Sulan Kolatan, Andreas Bründler, CJ Lim, Andre Schmidt

NA2700.C59 2014  Drawing : the motive force of architecture

NA2708.A73 2013 Construction and Design Manual : architectural drawings

NA2728.T36 2014  Parametric Building Design Using Autodesk Maya

NA2750.A7313 2013  Basics : architectural design

NA2750.S545 2014  Collage and Architecture

NA2765.S615 2013  Space Matters : exploring spatial theory and practice today

NA2765.S83 2012  Spatial Murmuring : migration of space and ideas

NA2790.M524 2012 v.1-2  Architectural Models

NA2850.B56 2013  Biography, Identity, and the Modern Interior

NA2850.G57 2014  Manhattan Atmospheres : architecture, the interior environment, and urban crisis

NA3060.S685 2014  Staircases : history, repair and conservation

NA5471.S5 S65 2013  The Bishop’s Palace at Salisbury

NA5620.S9 G64 2013  Time Matter(s) : invention and re-imagination in built conservation : the unfinished drawing and building of St. Peter’s, the Vatican

NA5620.S9 O43 2013  Old Saint Peter’s, Rome

NA6216.L37 C587 2014  Creating City Center : world-class architecture and the new Las Vegas

NA6230.A89 2013  A-Typical Plan : on identity, flexibility, and atmosphere in the office building

NA6230.O89 2013  Construction and Design Manual : offices

NA6230.W63 2013  Where Architects Work

NA6234.S92 B3763 2012  Novartis Campus – Physic Garden 3 : Souto de Moura

NA6690.R68 2013  Constructing Memory : architectural narratives of Holocaust Museum

NA6840.F7 R43 2014  Modern Architecture in Theatre : the experiments of Art et Action

NA6862.P82 S2 2013  Hiram Bithorn : vision, icon, and stadium

NA7110.F73 2012 v.1-2  Josef Frank : writings

NA7110.J66 2013  How to Read Houses

NA7451.F87 2012  Minka 1955 : Japanese traditional houses

NA7451.Y66 2012 v.1-2  Japan House

NA7561.A27 2013  Rural Modern

NA7561.A73 2013  Architecture to Landscape

NA7570.G35 2013  Bungalow : architecture + design

NA7574.P38 2013  Summer Houses

NA7596.S7 A53 2013  The Islamic Villa in Early Medieval Iberia

NA7850.I7 P527 2012  Iranian Caravanserais

NA7855.O54 2013  One of a Kind : restaurant design

NA7860.F472 2013  10 Stories of Collective Housing : graphical analysis of inspiring masterpieces

NA8340.B53 2013  Healthy Stables by Design

NA8375.A44 2013  21st Century Architecture : alfresco living

NA9053.B53 B46 2013  Cycle Infrastructure

NA9053.S6 K73 2014  Negotiating the Mediated City : everyday encounters with public screens

NA9053.K86 2012  Redefining Public Space in Hanoi : places practices and meaning

NA9053.S6 O66 2013  Open Space : urban public landscape design

NA9053.S6 P66 2014 The Skycourt and the Skygarden : greening the urban habitat

NA9085.B47 A35 2013  Furniture, Structure, Infrastructure : making and using the urban environment

NA9183.A173 2012  A New Urban Metabolism : Barcelona/Lugano case studies

NA9207.C36 2012  The Selfmade Land : culture and evolution of urban and regional planning in the

NA9208.R6 H324 20123  Habitat : biq builds the city

NA9278.6.S6 A35 2012  African Perspectives : [South] Africa : city, society, space, literature, and architecture

NB1278.C5413 2013  Art Parks : a tour of America’s sculpture parks and gardens

NC139.H3 A4 2012  Keith Haring : 31 subway drawings

NC139.L57 A4 2013  The Drawings of Laurie Lipton

NC139.M293 A4 2012  Eddie Martinez : the drawings

NC139.M378 A4 2013  Chris Martin Drawings

NC141.S73 2013  Traces : fantasy worlds and tales of truth

NC257.R3 A4 2012  Raphael : drawings

NC263.B65 K67 2012  Bosch : die zeichnungen

NC730.J26 2013  Drawing with Hand, Head, and Heart

NC730.V345 2013  Walk the Line : the art of drawing

NC750.M648 2013  Basic Perspective Drawing : a visual approach

NC760.F224 2013  Anatomy for Fantasy Artists

NC900.B87 2012  The Luminous Trace : drawing and writing in metalpoint

NC960.N55 2013  Walter Nikkels : depicted

NC975.S66 2014  Artistic Liberties : American literary realism and graphic illustration, 1880-1905

