main news rss feed A feed of the latest News Stories from The NC State University Libraries en Makerspace student worker is an InVenture Prize winner ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries congratulates Makerspace student worker Chloe Sanchez-Prado and her four-member team for being awarded first-place in the 2021 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) InVenture Prize competition. A biomedical engineering student, Sanchez-Prado has been working at the Hill Library’s Makerspace since her first week on campus and credits it as being an integral part of her experience at NC State.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Her team developed UV Scope, a handheld bacterial spectrometer with applications in medicine and food handling fields. Current bacterial spectrometer technology only exists in lab environments at significant expense. All four students are members of the College of Engineering Entrepreneurs Program.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Before gaining access to other makerspaces, the Hill Library’s Makerspace was our primary source for 3D printing during our initial prototyping phases,” Sanchez-Prado says. “Although we didn't utilize the equipment in the Makerspace past our initial prototyping, the space itself has definitely acted as a driving force in my contributions to the team.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“Through the Makerspace, not only did I have the chance to further develop my skills in 3D design and rapid manufacturing, but I also worked in an amazing space that encouraged collaborative learning and curiosity,” she continues. “My experience working at the Makerspace has definitely played a huge role in my pursuit of entrepreneurship and has ultimately given me the tools to succeed as the lead engineer for our mechanical design!”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Learn about the team’s InVenture Prize-winning project in more detail </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=";utm_campaign=37963c2063-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2021_04_29_02_00&amp;utm_medium=email&amp;utm_term=0_405a1074c0-37963c2063-104330049"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>on the College of Engineering site</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> ]] Sat, 5 Jun 2021 14:06:25 EST 58782 New Collection Guide for the Banks Talley Papers Now Available ![CDATA[<p>The <a href="">Special Collections Research Center</a> is pleased to announce that the newly updated collection guide for the <a href="">Banks Talley Papers</a> is now available online.&nbsp;The Banks Talley Papers consists of the personal and professional papers of <a href="">Dr. Banks C. Talley, Jr.</a></p> <p>Included in this collection are&nbsp;correspondence, diaries, newspaper clippings, photographs, agendas, and other materials dated from 1922-2012, with the bulk of the materials&nbsp;from 1969-1983. The professional papers are from Dr. Talley's position as Dean of Students and Vice Chancellor of Student Affairs at NC State University, and from his position as executive assistant to North Carolina Governor Jim Hunt.</p> <img alt="Minority Affairs Adhoc Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 5" data-align="left" data-caption="Minority Affairs Adhoc Newsletter, Vol. 1, No. 5" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="e80078b9-c2e9-48ce-9dd8-996eecc8f767" height="509" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/MAA%20newsletter_2.jpg" width="537" /> <p>Banks C. Talley, Jr.&nbsp;was born in Bennettsville, South Carolina, in 1926. After military service in World War II, Talley&nbsp;attended the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where he earned a B.A. in history (1950), an M.A. (1956), and a Ph.D in education (1966).&nbsp;He became assistant dean of students at North Carolina State College (later North Carolina State University) in 1951. Talley helped to create the Division of Student Affairs, and led it from 1969-1983, first as dean and later as vice chancellor of student affairs. Increasing minority student enrollment, especially Black student enrollment, and student athletes and their academic performance are two of the main topics discussed in the materials from N.C. State. Also included in these materials from his time as vice chancellor are the&nbsp;1982 Racial Awareness Task Force end of year report, and the Spring 1983 issue of Minority Affairs Adhoc Newsletter, a bi-annual newsletter for Black students.</p> <p>Dr. Talley took a leave of absence from N.C. State from 1977-1978 to serve as executive assistant to Governor Jim Hunt. Talley kept two diaries, spanning November 1976 to June 1978, during his time as executive assistant, which are included in this collection.&nbsp;</p> <img alt="Diary, brochure, and Feb. 1977 issue of Statelog" data-align="center" data-caption="Diary, brochure, and Feb. 1977 issue of Statelog" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="6a728331-b86c-42bb-8bfe-5e5ecd82653a" height="560" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/Diary%20etc._0.jpg" width="843" /> <p>The materials from Dr. Talley's position as executive assistant to the governor&nbsp;also include memorabilia like this&nbsp;program, and other documents, for the 1977 Inaugural Ball shown below. Dr. Talley's personal papers include letters, memorabilia, photographs, and other materials related to his personal and professional life.