Sharing stories of everyday innovation and collaboration at the NCSU Libraries
When the textbook you need hasn’t been written yet
Professors have trouble finding just the right textbook. And even when they do, students have trouble affording it. The NCSU Libraries Alt-Textbook program addresses both of these disappointingly common problems—and improves instruction in the process.
Threading the Needle: Fostering Student Success Through Making
Fashionistas are always looking for a dress that makes their hearts beat faster. But what about a dress that shows everyone else your racing pulse? The NCSU Libraries Makerspace program helped graduating senior Jazsalyn McNeil fuse art and design within the emerging fields of wearable technologies and interactive electronic textiles with her "Pulse Dress," creating new opportunities for textiles research, education, and outreach.
Happenings at Hunt Library: The Black Mountain College Story
Combining “happenings” with lectures, NCSU Libraries Visiting Scholar David Silver has used the visualization spaces in the James B. Hunt Jr. Library over the past two years to tell one of the most fascinating stories in the history of higher education. Through the lens of its working farm, Silver has chronicled the rise and fall of Black Mountain College in western North Carolina by using Hunt’s diverse spaces as a scholarly communication platform that perfectly fits his subject.
Remaking Teaching: Prototyping New Technologies for the Classroom
Does the presence of technology change the way teachers teach and students learn? Ph.D students attended a critical making workshop at the D.H. Hill Library Makerspace to gain new understandings of when and how to integrate emerging technologies and digital tools into their classrooms.