Sharing stories of everyday innovation and collaboration at the NCSU Libraries
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.
January 13, 2016
Topics coveredPublishing and Copyright
Alt-Textbooks: Saving Students Money and Supporting Innovative Teaching
In response to the unsustainable burden placed on students by the high cost of textbooks, the Libraries launched the Alt-Textbook project that offers small grant-funding to instructors who create low-cost, open alternatives to traditional commercial textbooks.
Research Solutions Drop-Ins: Support on Your Schedule
Graduate students face unique challenges for their research needs. To help address these challenges, librarians from the NCSU Libraries and the College of Education’s Media and Educational Technology Center (METRC) developed a new approach: “Research Solutions Drop-In” events at the library.