Cited for the creative and bold vision that went into designing an innovative model for a research library as a high-technology research platform, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library at North Carolina State University has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Stanford Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries (SPIRL) .
Judged by an international panel of library and academic leaders, SPIRL was established by the Stanford Libraries in 2013 to single out for community attention and to celebrate functionally significant results of the innovative impulses in research libraries worldwide.
Our vision was to give NC State a signature library that would help us recruit the very best students and the very best faculty and to serve the community as an inspiring place of excellence and passion and ideas and vision, says Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of Libraries at NC State. We could not be more honored that our vision and hard work have been awarded the Stanford Prize.