NC978.5.R63 A4 2013  Golden Age Illustrations of W. Heath Robinson

NC997.F54 2013  New Graphic Design

NC997.F85 2012  Full of Character[s]: character design

NC997.G727 2013  Graphic Candy : unique graphic ideas that will stick to your heart

NC997.L27 2012   100 Visual Ideas, 1000 Great Ads : how advertising recycles and hijacks world famous symbols and images

NC997.O525 2011  One by One

NC997.S626 2013  vol.1-3  So1o 2uo 3rio : small studio – great impact

NC997.W37 2012  Popular Lies* about Graphic Design

NC998.5.A1 H3313 2012  The Art of the Jeep : from propaganda to advertising

NC998.6.G7 D47 2012  D&AD 12

NC999.6.C2 B36 2012  Marian Bantjes : pretty pictures

NC999.6.F8 A33 2012  Akatre : zero to five

NC999.6.S8 S6336 2012  Make Enemies & Gain Fans : the Snask way of becoming a successful creative entrepreneur

NC1000.A765 2012  Graphic Design Basics 6

NC1000.K53 2013  Go : a Kidd’s guide to graphic design

NC1001.V586 2013  Design Currency : understand, define, and promote the value of your design work

NC1002.L63 H68 2013  Logobook

NC1002.P33 D475 2012  Designlicious : gastronomy by design

NC1764.H377 2013  Modern Cartooning

NC1764.5.U62 M672 2013  Bazooka Joe and His Gang

NC1766.U52 N637 2013  The Noble Approach : Maurice Noble and the zen of animation design

NC1766.U53 H68 2012  The Art and Making of Hotel Transylvania

NC1766.U53 M668 2013  The Art of Monsters University

NC1800.G7 2014 Graphis Poster Annual 2014

NC1827.S78 Z872 2012  Iconic Posters – Poster Icons

ND212.7.J89 2013  Juxtapoz : new contemporary

ND1460.Y65 K66 2013  Yokai Museum : the art of Japanese supernatural beings from YUMOTO Koichi Collection

ND1489.B355 2013  Colour in the Making : from old wisdom to new brilliance

ND2608.A254 2013 Flip the Script : a guidebook for aspiring vandals & typographers

NE542.3.K54 A4 2012  Out of the Wood

NK512/M5 D47 2013  Design Miami : the global forum for design/ December 4-8, 2013

NK959.D3713 2012  Italian Liberty Style

NK1071.Y34 2013  The Unknown Craftsman : a Japanese insight into beauty

NK1175.F79 2012  Becoming Human by Design

NK1380.F63 2012  Art Nouveau : between modernism and romantic nationalism

NK1390.A136 2012  60s Decorative Art

NK1390.A138 2013  70s Decorative Art

NK1397.Y44 2013  Design Transitions : inspiring stories, global viewpoints, how design is changing

NK1483.A1 Z43 2012  Designed in China : the engrossing Oriental concept

NK1484.A1 N46 2010   Nendo 10/10

NK1484.Z9 K8732 2013 v. 1-2  Shiro Kuramata

NK1484.6.A1 K674x 2013  Korea Power : design and identity

NK1492.Z9 U772 2013  Patricia Urquiola : time to make a book

NK1505.G75 2010  Design and Truth

NK1510.C65 2007  Patterns : new surface design

NK1510.J79 2014  The Culture of Design (3rd edition)

NK1520.C66 2013  Conditional Design Workbook

NK1520.H25 2013  The Handbook of Design for Sustainability

NK1520.S547 2013  Sustainable Thinking : ethical approaches to design and design management

NK1535.Z45 A4 2013  Eva Zeisel : life, design and beauty

NK1560.V22 2013  C.F.A. Voysey

NK2115.L5 M4613 2012  Designing with Shadow : lighting design for urban environments and architecture

