Sharing stories of everyday innovation and collaboration at the NCSU Libraries
October 30, 2017
Topics coveredPublic Science
The coyote who said “cheese” and the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge
Librarians and NC State’s Leadership in Public Science cluster turned students and community members into scientists for the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge. Citizens placed infrared camera traps around campus to catch animals passing by, leading to a greater understanding of campus biodiversity.
April 4, 2017
Simulating migration crises, rogue vessels, and ebola outbreaks at the Libraries
Radiation alarms are going off pell mell. As the head of a reaction team, it’s your job to know what to do almost instantly. Do we need to evacuate because a terrorist detonated a dirty bomb, or do we need to replace a leaky microwave oven in the breakroom? How do you tell the difference?
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.