&nbsp;</p> <img alt="Program, map, and distinguished guest sticker from the 1977 Inaugural Ball" data-align="left" data-caption="Program, map, and distinguished guest sticker from the 1977 Inaugural Ball" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="5d86ba3b-f387-4b28-b382-0aaea8402c25" height="516" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/Inaugural%20ball_1.jpg" width="432" /> <p>&nbsp;</p> <img alt="Photo album, cross stich, bookmarks, and a ticket from a football game between N.C. State and Duke" data-caption="Photo album, cross stich, bookmarks, and a ticket from a football game between N.C. State and Duke" data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="f3b9ec22-7988-4815-8e5e-290fd082b013" height="311" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/Memorabilia_3.jpg" width="342" /> <p>After retiring from N.C. State in 1984, Dr. Talley served as the executive director for the N.C. Symphony Society, Inc. for 11 years. The University Student Center, which opened in 1972, was re-named in his honor in 1998. Dr. Talley&nbsp;later returned to N.C. State as&nbsp;Director of Special Projects and Vice Chancellor Emeritus for Arts NC State, where he helped raise money for the Gregg Museum of Art &amp; Design, before retiring for the final time in 2013. Dr. Talley passed away in&nbsp;2017.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><iframe allowfullscreen="" frameborder="0" height="600" src=";c=0&amp;m=0&amp;s=0&amp;cv=0&amp;config=/collections/uv_config.json&amp;locales=en-GB:English (GB),cy-GB:Cymraeg,fr-FR:Français (FR),sv-SE:Svenska,xx-XX:English (GB) (xx-XX)&amp;xywh=276,3680,3242,1922&amp;r=0" width="800"></iframe><br /> <em>"Banks C. Talley II retires, ending his 60-year tenure," <a href="">Technician, Feb. 21, 2013</a></em></p> <p>If you have questions about our collections or would like to view Special Collections materials, please use our&nbsp;<a href="">online request form</a>.&nbsp;Due to&nbsp;the&nbsp;<a href="">NC State University Coronavirus Response</a>&nbsp;NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center is&nbsp;<strong>open by appointment only.</strong>&nbsp;</p> <p>Please note that according to Library policies, on-site Library access is&nbsp;<a href="">limited to NC State students, faculty, staff, and university affiliates with a Wolfpack One Card, including Centennial Campus partners</a>. For requests from these communities, we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible and will email you when your requested materials are ready so that we can confirm your appointment time.&nbsp;For all other requests, we will respond to your request as soon as possible.&nbsp;</p> ]] Fri, 4 Jun 2021 09:56:15 EST 58758 Fabulous 50: 1971 Student Government Elections ![CDATA[<p>Fifty years ago, in <a href=";m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-7795%2C-425%2C20849%2C8486">NC State's 1971 Student Government elections</a>, <a href="">Gus Gusler</a> was elected Student Body President.&nbsp; Prior to becoming Student Body President, he had participated in the <a href="">May 1970 Peace Retreat</a> and was involved with the <a href="">All-Campus concerts</a>. &nbsp;</p> <a href=";m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-5035%2C0%2C14031%2C5557"><img alt="Gus Gusler during his term as NC State's Student Body President, 1971-1972." data-align="right" data-caption="Gus Gusler during his term as NC State's Student Body President, 1971-1972." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="73d99fff-0901-4b4b-b448-0594353990bf" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/ua023_024-001-bx0007-011-006_spotfixed_resized2.jpg" /></a> <p>Gusler won the election in a run-off against his friend <a href=";q=%22bill+davis%22">Bill Davis</a>, possibly the first African American candidate to run for Student Body President at NC State.* &nbsp; As Gusler described in a <a href="">2012 oral history interview</a>, "I wound up winning, for the wrong reason, because clearly it was the racial attitude of an African American running."&nbsp; While he considered not running against his friend, he laughed and said "I’m too competitive to do that."&nbsp; He added "we remained really good friends, and I won by a huge landslide and it was purely because of the race thing. There was no doubt in my mind that was what it was."</p> <a href=";m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-815%2C2189%2C6252%2C2544"><img alt="Bill Davis, possibly the first African American to run for NC State's Student Body President, 1971." data-align="right" data-caption="Bill Davis, possibly the first African American to run for NC State's Student Body President, 1971." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="52c6c126-7b7e-40c1-9deb-477000979e5a" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/technician-v51n78-1971-04-16_p1_cropped.jpg" /></a> <p>Prior to running for Student Body President, Bill Davis had been president of the campus YMCA and a member of the Chancellor's Liaison Committee.&nbsp; He received the endorsements of the <em>Technician</em> student newspaper and of <a href="">Cathy Sterling</a>, the Student Body President whose term was just ending.