NK2192.F84 M3836 2013  Matisse : the chapel at Vence

NK2195.R4 D477 2012  Dessert Station

NK2195.R4 W43 2013x  Whet My Appetite : culinary graphic design

NK2385.P39 2013  European Furniture of the 19th Century

NK2439.S337 A4 2013  Eero Saarinen : objects and furniture design

NK2528.J33 2013  Modern British Furniture : design since 1945

NK2542.C37 A4 2013  We Sit Together : utopian benches from the Shakers to the Separatists of Zoar

NK2542.G68 A4 2013  Eileen Gray : objects and furniture design

NK2898.M86 A4 2013  Art Carpets : Cleto Munari and friends

NK3600.H36 2013  Lettering Large : art and design of monumental typography

NK3600.S485 2013  Draw Your Own Alphabets : thirty fonts to scribble, sketch, & make your own

NK5205.C65 M67 2013  Baccarat 1764 : two hundred and fifty years

NK5398.Q1 N22 2013  Narcissus Quagliata : architypes and visions in light and glass

NK8875.M45 2013  Silk and Cotton : textiles from the Central Asia that was

NK8877.M42 2012  Southeast Asian Textiles : the Tilleke & Gibbins collection

NK8898.B63 A4 2013  The Emergence of Form

NK9505.S48 2013  Setting the Scene : European painted cloths from the fourteenth to the twenty-first century

NX650.C66 R4 2013  Re-Imagining the City

P93.5.K37 2014  The Design Method : a philosophy and process for functional visual communication

PG3190.I5 2013  Inside the Rainbow : Russian children’s literature 1920-35 : beautiful books, terrible times

PN1993.5.G3 R69 2013  The Berlin School : films from the Berliner Schule

PN1995.9.P5 T54 2012  They Shoot Typo, Don’t They? : a collection of film poster design

PN1997.99.B5497 2011  Bill Cunningham : New York (dvd)

PN5183.R65 A3 2011  Carine Roitfeld : irreverent

PN6727.W68 P763 2012  Jim Woodring : problematic

PN6728.C34 W38525 2005  The Complete Calvin and Hobbes

PS3608.A78285 H37 2013  The Crow Says Schmack!

QK98.183.R43 A2 2013  Pierre-Joseph Redoute : botanical artist to the Court of France

SB433.5.B667 2012  Bonsai : a patient art

SB451.36.G7 D25 2013  Norfolk Gardens and Designed Landscapes

SB451.36.G7 J3613 2013  Travel Report : an apprenticeship in the Earl of Derby’s kitchen gardens and greenhouses at Knowsley, England

SB457.6.R53 2013  The New English Garden

SB466.G35 P774 2013  Prussian Gardens

SB466.G72 K46 2013  The Elizabethan Garden at Kenilworth Castle

SB469.35.G3 M5413 2013  Garden Culture of the Twentieth Century

SB470.D69 D69 2013  The Landscape Designs of Doyle Herman Design Associates

SB470.O23 H47 2013  Cornelia Hahn Oberlander : making the modern landscape

SB470.S35 M37 2012  Mario Schjetnan : urban environment and landscape

SB470.55.A8 S36 2012  Making Landscape Architecture in Australia

SB472.3.E57 2013  Visual Communication for Landscape Architecture

SB473.G642 2013  Gardens of Marrakesh

SB481.C58 2013  City Parks : public places, private thoughts

SB481.S74 2011  Metropolitan Landscape Architecture : urban parks and landscapes

T385.D68555 2013  Dosch Textures : arch views : America

T385.D68645 2013  Dosch Textures : final render materials

T385.D68655 2011  Dosch Textures : real-time textures

T385.D68658 2013  Dosch Textures : road surfaces

T385.D6926 2009  Dosch Textures : animated water

TA645.S753 2012  Structural Design of Low-Rise Buildings : in cold-formed steel, reinforced masonry, and structural timber

TH438.13 R33 2012  BIM Demystified

TH1421.J37 2012  Earth Building : history, science and conservation

TH4819.P7 H86 2012  Mail-Order Homes : Sears homes and other kit houses

TH4860.R33 2012  The Natural Building Companion : a comprehensive guide to integrative design and construction

