Textiles Library in the Future
On October 26, 2009, the official ground-breaking ceremony was held for the James B. Hunt Jr. Library. This "signature" building will be the future home of the NCSU Libraries' Textiles collection and will enhance NC State University, Centennial Campus, and the College of Textiles by offering a "vibrant intellectual and social forum for the campus community, showcasing the latest technologies and research achievements of the university." The Hunt Library will recognize the various needs of different user groups — graduate and undergraduate students, faculty members, and researchers — and will offer spaces tailored to those unique demands. Although the Burlington Textiles Library will cease to be a separate entity, the textiles collection and all associated services will remain easily accessible to faculty and students in the Hunt Library. The core mission and values exemplified in the history of the Burlington Textiles Library will live on, through the Libraries' ongoing commitment to building collections that support teaching and research, creating comfortable, technology-equipped spaces that facilitate learning and discovery, maintaining subject specialist textiles librarians with a thorough knowledge of the disciplines, and continuing to develop and nurture collaborative relationships with faculty members.