&nbsp; The <em>Technician</em> saw him as Sterling's natural successor:&nbsp; "Davis seems more interested in the serious problems of academic reforms and appears more disposed to call the conscience of the university to account for its actions."&nbsp; Davis (along with former <a href="">Student Senate President Eric Moore</a>) also worked with the university to recruit more African American students.&nbsp; Through this work he traveled to high schools around the state to encourage African American students to apply to the university.&nbsp; He was also involved with the university's early <a href="">Pan-Afrikan festivals</a>.&nbsp; Davis graduated with a BA in 1972. (Sixteen years after Davis ran, <a href="">Kevin Howell </a>was elected as NC State's first African American Student Body President.)</p> <p>Although Sterling had not endorsed Gusler for Student Body President in 1971, he still considered her an influence.&nbsp; In the 2012 oral history, he said about her "She was just really, really bright and just very good at looking at situations and thinking about things and coming up with a way to sort of push an agenda forward, but in a civil way. She was just very polite and very much a Southern lady, but tough, really, really tough." &nbsp;</p> <a href=";m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=&amp;xywh=-5850%2C0%2C15604%2C6180"><img alt="Gusler with an All Campus concert button or sticker on his shirt, 1972." data-align="right" data-caption="Gusler with an All Campus concert button or sticker on his shirt, 1972." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="74a24c2c-77e3-4f93-a474-3700ff078d18" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/ua023_024-001-bx0007-011-008_resized_0.jpg" /></a> <p>Gusler served as Student Body President in 1971-1972.&nbsp; Among the measures he advocated were the sale of alcohol on campus and the elimination of a two-semester foreign language requirement. His most significant contribution may have been establishment of the student Legal Defense Corporation to represent students’ interests in lawsuits.</p> <p>After his term as president ended, Gusler was involved in <a href=";f%5Bresource_decade_facet%5D%5B%5D=1970s&amp;q=vietnam+protest+april+1972">April 1972 protests against the Vietnam War</a>.&nbsp; He graduated in 1978 with a BA in political science, and in 1980 also earned a master’s degree in public administration.&nbsp; In 1984 he received his J.D. from NC Central University.&nbsp; For several years he practiced as an attorney, specializing in sports law, product liability, and personal injury law.&nbsp; He eventually bought and operated the Players' Retreat, a popular bar and restaurant near the NC State campus in Raleigh. &nbsp;</p> <a href=";m=&amp;s=&amp;cv=5&amp;xywh=4429%2C3242%2C6764%2C2753"><img alt="Endorsements for Bill Davis, from the 21 April 1971 Technician student newspaper." data-align="right" data-caption="Endorsements for Bill Davis, from the 21 April 1971 Technician student newspaper." data-entity-type="file" data-entity-uuid="ecd26388-b1d4-4723-8bc3-4d9dbc9509c6" src="/sites/default/files/wysiwyg-uploads/technician-v51n77-1971-04-14_p7_cropped.jpg" /></a> <p>If you have questions about our collections or would like to see Special Collections materials, please use our <a href="">online request form</a>. Please also feel free to explore our <a href="">Rare and Unique Digital Collections online</a>.</p> <p>Due to the <a href="">NC State University Coronavirus Response</a>, the NC State University Libraries Special Collections Research Center is open by appointment only.&nbsp; Please note that according to Library policies, on-site Library access is currently <a href="">limited to NC State students, faculty, staff, and university affiliates with a Wolfpack One Card, including Centennial Campus partners</a>. For requests from these communities, we will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible and will email you when your requested materials are ready so that we can confirm your appointment time. For all other requests, we will respond to your request as soon as possible.</p> <p>*At the time in 1971, the <em>Technician</em> claimed Bill Davis was the first African American candidate for NC State's Student Body President position, and we have not established that any other African Americans ran for the office before him.&nbsp; If you know otherwise, we encourage you to <a href="">contact us</a>.</p> ]] Thu, 20 May 2021 08:30:54 EST 58757 We need your dazzling images! ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Have you taken some fabulous shots in the lab or the field during the course of your work? Submit them to </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Envisioning Research</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>—NC State’s annual research image contest!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>NC State is calling on graduate students, undergraduate students, postdocs, faculty, and staff to help highlight the beauty and importance of the work being done both on campus and around the world. Categories include photography, microscopy, data visualization, video, and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Started in 2016, Envisioning Research is a collaboration between the Libraries, the Office of Research and Innovation, the Graduate School, University Communications, and the College of Sciences. The program was born out of a desire to make NC State research more accessible by using art as a medium to explain complex discoveries.