TH7015.H44 2010  Heat / Cool : energy concepts, principles and installations

TH7975.D8 S75 2012  Quality Lighting for High Performance Buildings

TJ163.5.B84 G48 2013  Design For Climate Change

TJ163.5.D86 H65 2011  Warm House Cool House : inspirational designs for low-energy housing

TK7881.6.D94 2013  Doing Cultural Studies : the story of the Sony Walkman (2nd edition)

TL175.P45 2011  The Sydney Opera House Car Park and the Double Helix

TL410.N49 2013  Fifty Bicycles that Changed the World

TR659.C64 2013  Balthazar Korab : architect of photography

TR660.S858 2012  Desert Air

TR679.N485 2013x  New Fashion Photography

TS171.K87 2013  Brand Romance : using the power of high design to build a lifelong relationship with
your audience

TS171.4.M38 2013  Material + : creative products

TS171.4.M49 2014  The Art of Product Design : changing how things get made

TS171.6.P37 2013  Product Sketches : from rough to refined

TS171.8.P76 2013  Prototype : design and craft in the 21st century

TT103.J35 2012  Crafts Atlas of India

TT505.B45 B45 2013  Dirk Bikkembergs : 25 years of athletes and fashion

TT505.D56 2013  The Print Revolution : groundbreaking textile design in the digital age

TT505.V355 2013  Giambattista Valli

TT870.F829 2012  Spiral : origami / art / design

Z246.A76 2013  Aspects of Contemporary Book Design

Z246.F855 2013  Fully Booked : ink on paper : design & concepts for new publications

Z246.H367 2013  Understanding Type

Z246.M373 2013  Playing with Type : 50 graphic experiments for exploring typographic design principles

Z246.P43 2013  Teaching Type to Talk

Z250.A2 T9843 2013  Typography Papers 9

Z250.N49 2012  New Typography

Z252.5.L48 W48 2013  Letterpress Now : a DIY guide to new & old printing methods

Z261.U56 2013  Paper Folding Designs

Z271.W457 2008  Bookcraft : techniques for binding, folding, and decorating to create books and more

The Hunt Library featured in new “Cool Spaces!” PBS series

The Rain Garden Reading Room. © Jeff Goldbery/Esto

The James B. Hunt Jr. Library will be profiled this month in the nationally syndicated PBS series, Cool Spaces!, a new prime-time program that promises to “profile some of this century’s most exciting architecture in the U.S.”

Sponsored by the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and Bluebeam Software and hosted by Boston architect and educator Stephen Chung, the new series focuses “on presenting cutting-edge, contemporary public buildings and spaces and the daring architects who push the boundaries of design and materials.”

Cool Spaces! is scheduled to appear on over 100 public television stations across the country, with coverage in about 95% of households with televisions.

The hour-long episode that features the Hunt Library focuses on three libraries that have been dramatic additions to the cultural lives of their communities.  The Hunt Library shares the stage with the Seattle Central Library—listed by the AIA as one of American’s favorite 150 buildings—and the South Mountain Community Library, celebrated for a bold design that encourages interaction between students and local residents.

Featured in almost 300 media pieces since its opening in January 2013, the Hunt Library has gained an international reputation as “the library of the future” for its immersive technologies and for inspiring learning and teaching spaces that encourage collaboration and cross-disciplinary research. The library’s lead designer, Snøhetta, is known for its work on the National September 11 Memorial and Museum pavilion, the new look for Times Square in New York City, and the Golden State Warriors complex on the San Francisco waterfront.  In 2012, Architecture Magazine ranked executive architects Pearce Brinkley Cease + Lee (now Clark Nexsen) as the15th best firm in the United States.

UNC-TV will make the Hunt Library episode available to its viewers on Thursday, April 10, at 9 p.m. and at multiple other times on that date.  A listing of schedules for PBS stations nationwide can be found on the Cool Spaces! website.

The companion book to Cool Spaces!—also featuring the Hunt Library—can be preordered online from the publisher’s website or from Barnes & Noble.  The book will be available in Barnes & Noble bookstores starting in mid April.

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.


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.

“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.

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.

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.