The Veterinary Medicine Library will extend its hours on Saturday, August 10 to welcome the friends and family of the members of the Class of 2017 who may be visiting the College of Veterinary Medicine prior to the White Coat Ceremony. The White Coat Ceremony in which the Class of 2017 is formally inducted into the veterinary profession takes place at the Jane S. McKimmon Center at 3:00pm.
Library hours that weekend are:
August 10 (Saturday) : 11:00am – 5:00pm
August 11 (Sunday) : 1:00pm – 5:00pm (Regular Hours)
Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library –see www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.
Veterinary Medicine Library operating hours are reduced during the University Semester Intersession:
August 7 – August 9 (Wednesday – Friday) : 7:30am – 6:00pm
Longer hours are available at the D.H. Hill Library and James B. Hunt Library–see www.lib.ncsu.edu/hours for all NCSU Libraries Hours.
Several NCSU Libraries provide beanbag chair seating. Two beanbag chairs are currently in the southeastern quiet reading space of the Veterinary Medicine Library for you to try out. Please let us know by August 31 if you would like beanbag chairs in the library. These are pretty firm–they can remove pellets to make them squishier, so let us know if you have opinions on that aspect as well. firstname.lastname@example.org
NC State offers one of the top-ranked academic video game development programs in the nation, and the Hunt Library’s Game Lab provides a powerful tool to enrich work on simulated environments or other video game work that depends on large scale visualization, immersive colors, or other technology-rich capabilities.
Fox 8 highlights the Game Lab as it explores how NC State software brings crime scene investigation into the 21st century.
Cooper, J. E. (John Eric), 1944- Navigating diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine Small animal endocrinology Neuromuscular diseases Hoof signals : success factors for healthy hooves
Hulsen, Jan. Do-it-yourself agility equipment : constructing agility obstacles for training or competition
The Libraries provide many books and journals on teaching and learning in the health professionals. We’ve selected some of our favorite for you to peruse on the Display by the Vet Med Library Service Desk through August 20. Get ready for a new semester of education with one of these or the many other online and print materials at the NCSU Libraries.
The Veterinary Medicine Library Staff welcomes our new House Officers. We eagerly look forward to assisting you in finding information and resources you need. Let us know what you are looking for and suggest items for purchase. The specialty board examination/residency reading lists page may be a good starting point to see the access to your discipline’s core literature.
Already widely acclaimed as a bold, visually dramatic space that architecturally embodies the future of libraries and educational innovation, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library is adding a new centerpiece facing its main entrance. During July, José Parlá—recently profiled in the New York Times for his signature pieces that celebrate the essential need of humans to “assert their existence in a place and a time”—will be creating a large mural to anchor the south end of the library’s second floor.
Known for his essential credo that powerful art “makes us aware that we are not mere passive bystanders, but active participants in the world we see,” Parlá’s piece, Nature of Language, will not only complement the building’s light-filled grandeur and inspiring use of color, but its spirit will capture the essential goal of the Hunt Library to encourage and enable anyone in the building to engage passionately in learning and discovery.
Parlá’s art has appeared in major exhibitions in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Paris, and he has recently completed high-profile commissions in the Barclays Center in Brooklyn and at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. His paintings and other works also reside in The British Museum, The Concord Project of the City of Toronto, the POLA Museum of Art in Hakone, Japan, and are held in the private collections of Eric Clapton and Tom Ford.
“In the six months the Hunt Library has been open, we have been incredibly gratified to receive a wave of international attention from educators, students, researchers, the architectural community, and others for how well the building’s design creates a sense of passion, ideas, and vision,” says Susan K. Nutter, Vice Provost and Director of the NCSU Libraries. “We could not be more grateful to the private donors who have given us the treasure of a bold, beautiful José Parlá piece to bring the excitement and joy of his art into this iconic space for NC State University.”“Where’s Walter?”: Added bonus if you’re on campus
Much of the power of Parlá’s work comes from creating a seemingly abstract painting from—if you look closely enough—actual words. José crafted the Hunt Library piece from words that inspired him in his time in Raleigh and in the new library. Can you find “opportunity” (a word he says he especially put in for the engineers he talked with on campus), “Sir Walter Raleigh,” “James Hunt,” “nature of language,” or “bookBot”?
Bee, Vanessa, author.
Does the Hunt Library promote a type of learning in which books are “lost in the shuffle”? Or does it “serve its patrons in fostering reading and learning [with] a humane understanding of just what books are for”?
In “The ‘Bookless’ Library” and “Are Libraries for Books or People?” two writers (one a recent NC State grad) for The American Conservative produce dueling articles to explore the role of the Hunt Library in the future of reading and research.
Take a look at the CVM author publications for June 2013 courtesy of the NCSU Scholarly Publications Repository.
CVM and other NCSU authors are specifically highlighted with their department affiliation and links to their other publications in the repository. To access the full text of any of these articles, click on “Find Text (NCSU Only)” link.
If you have questions or would like information about the repository or NCSU publications, please email email@example.com or call us at 919-513-6218.
Reserve lists for DVM courses will be taken from each faculty’s online course syllabus published as of Thursday, August 1. Required (and optional) texts and library reserve titles will be entered in Reserves Direct, the Libraries’ online reserve management system.
If you need to put materials on reserve for other courses, please give us a reserve list (or email it as an attachment to firstname.lastname@example.org) by 10 AM on Friday, August 2. In addition to your name and course name/number, provide complete citations (title, author, edition) for titles desired.
All personal materials (both books and media) listed on the syllabus or reserve lists should also be brought to the Library by 10 AM on Friday, August 2.
For information on VML reserves services and the online reserve management system, go to http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/vetmed/services/reserves.html. If you need assistance or have questions, please contact Jackie Gadison at email@example.com or phone 919-513-6218.
While the Hunt Library isn’t really “short on books,” (more than 30,000 are on open shelving and 1.5M are in the bookBot!), Time magazine’s “Tech” site opens a “welcome to the library of the future” piece with a discussion of NC State’s new library.