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The 2020 winners were featured on the Hunt Library Visualization Wall and in this </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>slideshow</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, and the winners from the first three years of Envisioning Research were featured in</span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>exhibits at the Hill and Hunt Libraries</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Submissions are due by Friday, June 18, 2021. Full contest details at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ]] Sat, 5 Jun 2021 14:06:04 EST 58749 Meet the Libraries’ Open Knowledge Center ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries has long been a leader in the quickly expanding field of OERs (open educational resources). Our </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Alt-Textbook</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> program saves NC State students hundreds of thousands of dollars in textbook costs through the development of online teaching resources from freely available materials. Our </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Open Pedagogy Incubator</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> helps faculty to fully implement multiple Open Pedagogy approaches in their courses. Our </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>OPEN (Open Project Engagement Network) Incubator</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> uses open principles to advance projects from idea to proof-of-concept. And our partnership with NC LIVE on the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Open Education North Carolina</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (OENC) initiative helps spread OERs across the entire state.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now, that leadership in all things “open” has led to a name change at the Libraries.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Formerly known as the Copyright &amp; Digital Scholarship Center (CDSC), the new </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Open Knowledge Center</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (OKC) will serve as an incubator for communities, projects, initiatives, and programs that build on NC State’s strengths and leadership in public, open, and experimental approaches to research, scholarship, and education.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Will Cross is now the Director of the Open Knowledge Center &amp; Head of Information Policy. He has played a large role in the transformation of the CDSC as open initiatives have expanded at the Libraries.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>NC State remains one of only a handful of colleges and universities to have a full time lawyer in the libraries available to support mission-driven scholarship and education,” Cross says. “We’ve adopted the language of ‘information policy’ in order to reflect the fact that we’re here to help not just with copyright but also many other areas of law and policy such as navigating terms of use in digital tools and resources like Twitch and YouTube as well as the implications for privacy and free expression when adopting research and teaching resources built on a model of surveillance capitalism.“</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Cross’ team at the OKC has grown to gather a broader slate of interests, skills, and aptitudes. The renaming of the Center reflects the Libraries’ alignment with global shifts toward public and open science, open education and pedagogy, and public and digital humanities.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“The OKC continues to support and advocate for student success, especially through our long investment in the area of open education,” says </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Micah Vandegrift, Open Knowledge Librarian.</span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span> “Adding to that, we intend to deepen our involvement in collaborations with researchers and scholars, focused on creating new knowledge and research products, be they articles and chapters or web-first projects. Ideally, the OKC will provide momentum to engaging work, regardless of whether the collaborator is a sophomore or an emeritus faculty member.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In addition to Cross and Vandegrift, the Center also includes Scott Bailey, Digital Research and Scholarship Librarian, and Ashley Evans Bandy, a current Libraries Fellow.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“The Open Knowledge Center will be a leader on campus for navigating the interdisciplinary, open future of knowledge production, working in partnership with Libraries and university colleagues,” says Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries Greg Raschke. “The Center will incubate and provide expertise in scholarly and research communities, policies, and initiatives, working to build more open, impactful, and equitable systems of global knowledge.