Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program Support

The NCSU Libraries works closely with the Chancellor's Faculty Excellence Program (CFEP) and interdisciplinary cluster programs at NC State to support research, teaching, and outreach across disciplines.

Faculty Cluster Liaison Librarians

Contact our librarian liaisons for your cluster area to discuss your collections and research needs.

Bioinformatics:  Kristine Alpi
Carbon Electronics: Bertha Chang
Data-Driven Science:  Hilary Davis
Digital Transformation of Education:  Darby Orcutt
Emerging Plant Disease and Global Food Security: Debbie Currie
Environmental Health Science: Rachael Posey
Forensic Sciences:  Mira Waller and John Vickery
Genetic Engineering and Society: Darby Orcutt
Geospatial Analytics:  Karen Ciccone and Jeff Essic
Global Environmental Change:  Danica Lewis
Global Water, Sanitation and Hygiene: Greg Tourino  
Innovation + Design:  Karen DeWitt
Leadership in Public Science: Debbie Currie and Karen Ciccone
Microbiomes and Complex Microbial Communities: Rachael Posey
Modeling the Living Embryo: Kristine Alpi
Precision Medicine:  Kristine Alpi and Rachael Posey
Sustainable Energy Systems and Policy: Debbie Currie
Synthetic and Systems Biology: Alex Carroll
Translational Regenerative Medicine:  Kristine Alpi and Alex Carroll
Visual Narrative: Mike Nutt

Faculty research spaces

The Faculty Research Commons at the Hunt Library is a comfortably furnished space for faculty to engage in both individual and collaborative work. The space includes a common area and reservable workrooms, focus rooms, and a conference room. At the D. H. Hill Library, faculty can apply to use one of the research study rooms for an entire semester. These private rooms are located throughout the bookstacks. A Faculty Research Commons is currently under construction at D.H. Hill as well.

Visualization spaces

The NCSU Libraries provides spaces for high-definition visualization, simulations, ideation, and innovation. These spaces accommodate various projection and display configurations; real-time video capture, broadcast, and collaboration, and offer new ways to approach public engagement with research. Dedicated videoconferencing spaces are available at the Hunt and Veterinary Medicine Libraries.


Research data services

We can provide assistance with data management planning, discovery and description, sharing, and preservation. Contact us at to set up a consultation or request a workshop. 

Research assistance

Librarians are available to support your research needs and answer questions. Contact us for one-on-one assistance with literature searching, citation management, measuring your research impact, or finding funding opportunities. The Libraries’ Copyright & Digital Scholarship Center provides guidance on scholarly communication and copyright issues.

Training and instructional support

Do members of your research team need help formulating research strategies or locating needed information? Librarians can provide in-person or online instruction and can assist in developing learning tools for students to use independently. Research workshops are offered on a regular basis covering topics from literature review research to navigating subject specific databases.

Technology lending

The library lends electronic devices, including laptops, digital cameras, camcorders, digital voice recorders, graphing calculators, and iPads.