Library Technology Career Jumpstart Program prepares students to meet the unknown needs of tech-infused futures9/17/2020
How can library and information science graduate programs keep their instruction cutting-edge when that edge moves so quickly? The Libraries has created a weeklong, immersive program to meet that challenge.
Feathered citizens in Britain and campus history on YouTube6/8/2020
“I’m so pleased with the Libraries that, at some point, I think I need to get a tattoo that says ‘I heart my library.’”
The power of the "open textbook"5/14/2020
Your publisher doesn’t want to print your textbook anymore. You can’t do anything about the pirated copies out there on the web. Most academic authors would be pretty upset. But Michael Steer and the Libraries saw this as an opportunity to make his book an open textbook.
A deep dive into the Animal Rights Archive4/29/2020
Utah State philosopher Rachel Robison-Greene is the Libraries’ first Tom Regan Visiting Research Fellow
“Coming to you live from the planet Saturn…”6/5/2019
An old cassette, a ham radio hound, and a Digital Media Librarian bring the lost voice of the Voyager spacecraft to life.
Building a more inclusive library: GLBT initiatives and partnerships at the NC State University Libraries11/16/2018
Through intentional and collaborative efforts including collections, facilities, staff training, and programming, the NC State University Libraries has consistently served the GLBT community over the 2017-2018 academic year. By starting new initiatives and extending existing ones, the Libraries is helping make NC State a more welcoming and inclusive campus.
Don’t throw away that assignment! Students improve Wikipedia through WikiEdu2/22/2018
What happens to your term papers after you turn them in? Often, students’ hard work is only read by the instructor and (sometimes) a handful of peers. An open educational movement, known as Open Pedagogy, aims to give those “disposable assignments” some real-world impact.
The coyote who said “cheese” and the Wolfpack Citizen Science Challenge10/30/2017
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.
Anthropology in 360°: Cultural immersion in the Visualization Studio4/6/2017
An anthropologist essentially lives his or her research. But that engagement rarely comes across in PowerPoint slides.
Simulating migration crises, rogue vessels, and ebola outbreaks at the Libraries4/4/2017
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?