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>For more about the Open Knowledge Center’s programs, visit </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> ]] Fri, 14 May 2021 10:20:24 EST 58747 The Hill Library’s Innovation Studio wins a MUSE Creative Award ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Innovation Studio</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> at the Hill Library has only been open since the library’s renovation was completed last August, and it’s already winning awards. The dynamic, interactive space now boasts a </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>MUSE Creative Gold Award</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> in the “Experiential &amp; Immersive” category.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries collaborated with </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Relative Scale</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>, a Raleigh-based experiential design firm, which developed the software infrastructure that makes the Innovation Studio’s fantastic interactive tabletops work. MUSE lauded the interactive projection system that allows visitors to call up multimedia content merely by moving their hands above the tables.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>“The media experience is built around interactive projection and designed as a lightweight and touch-free approach to exhibiting curated works at the D.H. Hill Jr. Library,” the MUSE award release notes. “The application, and the content management system that underlies it, facilitates dynamic exhibition in a multi-use space—one that is central to a larger transformation happening in the Library. This exhibition platform affords a new approach to collecting student work (in digital and physical form) and sharing their stories, further situating the Library as a truly experiential forum and learning space.”</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>"We are honored to be recognized with this MUSE Creative Award,” says Luke Cline, Relative Scale’s Founder and Creative Director. “The NC State University Libraries team had a unique and challenging vision for the Innovation Studio—and we loved the concept from day one. It was Relative Scale’s privilege to partner with the Libraries team in this endeavor. We couldn’t have asked for a better collaboration."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>To see a short video showcasing the interactive tabletops in the Innovation Studio, click </span></em></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><em><span><span><span>here</span></span></span></em></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><em><span>.</span></em></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>"I am really honored that the Innovation Studio won the MUSE Award,” says Erin Willett, Innovation Studio Graduate Extension Assistant. “As a student myself, it has been a great learning experience to work with the Relative Scale team and with everyone at the Libraries to bring the idea of the space to fruition. The Innovation Studio, with its interactive projection display system, is such a novel and innovative way to experience the work being done by the NC State community. I am really proud to be a part of the team that created it and excited to be able to work with students and faculty to bring their work into it."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries site offers a </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>virtual tour of Innovation Studio programs and exhibits</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> from fall 2020. You can also suggest collaborations and exhibits, and request workshops and special events, through the </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Libraries site</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Located on the second floor in the south tower, the Innovation Studio is part teaching space and part interactive exhibit, showcasing student and faculty work at NC State. It serves as a venue to display and demonstrate emerging technologies such as augmented and virtual reality, machine learning, projection mapping, and the Internet of Things.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> ]] Sat, 5 Jun 2021 14:06:47 EST 58744 New water bottle filling stations at the Libraries ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries received a 2020</span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Student Sustainability Fund grant</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> of $18,500 last year to install two new water bottle refilling stations in the Hunt Library. Then, the pandemic hit, and the project hit the pause button.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Now, the Libraries is happy to announce that four new water bottle filling stations are installed and ready to use in the Hunt Library. The Student Sustainability Fund grant supported two of them, and the Libraries funded two more. Library patrons can now refill their water bottles on floors 1, 2, 4, 5 at Hunt!&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Additional filling stations have been installed in some of the newly renovated spaces in the Hill Library, near the restrooms on the second and third floors. Prior to the renovation, stations were also added in the West Wing on the second floor and the East Wing on the first floor near the Digital Media Lab.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>How big of a deal is this? The first water bottle refilling station in the Hill Library, installed in 2016 with support from a Student Sustainability Fund grant, has saved 275,000 disposable plastic bottles to date. And NC State students care about this issue. Students met with Greg Raschke, Senior Vice Provost and Director of Libraries, in 2019 regarding how to improve the Hunt Library, and water bottle filling stations emerged as a major priority from that conversation.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>"Sustainability is a priority for students on our campus and is also a value within the Libraries among staff,” says Alison Edwards, University Library Specialist. “It was great to have a project like this to put those values into action and for anyone who uses the library to benefit and participate in reducing our collective plastic waste."</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Special thanks for this continuing initiative at the Libraries goes to: Sarah Craig and Shaun Bennett who wrote the grant proposal; Liz Bell (project lead) and Patrick Deaton who coordinated the project along with our Libraries Building Services Department; Glenn Privette and Travis Tyo for managing the installation process; and Douglas Lynn, Engineering/Architectural Technician with University In-House Construction Services for additional oversight.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ]] Fri, 14 May 2021 13:33:13 EST 58741 Hey architecture lovers—the Libraries has a walking tour and VR exhibit for you! ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Since its founding in 1948, the College of Design has boasted a faculty of world-class architects who brought Modernist and Bauhaus principles to NC State—and to Raleigh neighborhoods, too.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The NC State University Libraries’ Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is proud to house a wealth of materials related to these architects, including drawings, models, correspondence, and more. The SCRC loves to work with these materials with researchers, and also encourages architecture fans to get out in the fresh air to see the actual buildings that these materials refer to. So they developed a walking tour of Raleigh buildings near campus, and now have a multimedia virtual reality exhibit too.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The SCRC’s </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=",+Raleigh,+NC/2715+Rosedale+Avenue,+Raleigh,+NC/3039+Churchill+Road,+Raleigh,+NC/1317+Westfield+Ave,+Raleigh,+NC+27607/3104+Churchill+Road,+Raleigh,+NC/2100+Barfield+Court,+Raleigh,+NC/310+Lake+Boone+Trail,+Raleigh,+NC/821+Runnymede+Road,+Raleigh,+NC/2337+Churchill+Road,+Raleigh,+NC/@35.8069827,-78.6915145,14z/data=!3m1!4b1!4m56!4m55!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf5937944fc4b:0xc08479b6bafe23ab!2m2!1d-78.6734803!2d35.7894843!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf5edc4f870a7:0x3a81b4299c5e06ba!2m2!1d-78.6701229!2d35.796152!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf5e7aa2a8b03:0x699bb2d1594a87e8!2m2!1d-78.67708!2d35.8055647!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf5dd6b1936f1:0x82db2b62f4ee3c13!2m2!1d-78.680935!2d35.8049211!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf5e77c814f97:0xc89a6eda2e04fef4!2m2!1d-78.6792512!2d35.8064441!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf60d23c7b301:0xc02f99bd9e17e8ec!2m2!1d-78.6783545!2d35.8223552!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf6068b24091b:0xd6ab8424c8b9ea7e!2m2!1d-78.6651817!2d35.8167388!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf609873609d7:0x2838c30fa022c592!2m2!1d-78.673844!2d35.8158116!1m5!1m1!1s0x89acf5fbcfdc94df:0x9c5788393f562d9d!2m2!1d-78.6632539!2d35.8049656!3e2"><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Mid-Century Architecture walking tour</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> concentrates on the work of architects connected to NC State’s College of Design, and was developed by former Library Associate Phillip MacDonald. The tour is a pleasant, 7.8-mile walk (or drive!) that winds through Raleigh neighborhoods north of Main Campus and includes residences and commercial buildings designed by Matthew Nowicki, George Matsumoto, Eduardo Catalano, Brian Shawcroft, and George Milton Small. Pull up this </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Special Collections Research Center blogpost</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> for information about each building on the tour.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>In addition to the walking tour, the SCRC has collaborated with the Libraries’ Learning Spaces &amp; Services department on </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span><span>Modern Raleigh: An Architecture Exhibit</span></span></span></span></strong></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>--a VR exhibit that spotlights some of the buildings on the tour and provides a wealth of multimedia content about the architects themselves. You’ll see video interviews with such luminaries as Phil Freelon, read biographies of architects, and see some of the great collections at the SCRC—all on your laptop screen. Enter the VR space, and use your keyboard to navigate the rooms of the exhibit. MacDonald worked with University Library Technician Colin Keenan to produce the VR exhibit.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Join the Libraries and the</span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=";id=081fab4217&amp;e=616804037b"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span> College of Design</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> for a “Virtual Exhibit Tour and Panel Discussion” on Wednesday, May 18, from 12:00 p.m.-1:00 p.m. In this online program, we’ll tour the VR exhibit and explore how architecture graduates from the College of Design have helped define a half-century of Raleigh architecture. Registration is required </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=";id=24d7583564&amp;e=616804037b"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>h</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><a href=";id=eae6027d3a&amp;e=616804037b"><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>ere</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Whether you want to pull on your shoes or nestle into the couch, the Libraries offers up all the architecture you want!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ]] Mon, 10 May 2021 10:58:56 EST 58740 Libraries gifted with new endowments on Day of Giving ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Day of Giving 2021 was a big day for NC State and its fantastic students. And donors to the Libraries were particularly generous and thoughtful on March 24.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries exceeded its previous two years of Day of Giving efforts combined, bringing in $1,491,566 from 217 gifts. Two new scholarship endowments were created, and two new collections endowments were established. The Libraries also saw sizable increases to its Student Resource Fund, in addition to growing other priority areas including reducing financial barriers for students, improving our collections, and reaching the public in new ways. Since the Libraries serves every student at NC State regardless of their college or department, these gifts add up to university-wide student success.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Some of the Libraries’ high-impact 2021 Day of Giving gifts include:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <ul> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Libraries’ Board President Nancy Kuivila and her husband, Rob Maddin, established The Nancy J. Kuivila and W. Robert Maddin Scholarship, which in the future will support Libraries' student workers.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>Margaret McEwen set up an endowment via her estate plan that will provide funding for Libraries’ collections and other priority needs as they arise.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Gabriel family created a new scholarship endowment gift to support Libraries’ student workers in perpetuity.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><span><span><span>An anonymous pair of generous donors gave an outright gift and estate gift to establish the “World War II: Causes to Conflict to Conclusion Endowment” to support Libraries' collections relating to World War II history, primarily focused on events following WWI in 1918 to the Treaty of San Francisco in 1952.</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Gifts at every level contributed to the Libraries’ successful Day of Giving, and it was inspiring to see the cumulative generosity from donors across the university.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span><br /> <br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>For information about supporting the Libraries with a charitable donation, please visit </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> or contact Tina Morrison, Executive Director of Development, at </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> ]] Fri, 30 Apr 2021 10:50:43 EST 58716 De-stress during exams with the Libraries livestreams on Twitch ![CDATA[<p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Exams got you tense? Then take a break with the Libraries’ livestreams on </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>Twitch</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries is concentrating on exam week wellness with special Twitch programming on May 2-7. Anyone can tune in to learn a new skill, play a game, get a quick dose of pet therapy, or hear some great tunes. The full week’s programming is detailed below.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>You don’t have to have a free Twitch account to tune into the livestreams. If you do have an account, you can send questions and comments in the live chat. Recordings of Libraries streams are available on our Twitch page after each event.&nbsp;</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Exam wellness programming on Twitch is just one of the ways that the Libraries supports student wellness. For more about the Libraries’ wellness offerings, visit </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Libraries’ Twitch channel is </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span>. Exam wellness week programming is as follows:</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Sunday, May 2</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><em><span>4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. "Live with the Digital Media Lab"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for live demonstrations from the Digital Media Lab, including art, design, and music making.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Monday, May 3</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><em><span>12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. "Live with the Digital Media Lab"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for live demonstrations from the Digital Media Lab, including art, design, and music making.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>4:00p.m.-6:00 p.m. "Your GeoGuess is as good as mine; Come play along!"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us to play </span></span></span></span></span></span><a href=""><span><span><span><span><span><span><span><span>GeoGuessr</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></a><span><span><span><span><span><span> (, a geography guessing game. Watch the game or create a free GeoGuessr account and play along from anywhere as you try and guess locations.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. "Live from the Makerspace"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for live demonstration from the Hill Library Makerspace, including digital embroidery, 3D printing, electronics, graphic design, and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>9:00 p.m.-11:30 p.m. "Laugh &amp; Scare Away Stress with Neal in Little Nightmares"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>De-stress with us with "Little Nightmares," a puzzle platform horror game.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Tuesday, May 4</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><em><span>12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. "Live from the VR Studio"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for a live demonstration in VR from the VR Studio in the Hill Library.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. "Pottery with the Digital Media Lab"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for throwing, glazing, and talking about pottery with the Digital Media Lab.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. "Live from the Makerspace"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for live demonstration from the Hill Library Makerspace, including digital embroidery, 3D printing, electronics, graphic design, and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Wednesday, May 5</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><em><span>12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. "Building Hunt Library in The Sims: Furniture!"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us as we build a model of the Hunt Library in The Sims! During this stream we'll be working on the inside and the furniture of the building.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. "Live with the Digital Media Lab"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for live demonstrations from the Digital Media Lab, including art, design, and music making.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. "Live from the Makerspace"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for live demonstration from the Hill Library Makerspace, including digital embroidery, 3D printing, electronics, graphic design, and more.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Thursday, May 6</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><em><span>12:00 p.m.-2:00 p.m. "Virtual Pet Therapy"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Destress with some virtual pet therapy by learning about Library staff cats and dogs as you watch them play. And you can participate directly in the event through Zoom!</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>4:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m. "State of Sound Sessions: awaymsg and The Maiden, The Mother, and The Crone"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>The State of Sound Sessions series features recorded live performances of a diverse array of artists, captured live in distanced settings by the Make Media team. It offers a chance to see artists up close and engage with them in the live chat during the broadcasts.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. "Live from the VR Studio: Art"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Join us for a live demonstration of painting in VR from the VR Studio in the Hill Library.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong><span><span>Friday, May 7</span></span></strong></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><em><span>12:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m. "Spontaneous Songwriting in GarageBand with Jason!"</span></em></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><em><span>2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m. "Live from the VR Studio: Gaming Break"</span></em></span></span></span></span><br /> <span><span><span><span><span><span>Take a break with some VR games on Twitch, streamed from the VR Studio in the Hill Library.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> ]] Wed, 5 May 2021 09:51:06 EST 58670